4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing
4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity), 3840 x 2160 brings a new level of intensity to video cards.
To make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.
After cranking up the resolution to 4K, you can see that overclocking gives us a nice little performance increase when compared to the SLI setup clocked at the reference speeds. Against the AMD R9 295X2 8GB, you can see that performance is solid with our overclocked setup coming in 20% higher.
Sleeping Dogs sees a solid performance gain at 4K, and overall, some very strong FPS from our overclocked GTX 980 4GB SLI setup.
Hitman: Absolution not only sees some solid performance gains at 4K, but also some awesome FPS, showing that 4K is really no problem for a setup like this.
Tomb Raider sees some fantastic gains from this setup. Looking above, you can see the reference clocked setup falls short of that 60 FPS average we want. Throw in the strong overclock, though, and not only do we pass the 60 FPS average, but we actually manage to achieve an awesome 70 FPS average.
Finishing up with GRID Autosport, you can see a nice little performance boot here with some solid FPS shown. However, you can see that we don't get those strong performance gains that you'd hope for over the single GTX 980 4GB.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - 3DMark]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Sky Diver & Catzilla]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks -Metro: Last Light & Nexuiz]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Hitman: Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - GRID Autosport]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing]
- Page 14 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 15 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 16 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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