Originally Posted by Baasha
A higher resolution image is a higher resolution image - whether that is "useful for" something is completely subjective. Gaming on the 8K panel will be far superior to a 4K image despite the latter being an OLED panel. It's not an apples to apples comparison at all. Either way, I will use both panels so I'm not going to be missing out on either.
What does concern me is that Dell has a separate 'dead-pixel policy' for the OLED panel instead of their usual policy on all Ultrasharp panels.
My OLED monitors have shipped but the 8K still hasn't.
Except you are comparing one metric that is already well within diminishing returns territory versus every single other objective characteristic of image quality.
147 PPI with the OLED at a normal sitting distance of 2-3 feet for games is already very clear and crisp. 8K will appear the slimmest of more clear but come with:
1. Far worse black depth.
2. Contrast ratio not even on the same planet.
3. Not as vivid colors.
4. IPS glow.
5. Back light bleed.
6. Much slower pixels, on the order of 150 times leading to harsh pixel transition trailing. The OLED with 90 μs pixel transitions will appear far clearer, something much more important for gaming than the tiniest of perceived increase in resolution.
And on top of all that you don't have to deal with all that MST BS. The 8K has it's place in certain professional areas where super detail is needed, but gaming sure isn't one of them. You will see what I am talking about when you get them side by side.
Originally Posted by MuscleBound
Has it arrived yet? The Dell??
No, Monday!Edited by CallsignVega - 4/15/17 at 7:50am