AUO's 85-inch 8K 120Hz HDR TV Sets All New Droolworthy Standard For Visuals

4K panels have pretty much taken over the big-screen television market, and 4K PC gaming was brought to the forefront thanks in part to the GeForce GTX 10 series over two years ago. But what about 8K? It will still be many years before the leap to 8K become mainstream, but that isn't stopping AU Optronics (AUO) from whetting out appetites with a gigantic 85-inch 8K television -- we're talking a 7690x4320 resolution here. Oh, and did we mention that it has a 120Hz refresh rate?
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We don't think that we've seen so much "win" in one place, but here we are. The television features a High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) panel that uses Quantum Dot technology and features peak brightness of 1200 nits (HDR10). AUO even mentions that color saturation cranks up to over NTSC 110%. 

To cap things off, the 85-inch television uses AUO's proprietary GOA (gate on array) tech to produce a bezel-less design, to further help in the immersion factor when watching content.

While this TV has us all drooling at what it could do for movies and TV shows (especially at its native resolution), we now have dreams of 8K gaming dancing through our heads. However, there's little hope for current-generation GeForce GTX 1180 Tis in SLI being able to push a consistent 60fps at 4K with all the details cranked up. That same setup in 8K... or at 120Hz? Fuhgeddaboudit! We'd imagine that even the newly announced GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in SLI would not be able to achieve much better results.

With that being said, we're just glad to see that companies from all different sectors of the hardware community are pushing the boundaries with respect to enhancing our viewing experiences.

Tags:  HDR, auo, 120Hz, 8k, hdr10, ifa2018