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    Default Here is how much a powerful 4K gaming PC costs in South Africa

    Here is how much a powerful 4K gaming PC costs in South Africa

    We have compared the pricing of various online retailers to determine the price of a reliable 4K gaming PC in South Africa.
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    I'm sure @The Joker will have some input regarding this

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeoTeK View Post
    I'm sure @The Joker will have some input regarding this

    I do but it's more to do with the fact that if you're planning a 4K build you generally have enough money to do it properly.
    Also I'm sorry but a 4K PC without a SSD? Really? lol
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    I was wondering something and maybe somebody here (probably this guy -> @The Joker ) will be able to give an answer: 4K is the same amount of pixels being pushed than 4x FHD screens. So is your performance on a 4K screen = 1/4 of your performance on a single FHD screen?

    Example: A rig can run game X at 100fps on a single FHD screen. Will you get 25fps on a 4K screen? And what about a 3 FHD screen setup? Will that be 1/3 of the fps of a single FHD screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister 44 View Post
    I was wondering something and maybe somebody here (probably this guy -> @The Joker ) will be able to give an answer: 4K is the same amount of pixels being pushed than 4x FHD screens. So is your performance on a 4K screen = 1/4 of your performance on a single FHD screen?

    Example: A rig can run game X at 100fps on a single FHD screen. Will you get 25fps on a 4K screen? And what about a 3 FHD screen setup? Will that be 1/3 of the fps of a single FHD screen?
    A FHD screen is 1920x1080 = 2 073 600 pixels.
    Running 3 screens will be 1920x1080 x 3 with a maximum resolution of 5760x1080 = 6 200 800 pixels
    The 4k monitors have a resolution of 3,840×2160 = 7 516 800 pixels.

    The 3 screen setup is about 2 million pixels shorter than the 4k, 2 073 600 to be exact, which is a full 1080p monitor short.

    The 3 screen setup will probably wield better results than the 4k monitor but the 4k has the sharper image quality, although I have read that 1440p monitors are a step up from 1080p but there is not much of a jump to 4k.




    Looking at the above 4k seems to cost around 88fps vs. 1080p. Where it should be getting 38fps in 1080p. Computing is not that simple anymore, four times the screen size is not directly proportionate to the performance of your hardware. There are many factors to look at like the memory bandwidth, as the amount of memory for textures to load into.Rendering is done as a whole as far as I understand and not as 4 separate 1080p screens being done at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glordit View Post
    A FHD screen is 1920x1080 = 2 073 600 pixels.
    Running 3 screens will be 1920x1080 x 3 with a maximum resolution of 5760x1080 = 6 200 800 pixels
    The 4k monitors have a resolution of 3,840×2160 = 7 516 800 pixels.

    The 3 screen setup is about 2 million pixels shorter than the 4k, 2 073 600 to be exact, which is a full 1080p monitor short.

    The 3 screen setup will probably wield better results than the 4k monitor but the 4k has the sharper image quality, although I have read that 1440p monitors are a step up from 1080p but there is not much of a jump to 4k.

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    Looking at the above 4k seems to cost around 88fps vs. 1080p. Where it should be getting 38fps in 1080p. Computing is not that simple anymore, four times the screen size is not directly proportionate to the performance of your hardware. There are many factors to look at like the memory bandwidth, as the amount of memory for textures to load into.Rendering is done as a whole as far as I understand and not as 4 separate 1080p screens being done at once.
    Thanks for the benchmarks. Obviously there will be variance depending on the GPU and if you experience CPU bottlenecks @ 1080p but it seems clear that 4k is not 1/4 the performance of 1080p. At least not as a rule.
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    4K Gaming Monitor Philips 288P6LJEB 28-inch 4K UHD (R9,462)
    Interesting to see that some of the prices in the article (click the links to online stores) have come down a wee bit. This one ^ has reduced to R8,885.

    My assumption is that is no longer new tech and slight strengthening in the ZAR (although this appears to be going pear shape with current debacle over the FM and then there's this too ).
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    Boo Jamie , such peasantry you should ashamed of your self, here is the ultimate no holds barred 4k machine.
    Main Specs:
    Asus Z10PE-D8 WS, LGA2011-v3 x 2, Intel C612
    2 x Intel Xeon E5-2699v3 2,3GHz
    128Gb DDR4 2400MHz Memory (8x16gb)
    4 x Kingston 960GB HyperX Savage SSD (Raid 0)
    4 x Kingston 960GB HyperX Savage SSD
    4 x Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X(Pascal)
    2000W 8pack Silverstone cpu
    Windows server 2012 r2

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    4 x 480 Alphacool nexxoss radiators
    1 x 240 Alphacool nexxoss radiator
    2 x EK evo CPU block
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    3 x Bitspower reservoir upgrade kits
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    Joker I am disappointed in you how can you let such peasantry reign supreme on this forum? lol
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