One of the questions that’s come out of Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal last week is to what degree the console actually supports 4K content. ExtremeTech takes a look at both consoles 4K capabilities.
for gaming, i just hope the consoles focus on 1080p smooth framerate (60fps) games accross the board. I think if they did, people would see a huge jump is quality from current gen consoles as most games run at 720p with limited aliasing and graphics capabilities. Current gen still looks great, but 1080p + higher framerate + updated graphics will looks beautiful and crisp on everyone's 1080p capable TV. for movies, sure... support 720p, 1080p, 4K, 3D.
making a 4k game is practically useless since almost no one owns 4k TV, it´s a waste of resources which means costly and long development cycle. it´s something like Crysis in 2007. maybe later in the console generation i rather hope in 3D support since i bought LG 3DTV recently
it's definitely not useless, making a games assets natively at 4k resolution and downscaling it to 1080p would be similar to SSAA methods some newer PC games are using. It essentially gets rid of jaggies by using a higher resolution and downscaling it to the TV's resolution or whatever resolution you choose on PC. However I don't think native 4k games will be possible on PS4/Xbox hardware, upscaled could be a possibility
Mass consumers won't be able to enjoy this feature until 4k tvs are affordable 3-4 years from now.
They are already down into the $5000 range and will likely be half that by Christmas 2014
im still laughing at all the people who thought the new xbox would feature illumiroom right out of the box
For games I am perfectly fine with 1080p 60fps 3D. I hope they keep supporting 3D. I bought a 3DTV knowing next-gen was coming.
I won't be able to afford a 4k tv for years to come.
4k is not important for gaming at all. Unless you have an 80 inch screen and sit ridiculously close to your television, you will not notice the difference in resolution between 1080p and 4k. I'm good with 1080p and 60 fps. However, I don't believe all developers will opt to go down that road, especially multiplatform developers due to the apparent lack of the Xbox Ones capability of achieving that goal.
4k gaming? not happening this generation of consoles, to get a game running at native 4k resolution you need like tri-sli GTX 680's or Titans, it's insane how much gpu power you need for 4k resolution. I think a first step would be 1080p then maybe 1440p but even that would be a stretch IMO. 4K video should be doable though and I am eager to see the PQ of 4k movies
johny5 don't compute my calculations say that for graphic intensive games like Crysis 3 or Far Cry 3, Metro Last Light it's not possible with 2tflops but for arcade games like super stardust or the wipeout series it's very possible! Wipeout in 4k who would say no to that? I believe all HD collections could do it? "Kingdom Hearts 4k anyone?"
It depends on the type of game. GT5 was shown at 4k using 4 ps3s working together. The ps4 is more than 4 times as powerful than a ps3 so it should work fine for such a game.
I think by the end of this upcoming gen we will have some 4K games, probably arcade stuff and racers, I wouldn't expect any big 3D platformers or FPS. However, you can bet your ass off the next next-gen will feature 4K with whatever crazy ass gpus are out then. 64GB of ram, 100 Tflops and 32 Core cpus haha.
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