Gaming on Dell’s 8K $5,000 monitor
Mark Walton

Specs: Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

32 inches

8K 7680×4320 at 60Hz

Response time
6ms (grey to grey)

400 cd/m²


Colour depth
True 10-bit

Colour spaces
100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut, sRGB, and Rec 709. 98 percent DCI-P3

72cm x 21.5cm x 61.7cm with stand, 72cm x 5.3cm x 42cm without stand

2x DisplayPort 1.4

4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm line out

3 years


$5000 (UK price TBC)

While Acer’s 4K, HDR-ready, 144Hz Predator X27 gaming monitor is pretty hot, Dell has something even better: the 8K Dell UltraSharp UP3218K (buy here).

This, if you’re unfamiliar, is a display that sports a whopping 7680×4320 pixels spread over a 32-inch 10-bit IPS panel.
It can display a 33-megapixel image pixel-for-pixel at a density of 280ppi, and at 100 percent of the Adobe RGB colour space.
It requires the bandwidth of two DisplayPort 1.4 ports to function, and, predictably, it costs just shy of $5,000 (UK release and price still TBC, but don’t expect much change from £5,000).
But then, this is a display that is so far ahead of the curve that $5,000 seems almost reasonable.
In addition to all those pixels running at 60Hz, the 10-bit IPS panel also covers 100 percent of the sRGB colour space, 100 percent of Rec 709, and 98 percent of DCI-P3. Whatever creative field you’re in—photography, cinematography, graphic design, publishing, game development—Dell’s 8K monitor has you covered.
It’s even factory calibrated to a Delta E of less than two.
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