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8K matures at CES, but your PC may not be ready

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NewsHubIn 2020, 4K will be passe. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in the 8K resolution, which is four times deeper than 4K.
The 8K resolution — 7680 x 4320 pixels — will make movies will look stunning, and gaming will be even better than on today’s PlayStation Pro or Xbox One S.
There’s a good chance you aren’t thinking of 8K yet because you haven’t even moved to 4K. The early 8K adopters will be gamers looking to buy the latest and greatest hardware, and creative professionals making 8K content.
Content creation is as important as the hardware itself, and efforts to broadcast at 8K are underway. PCs are getting ready: Microsoft has said Windows 10 will support 8K.
8K is also important for virtual reality, where the visual experience matters. Better screens will improve VR graphics, though it takes a lot of processing power to render graphics at 8K. Chipmakers are preparing processors to take on 8K graphics.
At CES this week, there were signs that 8K is slowly crawling into PCs, though mass adoption is years away.
We’ve seen 8K TVs before, but the first 32-inch 8K monitor was shown at CES. Dell’s UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD showed stunning images like I’ve never seen on a screen before. It’ll ship in March starting at $4,999.
The Dell monitor has two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and four USB 3.0 ports. It has a video refresh rate of 60Hz, features 33.2 million pixels and shows more than a billion colors.

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