I currently own both the PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X but never took advantage of 1440p, or 2160p gaming. I was only able to experience a little less loading times and better frame rate performance, less picture tearing, better graphics, but overall I was very happy with these purchases. Jumping to the new generation I'm not holding back. It will be a huge leap for me.
I will be upgrading my visuals to this 4k monitor and will be using a headset for my audio. It will provide me 4k at 60 fps which in reality will be the sweet spot for me.
Reduced loading times is a big plus for me and the quick resume features of the Series X. I still plan on gaming on my theater screen for single player RPG's where input lag isn't too much of a factor, but for competitive multi-player gaming (or anything that requires quick response times) it will be the monitor. There currently isn't a good option for a gaming monitor with a 2.1 HDMI input so I went with this and at $346, it's not a bad option. This should hold me over a few years until monitors and tv's come out that are designed to compliment this new generation.
To take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X capabilities on a TV is going to set you back around $2000 for top of the line. The LG OLED's are great if you don't game more than 3 hours a day and change games often or watch movies. But if you game for long hours repeatedly you are going to get burn-in and ruin an expensive TV. The Samsung QLED's are the other way to go but they don't offer Dolby Vision and are better for bright rooms. If you game in the dark blacks are going to come off gray and you will have ghosting on bright moving objects.
I wouldn't expect to see a huge graphics bump in the first 2 years but it is coming. We all know how good games look closer to an end of a generation. Don't underestimate Ray-tracing and the audio leaps were about to experience. Not all generational leaps have to be visual.
Last edited by DroidKnight - on 06 October 2020