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.
Starting with Heaven, we can already see some great performance; the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X CrossFire setup comes out ahead of all our other setups here.
Sleeping Dogs performance is strong with playable numbers being shown at this massive 4K resolution.
Moving into something that shows us the minimum FPS, you can see that while the average stays strong, the minimum is dropped quite significantly compared to the R9 280 3GB OC setup. While the extra memory does help, the wider RAM bandwidth that is offered on the R9 280 3GB is what really helps here.
Moving into Tomb Raider, which is extremely intensive, we can see the Sapphire R9 285 2GB Dual-X CrossFire setup really struggles against the wider bandwidth models. With that said, you can see performance is just too low on all setups here.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- 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]