I don't think it's hyperbole to say that computer games did more than anything else to push the limits of Moore's Law -- like porn was to the spread of the internet. Now, as Moore's Law is slowing, nothing is more ubiquitous than high-quality gaming. The GPU remains important for the latest games that push the boundaries of graphics, but most titles are readily handled by any computer today, and components are cheap. This is why Samsung's CJG5 monitor comes at the right time. The CJG5 series comes in curved WQHD (2,560x1,440) resolution VA panels with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It has a 2.0 HDMI port and a 1.4 port, as well as DisplayPort input. I had a chance to enjoy the company of the 32-inch version, model C32JG52, for a little over a month. I've played mega-hit first-person shooting titles like PUBG and Doom 2016 using the monitor, and, simply put, the CJG5 offers high resolution, is responsive, and comes in a sleek design. Most importantly, it is affordable for what it offers -- … [Read more...] about Samsung CJG5 gaming monitor: Awesome at a bargain price
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The first 8K TV is here. Now available to buy for a bargain €11,990 ($14,732, £10,520, AUS$19,216), Sharp's Aquos LC-70X500E is the first 8K TV to go on sale in Europe and around the world. An 80-inch version, the LC-80XU30, has been on sale in Japan for a few years (we even reviewed it), but this new model's global availability marks nothing less than the beginning of the 8K era. The LC-70X500E was unveiled at the IFA Global Press Conference in Rome, and the venue was purposely picked - it was now or never. IFA 2018 in Berlin in late August is expected see 8K TVs announced by all major TV brands.But wait. 8K? What about 4K? Isn't that supposed to be the latest and greatest in TVs? Why are we obsessed with 7,680x4,320 pixel TVs? Do we really need 8K TVs?Regardless, more 8K TVs are coming in 2018 8K content may be virtually non-existent, but we're about to see every major brand launch an 8K TV. “Will the other TV brands be able to resist the … [Read more...] about Do we really need 8K TVs yet?
So you have got your hands on the latest console from Sony – PlayStation 4 Pro. This upgrades PlayStation 4 console can render games in 4K resolution and feature HDR. Those are great news. Now you can play your games and view media content in 4k resolution. To do so, you will need a 4K display – a TV or a monitor. But is getting a 4K TV worth it? We will find out! We hooked our PlayStation 4 Pro with a 55-inch LG OLED TV that supports HDR and did some testing if the 4K resolution is worth it. On the most games that are optimized for PlayStation 4 Pro, we saw huge improvements over the standard 1080p resolution, although some of them don’t run at native 4K resolution. However, there are also few reasons why you should stick with Full HD resolution even on your PS4 Pro. What else did we find out and is the upgrade worth it? Read more to find out! What is 4k? Ultra high definition (UHD) or 4K refers to the resolution of a screen. In other words – numbers of pixels … [Read more...] about Should you buy 4K TV for PS4 Pro?
After a couple weeks of sleeves-rolled-up, dark-room, side-by-side testing -- peppered with wrangling 4K sources, juggling newfangled gear, and chatting up industry colleagues -- I've finally been able to publish a couple of reviews of name-brand 4K TVs. These two expensive 65-inch 4K TVs, the Samsung UN65F9000 and the Panasonic TC-L65WT600, join the 50-inch Seiki SE50UY04 I reviewed back in May. My full write-ups of all three total about 15,000 words, made up of 86,000 characters. That's 616 maxed-out tweets. Too long; didn't read? Here's the abbreviated version.With video on a TV, the difference between 4K/UHD and 1080p/HD resolution is really hard to see. Many of the words in those reviews were written on a laptop in my lab at a theatrically close seating distance, comparing a 65-inch 1080p and a 65-inch 4K TV. Despite all the extra pixels I knew made up the 4K TV's screen, most of the time I didn't see any difference at all, especially with HD TV shows and Blu-rays. The differences … [Read more...] about Four 4K TV facts you must know
For the past decade, the first thing everyone notices about CES is how the TVs have gotten bigger, brighter, and better. This year was no exception, as we saw huge wide-screen Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs from the big players; curved displays from a large number of companies; some more 3D TVs, and a huge number of 4K displays. But while all the demos were huge, what will likely most change the market this year is the emergence of 4K TVs and monitors at quite reasonable price points. The standout TVs at the show were probably the curved 105-inch 21:9 displays (which some call 5K because it's wider than a standard 16:9 UHD set, generally with a resolution of 5,120-by-2,160) that LG and Samsung unveiled at their press conferences to start the week. Above is LG's; below is the Samsung set at its booth, which was filled with curved displays. Both companies are planning lines of 4K curved displays in normal dimensions and a variety of sizes for later this year. But what I found most … [Read more...] about CES: 2014 Is the Year of 4K TVs