Saturday April 29, 2017

Let's Play PC Games at 8K Resolution

Digital Foundry decided to test the viability of 8K gaming with a GTX 1080 Ti SLI setup, and the lesson seems to be that more VRAM can’t come soon enough. Obviously, gamers can get away with playing at or close to 8K with some thoughtful tweaking of the settings (Battlefield 1 supposedly works great at 7K), but the current hardware lineup merely gives us a compromising taste of what's to come.

آ…using today's top-tier graphics technology, is 8K PC gaming viable? We broke out a pair of Asus Strix GTX 1080 Tis, ran them in SLI and gave it a try. The results were unpredictable, unstable, but at the same time, also quite awe-inspiring. After all, an 8K screen is effectively equivalent to a 2x2 arrangement of ultra HD displays, representing an immense 7680x4320 resolution. To put that into perspective it's also equivalent to 16 full HD screens lined up in a 4x4 arrangement. To make life a little more complicated, we tested at full 8K, specifically 8192x4320.