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1440p Ultrawide experiences

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by smogsy, 5 Nov 2016.

  1. BluD

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 3,770

    Location: Yorkshire

    The black bars dont really bother me, i had a large wide screen projection tv for years when alot of the channels weren't wide screen so i kinda got used them, then when the monitors starting going wide screen i had to get used to it again as i was still playing CS at 640x480.

    Gotta say i didnt find any problems with the 21:9 aspect when i had my acer, i just didnt find it any more immersive than a normal monitor like most people seem to, i guess i probably just sit too far away for it to really effect me. Maybe when bigger versions come out they will sway me back, would have to be 4k now though as low pixel density just looks nasty after using this 4k screen for a while.
     
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  2. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,553

    Pretty much this. I couldn't go back.
     
  3. DRSEire

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2016

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    Location: Eire

    Great experience.Still have to take a step back in some games and appreciate the visual quality.I've been shot many a time in BF1 while drifting away in the visuals.
     
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  4. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    DOOM is another game which works exceptionally well on 21:9, not just technically but from an immersion point of view.

    Although if you want pure beauty, it has to be Ashes of the Singularity :)
     
  5. Caracus2k

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,970

    Recently gone 1440P wide with an Asus PG348Q. I think that 3440 x 1440 is the current single high end graphic card 'sweet spot' due to the pixel count matching up quite nicely at the moment with the power of a 1080GTX or Pascal Titan. Where as at 4k a Pascal Titan is only just sufficient for high details at high frame rates and for now were stuck at 60hz for 4k displays. Still a pretty expensive investment if your going for a Gysnc monitor... did look at OCUK when buying but they have gone a but mental with the 34"ROG pricing of late!
     
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  6. Captain

    Capodecina

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    Setup my new 34" UW and just tried IW, holy **** it looks good :cool:
     
  7. LokiS

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 639

    Colour me interested, was suprised when viewing an aspect and screen size to an 27 the ultra view is still the same height if not tiny bit more.

    If a game only does 16:9 and you don't want to fiddle around, will the picture just be exactly the same as a 16:9 27" screen?
     
  8. The_Baron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Nov 2011

    Posts: 1,209

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Having good experiences with my X34a. My 980 strix is coping very well with Elite Dangerous at max detail.
     
  9. Radox-0

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    Joined: 9 Mar 2015

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    Location: Earth

    Normally you can get most games working at the resolution, but yes if for whatever reason it will only work specifically at 16:9 then it will be the same as a 27" 16:9 screen. Height wise they are the same you just get the extra pixels going horizontally.
     
  10. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    4K gaming is a waste of time IMO. You need ridiculous levels of power to run with the same quality settings and the difference is extremely subtle once you're immersed in the game itself, especially ones with faster moving graphics.

    Ultrawide makes a far more significant difference to experience and immersion than 4K 16:9 and, as you correctly state, it doesn't place the same demands on your hardware.
     
  11. LokiS

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 639

    Got all excited but been reading the x34a has a scanline issue :(, guess back to waiting again, x34p delayed.
     
  12. Safetytrousers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Mar 2016

    Posts: 1,411

    Location: Moonbase Alpha

    Because of the very large space the base required for the x34 mine was a bit precariously balanced. This after about 6 months of use led it to being knocked to the ground and totally broken.
    I then bought a 27 inch G-sync 16:9 and am much happier in every way with it. The fewer pixels needing to be supplied means my GTX 1080 is able to maintain a much higher frame rate, and I just like the ratio more than 21:9. I had previously been use to a 32 inch screen and I thought I would never want to go back to smaller, but I find the 27 inch just fine. I game further away than a desk position and the 21:9 gave me no sense of extra immersion.
    Also I have two screens, and having to use software to manage two different ratios worked well, but it required management and it was an extra pain I no longer have.

    I'm able to play GTAV with ultra grass, MSAA x2 and most settings at max, and largely maintain over 80fps. No chance with the X34, which often went below 60fps even with grass not on ultra.
     
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  13. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,852

    Location: Autonomy

    Thats not the fault of the monitor.

    I didn't even consider using the stand when I bought mine...I just bought a cheap mount and I've never looked back.


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  14. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

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    Love my lg 34" super ultra wide, can't see me ever leaving super wide monitors. Did think about upgrading to a x34a so I can have gsync and 100hz but I think ill wait a year or two to see what else they can do for super wide monitors.
     
  15. smogsy

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    do you guys know if the issues with the X34 are fixed with X34A?
     
  16. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,553

    What issues in particular?

    Only things I notice is a bit of glow on dark loading screens, and a bit of coil whine at 100hz on certain screens, in fact the only time I've heard the coil whine is when I've got the Aida64 graph screen open and the monitor set to 100Hz.
     
  17. smogsy

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    Coil whine
    Flickering
    Monitor Turning OFF
    very bad Glow
     
  18. james_2k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Aug 2012

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    Asus ultrawide fanboy checking in, its awesome.

    the differences between the asus and x34a come down to, which stand do you prefer and the asus OSD being, just better, in every way owing to the nice little joystick. but that's basically it.
     
  19. nashathedog

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    Joined: 12 Sep 2013

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    I've only had mine for about 4 weeks but the immediate issues I've noticed have been video playback, yes some stuff works with 3rd party software but it does lose some screen space making the videos look zoomed in, I own movies on Talk Talk TV but the software doesn't work there and the movie is 21:9 (ish) but it's letterboxed (WTF?) meaning loads of faffing around.

    Most the games I've tried so far are okay but Skyrim and Fallout 4 are not.

    Would I go back or do I regret going 21:9?

    Absolutely not.

    I have a 34" 3440x1440 freesync monitor and the Fury Tri-x performs admirably, Better than I thought it would.
    I wouldn't recommend the 2560x1080 resolution at 34" or 35".
    I had the Acer 35" model for a week or so and that resolution let it down, It may be fine on a 29" model but not bigger.
     
  20. nashathedog

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    This is what my IPS Asus Dominator was like, All 4 corners had glow with the bottom 2 as you describe. The difference between that and my current IPS is night and day.