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Do you notice a difference between 4k60 vs 4k30 in normal desktop usage?

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Dec 29, 2013
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Montr

Do you notice a difference between 4k60 vs 4k30 in normal desktop usage?

I just found out my MB can just do 4k30. Would be a hassle for me to go to my parents to get the old r7 370 and put it in. So I'm wondering if that's worth ...
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Apr 29, 2018
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Vancouver
Oh yes, most definitely. At 4K30 things are laggy and jittery
Deal Expert
Feb 24, 2018
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4K30 is fine for productivity work and light media.

- Data Entry
- Office Suite
- Spreadsheet / Computation
- Application Work
- Emails & Internet Browsing
- Streaming Videos (Light Media)

Most YouTube videos are roughly 30 fps, so it manages fine there too.

I wouldn't game on this screen, and I'd set the Windows GUI to max performance and only enable 'smooth scrolling' and 'smooth fonts'.
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Oct 23, 2004
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Assuming you're using a large 4K display yes absolutely, 30hz would be a headache. I even notice a huge difference now in normal desktop usage between 60hz and 120hz though 60hz is good enough most of the time.

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