Razer Blade 2016 970m 4k@60Hz on ext. monitor?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by simo901r, Jan 25, 2017.

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  1. rb6freak

    rb6freak New Member

    Yes, I am using 3440x1440 at 60Hz on my Blade 16 (970m) via USB C to Displayport cable. However it utilizes the Intel GPU and not the Nvidia GPU.
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  2. Awesome (although the monitor I'm using is 3840x2160, so I'll update if it works when I get the adapter)

    And yeah, it's pretty sad that you can not connect directly to the 970m. I would like to know why that is?
  3. rb6freak

    rb6freak New Member

    Yeah I know 4K is many more pixels, but I'm sure it will work. When I tried the same UWQHD display on the HDMI it was limited to 50Hz.

    I'm not exactly sure, but I'm willing to bet it has something to do with the fact that it's an Intel Thunderbolt port that uses Displayport Topology over USB C. Typically other notebooks that have Displayport connection are wired directly to the discrete GPU.
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  4. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    It might have something to do with getting the core to work smoothly too.

    Even though you can run 4K at 60hz, you wont be getting good in-game frame rates with the integrated graphics.

    I really wish the entire PC industry would just drop the HDMI standard. It's so old and outdated, big and clunky connector. It was originally designed for TV anyway...supported by companies like Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Toshiba, Disney, Unviersal, Warner Bros, Fox.

    It's time to move on. Much better I/O options available these days.
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  5. FYI this USB-C to DisplayPort (link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01EPU7R4M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) works like a charm with my samsung U28E850 at 4K@60Hz.

    Yeah, I totally agree on that one. Thanks for the answer.
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