If you thought your PC was impressive because it was perfectly happy displaying 4k content on Netflix or Youtube, are you willing to test it out against something running at a higher frame rate? Youtube might have supported both 4k videos and 60 frames per second videos for some time, but lately it’s been testing a few that run at both. Can your PC handle it smoothly?
While there is quite a lot of content on the site at 4K resolutions, there’s only a handful of clips available at that detail level that also runs at a buttery smooth 60 frames per second, but that’s not too surprising considering very few people are actually shooting video at 4k at any decent frame rate right now. In a few years time it might become the norm, but for now it’s much more of a novelty.
Still, if you have a 4k display, here’s a few very detailed clips for you to enjoy:[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEAyDNWaCto’] [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7MQDULNIdU’]
Bizarrely, one of the most recent additions has almost nothing going on visually:[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7MQDULNIdU’]
As TechCrunch points out, these videos are party of a very select playlist called 4k60 put together by the Youtube developers. It will be interesting to see if it gets any bigger in the next few months.
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KitGuru Says: Since I’m still holding fire on buying a 4K display, enjoying these videos at full resolution and frame rate isn’t a luxury I have, but I bet a few of you can do it. How do they look?