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i feel like 4k is just stupid.

imagine the crazy eyecandy we could have if all games were capped at 1080..
they'd have perfect AA no jaggies, and incredible graphics.

only thing 4k does is make things crisper..

now we are back to low FPS and limited polygon counts and textures again..
LAME
post #2 of 29
Says the guy with no 4k monitor...
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i feel like 4k is just stupid.

imagine the crazy eyecandy we could have if all games were capped at 1080..
they'd have perfect AA no jaggies, and incredible graphics.

only thing 4k does is make things crisper..

now we are back to low FPS and limited polygon counts and textures again..
LAME
What do you think AA does really? It smooths out jaggies to simulate higher resolutions. With 4K there is relatively little need for AA.
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true i dont have a 4k monitor.
but i have a 1600p monitor so its close enough to comment.

i'm also a 3d rendering artist so i know a bit about these things.

perfect aa vs 4k.
4k would be crisper and cleaner for sure.

but my point is imagine amount of detail you could put into your poly models and the quality of texture and light your scenes could have.
4k uses all those hardware resources for higher pixel screen counts
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true i dont have a 4k monitor.
but i have a 1600p monitor so its close enough to comment.

A low pixel density >=27" one?
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true i dont have a 4k monitor.
but i have a 1600p monitor so its close enough to comment.

i'm also a 3d rendering artist so i know a bit about these things.

perfect aa vs 4k.
4k would be crisper and cleaner for sure.

but my point is imagine amount of detail you could put into your poly models and the quality of texture and light your scenes could have.
4k uses all those hardware resources for higher pixel screen counts

pretty sure 1080 is closer to 1600 then it is to 4k

however i have 2 4ks monitors 1 1600 monitor and 1 1080 panel and notice big different going between each.

you dont get the full 4k experience just by using it once or watching something on tv at "4k" res
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I agree 4k sucks. I own a 4k 28" monitor. The text is nowhere near fine enough, and i can still see the pixels. I tried one of the 5k imacs. Gets closer, but i can still see pixels, and i can't shrink the ui below 100%. 8k should be enough, but 16k should be ideal, i think.
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the thing is. you're right.
4k isnt high enough to totally hide pixels.
so you still need aa.

you need a high pixel density screen.
a 4k cell phone might be cool.

but i use a 30 in monitor.
and next might be 39.

in 20 years maybe we should go high res.
but for the most beautiful gaming experience, lower hd and higher quality art assets is the way to go.

4k is just a new tech and a buzz word bandwagon thing.
it makes your subconscious feel good.
but if you actually look at the overall experience all you're getting is improved sharpness.

would you rather play a 4k ps1 game or a 720p ps4 game
thats the question.
post #9 of 29
Its the exact same argument I have for new games. When you can make the open world larger, why add better textures and effects when the current visuals and gameplay is good enough?

I had 4K, but a 980ti still wasnt good enough. Run what you can afford to run.
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the thing is. you're right.
4k isnt high enough to totally hide pixels.
so you still need aa.

you need a high pixel density screen.
a 4k cell phone might be cool.

but i use a 30 in monitor.
and next might be 39.

in 20 years maybe we should go high res.
but for the most beautiful gaming experience, lower hd and higher quality art assets is the way to go.

4k is just a new tech and a buzz word bandwagon thing.
it makes your subconscious feel good.
but if you actually look at the overall experience all you're getting is improved sharpness.

would you rather play a 4k ps1 game or a 720p ps4 game
thats the question.

You're the artist. So you must have the material. So prove it to us. Show us a screenshot, or a video of a high res, and low res example with lower, and higher graphical settings.
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