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    Max Resolution with External Monitor on G501VW @60Hz ??

    Hello!

    I have a G501VW-76B96PB1 with 4K display and the following specifications:

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    CPU: 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad-Core 2.6 GHz with Turbo 3.5 GHz 6 MB Cache
    Chipset: Intel® HM170 Express
    RAM: 16GB (8GB onboard + 8GB) DDR4 2133 MHz
    Display: 15.6" LED Back-lit Ultra Slim 300nits UHD 3840X2160 16:9 Anti-Glare NTSC: 72%
    GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960M 4GB GDDR5
    Storage: SSD M.2 512GB PCIEx4
    Card reader: Leitor de cartões 2 -em-1 (SD/ SDXC/ MMC)
    WebCam: HD Web Camera
    Communcations: Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) - WIDI
    Interface:
    1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
    1 x Port USB 3.1 TYPE C (gen 2)
    3 x Ports USB 3.0
    1 x HDMI 1.4
    Audio: Colunas Integradas e Microfone Bang & Olufsen
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    I'd like to know the maximum display resolution for an external monitor (only one) at 60 Hz. Is it possible to have another 4K screen at 60 Hz refresh rate? What is better, HDMI or Thunderbolt 3?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacdias View Post
    I'd like to know the maximum display resolution for an external monitor (only one) at 60 Hz. Is it possible to have another 4K screen at 60 Hz refresh rate? What is better, HDMI or Thunderbolt 3?

    Thanks
    HDMI version 1 cannot handle 4K resolutions at 60Hz. It COULD handle 4K at 30Hz or less, assuming the graphics card that you are going to connect it to has proper support for such a configuration (problems with that may be observed on Optimus-enabled laptops, though, and yours should have the integrated graphics disabled altogether).
    You would need to confirm that both the graphics card and the external monitor support HDMI 2.0 or above to use this port.

    Thunderbolt is essentially an "improved" (layman's terms) DisplayPort, thus this port will definitely be able to handle 4K @ 60Hz, assuming the connecting cable itself is able to (some lower quality DP cables that are advertised as 1.2 might pose an issue).

    Assuming HDMI 1.4 or lower and only one DP 1.2 compatible port* on the card, this would mean only one external screen.
    * - Any of DP 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and Thunderbolt are compatible (more info)
    Last edited by Sheltem; 12-18-2016 at 01:19 PM.

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    Thanks! THat's all I wanted to know

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