Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,550 Reviews & Articles | 60,040 News Posts

AMD's new Catalyst Omega drivers allow 5K monitor support

Select AMD Radeon GPUs now support 5K displays thanks to the new Catalyst Omega drivers

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 9, 2014 at 12:01 am CST (0 mins, 40 secs reading time)

AMD has just taken the wraps off of its new Catalyst Omega driver suite, which provides additional performance and a bunch of new technologies and features. The features built into the Omega drivers is extensive, but one of those stand out features is support for 5K displays.

AMD's new Catalyst Omega drivers allow 5K monitor support | TweakTown.com

5K you ask? What is 5K? 5K is 5120x2880, a mammoth resolution, which AMD now supports through its Omega drivers, even at 60Hz. 5K is achieved by using two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs, which some Radeon cards don't have, so you'll have to make sure you have two DP outputs before you think about buying that Dell UP2715k monitor.

5120x2880 is an incredible resolution, even overshadowing what 4K is capable of at 3840x2160 as it is an insane 14.7 million pixels, providing 218 pixels per inch, or PPI.

Last updated: Dec 6, 2019 at 02:46 pm CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Related Tags