How will higher screen resolutions affect gaming in the future?

Episode 1047 (1:25:49)

Anthony from Houston, TX

Anthony is wondering what will happen for gaming with screens that are surpassing even the retina display resolutions. Leo says that the more resolution there is, the more power it will need to process it. So it makes sense that if there's four times more work, the computer will need more power to push it. Leo says that for gaming, from the perspective of the user, higher resolutions won't necessarily look any better. So it's likely that gaming will stay at 1080p for awhile. Once the resolution is high enough that the user can't see the pixels, then any resolution higher than that is just wasted. Refresh rates also won't make things any smoother either.