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Is prime time 4k gaming almost here?

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I am sure that this question is done to death but its my turn...

 

I usually stager upgrade my pc for Gaming, but with the crypto and supply issues I ended up missing this round for my GPU and now I am in a window of being ready to upgrade the GPU+Monotor OR the Rest of the System .  Now I have to make a decision which side to jump on now...

 

I have been 1440p gaming on a Strix 2080 and 169Hz monitor - it has been wonderful!  So wonderful in fact that I really don't think I can go back to low refresh rate.  Add to this, that I have been really wanting to look at 4K gaming for quite some time now - but again I want to do so at the higher refresh rates and accompanying FPS.

 

Question.. Do you think that the next gen GPUs coming out in the next few months, of either the Green or the Red team, will have the guts to drive 4K FPS that will in turn take advantage of the 144Hz 4K monitors??  Do I sit out this newest GPU round and stay happily on 2K for another generation?

 

There are folks on both sides of this on the www these days, and I know that "wait and see" is really going to tell!   But as you also know, once you start getting the "new build jones" going in your brain, it is all you can think about.  Asking to start getting some temperature form the community so I can start solidifying some thoughts.  What are your plans?

 

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for me the limiting factor is a good 4k monitor.  Its getting closer though as you can now get the M28u 4k 28" monitor for about $500

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No.  Because as long as 1440p is still a thing that everyone recommends--2160p will be top-end-tier only.  And that applies doubly so for the fact that 1080p monitors are still a thing.  How "mainstream" can something be when 2 generation old resolutions are still commonplace enough to justify new gaming monitors being made?

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Probably, but just wait for them to come out. Rumours are useless.

Really, 4k gaming is available now. Just costs a pretty penny.

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15 minutes ago, TexasBulldog74 said:

for me the limiting factor is a good 4k monitor.  Its getting closer though as you can now get the M28u 4k 28" monitor for about $500

I have been using the M27Q for a bit now, loved their line so much I was looking at that M28U also.  Cheers!

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10 minutes ago, EnochTheRed said:

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gpus aren't powerful enough yet, i think next gen will be very close at least. The 3090ti gets about 60fps with rtx high everything else high without dlss on 2077, if next gen rumors are true, we should be looking at 100+fps, which likely means headroom for 99% of other games.

 

Smaller OLED monitor options are preferred, mixed feelings about smaller 4k monitors without true hdr.

 

Nvidia cards are better for 4k+dlss, AMD cards are better for 1080p or 1440p native.

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its not. a ltt ref 4k content. games included .

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1 hour ago, EnochTheRed said:

Question.. Do you think that the next gen GPUs coming out in the next few months, of either the Green or the Red team, will have the guts to drive 4K FPS that will in turn take advantage of the 144Hz 4K monitors??  Do I sit out this newest GPU round and stay happily on 2K for another generation?

 

There are folks on both sides of this on the www these days, and I know that "wait and see" is really going to tell!   But as you also know, once you start getting the "new build jones" going in your brain, it is all you can think about.  Asking to start getting some temperature form the community so I can start solidifying some thoughts.  What are your plans?

I don't think they will have the graphical power to deliver high FPS 4K gaming just yet for anything over 100Hz that will deliver smooth results. The current high-end graphics cards barely just make it by at 60FPS 4K.

 

Will they hit 60FPS 4K, they should if performance increases over previous generation are there. 

 

My current plans are to still be playing on my ultrawide 1440 panel. It's crisp enough where it doesn't feel like going to 1080 resolution and needing AA cranked up, but not at 4K where scaling is an issue. I'll probably still play for the next 3-5 years on this panel before upgrading to 4K. 

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For 4k 60 current high end cards are basically there.

 

For 4k/144 or better in AAA games we are still a couple card generations away.

 

I feel buying a premium 4k monitor right now isn't a great investment because we're sort of on the cusp of new display technologies entering the mainstream.

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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I test games at ultra and at 4k with a 3090 ti I am at about 100 frames in most games. 

With my settings I am close enough to 120fps to not make any difference.

It works out perfectly using OLED TVs as monitors.

 

A lot of games that come out do not have the detail in the textures or have poor quality LODs so they look about the same at 1440p as they do 4k. So For years I had a ultrawide computer and a 4k computer. It is only recently that I have all 4k and that is mainly because of OLED.

 

I think if you don't mod games, play building games or sims then 4k is still not a must need. 

I do all three so it is a must need for me.

 

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I had 4K monitor and I regret that been total waste money due 4K gaming is really stupid and never achieve high FPS even with top tier graphic in AAA games with ultra settings. Now have 32 inch, 1440p, 240 Hz, HDR 600 and very happy. Can easy get decent FPS ~120 in AAA games with DLSS or FSR with RTX 2080. Btw even every gen GPU preformance is increase don't forget that games as well require more and more power with year that mean even with new gen GPU you can't achieve decent FPS at 4K in new upcoming AAA games.

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22 minutes ago, Winterlight said:

I had 4K monitor and I regret that been total waste money due 4K gaming is really stupid and never achieve high FPS even with top tier graphic in AAA games with ultra settings. Now have 32 inch, 1440p, 240 Hz, HDR 600 and very happy. Can easy get decent FPS ~120 in AAA games with DLSS or FSR with RTX 2080. Btw even every gen GPU preformance is increase don't forget that games as well require more and more power with year that mean even with new gen GPU you can't achieve decent FPS at 4K in new upcoming AAA games.

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