Our computers happen daily; It can offer us high quality solutions for browser, video, music and office operations. But what can more real games offer us? High resolution requires high processing power. So what should we aim for when looking at a screen? We asked all these questions for you, compared the resolutions. Let’s take a closer look at the answers.
- Screen Resolutions
The most important thing to consider when choosing a screen is of course the maximum resolution that the screen can offer us. Although 1080p has managed to become the standard in recent years, its successors, 2K and 4K resolutions, have gradually gained a share in the market. However, we can list some accepted resolutions as follows.
- 1280 x 720 – HD / 720p
- 1920 x 1080 – Full HD / 1080p
- 2560 x 1140 – QHD / 2K
- 3840 x 2160 – UHD / 4K
- 7680 x 4320 – FUHD / 8K
- Resolution Choice
The biggest part of the reason we prefer a screen is, as we said, the maximum resolution it can offer. High resolution can provide better image quality, clearer details, but sufficient hardware power is also required to process this graphic. Based on the resolutions we have listed above, leaving 720p resolution behind would be the most logical move. 720p resolution is an obsolete profile in both gaming and video and standard operations, which today’s monitors easily offer this resolution.
If you are going to buy a new monitor, your lowest target should of course be 1080p. Current hardware now has the power to carry 1080p resolutions easily. Of course, when our main theme is the game, we have to ask for some more power in some hardware. Although the image quality is important while playing games, the FPS rate we see on the screen is equally important because the clearer and fluent the image, the higher the pleasure and performance we get from the game.
Most displays with 1080p resolution, almost all of them have 60 Hz refresh rate. With sufficient hardware, you can experience both clear, smooth and smooth gaming experience, which is a more affordable choice on a budget. On the other hand, high refresh rates at the same resolution can of course require both extra budget and extra hardware. For example, 120 Hz or 144 Hz monitors can offer a much smoother and smoother gaming experience than a 60 Hz monitor. However, it is important that your hardware, namely your processor and graphics card, can provide this fluency. Also, high refresh rate monitors are sold with a slightly higher price tag.
In 2K resolution, it can be a little more current and future-ready. Buying a 1440p (2K) display larger than 27 inches for your games can be a smart investment. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to double the performance you get with higher refresh rate and reaction time. 2K monitors are also an important choice in the market due to the fact that they can offer both affordable prices and high performance. Of course, your system parts need to be able to keep up with this resolution, but you can get a good game performance at this resolution with an affordable GPU.
On the other hand, we are in a period where the market is slowly getting ready for 4K resolution. 4K technology is not really a new technology, but new technologies can spread more slowly because they are in the cost and development stages. Most of us are used to seeing 4K televisions in our homes. In the PC world, these monitors are making slower progress. Because 4K means 4 times more image detail than the standard 1080p image. This requires 4 times higher processor and graphics power. When the target is 60 Hz for a smooth gaming experience, both the cost and the hardware need increase.
So, should it be 4K resolution or should it be invested? Actually it is always up to date and useful. However, in current conditions, 4K resolution is a technology that requires high costs, especially in order to play games. Although graphics cards can provide these resolutions, it is very difficult to get a fluent experience in games at the same resolution. Even NVIDIA’s admiral GTX 1080Ti is making significant efforts today in 4K resolution games. So, to be able to play games at 4K resolution, you will need high-end system parts that most games do not even support true 4K resolution.
But if you have enough budget, you can buy a 4K resolution screen and collect a powerful system. There may be a different alternative to using multiple graphics cards (SLI or CrossFireX) in order to do justice to the 4K resolution. However, as we said, the 4K experience is not fully settled in the game world, as if a little more time is needed.