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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Lu Zhun, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. Lu Zhun

    Lu Zhun Thread Starter

    Apr 30, 2007
    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
  2. Gulo Luseus

    Gulo Luseus

    May 12, 2007
    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.
  3. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    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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