Countless YouTubers with more goodwill from PR people than they know what to do with have been chasing the 8K gaming dream for years by now. And yet that is precisely what that goal remained to date – a dream.
Not even due to poorly optimized games, though it’s not like developers are specifically optimizing existing PC titles for 8K displays. But due to the fact rendering power offered by consumer-level GPUs simply hasn’t been at a required level to actually render 33 million pixels, which is roughly how many of those tiny, single-color dots can be found inside your average 8K TV these days.
Well, today’s announcement of the GeForce RTX 3090 finally made this dream a reality. But what’s even more impressive is that it immediately went one step beyond the initial goal 8k/6fps goal, as NVIDIA claims the said graphics card is also suitable for doing HDR on top of that thing about rendering mind-numbingly unprecedented pixel counts in real time.
Of course, we probably shouldn’t expect an 8K gaming revolution overnight. After all, consoles are only now set to however briefly discover 4K/60fps gameplay once the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 hit the market next month.