Are there video cards that support or can run games in 3840x2160 (4k)

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Lu Zhun

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Sorry if this is in the wrong category but I have several questions relating to Video Cards, 4k tv's, and 4k videos on YouTube.

Are there video cards that support or can run games in 3840x2160 (4k)? I just upgraded to a 4k TV and am using an HDMI cable for the PC. I noticed my graphics card only goes up to 1920x1080 for resolution settings, so I must be greatly limiting the TV's capabilities?

I was also wondering about these "4k videos" you see on YouTube that can test out the TV. Will I really be able to view it in 4k or will it really only be 1080p because of the graphics card? :confused: What if I bypass the computer and use the smart tv feature to access youtube directly to watch the 4k videos from that, will it really then be in 4k doing that option? :eek:

Under some of the 4k videos on youtube, I noticed the settings only go up to 720p HD, :confused: so I am not sure if youtube is a really good test to view something in 4k to begin with, sigh. Those are just some of the questions I have. :cool: Thank you for answering them in detail and for explaining how some of this works, lol. :D
 
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I know that the Nvidia 780s support 4K, so would guess that anything newer would too. AMD no idea, but I expect that a visit to their web site would confirm which cards do.

Dont know which card you are currently using, so no idea on that one, but yes, HDMI cable works. I originally used my Displayport, but there were issues, mainly that I could only run at 2/4K at 30hz- this was not an issue with HDMI.

4K you tubes- if your screen is at 1920, thats th emax resolution you will see. The picture is dependent on output res, not the monitor res.
 

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I, like most people, would have to use a search engine to answer that question! Us poor techies don't have the equipment. <grin>
 
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