Looking at a new monitor

Martin O

Standard Member
Hello and happy? new year,

I've had a look through old threads, but can't see the answer I need, so...
I'm looking at getting a new monitor to use with my old PC and Dell U2311H (1920x1080)
I'm running an Intel Core i5-4670K at 3.4GHz with 8GB ram, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit system, no separate graphics card.
Intel state the i5 will run maximum resolution (DP) (Display Port?) at 3840x2160 @60 Hz
I'm looking at the LG UltraGear 27UL500-W 4K Ultra HD 27” IPS monitor which is 3840 x 2160
and has HDMI and Display Port in.
I don't do gaming, it's mainly for photo editing and home working, nothing too demanding.
When home working I use a Surface Pro NBX241FO running at 2736x1824, which I presume will run straight into the Display Port on the LG with no problem.
The question is, can my PC run these 2 screens together or what do I need to be able to do so? Thanks,



Distinguished Member
Yes, DP is DisplayPort.

Maximum resolution for integrated graphics can also be limited by motherboard implementation so check system/motherboard specs as well.

That'll also determine which ports are available. The i5-4670k may be capable of running a DisplayPort output but Intel did not require that system builders using it provide a DisplayPort socket.

Provided the system has two sockets then running two screens is unlikely to be an issue. One of them will need to be a DisplayPort socket to run a high resolution screen like the UHD one, an HDMI port of that era wouldn't do more than 2560x1600 at 60hz.

Martin O

Standard Member
That sounds OK, my PC can run the new screen through HDMI at the best resolution it can, it doesn't have DP, that will come with a future upgrade of my PC.
The Surface Pro can run through the DP at it's best quality.
I just didn't want to buy a future proof monitor to find I can't use it now because the PC wouldn't run it at all.


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