Originally Posted by Brutuz
Not even 2 years ago, 4k was but a blip on the horizon. A year ago, there weren't any sanely priced panels at all
, now HDMI has it's 2.0 version with 4k @ 60hz support (And DP having supported it for longer) I can see a sub-$1000 60Hz screen being out by the end of this year, the industry can move insanely fast when it wants to. Just last year a lot of people here were scoffing at the thought of a sub-$5000 4k TV or screen yet here we are with 28" ones launching at $700 right now...Not to mention, it's possible to get near 4k levels of resolution easily with surround and the like. (4k = 4x1080p)
I don't see what you say contradicts what I say...
I know that we can do 4K-equivalent or higher resolutions with surround / multimonitor setups, and that we will be able to get "reasonably priced for enthusiasts" 4K monitors in 2014...
That said, those panels are far from becoming mainstream, actually far from simply matching the quality of a 27" 1440p today, mostly due to being 30Hz and the lack of frame pacing technologies.
Add the fact that most current cards, probably including the "new" GK110 6GB model (regardless of naming) won't really support 60Hz 4K resolutions from a single port, the fact that you need the same or more grunt to push 3x1080p/1440p with a 4K 30Hz, is kinda irrelevant.
People that will get a Titan/780 "kingpin" and use it for 4K gaming
, will do it for epeen or "to see the fuzz about".
4K is far far from mature, and things will change in ways different than the required "VRam" etc...getting a card today thinking it is future proof for 4K, is simply not a wise choice.
Just get it and enjoy it to the fullest with what we already have, and are rewarding enough (i.e. for gaming, a 27~28 4K 60Hz will give you very little if anything as far as perceivable detail in normal viewing distances vs. a 1440p). People in need for more real estate while working with applications that need it, sure, will like the increased resolution, but 4K atm is just the FOTM and people through their stuff there so that they don't seem to have missed the train.