4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 10, 2016 11:21 AM by mikec_intel

    Does a G3220 really need DisplayPort for 1440p?

    LuukB

      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 on that PC. 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?

      If yes, why is that, and how comes my other PC doesn't need DisplayPort?

       

      I already set my eyes on two motherboards, both have Intel H81 chipsets, but the cheaper one doesn't have a DisplayPort, only HDMI. If I don't need DP, I'll buy the cheaper one.

       

      G3220 specifications:

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

       

      Motherboard with DisplayPort:

      http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5248#ov

       

      Motherboard without DisplayPort:

      http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5158#ov

       

      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!