Video Card Confusion


We don’t feel like it’s the best time to invest a lot in 4K.  Take video cards for example.  With HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, h265, and several other factors in the mix (e.g., is your 4k60fps, 4:2:0 color space sampling or is it capable of 4:4:4?) there is a lot for the consumer to understand and figure out.  A lot more of this will be standardized and resolved in 2016.  There are still a lot of software bugs and decoding issues too along other kinds of annoyances that won’t stop someone dedicated enough.  But it’s not a straightforward experience yet and early adopters may be punished in various ways.

That said, if you want to try and future proof your video card purchase for right now then we suggest Nvidia graphic cards based on the Maxell 2 platform (GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980, GTX 970 and Titan X).