8K is definitely something most gamers wouldn’t be able to experience for a while. With users still holding onto 1080p displays, 4K seems to be a far-fetched idea until users actually experience content in 4K. PC Gamers have been pushing resolutions as far at 12K thanks to Project Cars. However, granting such an experience may not be healthy for everyone’s wallet.
Earlier this year, Dell showed off an 8K display this year, carrying a model number of UP3218K, Dell’s 8K monitor alone runs for a whopping $5000. That alone is a cost that many users wont bear. We also had an interview with Asus Malaysia regarding their displays and what they had planned in the future. So far, it seems like Dell is the first to hit the jackpot on 8K panels.
A YouTuber, by the name of ThirtyIR has been uploading an amount of 8K content running on his 4x Titan X Pascal GPUs in SLI. The specifications of his PC are as follows
Monitor: Dell UP3218K – 8K IPS Monitor
GPUs: 4x GTX TITAN Xp (2017) 4 WAY SLI @ 2038Mhz / 13358Mhz
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V Extreme (X99)
CPU: i7 6950X @ 4.30GHz
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200Mhz (64GB)
PSU: Corsair AX1500i
CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
OS: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
Games/Programs: Samsung 840 EVO (RAID-0) / Samsung 850 EVO
The Youtuber showed off Battlefield Bad Company 2 running at 8K as well which is really impressive for being quite an old game by now. There’s a number of other games too that he has tested out. Here’s a few of the games he has tested. As a side note, you could keep an eye on the top-left corner of the video to keep an eye on the FPS. Nonetheless, while impressive, a real PC that would burn a hold in your wallet.