4K is unquestionably becoming the next mainstream standard and taking over the mantle from 1080P, commonly referred to as Full-HD. Of course, the adoption rate has been fairly pedestrian for some time and the Steam Hardware Survey data doesn’t include users powering a 4K display because it accounts for such a small percentage. Currently, 37.27% of Steam users opt for a 1080P display which puts the talk of 5K, 8K and beyond into perspective. It’s not really surprising when you consider 4K gaming is only just about possible with the highest grade of hardware. Therefore, consumers select an alternative which complements their graphics solution. Despite the status quo remaining fairly static, the improvements in GPU technology and ability to launch 4K monitors at a cheaper price point will drive sales forward.
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