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AU Optronics is set to start shipping 8K in 1H 2018

4K panels is set to reach penetration 40% of the TV market this year

AU Optronics is set to start shipping 8K in 1H 2018

AU Optronics is set to start shipping 8K in 1H 2018

Today 4K TVs are bringing an increasingly common sight, so much so that Au Optronics thinks that it will have 40% market share of the TV market by the end of 2018.

Now AUO is looking beyond 4K, with plans to start shipping 8K displays in the first half of this year, delivering display resolutions that are four times higher than 4K with an expected market penetration of 10% by 2020. 

At CES 2018 we have already seen demand for 8K panels from major manufacturers, with the Japan Olympics in 2020 already being set to be broadcasted at resolutions of up to 8K. The question now is how quickly consumers will adopt 8K, especially after the slow adoption of 4K screens. 

AUO is also set to increase the production of their smaller display sizes, which are most commonly seen in mobile phones and notebooks, with an eye on the automotive market where interactive screens are set to become a lot more common. A lot of this is due to the growth of the electric car market as well as the future introduction of self-driving vehicles. 

  

AU Optronics is set to start shipping 8K in 1H 2018  

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22-02-2018, 09:42:13

Dicehunter
4K 144Hz needs to become a thing first before 8K IMO.Quote

22-02-2018, 09:51:47

Avet
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
4K 144Hz needs to become a thing first before 8K IMO.
You need hardware that can run 4K 144Hz first. I don't know any that can do it at the moment.Quote

22-02-2018, 10:36:09

looz
I can see 1080 being able to run CS:GO and Overwatch at 4K 144Hz, and those cover significant portion of high refresh rate gamers. :PQuote

22-02-2018, 11:01:26

Bartacus
Elite Dangerous runs nicely at 4K too, since it's not too hard on the hardware.Quote

22-02-2018, 11:07:52

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
You need hardware that can run 4K 144Hz first. I don't know any that can do it at the moment.
I've noticed over the last few years since 144Hz became a thing, GPU manufacturers would push the envelope more and more, Once 1440P 144Hz became a thing the need for GPU power went up quite a bit so I do think based on my observations that when we get more demanding monitor tech we will get higher powered GPU's so it's a win/win situation.Quote
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