You don't really need Ampere or Big Navi... UNLESS! (Display tech post)

Revenant_Knight

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Interesting opinion article. Can't say I agree, but an interesting read.

Are you still using a 2500K and 7970 in your sig?
 

tangoseal

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I plan on a 38" 3800x1600 ultrawide res so I think I would benefit from a 3080. Not quite the pixels of mainstream 4K but def almost there.
I use a Samsung Ody g7 32" 1440p and its a stellar crispy vibrant image! Im getting a 6800xt because my display is 240hz capable and I need the vram to vedit with.
 

chameleoneel

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I was going to say...that would be some impressive mileage out of a build. To be fair, I do have a 2500k still in service that I have to a friend.
I was using a 7870 until last year. VRAM is severely limited nowadays. Can't use decent textures in a lot of games. But it runs Soulcalibur VI just fine at 1080p!
 

DarkSideA8

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I was going to say...that would be some impressive mileage out of a build. To be fair, I do have a 2500k still in service that I have to a friend.
I do have a system running a 970 - and quite comfortably at 1080p. I forget whether it's got the core i7 or the Ryzen 7.

The kid only recently started to complain about the RAM and VRAM - which tells me it's time to upgrade my box and do another 'hand me down' build for him
 

DarkSideA8

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Interesting opinion article. Can't say I agree, but an interesting read.

Are you still using a 2500K and 7970 in your sig?
So - DanD had some good critiques of what I wrote. Care to share yours?

(Always up for constructive criticism / difference of opinions)
 

Revenant_Knight

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While I'm not certain there's a lot of promise for 8K outside of certain use cases, I've been on a standard 28-inch 4K display for 5 years.

28 inches is just a bit shy to comfortably use with the desktop scaled natively, but at 105 percent it works great for me, with very clear fonts and a ton of work space for, you know, work. I can easily manage multiple apps on the same display without having to alt-tab. When I replace this, I might look at something larger but not much; one of the advantages of 4K even when you're upscaling is that you don't notice pixel artifacts nearly as much.

Plus you run into comfort issues with tall screens, and 4K past 32 inches ... you practically have to run the display flush with the desktop.

For desktop I genuinely dislike working on screens with lower resolutions if I can avoid them. I don't like regressions for practical features and lots of workspace is right there with fast hard drives. It's useful and noticeable in ways that other core components like CPU and memory aren't even all that relevant for general productivity.
 

DarkSideA8

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I added an edit to the front page. The DisplayNinja article cited shows some detailed info about how close you sit to a monitor at different resolutions to stop noticing the pixels. Interesting to me, as I noticed about the same thing; from a 24 inch 1080p monitor, I tend to sit about 37 inches away for general use. This is due to my being able to see the pixels any closer than that, which is distracting. With gaming, I tend to 'lean in' a bit (to 25-30"), to make the experience more immersive (have the screen take up more of my peripheral vision), but this causes problems with seeing the pixels (i.e. I don't care for the image quality, but its a trade-off for game immersion).

Seeing as I'm looking for a 4k 32 with 144hz (doesn't yet exist, but Q1 2021, hopefully) - I'll be able to sit about 25", with great immersion and no noticeable pixel spaces.

Come on January!
 

Pasic

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If 6900xt can drive Cyberpunk 2077 maxed out on my 3440x1600 37.5" @ 75hz . Win! Oh and freesync will finally work WIN-WIN!
note i havent seen requirements for cyberpunk..
 
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