Originally Posted by Zellio2009
Everything I read says it effects text, but what about the graphics themselves? Are they affected?
I use a dell 4k monitor on my gaming machine (And it's pretty much solely gaming, tons of steam games, using an old overclocked 2500k cpu @4.4 ghz and 16 gb ram), and I have noticed that my m43 c1 honestly has better colors. chroma 4 4 4 would affect text, but what about the rest of the games?
I run pretty much everything at highest settings. That includes stuff like grand theft auto 5. I don't really care about the text (Or rather, I don't care if it's blurry)
4:4:4 is vastly over hyped. Yes if you are sitting 6 inches from a 43” TV you will definitely see the difference in the edges of text. The text will have a sort of rainbow effect and specifically Red text will bleed from letter to letter.
However, not many people sit at those distances from a TV for games. Just look at all of the pictures anyone ever posts showing the issues with a non 4:4:4 TV. All of those pictures are zoomed in to extremes that even our eyes can’t achieve.
I have included some samples of what the issues with text look like. However, please note none of these pictures are true 4:4:4 but some of them look perfectly fine. To be more specific, if your video card is sending out 4:4:4 then it will look just fine even if your TV can’t display true 4:4:4. The only issues really arise when your video card is forced to output less than 4:4:4 like with 4K @ 60 FPS and the M-series.
Nvidia doesn’t do a good job with the chroma sampling for some reason. They are also inconsistent with it as well.
The bottom line is that 4:4:4 is important if you are using a very large display at very close ranges for text based programs. Don’t worry about it at all for games. It never really affects them at all even if you sit close.
I really wish people that get hung up on 4:4:4 would also get hung up on the Samsung TVs that don’t support 1080p @ 120 FPS. That really is the best gaming experience I have encountered so far. There simply isn’t any gaming experience better than playing Black Ops III on an 80 inch TV at 120 FPS from about 9 feet away.