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Recommendation, gsync, ultra wide monitor for gaming up to £1k

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by colec, May 25, 2020.

  1. colec

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    After some recommendations for a new monitor. Thanks in advance
    Wanting ultra wide with gsync for gaming. Mainly pc gaming (90%) , but also one I Will be able to use on next gen consoles .
    Budget around £1k.
    I currently have a Acer Predator XB271 and play on 1440 resolution. May play in 4k in the next few years after upgrade and don’t want to update monitor again .

    Currently the x34 is winning , but I was hoping for 4k and hdr, but the x35 just doesn’t seem worth the extra 1k

    Thanks
     
  2. Fyter

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  3. markymoo

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    What’s the difference between those two?

    Top one says Freesync Premium and bottom one says Freesync 2. Which is better?
    I ask as I have a Vega 56 however the top one also has Gysnc which could be futur proof should I switch my card.

    I can see top one is 160hz and bottom 144hz (won’t matter on my setup as Vega 56 and i7 2600k so won’t get anywhere near those.

    Is the top one a newer version of bottom? Or is one aimed at Nvidea and other AMD?
     
  4. LiE

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    I've pre-order the 34GN850. It looks like an amazing monitor.
     
  5. Fyter

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    Yes its a great monitor but I think its a bit too expensive in the modern market since you can now get 3440x1440 144hz for just under 400. I think a 600-750 price tag would have been more reasonable premium for the better LG panel. LG's business and their marketing, we cannot do much about it I guess.
     
  6. LiE

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    Yep it's the price these top end monitors cost sadly. The £400 Iiyama has good specs but looks like QC is poor and it has some issues.
     
  7. markymoo

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    Just found https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/44df116098
    This explains difference in both monitors. Looks like the 34GN850 has a few nice upgrades. Though Freesync Premium is one step down from Frysnc2 of the other monitor. Even though I have a Vega56, would seem more of a sensible choice out of the two. Plus uses less power.

    Do Overclockers deal with any issues/replacements, should you have any dead pixels or extreme light bleed? I do get 8% off with work at the Indian food sounding retail outlet. However may be willing to pay the bit extra to have peace of mind.
     
  8. colec

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  9. Woodsta888

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  10. Fyter

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    Hopefully iiyama can iron out these minor issues we have experienced. They have a solid warranty scheme. I will be in the market for one if they manage to sort it out as I don't belive the LGs are worth 2.5 times the iiyama monitor. Id rather spend the cash on a better GPU/SSD/CPU.
     
  11. Fyter

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    4K 120hz is very demanding, not sure if its worth switching to 4K yet as we don't have the hardware capable of running all games at such framerates at that particular resolution. 1440p is the sweet spot at the moment, high end cards can run most games at higher resfresh rates, maybe optimise a few settings if need be. Hopefully Ampere/Hopper can make 4K gaming more mainstream for the PC gamers.
     
  12. Woodsta888

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    Was answering the OP as he specced 4k. And I've been running 4k for years. FRamerates in reviews are with everything turned on; particularly post processing settings designed to make potato resolutions look better. With 4k you can turn them all off.

    Unless you have OLED then HDR is a gimmick with anything less than 1000 nits.

    Keep an eye out for TV LG B9, C9 though smallest 55 inch sometimes can be had for ~£1000 new in sales, Full HDR and G-sync but can only game PC @ 120hz x 1440P until gfx cards with HDMI 2.1. For future console gaming that's where I'd be looking at. New LG CX 48 inch is a bit smaller but more expensive.

    LG OLED TV for proper HDR or like I did drop the HDR. That ACer does have HDR but only 400 nits and not worth it. Cant use VRR with it on either I don't think.
     
  13. colec

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    thanks for all the advice/recommendations guys, much appreciated
     
  14. Fyter

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    I comparedf
    https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/comparison/e328116b87

    Apologies for the delay in my response. You will need to get the g variant of the 950 since the hz range is better than the f (30-120 hz vs 55-144hz) if you want 950 but i still think the 850 is the better option since its 48-144hz and apparently overclockable to 160hz. It works on both AMD and Nvidia and the freesync premium low frame rate compensation feature is also available on gsynch compatible by nvidia cards.
     
  15. Fyter

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    Sorry I must have overlooked the 4K part. I agree OLED is the future at least if you want the true HDR experience, the only problem is its expensive and we dont have a lot of oled monitors on the market yet thus prices are ridiculously high atm. Hopefully in the future there will be more competition, thus we can get smaller screen sizes at more affordable prices, perhaps ultrawide 144hz panels.
     
  16. Zeebedy

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    Go 16:9. Get a 43" 4K 120Hz monitor from ASUS.

    Its a beast.