Resident Evil 4 Remake Gameplay – 4K HDR (150% Render Resolution) looks insane

Having played through Capcom’s just released Resident Evil 4 Remake demo several times in regular SDR, we decided to crank things up a notch and go the whole-hog. Not only did we activate HDR, but pushed the game’s render resolution to 150%. We’re not sure on the math, but it’s way above the native 4K base we were using. Either way, the HDR itself offers a far darker tone to the game. Where we can’t imagine going back to SDR. The darkness felt much more oppressive, brooding unseen horrors, where Leon’s flashlight (in the cabin section) illuminated the grotesque imagery that inhabits that area of the demo. Either way, we’ve recorded the game in 4K HDR, and strongly suggest you take a look at our complete playthrough of the demo at its best (Youtube compression aside).

Too add, pumping the render resolution to 150% makes the visuals extremely refined, even on a 4K monitor. However, it is incredibly taxing on our RTX 4090 which maxed-out at 99% usage. The game still managed to hold upper 50s to 60 fps which offer a smooth gaming experience. Resident Evil 4 Remake releases on consoles and PC from March 24th. You can wishlist the game on Steam here.

Written by: Rob Cram

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