PS3 at 120 FPS?
Mr. Ken Kutaragi is batting another one out there. This time he says that the PS3 will be capable of running games at 120 FPS. Never mind the fact that no displays can refresh their screens 120 times a second, Mr. Kutaragi wants to be prepared just in case it’ll happen.
I have to say that I don’t care. I recently switched my monitor from 85 Hertz down to 75 because it was buzzing at 85. And you know, I don’t miss it. So I’m not so sure 120 Hertz is gonna be such a big deal. And it’s not something that projector manufacturers are even pursuing right now. They’re working on colour rendition, 3-chip DLP designs, 1080p, CableCARD 2, and especially bringing costs down. Nobody’s asking for 120 Hertz, and I don’t think people will even realize its benefit.
However, it does speak to the power of the PS3. If it can do 120FPS, then 2 x 60FPS should be doable as well. After all the PS3 will have two HDMI outputs. And… well you know I don’t think that’s really worth the bother either.
What this really means is that that 1080p is doable, feasible, and probable. Which is a good thing. The faster we get to 1080p the better, in my mind. I hope to buy a 1080p front projector one day, and blow up the image really big. And every little pixel helps.
But that’s not all! Mr. Kutaragi then goes on to talk about “Super HD”, expected in 2008. Super HD (approximately 4K, becoming more popular cinema circles) has a resolution of 2160p. That’s four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 image. Currently Sony has a 4K digital projector for cinema. Amazing!