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Prepare your wallet, the first gaming monitors with 8K resolution arrive

The preferred resolution for video game fans, according to Steam, is still 1080p. 4K resolution has not yet taken off, registering less than 10% presence on the most important video game platform. Well then, ASRock just announced his first gaming monitor with 8K resolution and it wouldn’t be cheap.

This new 7680×4320 resolution, also called 8K resolution, represents a large increase in pixels. This increases the graphic quality brutally compared to previous standards. But, at the moment there are no games and no content that is designed for this new increase in pixels.

ASRock introduces its first true 8K monitor

During Computex 2023, ASRock’s first large-format monitor with this new resolution was unveiled. The new one ASRock PG558KF display It is characterized by being the first of the 8K type company. This screen is very striking, but beyond the marketing, it is evident that few were interested.

To begin with, note that this screen makes use of a control panel. Flat IPS type with a size of 55 inches. This panel is based on the resolution 7680×4320, known commercially as 8K. Something interesting is that this monitor “only” has a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The truth is that reaching this FPS rate in this resolution is not easy at all.

It is characterized, on the other hand, it offers us a contrast ratio of 1200: 1 and a typical brightness of 750 nits. In addition, this monitor offers us support for HDR1000to offer the best possible image quality.

Does this monitor have 252 dimming zones local. They allow you to offer local fades that will help deliver higher contrast when playing HDR content. These are few areas, so the attenuation will have a really limited impact.

The connectivity of this monitor is also quite outstanding, with two HDMI 2.1 and two DisplayPort 1.4. We have, on the other hand, that it has a USB-C and four USB 3.1 Gen1.

The launch date of this monitor has not been announced, which we assume will still take a while. Regarding the price, if you are interested in buying it, you can start preparing a good wad of bills. Although no data has been given, the 32-inch DELL UltraSharp with 8K resolution costs 3,600 euros. This makes us think that this ASRock monitor could be between 4,000-5,000 euros.

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Do these monitors make sense?

When you look at the Steam stats, you see that 64% of users play games in 1080p resolution. 13% of users play in 1440p resolution and less than 3% play in 4K resolution. They let us see this data that makes no sense, for the gamer, the gaming monitors.

Regarding graphics cards, only the NVIDIA RTX 4090 and AMD RX 7900 XT support this resolution. Well, that they support it is fine, now, how many games support this resolution?

It doesn’t matter a bit, in the end playing in 8K resolution, between monitor, graphics card and other components, can cost about 6000 euros.

The positive part of these new monitors is that those with 1440p and 4K resolution could drop in price. If the 1440p resolution fell, it could mean an increase in interest on the part of users in this peripheral.

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