The quality of playing games on 4K and 1080p displays

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  1. orgasmic

    orgasmic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,


    I just want to know…

    Now I have the laptop Asus G703 with FullHD and GTX1080 and I am interested to buy a laptop same size with 4K display and RTX2080.

    Will I see a big diference about graphic quality between 4K and 1080p?

    To my mind it has to look much more better (games).

    Does somebody have an experience?


    Thank you
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    I prefer higher FPS with corresponding refresh rate and acceptable color reproduction. IPS if possible but essentially for my system I would have to settle for the N173HHE-G32 panel.
     
  3. TheQuentincc

    TheQuentincc Notebook Consultant

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    In everyday use, a 4k monitor is a lot more confortable that their 1080p counterpart, character are a lot more sharper on 4k
     
  4. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Virtuoso

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    UI text heavy games, e.g. RTS and slower paced rpgs/arpgs look fantastic on 4K and the fps hit doesn't matter as much.

    If you're after hi fps stay away from 4K. I haven't ever noticed blurriness when downscaling to 1080p but others whine about it. Ymmv.

    The other thing to consider is the poor transition times of the B173ZAN panels. The new 03.0 may be an improvement but I haven't seen enough data on that just yet and it's nowhere near the <5ms of the >100Hz 1080p panels.

    I have an external 32" 4K where the res improvement over 1080p is even more noticeable in all games so consider that too

    A 2080 doesn't seem powerful enough for high vfx 4K. RTX on forget it. I have two heavily OCed 1080s which is more raw gpu power than single 2080 and they are starting to struggle in modern games, though whether that's because of a diminishing focus on SLI optimisation is possible.
     
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  5. Raidriar

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    I’m firmly in the camp of 1080P is plenty for 17” and smaller displays. More important factors would be refresh rate, color gamut, no pwm backlight control, fast response time, good viewing angles, black levels, etc.
     
  6. FireLantern

    FireLantern Notebook Consultant

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    I would echo heat the others have said. Go for 1080p, 4k on a laptop - especially for gaming - can feel a bit stupid. The size of the screen is small enough that it does not really matter that much. Sure you might see a bit of a diffetence, however there is a bit difference with a 17" laptop screen or a 52" TV. You can see why the consoles are pushing for 4k.
     
  7. Chastity

    Chastity Company Representative

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    You can do 4K gaming if you take advantage of Resolution Scaling and CAS Sharpening. You can create 2 custom resolutions at 75% and 70% for games that don't support it internally. (1620p and 1512p) I can play Jedi: Fallen Order and RotTR @ 1620p and maintain 54-60 fps, well within FreeSync/GSync range on my laptop's GTX1070.

    With integer scaling, you can do 1080p gaming scaled to 2160p, tho I don't know how that would look.
     
  8. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    It should look identical to if the screen was natively 1080p.
     
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