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Any point running at 4k vs 1080p for non-hd mods?

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I could swear that AAA games look great at 4k, games when 1080p was the standard - ui a bit sharper but not really noticeable, anything else is like trying to shine a turd.

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Play in whatever resolution you like, man. It seriously doesn't matter.

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1 hour ago, Edward850 said:

Play in whatever resolution you like, man. It seriously doesn't matter.

 

I'm just after a consensus if there's any benefit after a certain point (without using mods).

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I think you might as well play at your native resolution if your hardware supports it. If that bothers you, then I guess you can lower it.

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Screen resolution strictly obeys the law of diminishing returns. Going from ultra-low (320x200) to 640x480 is a visual revelation, going from there to HD is a marked improvement, but beyond that it becomes far more subtle while it also starts taxing the hardware a lot more without providing much in terms of quality improvements.

 

And just like with old movies where the source material has its limits, the same applies to old games - the biggest gain you see with old lo-def games like Doom is less aliasing.

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Personally I think the main advantage of 4k is that it makes long views in mapsets like Avactor that little bit nicer, as you retain the fidelity for a greater distance that way. If you're playing with mouselook and no autoaim, you can manage some truly impressive sniping when everything is still clearly displayed a long way away. For most distances, 4k won't do much for you without mods, filters or other additional stuff.

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13 hours ago, Phobus said:

Personally I think the main advantage of 4k is that it makes long views in mapsets like Avactor that little bit nicer, as you retain the fidelity for a greater distance that way.

I honestly don't think 4k provides any great benefit to video nor games, like Graf said. I find the resolution upgrade to be much more worthwhile (damn near necessary these days) for text-based work like programming.

 

I'm never really bothered by having to play games at 1920x1080 if they're too taxing. The downgrade is barely perceptible.

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8 hours ago, chungy said:

I honestly don't think 4k provides any great benefit to video nor games, like Graf said. I find the resolution upgrade to be much more worthwhile (damn near necessary these days) for text-based work like programming.

 

I'm never really bothered by having to play games at 1920x1080 if they're too taxing. The downgrade is barely perceptible.

 

Same for me. Besides, issues such as aliasing aren't troublesome in games once AA is enabled, but it's damn fugly on text. It's probably my main issue with 1080 monitors nowadays.

 

Still remember how text looked like on my previous 1280x1024 monitor, going for 1080p made a night and day revelation when it came to reading text in general, but aliasing is still there and the smaller the text (or, if it doesn't scale properly). Too bad that 4K is ludicrously expensive though...

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You can run at 1440p for best of both worlds.

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