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1080p vs 4K Console Gaming

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I've been seeing some promo stuff recently online where Sony and Microsoft have setup gaming booths with 4K televisions and I'm curious what you guys think about this.

As of right now, and the foreseeable future, everything official that has come out has said that there will be no 4K gaming on either console; but likely 4K bluray compatibility. Which leads me into my real question - Would 720/1080p games look better on a 4K TV than a 1080p TV? It will probably be a couple of years before I consider a 4K TV especially since 4K content is slim to none at the moment but if games and regular blurays would look noticeably better on it then I may start considering them sooner than later.
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What size tv? How close do you plan to sit? More than 5 feet away with a 60 inch and you wouldn't be able to notice a difference. We won't see games with complex graphics and effects at 4k on this gen, especially at 60fps.

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As you say, there are and will not be any consoles capable of rendering games natively in 4k resolution any time soon, at least not until the next generation of consoles, if not more, in fact they seem to be scaling back the promise of 1080p native res on both consoles now.
As for the ps4's 4k support I would guess it will be on a similar level as the ps3 now supports 3d blue ray, inow enough for a taste but if you really want it you would be better off with a dedicated player.

If they are demoing say, the ps4 on a 4k panel then it will be upscaled internally and any type of such upscaling will induce a level of input lag that would be quite detrimental to any games that rely on quick response times, in short rubbish marketing gimmicks.

At best these consoles will look and work just as well on 4k panels as they do on 1080p, but this requires a game mode with almost none of the image processing that makes 4k panels 'worth-it' I personally don't think they are yet but that's me.

Simply put, as per the norm, first time we will be able to do real 4k gaming on these screens will be from a pretty hefty computer with HDMI 2.0 outputs and the next gen 4k panel tv's also featuring HDMI 2.0 .

If you can't wait for that you would have to use a 4k monitor with display ports
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Originally Posted by Mounta1n View Post

What size tv? How close do you plan to sit? More than 5 feet away with a 60 inch and you wouldn't be able to notice a difference. We won't see games with complex graphics and effects at 4k on this gen, especially at 60fps.

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I can run many current gen games at 4k at 60fps (dead space 3 for example) and whilst I have a nice pc it is by no means amazingly powerful. Next gen games at 4k will require a beast of a pc to play at 4k though.

Also at beyond 5 foot from a 60" there is still resolution advantages to 4k over 1080p.
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Check title of thread. Not about pc.

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Check title of thread. Not about pc.

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The computer part was directed at the post directly above mine. The second half at the notion of when 4k will be beneficial. Neither are topics I introduced to this thread.
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