Thinking of replacing my monitor for a bigger one, eyes are getting old.

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  1. Sxotty

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    I personally do not understand ultrawide.
    A 32" that has portrait mode seems perfect to me as I can flip it or not depending on what I am doing. I still have a 22" 16x10 though. Living in the past until I can get the monitor I really want. I hate spending money on things that just meet requirements only to then want to purchase something else immediately after.
     
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    My monitor is 7 years old and a new, bigger, better one is a hell of a lot cheaper than a set of glasses that would make it be easier to read. :p

    I tend to not buy monitors unless I need to, but I really would like to try out freesync and higher refresh rates, seems sort of dreamy. And if I can do it for around $150us it won't be a big issue, so I'm looking at least.
     
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    Note that the monitor you linked can only do 48hz-75hz so it doesn't have Freesync LFC. You'll need to keep games above 48fps.

    Also I wouldn't consider 75hz a "higher refresh rate" compared to 60 really, so not sure you're going to notice much there.
     
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    Allow me to bestow understanding upon you....

    F1 2012 Widescreen


    F1 2012 UltraWide ( Imagine watching it without the black bars It plays like that on youtube at least with opera)
     
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  5. Sxotty

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    Davros you bestowed understanding on me. It is for someone else :p
     
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    That doesn't look like Ultrawide. It looks like Eyefinity multimonitor?
     
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    Yeah, it looks more like Cyclops or La Forge than ultra-wide.
     
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    Yep its eyefinity but its an identical resolution and aspect ratio as this
    [​IMG]
    Edit: the monitor is actually higher resolution (5120x1440) than the video

     
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    I've been considering the same thing for a a little while now, and 27" 1440p seems good to me. (No purchase yet, would like an OLED but they don't come in that size.)
    I've seen but didn't dare to try 30" screens (my brother has a pair) they feel way too big to my taste... (and they would be 2160p native and such requiring a very expensive GPU to run at native resolution ^^)
    Depending on what matters most to you it might be a VA (Samsung Odyssey G7 27" 240Hz CURVED) or IPS (ASUS Display ProArt PA278QV 75Hz or Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ 165Hz).
    All are really good screens.
    You can also check https://www.rtings.com/ and https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ for reviews.
     
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  10. Sxotty

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    It is the opposite though .

    A 4k panel looks great at 1080p so I could run old games at 4k and new at 1080. A 1440 means I would need a better gpu IMO. This is why I gave up on monitors and just bought an OLED TV. Eventually I still want a monitor as mine is ancient. I would give up hdr now (given I have oled) , but I would still like 4k 120 hz if possible.
     
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    That makes no sense Sxotty 1440p means a new gpu but 2160p doesnt ?
     
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    It makes sense if you believe that 720p is unacceptable but 1080p is OK. I was going to buy that exact monitor but realized it would cause me problems because of that.

    A brand new fancy gpu will run new games at 4k. A moderate gpu will run new games at 1080p just fine and old games at 4k. The amount of gap between 4k and 1080p is vast in terms of processing power but smaller in terms of visuals than 1440 to 720
     
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    Then go 1440 to 1080
     
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    That is not even.

    2160<-->1080 is perfect scaling.
    1440<-->1080 is a mess.

    It is integer scaling :)
     
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    1440<-->1080 with no scaling is perfect native image
    On of the first lessons you learn about lcd's is they look best at native resolution.
     
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    I'd plan on gaming and using it at whatever the native resolution is, any kind of scaling is noticeable as hell to me and I hate it.

    The only scaling I like is the virtual super scaling I can do with my RX 580, like playing games at 4k on my 1080 monitor. THOSE look better. :)
     
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