Taking pride of place in Sapphire's booth at the Grand Hyatt hotel, Taipei, was this impressive-looking display, which isn't part of the suite furniture.
Sapphire will be launching the 56in monitor in Q3, and the display's standout feature was the resolution: a pixel-tingling 3,840x2,160, or 8.3MP, which is over twice as high as Dell's 3008WFP.
Sapphire reckons the ultra-high-resolution panel, manufactured by CMO, will appeal to an eclectic bunch of folks, from medical labs to heavy-walleted photographers.
As such, the $59,000 (US) panel will ship with a Sapphire FireGL workstation card, equipped with the necessary twin dual-link DVI output needed to run the esoteric resolution.
The sample model featured an evenly-lit screen and razor-sharp text. Now just imagine the kind of graphics subsystem required to run Crysis at the screen's native glory.
Sapphire's interesting and expensive incursion into displays is a bold move that highlights the pressing need not to be tied to a single manufacturer.
So, who would like one?