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4K, or Ultra-HD (UHD), is a resolution of 3,840 pixels x 2,160 lines which has four times as many pixels as the FullHD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. 4K / Ultra-HD monitors deliver extremely sharp images with individual pixels not visible to the naked eye, even if you sit very close to the screen. Most 4K / Ultra-HD monitors are in sizes of 24 inches and above.
Choosing the right components for 4K gaming
OCUK provides a range of recommended PC hardware for gamers who want to play the latest games at full 4K resolution and close to or even beyond 60 frames per second. Choose from our selection of excellent 4K Ultra-HD (UHD) monitors.
Selecting the right graphics card for 4K gaming is vital and only the latest high-end graphics from the AMD Radeon R9 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX series will deliver good framerates. Bear in mind that to achieve consistent 60 fps at 4K on the highest settings in some games you may need a dual GPU set up.
You also need to ensure the rest of your PC components are suitable for a 4K rig, especially the PSU, and OCUK are here to advise you. Alternatively select from our range of 4K ready Gaming PCs that have been tested with the latest games.
Helpful tips for a 4K setup
- If you have a single GTX 980 or R9 390X, going to an SLI or Crossfire GPU setup is recommended for smooth and consistent FPS
- Anti-Aliasing is a big resource hog. Dial this down in your graphics setting or turn it off completely. This setting smooths "jaggies", the zig-zag effect that occurs on game models and textures due to the pixels of the screen not being small enough. This isn't a noticeable issue on a 4K screen.