4K Resolution Gaming Really Brings Out The Details In Batman Origins
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
A 4K gaming revolution might not exactly be widespread at the moment, it is certainly only within the reach of the enthusiast or wealthy, but that doesn’t meant to say that it isn’t happening. 4K is a damn expensive investment at the moment, but go back a few years and so was 3D, go back even further and so was LCD and other technologies, back long enough and even the computer its self was the plaything of very few in the world, but good news is prices are falling and the anticipation of squeezing every bit of extra detail we can from our games is building.
Most people may say “what’s the point, 1080p looks great anyway”, and these people are absolutely right, current HD is great! Yet having seen 4K footage myself it’s safe to say that current HD monitors and displays don’t even come close to the wow factor that 4K provides.
Nvidia have shared a nice demo image that zooms in on Batmans eye and while it doesn’t give you a real feel for 4K it’s a great way of showing the difference in pixel density and how much more detail you can see. 4K movie is great on the big screen, but if you have a 30″ PC screen in 4K that is but 2ft from your face, that extra resolution starts to pay off big time, those little details really start to make sense, even if it is just Batmans eyeball.
“When you play the latest blockbuster games at 1920×1080 on your top-end PC you’re not getting the complete experience – most developers create textures and other assets at much higher resolutions, and compress them when playing at lower screen resolutions. When you game on a 4K monitor you see all the detail. All the nuance.” – Nvidia
“This side-by-side, 1:1 comparison from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins (above) shows the incredible leap in image quality that 4K brings to the table.” – Nvidia.
So what are your thoughts on 4K gaming, we would especially love to hear feedback from those of you who have seen 4K gaming in action, was it enough to blow your mind, or do you think you’ll be sticking with current HD resolutions for now?
Thank you Nvidia for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of Nvidia.