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Same 32" external monitor on W520 vs P50s

2020-07-11, 11:31 AM

Im currently using my W520 (NVidia 1000M) with  32" LG  32GK850F with a res of 2560 x 1440 that is the max res the GPU 1000M supports.
WHat if I change the W520 with a P50S (NVIDIA M500M) ?
Will I get any advantage   ?
1000M and M500M are only slighly different.
WOuld M500M support a higher resolution display ?


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Re:Same 32" external monitor on W520 vs P50s

2020-07-12, 10:55 AM



There is about 5 years and 4 generations of CPU technology between the W520 and P50s, so I would expect to see some improvements.


As for the GPU itself, according to the ThinkPad P50s PSREF, the maximum resolution is 3840x2160 at 60Hz using the Mini DisplayPort interface.




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Re:Same 32" external monitor on W520 vs P50s

2020-07-13, 17:14 PM

This may be obvious, but I want to add the fact that no laptop change will allow the same LG  32GK850F to display at a higher resolution than 2560X1440


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Re:Same 32" external monitor on W520 vs P50s

2020-07-13, 17:22 PM
Another note is that W520 can support 2 * 4K ( 3840x2160 ) monitors, just at 30Hz, due to old DisplayPort. P50 can do 2x 3840x2160 @ 60Hz.
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