I know that a lot of people have written extensively on the problems of outputting 4k video from the Raspberry Pi. I have a similar, but related question, can the Raspberry Pi simply output static images to 4k?

I ask because I'm building a reconfigurable digital gameboard and I would like to make the resolution as high as possible.

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Yes it can

This forum user got 4k HDMI output working on their pi, and shared a sample config file. Simply use that config file, and display the images as you normally would, they will display at 4k.

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    This seems to be only at 15 Hz though, which is pretty tricky. Jul 7, 2018 at 20:15
  • Very good point, however the application is for static images, so frame rate shouldn't be an issue
    – nkizz
    Jul 10, 2018 at 2:03

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