3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 2:33 AM by ArminM

    Will a G3220 work on 2560x1440 at 60Hz with HDMI 1.4?


      I'm currently selecting parts for an office PC I'm building. I was thinking of using a G3220 as the CPU, and a 1440p monitor. I also plan to use the integrated graphics, as I'm not going to use any applications that need a dedicated GPU. I looked up the G3220's specs, and found out that the max resolution for HDMI 1.4 is 1920x1080@60Hz, and the max resolution for DisplayPort is 2560x1600@60Hz. So in order to use a 1440Hz monitor, I need to have a motherboard that has DisplayPort. This confuses me, because my other PC runs 1440p just fine with HDMI 1.4, with an AMD R9 390.


      Do I really need a motherboard with DisplayPort to run 2560x1440@60Hz with a G3320, or is HDMI 1.4 good enough? I already set my eyes on two motherboards, both have Intel H81 chipsets, but the cheaper one doesn't have a DisplayPort, only HDMI.

      G3220 specifications:

      Intel® Pentium® Processor G3220 (3M Cache, 3.00 GHz) Specifications


      Motherboard with DisplayPort:



      Motherboard without DisplayPort:

      GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-H81M-S2H (rev. 1.0)


      Please note that I'm ordering these parts in the Netherlands, and that available parts and prices may be different from the USA.


      I really appreciate the help!