well its justa thought and trying to be realistic here.
2018-2022 will just be focus on 4k with 8k coming maybe peaking at 2022.
It is okay that the tech exist, but that doesn't mean it will be consumer ready/friendly.
Or better said they need to milk your ass first with 4k before they throw out the 8k. And this is why i believe gpu power will always be ahead in terms of resolution.
Because lets be honest, today market we can finally say for that last 2 years every household has 1080p monitors and tvs, now when it comes to 4k monitors/ or tv it is roughly i think way under 50% of all households, maybe 20% for the monitors and those people have the 1080 gtx nvidia and up, for 4k tv it will be a lot higher since its not a hobby but more of a family thing. maybe 40% at this time or close to that number.
Based on knowing the money making mindset, and milking attidude, 4k need to be adopted first by a lot more % before they will throw 8k at your face.
So just talking about TV now, how many tv channels/programs are now broadcasting only in 4k?
How can we expect 8k then very soon when 4k is totally no adopted fully as 1080p is today, and 1080p also took quite a long time.
Now talking about the pc, not a lot different types 4k monitors are brought every year, and those that are out are pretty expensive , don't expect pc households to adopt 4k monitors when most of them will not able to afford such things, and if they 0would buy such things they also need a expensive gpu to combo with that, and now we talking about a smaller number of people.
i believe we will be in 4k era for pc and tv for the next 2 years at least. in those years the price has to drop, a nd all the gpu coming out will be able to play 4k by 2020 pretty easy with a mid range card. THen another year of milking the mainstream people so everyone can adopt the 4k setup,
Now take a look at content, 4k blu ray movies for example..still a very small % compared to the now mainstream 1080p that is also a signal for us to read how far the market is at this stage.
I won't say you are wrong, i just pointing out reality facts/issues as of today.
I cannot believe 8k is coming very soon, when 4k is not adopted yet, company need to make money and for now 4k is their baby cow. But8k technology exist that i am sure of, and 16k is in the making maybe as we speak of
There is no use to bring out 8k when you don't even have the ,medium to put that one, something newer then
bluray need to be made, and then new medium players need to be brought out, they need to sale first the new 'bluray players' that might also cost a lot since its 'new tech' and since sales will below , price need to be high and this again create a small adoption among mainstream.
so i believe in the next 4 years it is gonna be 4k hmd /tv/monitors etc.
No use to bring out 8k screens hmd when there is not enough content, not enough power,not enough people to buy.
Anyway pimax 8k should keep us pretty warm for the next 2 years at least, if it doesn't break
We know 11080 ti ison the horizon for example this summer,what if tommorow nvidia says,guys this summer we
release 1180ti,for 700$ with 14 TERAFLOPS and in 2019 Q1 we will release 2080ti with20 TERAFLOPS.
i think most people will not buy the 1180ti and just wait for the 2080ti,unlless you maybe rich or have well above normal salary. But ordinary people will sit out and wiat and want bang for buck.
So just writing my thoughts and why i believe gpu power will be ahead of resolution soon, Once we can run the 4k monitors at 120fps with a high end card then you might expect 8k rumors coming out
So don't think we will hear a lot about 8k in the next years,maybe they will even make a little step between??
6k? more milk ,more cows??
And 1 more point to ponder about..how much space is 8k movie gonna take? We need new codecs, new medium,new tech etc new and bigger storage for pc.How much GB would such game native 8k need as install, if it takes like 100gb,people need to start upgrading their HD with 10TB drives at least
how much space does a 4k bluray rip take these days 20gb?
just want to point out, you have to take in account every aspects....
FOVeated rendering might stay or might not,but its a tech that can be used if needed,but i just can't see hmd to take charge in terms of resolution vs TV/monitors just because the market is so small, things are gonna be hjella expensive if they do, and we are looking at 2000$ hmd to make it profitable for companys if they would push a 8k native hmd with foveated rendering within next year or 2,