Back in 2012, a new type of streamlined monitor, boasting a staggering resolution of 4k came into light. This was the new buzzword in the gaming industry. The 4k monitors featured a rich 3840x2160p resolution for a better viewing experience and a never seen before high-clarity resolution of pictures, which at that time was double that of the standard full HD displays featuring 1920x1080p resolution. This however was eye-watering for some people, as these monitors usually ended up costing multiple thousands of dollars to get ahead of that curve. Nine years later, with a dramatic drop in prices, 4k gaming monitors are still a rare sight in most gaming setups. But time changes and so does technology, and here are some reasons and benefits of buying a 4k resolution gaming monitor. What is a 4k monitor and do you really need it? Any display having a horizontal resolution around 4000-pixel mark can be called a 4k monitor. The most common 4k panel features a resolution of 3840x2160p with a display of 16:9 aspect ratio, providing you with more screen estate than FHD monitors having a resolution of 1920x1080p. With more and more content coming out in 4k resolution, it is wiser to have a 4k display as your gaming monitor than ever before. And, if you have a 4k gaming console then having a monitor that can utilize the potential of that system is a must. Reasons for getting a 4k gaming monitor as your primary display:
- Most operating systems are capable of producing the signal strength to give out a crisp and sharp 4k resolution output with the basic 4k displays. Thus you can use your display for other things as well as gaming.
- If you work in photoshop or any other photo or video manipulation software, a 4k monitor lets you access your creative potential. With super high-quality resolution, you can view images in full detail.
- 4k displays usually give a 60Hz gaming experience, but with good GPUs, free sync technology in-built in 3k monitors, and a little bit of configuration, you can easily get up to 240hz of refresh rate if your monitor has a panel that gives out a refresh rate of 240HZ. With four times the pixel of FHD displays at 1080p, UHD or ultra-high definition displays can provide you with a breathtaking gaming experience like never before.