4K Gaming, Does anyone do it?

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  1. kaizerJ
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    Does anyone use 4K(or higher) resolutions while gaming? Do you think 4k will be mainstream this generation?
     
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    Considering that 4K monitors/TVs are still too expensive to be worth it, and computer hardware isn't really strong enough yet to support it with "max" settings, I think it's too early.
    Also, define "this generation".
     
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    4k maybe on ps5
     
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    I define this "Generation" by the software used to make it, Unreal Engine 4, Cryengine 3. They support 4k, but that's not really a selling point.
     
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    That's too ambitious for a gaming console, perhaps 2k on PS5.

    Not all games are 1080/60 on PS4 even.
     
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    It's more likely that Microsoft will go 2K on their next console. They'd call it XboxTwo!
    Sony would prolly go 2.5K to say "we're like the XboxTwo, only point five better!"
     
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    I don't have a 4k monitor but I supersampled the resolution to 4k on pvz garden warfare just to see how it looks. Runs pretty good on a 290 tri x actually.
     
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    The day 4k gaming is mainstream we will all have 500 gb ssds which cost about 100 dollars

    ;)
     
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    Frankly 4K isn't practical yet, but I imagine 4K will be widely in use by Christmas 2015.
     
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    End of the year? Just depends i personally havent seen a 4k tv of reasonable size under 1000$ plus i feel 4k will need more purposes than gaming before wide mainstream acceptance
     
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    I have a 4k monitor but right now there isn't really any reason to game on it.
     
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    What do you do with it then?
     
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    Normal computer stuff. I like the screen real estate over 1080p. It's really useful for programming also. The input lag is also a lot more noticeable on 4K right now so it isn't optimal for shooters.
     
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    Do you think it is because of the gpu or because of lack of 4k support?
     
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    Not so much the support but it's hard to change ~10 million pixels in a few milliseconds. More expensive 4K screen might be better though.
     
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    True but i guess for now I'll stick with 1080p for now or atoeat untill 4k is better for gaming
     
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    I do 3K on games that aren't demanding, like South Park or other mostly 2D games. (My monitor is 3K.)
     
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    A lot can change in a year.
     
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    I know but i feel cost needs to go down beford wide mainstream adoption which i doubt will happen this year but i can happen.....
     
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    You'd be surprised how much prices can drop with this type of tech. hell, people said the same thing about 1080p but that went mainstream within a year for sure.