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Anyone got a 4k monitor?

#1Dirk85UKPosted 3/26/2014 12:59:38 PM
How does it feel going from 1080p or 1440p to 2160p?
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#2romsnbombsPosted 3/26/2014 1:04:00 PM
Only with downsampling at 30hz, I'm afraid
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#4SlaynPosted 3/26/2014 1:07:18 PM
I have 1440p and love it. Don't have 4k, but IMO it isn't quite there yet. Too much hardware required to run it, and most displays stuck at 30hz.
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#5SampsonMPosted 3/26/2014 1:10:14 PM
My Chromebook Pixel is 2560x1700 which is not quite 4K (and can't, because of the 3:2 aspect ratio) but it makes 1080p look pixelated. Seriously can't wait for reasonably priced 4K monitors.
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#6koolkid777Posted 3/26/2014 3:07:56 PM
Dirk85UK posted...
How does it feel going from 1080p or 1440p to 2160p?


It's pretty amazing. Downside its stuck at 30Hz on most monitors for now. Wait a few months and some 60Hz models should come around. I saw a Vizio that is 50" supposedly launching with hdmi 2.0 for $999 later this year. The image quality difference is quite a bit from 1440p and even more so from 1080p. I use CRU to run it at 2560x1600p and it looks amazing while being 60Hz most of the time, sadly due to the 30Hz limitation.

Also, the required equipment for 60FPS for most of the games I play is:

i3570k at 4.2Ghz
Dual 7970 at 1125MHz/1575MHz.

The games that I play mostly are:

FFXIV ARR
BF4 (yup, 60FPS here, with few drops to 50FPS)
DmC
Starcraft 2
Diablo III
Sonic Generations
Strider

And plenty more. I'd say for me, the limiting factor is 30Hz rather than the hardware required to run 4k. It looks ridiculously good but the refresh rate kills the experience on very fast paced games.
#7romsnbombsPosted 3/26/2014 3:15:11 PM(edited)
koolkid777 posted...
Dirk85UK posted...
How does it feel going from 1080p or 1440p to 2160p?


It's pretty amazing. Downside its stuck at 30Hz on most monitors for now. Wait a few months and some 60Hz models should come around. I saw a Vizio that is 50" supposedly launching with hdmi 2.0 for $999 later this year. The image quality difference is quite a bit from 1440p and even more so from 1080p. I use CRU to run it at 2560x1600p and it looks amazing while being 60Hz most of the time, sadly due to the 30Hz limitation.

Also, the required equipment for 60FPS for most of the games I play is:

i3570k at 4.2Ghz
Dual 7970 at 1125MHz/1575MHz.

The games that I play mostly are:

FFXIV ARR
BF4 (yup, 60FPS here, with few drops to 50FPS)
DmC
Starcraft 2
Diablo III
Sonic Generations
Strider

And plenty more. I'd say for me, the limiting factor is 30Hz rather than the hardware required to run 4k. It looks ridiculously good but the refresh rate kills the experience on very fast paced games.


What monitor are you using, and what connection are you using, hdmi? Does the monitor have dvi dual link?

Since this post was made, I've been playing around with things and managed to easily downsample 3840x2160 @ 60hz through dvi dual link. and I certainly shouldn't imagine that 60hz 4k should be a problem for display port. I can get 2400x1350 @ 120hz, and I seem to remember DarkZv2beta saying he can get way more than that. Hell, I can even 1920x1080 @ 100hz through hdmi
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#8Orestes417Posted 3/26/2014 3:16:25 PM
Seriously considering getting one for the office and writing it off as a business expense. The extra screen real estate may well be worth it
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#9koolkid777Posted 3/26/2014 3:34:17 PM
I mostly do 2560x1600p at 60 or 1920x1080p at 120hz. Only HDMI1.4 :(
#10NicodimusPosted 3/26/2014 3:36:07 PM(edited)
IMO, the extra performance needed to drive 2160p isn't worth spending so much money on at the moment. It's like the load of running four 1080p screens at once. You'd need a very beefy system to do it really well right now, and that isn't cheap.

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