Originally Posted by christoffeldg
Games will support 8k the moment there's a video card that can run it. So I think somewhere mid to end next year, there will be many many possibilities for 8k content if you're a gamer. I was actually expecting the newly announced nvidia cards to support 8k but apparently still too early.
I could see MAYBE some benefit to 8k in gaming for anti-aliasing, but that's getting VERY harsh performance wise.
The next big thing in gaming appears to be real-time ray tracing, hence instead of the developers rendering objects and storing them on your drive...
Parts of a game will have some AI to render certain parts of the game in real-time.
The advantage is it can look more realistic by modifying the 3 dimensional shape of light, rather than just within the confines of how Nvidia or a game engine exposes the light shading.
There are other advantages too, but I think the technique is TOO complex to implement, so I expect it will not be used much until someone makes a better API for it to auto-integrate.
It might take many many years.
If they ever figure out how to do it correctly, everything will look more realistic...
(overly shiny and contrasty compared to most of the real world, but in a realistic type virtual way)