The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K overwhelmed date graphics and even required custom driver.
Dell will ship from 23 March 2017 the US and eleven other countries a monitor called UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K, supports 8K resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels - four times UltraHD. According to Dell, the panel supports more than one billion colors, has a view angle of 178 degrees and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. However, this monitor is intended for all, for professionals in their work a fast refresh rate is not important, but value put on very fine details or videos and pictures in extremely high resolution.
A DisplayPort 1.3 cable only enough for 30 Hz
Over a single cable to DisplayPort standard 1.3, the high resolution can indeed be controlled, but then only at 30 Hz. This is strongly reminiscent of the first 4K monitors from Dell, which could represent only 30 Hz UltraHD also if they only have a cable was connected.
According to Dell, even an adaptation of the graphics card driver was necessary for the new UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K, so that, for example, current Nvidia graphics cards support this resolution or the monitor at all. For 60 Hz but still two connections with DisplayPort 1.3 is required. but the monitor itself offers two DisplayPort 1.4 ports. This was presented in March 2016 Standard can represent 60 Hz via a cable 8K, but there are no graphics cards that provide DisplayPort 1.4.
Graphics cards at 8K still overwhelmed
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 would be to at least theoretically capable of, but the performance for gaming in 8K by far is probably too low then even with this graphics card. Ultimately, the new UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K is the view of PC gamers only a first step in the future of the year 2019 or 2020. Until then, the price of 8K monitors may well be below the 4,999 dollars that Dell now required.
Source: PC World