Originally Posted by Red1
1080p became the standard not too long ago and 2560X1440 is like the "premium" res for those with high end cards so how do you expect the R9 290 to handle everything at 4K ( it will run most games but settings will need to be toned down or drop AA). I have a 27" monitor that supports 2560X1440 and a GTX680 and it struggles to run everything smoothly with maxed setting. I need something in the GTX Titan level to achieve the performance I want (MAX setting and 60fps). 2560X1440 is 3.7M pixels and a single GTX 680 is not enough so imagine 4K which is 8M pixels that the card has to push. I would say give it a couple of years and we will have single chip cards that can handle 4K easily.
1080p is a standard but not everywhere.
a) In country where I live were available TVs and Displays which were HD ready. Basically overpriced 720p stuff. Luckily this changed some time ago.
b) Digital television is finally here, but on SD res. Providers of sattelite TV have been bought by one company, and moved all HD content to DVB-S2 while... there are no TVs or devices able to receive such signal.
c) Blu-rays are troublesome. People dont understand why stupid bluray player require access to internet.
And when it comes to hardcore gaming people usually dont spent 2000 dollars on gaming desktop, they rather buy gaming notebook from alienware for 1500 dollars as a whole only because its portable.
I have seen only single GTX780 and only one display with resolution larger than 2560x1440... Hardware is available but its overpriced (in a manner dollar=euro) or in some cases hardware is NOT available (as DVB-S2 receivers for example) or poorly supported (as blu ray devices).