Until the arrival of the flagship NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti making the jump from 1080p to 1440p and then a full 4K resolution frame-rates went from a noticeable dip to a massive plunge. Although pricey and with next-gen features that have yet to be fully realised by software, the 2080 Ti offers up 4K gaming the likes of which the industry hasn't seen before.
And when paired with the right display, like the 4K HDR G-SYNC capable Acer Predator X27
- the result is more than an impressive figure or number or statistic. It's gaming at its most crisp and visually stunning.
The move from a full-HD 1080p resolution to 4K is something that has happened rather quickly over the past few years – especially in the traditional TV space. When it comes to PC gaming though, the jump to this new 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution represents more of a giant leap than simple hop. At four times the pixel-count the sheer hardware cost to get a game running in 4K - and at a frame-rate high-end PC players are used to - has been a challenge. It’s why so many displays and monitors offer the in-between resolution of 1440p. And even though previous high-end cards like the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti could push resolutions at 4K – to maintain a 60fps or higher frame-rate, sacrifices often need to be made in terms of turning off features or dialling down settings to the dreaded ‘Medium’.
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When NVIDIA lifted the lid on its new RTX line of GPUs earlier this year, the focus was primarily on the ground-breaking new technology that would allow for real-time ray tracing and AI-powered rendering. And the new Turing architecture. Important features of the new RTX line, especially in the flagship 2080 Ti. But, in dazzling viewers with lighting and explosions that looked better than anything seen before - the lead was somewhat buried. Make no mistake about it, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is an absolute 4K powerhouse. A card that just about transcends the concept of what you picture when you hear the term gaming rig.