Contribute
Register

Best 4k monitor recommendation request for Asus z170a onboard graphics?

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
5
Motherboard
Asus z170-A (clover)
CPU
i7 6700K
Graphics
On board Intel HD 530
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
What's the best 4K monitor (or retina like)that works with the Asus Z170a motherboard as hackintosh with no additional graphics card


I have a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display Monitor already but seems I'm not able to use it with my hackintosh build, there is no thunderbolt input port on the card or chassis. So thinking I need to get a new monitor that is at least as good or better.
My build is not for gaming, just viewing videos and basic front end development tools/apps.

The z170a onboard graphic specs are:


Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support

Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/DisplayPort ports

- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz

- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz / 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz

Maximum shared memory of 512 MB

Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays


Thanks in advance for any pointers
 

trs96

Moderator
Joined
Jul 31, 2012
Messages
21,270
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
You'll want to go from your onboard DP output to DP in on your 4K monitor. So DP in (full size) is a must for your monitor choice. HDMI won't give you 4K @ 60Hz. There is an LG 4K monitor available on Amazon at a reasonable price. Apple buys their iMac panels from LG. Both are IPS 4K monitors so the colors look great and the viewing angles are wide.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CH9ZTI4/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Newegg has a similar model that costs about $200 less. Don't believe it is 99% sRGB like the above model.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0JC-000D-005B0&cm_re=LG_27MU58-B-_-0JC-000D-005B0-_-Product

This Dell 4K monitor is another option. Has + 99% sRGB like the 1st LG listed. About the same price.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PC9HFO8/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

You could also go with this Dell Ultrasharp 1440p monitor if you don't need full 4K resolution.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P0EQD1Q/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
5
Motherboard
Asus z170-A (clover)
CPU
i7 6700K
Graphics
On board Intel HD 530
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thanks . After reading some review comments regarding tiny letters and as I'll mostly be using it for coding and much less often video viewing I won't be making use of the highest resolution as much day to day, but I want a good sharp display I'm considering this smaller dell

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PC9HFNY/?tag=tonymacx86com-20

Any additional thoughts would this work with my integrated graphics on my z170a motherboard ?
 
Last edited:

pastrychef

Moderator
Joined
May 29, 2013
Messages
17,795
Motherboard
Asus Z370-G Gaming (Wi-Fi AC)
CPU
i9-9900K OC'd @ 5.0GHz
Graphics
Vega 56 (Bios flashed to 64)
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. Power Mac
  3. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I used a 27" 4K monitor for about 1.5 years (I think). While I could see everything when using the native 3840x2160 resolution, it was not comfortable. Eventually, I backed it down to 3200x1800.

Last week, I upgraded to a 32" 4K monitor and I'm now happily using 3840x2160. The difference between 27" and 32" is huge. I would recommend you seriously consider 32" or larger.

If you go with the 24", I think you would have to scale the resolution down a lot to be able to see text comfortably.

Also, my previous 27" was a Dell and it suffered from an issue where it would sometimes not wake from sleep properly. I would have to turn the monitor off and on again. It was not a major problem for me but if you are buying new, there are probably alternatives that don't have this issue. But, I don't know if the same issue affects the 24" model.
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2017
Messages
4
What's the best 4K monitor (or retina like)that works with the Asus Z170a motherboard as hackintosh with no additional graphics card


I have a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display Monitor already but seems I'm not able to use it with my hackintosh build, there is no thunderbolt input port on the card or chassis. So thinking I need to get a new monitor that is at least as good or better.
My build is not for gaming, just viewing videos and basic front end development tools/apps.

The z170a onboard graphic specs are:


Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support

Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB/DisplayPort ports

- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz

- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz

- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz / 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz

Maximum shared memory of 512 MB

Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously

DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays


Thanks in advance for any pointers
According to me, Best 4K gaming monitor is Acer Predator XB321HK. It is one of the best 4k gaming monitor. You can see the reviews at gamingbuff with ratings and comparisons.
 
Joined
Feb 25, 2014
Messages
51
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
For 3840x2160 (or 4096x2304 specially for LG UltraFine 4K), go with either something 21.5~24" (retina sharpness, less space) or around 43" (traditional sharpness, more space). Intermediate size like 32" will mess you up with UI scaling.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2016
Messages
41
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z170A
CPU
Skylake i5-6600K
Graphics
GTX 770
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I went for Samsung U24E590 which is 24" running at 3840x2160 via DP. The reason for smaller size as poster above has stated was to get to retina sharpness matching my laptop. Have to say I'm very pleased with the outcome things really look good on it.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top