Opinions on 4k gaming on laptop

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  1. Bongripper666

    Bongripper666 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Great description.

    That's the difficult question i have to find an answer to. Since light gaming is mandatory and all laptops falling in this performance range are not capable of even light 4k gaming, i have to decide, if a high quality FHD display is enough for my liking, because i have to downscale any game to FHD nonetheless. And downscaling is never perfect.
    On the other hand, you cannot keep a GTX1070/80 powered machine to an overall fan noise of under 45db during gaming. 4k gaming is not possible, when the fan noise levels should remain moderate. Even with a big 17" barebone and a well-built cooling system.
     
  2. Bongripper666

    Bongripper666 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Maybe i have answered my questions already myself. When downscaling is far from perfect and the difference between 15" and 17" @1080p not really an issue, then i should go for 17" FullHD IPS Panel, i guess. 4k doesn't have any advantages i could use in the long run.
     
  3. rsdx

    rsdx Newbie

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    IMO, If there is the possibility, go for QHD 120hz.
    The double framerate compensates for the differences. Specially if this is a Gaming Laptop (17").
     
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    Couldn't find a 120Hz IPS QHD panel so far.
     
  5. cooldex

    cooldex Notebook Guru

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    4k definitely worth it, it's like comparing 240p to 1080p you would't pick the 240p if gave you 120fps. And to be honest, 60fps is being greedy. most gpu's not able to do that at their design resolution with the latest titles. For me the sweet spot is 35-45 if higher i try to turn on another graphical feature. but im satified with a 1070 and 4k 17in. but if you going to have 4k on laptop I'll least recommend a 1060 or a rx480 minimal, cause the 7970/680 just dont cut it anymore. Noise wise, like how quite is yall room/house, do you need to hear a feather drop,I personally have the tv on, maybe a fan or ac but something thats louder then a laptop fan, and earphones works great, but my speakers are pretty loud.
     
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    cooldex Notebook Guru

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    also never go for a basic 4k screen, a top of the line 1080p would look better in the color department, and you'll notice color before sharpness
     
  7. Bongripper666

    Bongripper666 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which panel do you use? TN/IPS? Manufacturer?

    Which games are you playing in 4k with a 1070?
     
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  8. Midas Touch

    Midas Touch Notebook Deity

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    4K is boring on a laptop...can't tell much of a difference.
     
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    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    I can tell easily.
     
  10. Midas Touch

    Midas Touch Notebook Deity

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    For you...with a small size monitor on a laptop...just wasting performance.
     
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