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# 181326 11-Oct-2015 08:25
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hey guys, does anyone here have a 4K monitor but play games at 1080p. Keen on 4K monitor for homelab and studying, but dont have the power to play games at the res. Hoping the changing res to 1080p look fine with no isuse. Any input would be great.

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  # 1403707 11-Oct-2015 08:34
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Yep ive run my 4k at 1080p in games and it works fine.It looks better on a 4k screen even though thats not the native resolution

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  # 1403744 11-Oct-2015 09:42
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Ideally the resolution is exactly 2X 1920x1080, then it doesn't need to create new pixels, just make 4->1.

If it is not exactly 2X, then it will need to create hundreds of thousands of new pixels, or remove pixels, etc depending on its algorithm.

Now this is assuming computers are smart enough to see that 2X1920x1080 it can just make 4->1 ... you'd think it would be smart ... ??

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1403797 11-Oct-2015 11:25
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Saw this thread and thought to have a look as Im wanting to do the same.
To the OP would a 1440p monitor do what you want just as well? They can be had for quite a bit less than a 4k screen, and your graphcs card wouldn have to work as hard.

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