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Why do people chase 4K gaming?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by easyrider, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. azazl187

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    i didnt say you wouldnt notice, im saying that it is perfectly fine to use a mouse at 60fps for anyone no matter who you are. Even you.....
     
  2. TNA

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    To be fair if he has got used to 144hz and 144fps minimums it might well feel that way to him or others. But I am guessing for the majority that will not be the case. Unless one is playing fps games mainly, 60hz/fps is perfectly playable imo, obviously unless you just got used to high fps as mentioned.

    Personally I would not mind having a higher hz monitor and still play at 60fps, which imo is more than playable. Buttery smooth as far as I am concerned and at 4K it just looks so much better than 1440p :D

    Playing Shadow of War right now with a controller and fps locked at 57fps as per recommendation on the blurbusters g-sync guide and the game runs silky smooth. No need to use any anti-aliasing which in many games looks like you smeared vaseline all over the image :)
     
  3. Dirk Diggler

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    I've got a 4k screen too, it isn't like I have no comparison to base this on. The image quality comes nowhere near close enough to making up for the smoothness of 80fps+ for me.

    This thread probably needs a poll, to be fair. :)
     
  4. FlyingScotsman

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    You do love a poll ;)
     
  5. Zeed

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    Well On Black Friday upgraded 23 inch 1080p IPS to 32 inch Ips 4k . Overclocked the monitor to 72hz@4k also does 1440p@144hz Who said one cant run 4k monitor at 1440p@144hz :D Not native but looks good enough for shooters if i play any.

    Very happy with the Image mostly playing slow games and Desktop :D aaaa And forza runs at 72fps with no drops with vsync :)

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  6. Shiari

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    Origins runs like a dog though. The "double DRM" (or whatever it is) makes it run kinda poorly even on really powerful CPU's. Basically I'm getting better (more consistent) frame rates from Assisins Creed: Odyssey.
     
  7. azazl187

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    Yea totally agree with that dude
     
  8. azazl187

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    Agreed dude, ive never liked AA even at 1080p.....
     
  9. Zeed

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    TBH thats reason I'm sticking to 60hz monitors. Once You get used to 100fps+ there is no way back. Im happy with 30-60 range with maxed details AA and stuff to kill fps :D
     
  10. TNA

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    Yep. Much rather spend the grunt on better image quality :D

    Horses for courses as they say :)
     
  11. agnes

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    I'm so confused by this statement, unless you're trying to run a game at 4k, 60fps is still the 'desired' fps at a minimum. 50fps may be acceptable and any lower is just a stutter/lag fest. At that point, you may as well indeed stick to console.

    I game at 1440p/144hz. Whilst AAA titles and even some GPU intensive indie titles push my rig (8700k, 1080ti) to drop to the 100's and hell, even lower some times. It's still a vast improvement over 30fps...

    In regards to the remark of PC gaming, been a PC gamer since I was a kid (a good couple of decades and then some). And yet I stand by my statement, the majority of people will drop settings such as HBAO/AA/texture resolution to get above 60fps. I don't know any PC gamers personally that would slap everything to max with less than ideal hardware, sit at 30fps and be happy with it. Granted, to have a top end system you need to drop a couple of grand these days. But it's a hobby... People wishing to buy mid tier hardware and expecting triple digit FPS at higher resolutions than 1080p are the inexperienced ones. You build around your resolution/desired frame rate. Not the other way round.

    Again, your point confuses me as gaming on a PC at 30fps is utterly pointless.
     
  12. azazl187

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    And I am equally confused by your statement bubby, when did I mention anything about 30fps?
     
  13. easyrider

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    Yeah I’m not neededing 4K

    I’m enjoying gaming again this winter with a 1080ti and Ultrawide....My next game is Wolfenstein II looking forward to it...

    Like playing Doom but killing nazis instead of monsters lol :D
     
  14. TNA

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    It is not about needing or chasing. If one wants the best graphics, then it ticks that box. Just the same way if someone plays competitive fps and wants 240hz monitor. Maybe you should make another thread saying why are people chasing higher hz monitors? The answer is obvious in both cases imo ;)

    Could not get into Wolfenstein II, but I am enjoying Middle-earth: Shadow of War, although it did take me a while to get into it.
     
  15. shankly1985

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    Touching on frame rate I'll provide my 2 cents.

    For me anything above 80fps on a 144hz monitor is a must, I can notice/feel the frame rate difference below 80fps
    But I find it really hard to notice the difference above say 80 vs 140
     
  16. 4K8KW10

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    4K is probably one of the greatest technologies ever discovered by humans. Just watch 4K content on a 50-inch screen - brilliant photo-realism with all the details present.
    No loss of quality, it is as if you stand directly in front of the scene and your own eyes are the camera.
     
  17. easyrider

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    Not penicillin then?
     
  18. azazl187

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    Penicillin is not a technology @easyrider ;). Plus some people can die from taking it so its not as great as you might think :D
     
  19. easyrider

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    Oh it is.

     
  20. Dirk Diggler

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    I rate the fridge higher TBH... what use a 4k movie if there's no cold beer?