I think there's 26 steps, but that would still be 3328x1872.so you arbitrarily chose who you trust for absolutely no reason?
and then you say Alex says stuff that is not true about PS5 versions, even tho "you have other stuff to do", meaning you clearly don't know if what he says is true or not... you chose to not trust him even tho what he says could be 100% correct.
why would he even do that? he is a die hard PC guy, he literally even said in a DF Direct that he would stop playing games the day PC gaming stopped existing because he wouldn't want to play on console, because part of what he enjoys is the freedom of tweaking settings and modding games.
how do you know that VG Tech's data on resolution here isn't completely false? like I said, from my counts on one of their images it clearly isn't a static 19XXp image, maybe my pixel count was flawed here too, who knows... but why do you trust VG Tech if you really have not a single reason to do so?
what if they have like 4 guys that take turns testing this stuff, and 2 of the 4 are unreliable because they just phone in the pixel counts? you wouldn't even know which one did the test.
edit: just to ride this home even more... I just pixelcounted yet another image VG Tech uploaded from their Performance Mode Pixel counts.
I did a vertical count here, and came back with 25 steps on a 30 pixel ruler.
25 / 30 = 0.8333333333333333
0.8333333333333333 x 3840 = 3200
with a 3200 vertical res it would mean 1800p in this image, not the claimed static 1932p by VG tech.
even if I was 1 step off (which is by far the max I could be off tbh here), it would still be only 1872p not 1932p
let's say I was off by 2, then the count would come out at 3456x1944