Throw out your crummy 4K monitor, there’s a new content riding into town. Dell has just debuted the first ever 32” 8K monitor, cramming in a mammoth 33.2 million pixels into its svelte frame.
There’s already a few 8K TVs out there in the wild (usually absolutely huge to take advantage of the extreme resolution) but this one of the first which monitors suitable for using with your PC.
In terms of pushing pixels, the Dell UP3218K is four times the display resolution of a 4K monitor, weighing in at 7,680 x 4,320. A GeForce GTX 1080 would theoretically be capable of playing DOOM at Ultra with a pretty unstable 15 FPS frame rate. Dial down a few settings and something playable could be possible though.
AMD has previously claimed any resolution increases beyond 8K are practically imperceptible to the human eye, so the image quality of this thing is going to be extremely close to lifelike. In addition to the resolution, Dell reckons this panel has fantastic colour accuracy, supporting 1.07 billion colours and 100% Adobe RGB & sRGB.
Naturally a monitor like this isn’t going to come cheap. The Dell UP3218K will be available from March 23rd in the States and will set you back a cool $5,000 (£4,000). For now such a monitor is only going to be viable for workstations and image editing, but it is a little taste of where we’re heading once we begin to move on from 4K.
The vast majority of us don’t have 4K yet, how do you feel about 8K monitors already being made available? What resolution are you planning to upgrade to next? Let us know