Originally Posted by paskowitz
Originally Posted by SoloCamo
So you don't see the point of higher clarity overall? Plenty of videos are 4k now as well online and it's a huge difference even while streaming. Every detail for every application being crisp is a huge plus as well and the real estate of snapping what is the equivalent of 4x 1080p windows at once is very helpful.. Also 'pinpoint' details are great when playing online games, especially games with large map sizes like Battlefield 4. Objects that were either jaggie messes or too hard to pick up on are now able to defined as a player or a plant, etc at distance with ease. I've been on 4k since December 2014 and cannot go back at this point.
I specifically state there there are very tangible uses for 4K. In my opinion, however, gaming does not benefit from 4K as much as other content. In addition, TVs benefit more than monitors since the DPI is more with the latter. In terms of video content, a 4K TV is FAR better suited for that. I don't know if you have seen an LG OLED 4k HDR TV... but yeah... there is no comparison. For a cinematic experience, size matters. In terms of multitasking, I don't feel 24-27 inches is enough to make that worth while. 32 would be ideal. BF4 does benefit when sniping, but in motion, I personally don't see an advantage.
In addition, I am a firm believer of better pixels>more pixels.
Originally Posted by prjindigo
Not everybody has garbage eyesight. I like my 28" 4k Samsung, its nice and smooth. Admittedly when I got it it needed a 290X and 295x2 to keep the frames up... but its nice and smooth to my eyes.
27" sounds a little compact but if your monitor is just beyond your keyboard it's right at the point where you can perceive all of the screen between your blind spots.
I can see just fine thank you very much. Again, maybe for RTS games or staring scenery in The Witcher 3. But for games in motion, I personally, don't see enough benefit in 4K.
Aaand all this is leaving out cost...
It really does depend on the game, but if you can use higher resolution it can significantly affect gameplay.
My prime example right now is Just Cause 3, you're doing most of your combat from a distance, just bumping up from 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 makes a huge difference in the detail of enemy character models and explosions, etc...
You can actually headshot everyone in a jeep before they get to you, and helicopter pilots too.
Staying at lower resolutions that sort of gameplay is either impractical or impossible, right now it all feels very fluid, and if we go to higher resolutions then you can actually start to implement real long range sniping and camouflage.
DOOM on the other hand doesn't need a lot of resolution, but it's also 90% close quarters. In Just Cause 3 I spend a lot of time just looking at the mountain vista, that sort of large scale environment can only get better with more resolution.
And then if we're talking about getting rid of jaggies, you need 8K, but I don't expect that to be practical for a very long time, 4K is the sweet spot.Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 6/2/16 at 12:22am