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8K Benchmarking: 7680 x 4320 is AMAZING! - Part 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 4:54 am

We Aren't Ready For 8K Gaming, Yet


I didn't buy a $4000+ display to game at 8K smoothly. I purchased display because I'm a super-enthusiast. I want the best without compromises, and here I am... with a 32-inch display with a freakin' native res of 7680x4320. It's almost too much, and I love it.




This is the world of enthusiasts, and I'm also someone who spends most of their hobby money on technology. But would I recommend an 8K display for gamers right now? No. Absolutely not.


  • Are you someone who sits in front of a display all day?
  • Are you a content creator?
  • Are you a super-enthusiast?
  • Have you ever spent $4000 on a high-end monitor in the past?


If you answered yes to any of that, then the Dell UP3218K and the world of 8K is open to you. I sit in front of a display for a living and the Dell UP3218K in Windows 10 with 175% DPI scaling is actually damn good. It's not too small, but it provides a large increase in desktop real estate while displaying beyond crisp colors and sharpness.



More To Come


We can't wrap up 8K gaming and workstation use in a single article, so this will be a huge series we'll be doing. Soon I'll be getting some data for Destiny 2 up, Battlegrounds, Battlefield 1, and much more. This is where things will get more exciting, as we'll shift away from using our Core i7-7700K processor @ 5GHz, to other CPU combinations.


There will be some comparisons between Ryzen 3 and Core i3 processors, Ryzen 5 and Core i5 processors, and Ryzen 7 and Core i7 processors. There is also a Core i7-7740K processor sitting here that I'm waiting on an X299 motherboard for, as well as X399 ready to go with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and its 16C/32T of CPU power.


The one big takeaway from the 8K display for gaming is that 4K gaming is absolutely incredible on it, which is from multiple angles: the Dell UP3218K is a 32-inch panel, much bigger than the traditional 28-inch 4K gaming displays out there. Secondly, the color and sharpness on the Dell UP3218K is literally out of this world. Looking at any other display feels like a disservice after using the UP3218K.

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