Resident Evil 7 will support Ultra HD and HDR on the PC

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Pete J Master Guru

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    Okay, I'm going on a rant here, having owned a 4K monitor since they were first released in the UK (2013 IIRC).

    Why the hell do developers/publishers feel the need to say a game 'supports 4K'? It's a goddamn resolution, not some piece of hardware. I've played games from as far back as 1997 (Total Annihilation) that support it, and bar the odd game that can't go above 1080p (I'm looking at you, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) I've never had a problem playing at 4K.

    The only time resolutions should be mentioned is if they aren't supported - which today would be completely unacceptable anyway.
     
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    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    That might be a bad sign pointing to poor PC optimisation, when they specifically point out things like 4k res,x and y features available in the video options and the classic "unlocked framerate". Things that should be there in the first place as you've mentioned. It's like they throw the master race a bone that's already been chewed, to alleviate our anger.
     
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    Resolutions that high in old games means very little, since the textures would look horrible if not just pure ugly. And that is very rare. It's completely different to supporting those res with HDR and high res textures, which you should know since you have a 4k monitor.
     

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    Dx11?

    Why wouldn't they use DX12? Or does it get a patch like a few weeks after release.

    New RE Engine. It's a new Engine but it's still only DX11. Mind boggles.
     
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    "Cough cough" consoles "cough" :nerd:
     
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    looks a lot like SilentHill, dunno if its good or bad.. Hopefully it delivers.
     
  8. BlueRay

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    LoL max resolutions are now an advertised feature. HDR on PC? Do we even have HDR PC monitors out? Does even Windows supports it? I'm confused.
     
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    I'm sure they mean 4k textures. I can't imagine they are just saying the game can run at 4k resolution.
     
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    WTF is all this HDR nonesense at the moment? I have Half Life 2 on my HDD right now and that supports HDR! OK I know monitors are only just bringing it to the masses. But what's the hysteria over HDR, like it's new or something?

    http://imgur.com/a/cXaJv
     

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    High Dynamic Range in GPU rendering process is completly other form of dynamic than hardweare one. Currently new introduced HDR with UHD.
    Hardware one contain extra meta-data transfered tru HDMI port.
    Its basically gives much better dynamic than SDR signal.
    So You will have more precise whites, and dark tones 1024 vs 256 tones.
    Most 2016 TV's had HDR, but only some top TV's gives really good fidelity especially one with FALD.
    For full effect it require 10-bit CPU in device.
    But its also possible make HDR works on 8-bit via chroma subsampling.

    Monitors.. monitors are far behind TV's like always.
    HDR will spreading faster and cheaper in 2017. Its new tech so don't be confused.

    BTW. I can't wait for the RE7 :p
     
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    Yep, very strange that monitors are behind TV's, but HDR on a TV is not the same thing as HDR setting on a game.

    I'm sure they mean 4k textures, with the PS4 Pro and the upcoming Xbox Scorpio 4k textures will no doubt be a priority, so good new for PC gamers in the meantime.

    Can't say i'm excited about the game from what i have saw, but nice to see they they are doing it justice tech wise.
     
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    IMO monitors are behind TVs for HDR because most people can't play anything with a nice framerate at 4k while 1440p has been the sweet spot for a while (and HDR came with recent 4k TVs).

    Also, I don't see TVs having true 144hz+ refresh rates (not just frame interpolation) so I guess they're only farther in some regards :)
     
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    Goes to show how little devs care about the dying neanderthal descendant race. Most of them consider pc as an afterthought
     
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    Just in time. I couldn't resist ordering at 43" 4k HDR 120HZ sharp UHDTV from Target during Americas black Friday sale....and I live in Taiwan(Target ships to Taiwan apparently). Here's hoping it gets to me in one piece. Including the shipping it was 1/4th of the price of what I could get here so I had to.
     

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    I think "HDR" is just 10 bit color gamut, we've had it for ages on pc

    you know that chroma subsampling thing? well I think its common to sacrifice some color depth to get higher resolutions on mediocre hardware I/O and so now that they were forced to upgrade for 4k60 now they have some spare bandwidth and here we are, lets take what is actual full color original imagery and market it as "HDR" along the usual software magic to make it standout even more, destroying its original purpose of bringing realism by taking it too far

    but, progress I guess?

    btw I also hate how they market "4k" and "60fps" like its a goddamn feature, sometimes I hate this "future" we live in today
     
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    It true. But all deepend how user preferences is..
    Most users this days still are very satisfying with 60 FPS + 60 Hz.
    Where e-sport players are much more sensitive on response, and faster matrix.

    For TV's. Movies are mostly in 24 frames.
    Consoles have problem reach 60 FPS too.. Some games even struggling for 30 FPS there.

    On PC 4K U can get 60 FPS with one very strong GPU like Titan Pascal in many scenarios, or can pack some 1080 SLI. yeye is sad part - wallet :D
    But if someone buying Expensive 4K screen what is basically still fresh.
    Can expecting same for GPU or GPU's aswell.

    Other thing is TN panels itself. They have only one adventage over the other matrix types.
    But rest parameters are not good IMO.

    There is other problems..
    HDR need high nits backlight. So what happen if they put strong backlight "behind" IPS or worse TN panel? Ye Bleeding or strong silvering-angles. Or crashed black.
    There is important to have local dimming what monitors even don't have.
     
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    there would be no excuse not too, games have supported rk for over 10 years
    and hdr has kind of always been a thing? just now it's standardized
     
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    Well i admit i would love HDR to become a PC standard, after seeing HDR in FH3 and Gears i would gladly drop some cash on a HDR 4k monitor now that i have seen it in action first hand.
     
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    HDR is just better contrast right. Better and darker blacks and cleaner brighter whites?
     

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