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OF THE MON­I­TORS YOU’VE SOLD RE­CENTLY, HOW MANY ARE 4K OR HIGHER? DO YOU THINK NVIDIA’S NEXT GRAPH­ICS CARD LINE-UP WILL HAS­TEN THE UP­TAKE OF 4K MON­I­TORS?

JOHN, TI COM­PUT­ERS:

“4K UHD mon­i­tors only con­trib­ute roughly 5% of our sale out pri­mar­ily due to the lack of GPU pro­cess­ing power from one sin­gle GPU.

AAA ad­ven­ture and role-play­ing games are where ul­tra­high def­i­ni­tion gets ap­pre­ci­ated the most. Un­for­tu­nately, there has not been one GPU that has the abil­ity to drive AAA ad­ven­ture and RPG ti­tles at max set­tings con­sis­tently over 60FPS un­der UHD. If Nvidia’s next gen GPUs do have the abil­ity to drive these ti­tles at con­sis­tent 60FPS+ un­der ei­ther high or max set­tings, I am sure it will help to speed up the move­ment to­wards real 4K UHD gam­ing.”

JAIMIE, LEADER COM­PUT­ERS:

“4K mon­i­tors are still a fairly low per­cent­age when look­ing at the en­tire mar­ket, less than 10%.

If we are look­ing at the en­thu­si­ast mar­ket and HEDT seg­ment the picture is more in­ter­est­ing though. Close to 40% of Gam­ing users and al­most 80% of pro­fes­sional Graph­ics work­sta­tion cus­tomers are pur­chas­ing 4K pan­els, with an­other large share buy­ing 2K.

While you are talk­ing about the new Nvidia GPU com­ing, the early adopters will mostly be in these seg­ments. I see a def­i­nite in­crease in 4K screens to the gam­ing seg­ment, and with the in­crease in vol­ume, hope­fully we see a re­duc­tion in price to fit the econ­omy of scale. I would not ex­pect 4K to be­come the favoured main­stream res­o­lu­tion un­til prices fall below $300 AUD for 27in”

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