Originally Posted by TigerBoots
I have also been waiting for 4k gaming to mature..... but to be honest, the technology is not there yet!
you could buy intel i7 with gtx 1080 but the game experience is not there..... I played Resident evil 7 on a 4k 55" TV but the feel is almost the same as playing Full hd game..... it ran at 40 FPS and sometimes the TV lags..... (it's 60 hz TV)...... you should keep in mind, today games are designed for 1080p experience because the texture is for 1080p. If you want a trully 4K games, then game designers have to make the texture to 4K textures..... and it means the size of the installation will be quadrable..... suppose GTA 5 has 60 GB of installation files. If it was designed for 4K gaming, the installation files would be like around 240 GB.
So just by setting the resolution to 3860x2160 does NOT mean you are playing 4K gaming, the games must also be designed for 4K resolution..... just be patient and wait for 2 more years and save your money for building the true 4K gaming PC.
Build size of games does not scale linearly with texture size. In order for the build size to quadruple, the build would have to have nothing but textures in the package files, no executable, engine, animations, video, gameplay scripts, audio, anything.
For example, Watch_Dogs 2 base install is around 20GB and the 4K texture pack adds 6GB on top.
I play 4K games on my HTPC and laptop and even games that don't have the increased texture resolution still benefit since the geometry, lighting, VFX, etc. are all rendered at a higher resolution.
Overwatch is a good example where it has a notably sharper presentation even with its stylized art and textures. True 4K render resolution which eliminates the need for anti aliasing. Sure, for games without high res texture packs, you won't get the benefit of being able to walk up and stare at a texture and get the detail but when you are playing the game normally and it is rendering a full scene, you get a boost.
Also, I have RE7 as well and while the HDR presentation is excellent the game doesn't have very good textures in general but overall it is still a nice looking game.