I just picked up one of those fancy Dell U2711 27" screens that has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. While I await delivery, I need to upgrade my graphics card to drive this baby as my current one won't do the trick.
I am considering an EVGA with an nVidia GTS450 chip and dual DVI-I ports. It can go up to 2560x1600 in DVI-D mode with the corresponding dual link cable.
Should I expect any driver issues with this setup and the nVidia binary drivers? I have googled quite a bit and most people I found claiming problems with these resolutions are using notebooks (so either VGA or HDMI, that I don't think should work).
Edit: Is it possible alhough all the components are good up to 2560x1600, that they won't allow me to set 2560x1440? I've had this happen with some widescreen LCDs in the past where a video card would go up to a higher resolution, but the exact mode needed was not an option (resolutions such 1152x... come to mind).
Conclusion: Indeed, everything worked out of the box with the nVidia binary drivers in Meerkat. Just for future reference, I ended up using a GTX460 card with a dual-link DVI-D cable. Thanks!