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Getting UI Text to display better on MacPro 2010 with Benq PD3200U 4K Monitor
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Anto39x
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Mar 19, 2019, 01:12 PM
 
Hi there.

I received delivery of my Benq PD3200U 4K monitor today and I adore it... the size and sharpness and colour accuracy right out of the box is just a joy to behold. Only problem is... in the 4K I can really see UI menus in certain apps as they are just so small and the software doesn't allow any major UI adjustments.

Is there any way around this... I don't really want to drop down in resolution... as the 4K viewing experience is superb... and I have tried lower resolutions and the menu titles look fuzzy and artefacts are showing.

I have a MacPro 12Core (Mid 2010)running macOS Mojave with 64GB RAM plus a new Radeon Sapphire RX580 Pulse 7GB video card.

Any suggestions...?
     
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Mar 19, 2019, 01:50 PM
 
Retina resolutions.

Sys Prefs -> Displays -> Display (tab) -> option-click on the (*) Scaled radio button.

Retina resolutions will appear. The ones that do not say "low resolution" beside them.
     
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Mar 19, 2019, 02:26 PM
 
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU Reader50.... I'm now on 3360px x 1890px and everything is looking much better for sure...

Thank you very much for that advice.... very much appreciated.
     
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Mar 19, 2019, 02:42 PM
 
Will the performance be slower now that scaling is active... while before it was set at it's native resolution... will I see lag..?
     
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Mar 19, 2019, 06:11 PM
 
Retina adds a small increase in GPU load, negligible added CPU load.

I'm driving 2x 4K BenQ displays with a Radeon HD 7970. GPU fans ramp up during screen savers, games, a few other instances. An RX 580 will handle a single Retina 4K display far easier than my old card.

So you might hear more fan noise (but probably won't outside of games). No impact on performance otherwise.
     
   
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