Windows 10: 4K PC Gaming Worth it? Solved

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  1.    10 Oct 2015 #11

    You are definitely going to need to SLI for 4K. I myself use a 30" monitor that runs at 2560x1600 and to get an average of 60FPS on it requires SLI. To get smooth playback on 4K even at 30FPS will require a lot of power. And if at all possible, whatever you decide to do make sure the screen you get has Displayport. Displayport will allow you to get 4K and give you a chance to get up to 60FPS with a single cable!

    However, you don't need to always run the games at the 4K resolution, you can easily run on a lower resolution.
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  2.    10 Oct 2015 #12

    logicearth said: View Post
    You are definitely going to need to SLI for 4K. I myself use a 30" monitor that runs at 2560x1600 and to get an average of 60FPS on it requires SLI. To get smooth playback on 4K even at 30FPS will require a lot of power. And if at all possible, whatever you decide to do make sure the screen you get has Displayport. Displayport will allow you to get 4K and give you a chance to get up to 60FPS with a single cable!
    I don't know of any HD TVs on the market that come with a display port.
    I may have to just stick to 1080p gaming. Thank you for your feedback.
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  3.    10 Oct 2015 #13

    You can certainly use HDMI, which should allow you to get 4K. However, to get even close to 60FPS it must be HDMI 2.0. It seems the 900 series has it tho I have no concrete information on that. Hard to tell if the TV does or not...
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  4.    10 Oct 2015 #14

    logicearth said: View Post
    You are definitely going to need to SLI for 4K. I myself use a 30" monitor that runs at 2560x1600 and to get an average of 60FPS on it requires SLI. To get smooth playback on 4K even at 30FPS will require a lot of power. And if at all possible, whatever you decide to do make sure the screen you get has Displayport. Displayport will allow you to get 4K and give you a chance to get up to 60FPS with a single cable!

    However, you don't need to always run the games at the 4K resolution, you can easily run on a lower resolution.
    Thank you for your feedback. And yes the 900 series does support HDMI 2.0
    I'm hoping to be able to get good frame rates by just running at 1440p with the 4K television.
    When I need a special HDMI cable if I'm using a HDMI 2.0 port on the television?
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  5.    10 Oct 2015 #15

    This is from 09 October:

    TechPowerUp 4K Gaming Build Guide | techPowerUp

    The author recommends two GTX 980ti cards in SLI. Two GTX 980 (non-ti) were supposed to be inadequate for UHD gaming.

    I haven't tried any serious gaming at UHD resolution with my GTX Titan X, but I'm pretty sure that it'd be inadequate. (I have a 28" UHD monitor that supports 60Hz, and a DP interface.)

    Putting it differently: if you hope to game at UHD resolution using a single GTX 970 as the GPU, expect disappointment.
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  6.    10 Oct 2015 #16

    bobkn said: View Post
    This is from 09 October:

    TechPowerUp 4K Gaming Build Guide | techPowerUp

    The author recommends two GTX 980ti cards in SLI. Two GTX 980 (non-ti) were supposed to be inadequate for UHD gaming.

    I haven't tried any serious gaming at UHD resolution with my GTX Titan X, but I'm pretty sure that it'd be inadequate. (I have a 28" UHD monitor that supports 60Hz, and a DP interface.)

    Putting it differently: if you hope to game at UHD resolution using a single GTX 970 as the GPU, expect disappointment.
    Thank you for this info!
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  7.    17 Oct 2015 #17

    4k gaming is some great experience but you will need more than one high end graphics card to handle it (for higher fps count).
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  •    17 Oct 2015 #18

    I've been running a 4K gaming rig for almost a couple of years, and from my experience i will tell you right now unless you go for for a couple of titan X or 980TI...2 gpu's like the 970 are not that great you really need more horsepower, you also have very little ram....
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       17 Oct 2015 #19

    I would love to do 4K gaming, I also would have to be very wealthy. But seriously I do not think it is worth the price one has to pay.
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  •    17 Oct 2015 #20

    Thanks everyone for all the advice and such but after evaluating my options I've decided to go with a 65" (1080p) HDTV for my PC gaming. I got a great deal on it at Best Buy at only the fraction of the cost of a 4K television of the same size.
    Thanks again guys!
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