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4k monitor

Post by Erik2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:46 pm

It is a bit slow around here, so let me promote the use of a 4k monitor playing OOB.
With a little editing of the variables.txt you can enjoy OOB in all its splendor.
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Re: 4k monitor

Post by terminator » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:30 pm

Can you show some screenshots of official scenarios that we can compare ?

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Re: 4k monitor

Post by bru888 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:57 pm

But first, can you support this 4k monitor in your lap? Because, that is the place for OOB for me. In my lap, keeping me warm and happy. :)
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Re: 4k monitor

Post by steevodeevo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:23 am

Wow! I really would like that. But first I suppose I would need a graphics card that supports 4K and so a PC that is powerful enough to support that card :/ What I mean is I can't just go out and buy a good value 23 inch 4k monitor and slap it against my current PC with its Nvidia GTX760 card,,, can I?

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Re: 4k monitor

Post by Erik2 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Here's the initial screen in Red Star's single player standalone Raseinai scenario.
Note that I had to reduce image resolution to about 75% to make the screenshots fit the site limit.
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Re: 4k monitor

Post by Erik2 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:45 pm

I really love how this site handles attachments...

Anyway, Bru.
I suppose a modern souped-up laptop may handle 4k resolution on an external screen, but there may not be too many with this resolution as standard laptop screen.

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Re: 4k monitor

Post by zakblood » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:46 pm

steevodeevo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:23 am
Wow! I really would like that. But first I suppose I would need a graphics card that supports 4K and so a PC that is powerful enough to support that card :/ What I mean is I can't just go out and buy a good value 23 inch 4k monitor and slap it against my current PC with its Nvidia GTX760 card,,, can I?
well yes you can with some games, but no not with all, as the processing power of 4k res takes up more, so depending on the game and engine, some will have more overheads than others, so will jerk with some and refuse even to load with others,

as daft as it sounds, the 4k screen needs a good cpu and memory just as much as it needs a good GPU to run it, eg

a slow CPU with a low amount of system ram and a high end GPU means a slower FPS and more ram to load and cache the images depending on the resolution set
A CPU bottleneck is when a CPU is incapable of keeping up with other hardware, generally the graphics card, in a certain task. You will experience subpar FPS, slowdowns, or in worst case scenarios a stuttery near unplayable gaming experience.

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