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Sapphire to launch super-high-resolution monitor: 56 inches of fun

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 June 2008, 17:09

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Like any partner that relies heavily on a single manufacturer as a source for its products, Sapphire Technologies is keen to diversify into other businesses, safeguarding interests should the AMD ship continue to find financially choppy waters.

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.

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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.

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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?



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Is this a sneaky way of saying what the ATI 4870 max supported resolution might be. 3840x2160 compared to the paltry 2500x1600 offered by nVidia's latest card….

sapphire do make both and i assume they've been playing with the ati graphics for a while so they know what the card can do… so this resolution is entirely possible for ati's new range..

just a thought i had…


Is there a version available without the fireGL card?
stevie lee;1436698
Is this a sneaky way of saying what the ATI 4870 max supported resolution might be. 3840x2160 compared to the paltry 2500x1600 offered by nVidia's latest card….

sapphire do make both and i assume they've been playing with the ati graphics for a while so they know what the card can do… so this resolution is entirely possible for ati's new range..

just a thought i had…


Is there a version available without the fireGL card?
I'm guessing the reason it comes with a FireGL card is that you're gonna need a workstation class card to output at that kind of resolution, we should find out in the not too distantant future what the 4870 can do anyway.
Any change of one as a competition prize?
Part of the bizarre reasoning is that Sapphire cannot sell a branded FireGL card on its own in Europe. We suppose a £30K bundle ‘addition’ is a little extravagant.
Think I'll get a couple… maybe a spare one for the toilet too…*





*To hang in the toilet, not to use as a toilet, you understand.