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Has anyone seen 4K gaming at 30hz? How does it look?

Here a review

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the 30 hz problem is due to a limitation in hmdi 1.4a. you will not be able to utilize full 60 hz or anything above 30 until hdmi 2 is fully available

Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/16/13 at 9:02am
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Jesus christ, that's devious. Hz to me would be the number one reason for a purchase (even if the res is lower to get it). Finding out after the fact that it's 30hz would be horrendous.

Yeah, that's pretty dodgy, especially @ 3 and a half grand to be pulling those types of marketing tricks.

4k looks like it will be issue laden for awhile longer for gamers at least. I reckon it's still 2 or 3 yrs before i will be considering it seriously and before it's properly supported and functioning.
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The inputs aren't the thing lacking it is the transceiver and the Tcon that lack.
HDMI is 3 lanes physical so that remained exactly the same.

Thanks for the clarification. Still think it's fair to say that the screen is limited by HDMI.
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Has anyone seen 4K gaming at 30hz? How does it look?

There's a number of reviews floating around - I know PCPer did one, and there's a couple decent amateur reviews on Amazon and even OCN (though for a different chinese brand).

I set my monitor to 30 Hz for a week to see what it felt like, and it wasn't good enough for me. It was usable, and I could even game OK, but it always left me wanting more, and I know that if I purchased that Seiki I'd still be wanting a 60 Hz screen, so I just decided to save my $700 and wait.
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Yeah, that's pretty dodgy, especially @ 3 and a half grand to be pulling those types of marketing tricks.

4k looks like it will be issue laden for awhile longer for gamers at least. I reckon it's still 2 or 3 yrs before i will be considering it seriously and before it's properly supported and functioning.

The ASUS monitor at $3.5k does do 60 Hz via DisplayPort or two HDMI inputs. It's the Seiki and other HDMI-only 4k TVs that cannot do 60 Hz (to my knowledge, even the expensive 4k TVs don't do 60 Hz).
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Nobody is buying 4k stuff for gaming... we already know it's slower than amoled stuff and not even good for watching football.

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The ASUS monitor at $3.5k does do 60 Hz via DisplayPort or two HDMI inputs. It's the Seiki and other HDMI-only 4k TVs that cannot do 60 Hz (to my knowledge, even the expensive 4k TVs don't do 60 Hz).

Ah k. Seen that seiki monitor youtube video before and i am not a fan lol.
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Has anyone seen 4K gaming at 30hz? How does it look?
It looks the same but it feels as if you have lots of input lag which you need to compensate for.
40Hz isn't that much better but I find that playable as in the input lag is little enough to play without having to correct every move.

The incredible picture makes up for it but the 120Hz inniative is certainly needed and we will push it as much if we can
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Thank you Pontiac. That would absolutey suck playing BF4 on. Looks like i'll stick with 1600p till some cheaper 4K 60hz panels show up
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Has anyone seen 4K gaming at 30hz? How does it look?

What do you expect? A movie's slideshow. By the way, use SVP on media player classic (preferably with madVR) and see the light.
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No Microsoft... no overhead...

That's dogmatic. Besides, OpenGL is an open API, "microsoft free" and it's also avoiding the CPU/RAM almost completely lately. It can also have gains from going even lower level (hardware-specific), but it won't be an explosive advantage, and it will need the highest skilled programmers to be realized, and it is more suitable for consoles when you know the setup of users is identical.
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Just stumbled upon this. 555.99 for the Sapphire 290X

http://www.antarespro.com/8054900-item-SAPPHIRE-21226-00-40G.aspx
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