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Not sure what this is based on but it's gotta be lack of monitor and hardware on the users side.



 

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I almost want to wonder where OP wants this topic to go....

Using Steam survey results for a topic like this must be the result of boredom or the desire to gloat/start crap when the user typically shares far less interest in the survey in general, as well as the platform and one of it's storefronts...

 

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If anything posting this survey just shows little OP (and the folks over at ResetEra) understands about basic PC terminology. Primary Display Resolution is your Windows Display resolution.

There is a reason why not many people have their Windows display at 4k. I'll show it in a picture.

 

There. See that lovely Windows 10 (I hate it, 7 for lyfe) GUI on a 4k resolution? Can barely read the text. It's worthless. While yes, there are ways to make the display 'normalized' it's much easier to just set it to 1080p since it's so much easier on the eyes. Hope y'all console folk learned something!



Megiddo said:

If anything posting this survey just shows little OP (and the folks over at ResetEra) understands about basic PC terminology. Primary Display Resolution is your Windows Display resolution.

There is a reason why not many people have their Windows display at 4k. I'll show it in a picture.

 

There. See that lovely Windows 10 (I hate it, 7 for lyfe) GUI on a 4k resolution? Can barely read the text. It's worthless. While yes, there are ways to make the display 'normalized' it's much easier to just set it to 1080p since it's so much easier on the eyes. Hope y'all console folk learned something!

To be fair, I play mostly on PC and Switch and I didn't even know that. I don't understand these steam surveys sometimes... they lack description for the criteria (or is it on a different page?) For example with the 1080p thing I see that it says Windows, Linux, or Mac. So right away we know we're talking about operating systems. But we don't know if that could just be users who game on a Mac machine or a Windows machine. The resolution could still be referring to games. But I know it isn't now, I just seem to forget the criteria every time a new Steam survey pops up.



Megiddo said:

If anything posting this survey just shows little OP (and the folks over at ResetEra) understands about basic PC terminology. Primary Display Resolution is your Windows Display resolution.

There is a reason why not many people have their Windows display at 4k. I'll show it in a picture.

 

There. See that lovely Windows 10 (I hate it, 7 for lyfe) GUI on a 4k resolution? Can barely read the text. It's worthless. While yes, there are ways to make the display 'normalized' it's much easier to just set it to 1080p since it's so much easier on the eyes. Hope y'all console folk learned something!

You can change the size of text and things in settings though. I think. I'm not at home to test it. 



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Megiddo said:

If anything posting this survey just shows little OP (and the folks over at ResetEra) understands about basic PC terminology. Primary Display Resolution is your Windows Display resolution.

There is a reason why not many people have their Windows display at 4k. I'll show it in a picture.

There. See that lovely Windows 10 (I hate it, 7 for lyfe) GUI on a 4k resolution? Can barely read the text. It's worthless. While yes, there are ways to make the display 'normalized' it's much easier to just set it to 1080p since it's so much easier on the eyes. Hope y'all console folk learned something!

 

What do you mean it's easier to set it to 1080p? Literally right on top of resolution is display scaling, it takes no longer to change scaling than to change your resolution to 1080p.



Primary resolution isn't the resolution that someone uses in game.



I highly doubt that.



Kerotan said:

 

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An interesting stat i seen over on resetera.com. Would make you think that Sony and Microsoft shouldn't get too worried about next gen consoles running all games in 4k.

1) That's display resolution, not rendering resolution.

2) 1.33% is still millions of PC gamers.

3) 1440P is the "sweet spot" in terms of resolution/price/hardware performance across all platforms anyway.

Cerebralbore101 said:

You can change the size of text and things in settings though. I think. I'm not at home to test it. 

Correct, You can... But it's extremely terrible, especially on Pre-Windows 10 Operating Systems.
Not as much of an issue over on the Mac side though.

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Liquid_faction said:
Megiddo said:

If anything posting this survey just shows little OP (and the folks over at ResetEra) understands about basic PC terminology. Primary Display Resolution is your Windows Display resolution.

There is a reason why not many people have their Windows display at 4k. I'll show it in a picture.

There. See that lovely Windows 10 (I hate it, 7 for lyfe) GUI on a 4k resolution? Can barely read the text. It's worthless. While yes, there are ways to make the display 'normalized' it's much easier to just set it to 1080p since it's so much easier on the eyes. Hope y'all console folk learned something!

 

What do you mean it's easier to set it to 1080p? Literally right on top of resolution is display scaling, it takes no longer to change scaling than to change your resolution to 1080p.

This. As for me, I'd personally rather use 4K outside games and use 1080p in games, just because I get more space to work with in 4K but I don't need it in games. I do need the better-running games though, which is why I'd still be tempted to use 1080p in games even if I had a 4K monitor (which I don't, because I don't feel like getting a ridiculously expensive graphics card which I'd need for games to look decent on that monitor).