The Ultra-wide club

Discussion in 'Computer Monitor Forum' started by wavetrex, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    That 49", 144hz, 32:9 Samsung has me drooling. I want to replace my 24", 1080p 144hz and that one seems to tick all the boxes I care about... other than price. Then I can stop being jealous of my fiances 21:9 monitor which is obviously the most important reason of all to purchase. One-upping. :p
     
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    DO EEET!!
     
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    Sure am, its a cracker. :D
     
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  4. MaCk0y

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    Buy 34GK950F or wait for one with proper HDR?
     

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  6. Shataan

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    I have been waiting for the Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ to finally arrive here in Canada. But either Asus is on Crack..... my local Memory Express is on Crack. Or both. You know what they want for this monitor here?

    $3200.00 Canadian. I can get Samsungs Top Oh The Line damn near 70 inch OLED for that price. I dunno whats going on out there. But are monitor prices going to get as bad as nVidias... with their putting a near 2 Grand price point on their 11 gig Ti
    cards??

    So an EVGA nVidia RTX Ti 11 gig card, and the Asus monitor I listed above will set you back 5 Grand here.

    Dave???? I`m..... losing my... mind.........Dave. I`m...... losing.... my....... mind.
     
  7. The Goose

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    Hi guys, for some time now i`ve been using an Aoc 2879vf 4k 1ms screen and with some tweaking got a really good picture in gaming and out of the box the screen has been great for 4k movies, and now due to a change in my no longer love life... i thought what the hell....treat my self....again(recently upgraded to my Msi 2080super xc), for the last week ive been looking at all kinds of 32" monitors but couldnt find the one, the last couple of days ive been looking at the ultra wide screens and noticed a lot have almost identical specs....being 34-35" 100hz and a lowely 4-5ms response time which i found off putting having been used to 1ms and then im not sure where i saw it but i had a glimpse at an EG 35" UWUHD 1MS....i thought thats gotta be a typo, so i did a search and yep its 1ms, i had originally planned on getting a screen with hdr but after playing with the screen presets on my Aoc 4k and noticing the EG has similar options inm not to fussed about hdr.

    Apart from gaming i will be watching mostly 4k movies which is the biggest influence of my decision to ultrawide, fingers crossed i wont have issue that other buyers have had with similar screens.
     
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    The "EG 35" UWUHD 1MS" is UWQHD I believe (3440x1440), so not really 4k. The only higher res UW I can think of are some 3840x1600 LG units, but they are expensive. If you want to watch 4k movies, just get a regular 16:9 display (or TV) 32" and above.
     
  9. The Goose

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    Well my EG35 arrived today, is it perfect.....no, but for £400 its pretty damn close, like many of the higher priced screens it also runs at 120hz(oc`d) although to achieve 120fps in the division2 i need to drop the settings to high, 2160p content on a 16.9 screen has letter box effect but on my new 3440x1440 screen i get fullscreen with no stretching
     
  10. The Goose

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    Manage to use my Eg 35 for about 20mins before it failed while i was chatting on steam chat to my nephew about my new screen, Ebuyer wont reply to my email until monday and element gaming website doesnt appear to exist yet.

    After leaving my Eg35 unplugged for a few hours i tried it again and it worked....for about 20mins then failed again, one thing worth noting is that it was very warm along the bottom bezel on the left side, so i think it may be a case of over heating on default settings which is not acceptable and will be returned.
     

  11. Undying

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    Any recommendation on 1440p/144hz 34" freesync curved monitor? Definitely going with ultra wide seeing and hearing how much more immersive it is since i will mostly game on it.
     
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    You will not avoid a little stretching though. Well, you do get higher image quality than normal 1440p monitor. Surely immersion is on another level, all games supporting ultrawide are better with it if you get used to it.

    Personally I suggest you wait for 2020 monitors with the proper real HDR. Get ultra-wide only if you can afford it and if it has nice specs, panel, brightness, etc.

    For example my monitor is ultrawide, but I killed it for better freesync and hz support I changed the panel through service menu. I converted my 25" 21:9 to 19,5" 16:9.
     
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    Yeah i was thinking of waiting what this year has to offer. Like you said, proper hdr support and maybe an ips panel instead of va.

    I do like my 27" curved va and gonna keep it for watching moves while gaming be on the ultra wide. One more thing, will need an new gpu like 5700xt to drive all those pixels. ;)
     
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  14. The Goose

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    Well my Eg 35 is going back....hopefully for a refund, Iefta message on Eg`s Facebook page regarding issues i had and so far....no reply, it would seem that customer is a week point too for them.
     
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  15. 0blivious

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    My son suddenly needed a monitor. So he gets my old 24"/144hz monitor, I get:

    Sceptre 30-inch Curved Gaming Monitor 21:9 2560x1080p 200Hz (C305B-200UN) ($255)

    For that price and those specs, this'll do nicely. I wasn't planning to buy a monitor this week. Maybe a fast, 1440p 35" or something next year. Or maybe I'll just like this one for awhile...

    {EDIT} Hot damn! I didn't think I'd notice (coming from 144) but 200hz is glorious! Even more speed! I also really like the curve. The seated position, edge to edge viewing angle is just fantastic.
     
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    hey guys for the love of my life i cannot decide on which uw monitor to get....
    i think im gonna skip 2560x1080 and get 3440x1440
    but these get very pricey once they add things like hdr, g-sync
    im looking at MSI Optix MAG341CQ really good price, but no hdr.... and i do want hdr since deep color on the images are nice :)
    but the one with hdr is benq and the price goes tripple... :(
    another thing is i will definately need a new gpu my 1070ti wont be able to run very high at that resolution
     
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    Samsung is also the only brand that got a sharpness slider option inside there monitors, i really like that, other brands dont have it if i am correct.
     
  18. Chastity

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    My BenQ does, tho this one has settings from 1-10.
     
  19. 0blivious

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    It's only been 3 months since I got a 30" 21:9, (few posts up) but I finally pulled the trigger on a decent WQHD monitor. Grabbed it for $900.

    LG 34GK950F (review)

    3440x1440
    34" 21:9 1900R Curved Nano IPS
    FreeSync 2 (gsync works but not "official")
    144Hz Native Refresh Rate
    5ms G2G / 1ms MBR response time
    Colors: 1.07b (8-bit+FRC)
    DCI-P3 98% / 135% sRGB
    1x DP v1.4
    2x HDMI v2.0
    Contrast: 1000:1
    View: 178 / 178
    Brightness: 400 cd/m2
    HDR 400
     
  20. mikeysg

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    I've moved my 3900X + PowerColor VEGA64 Red Devil to my desk with the Samsung 3840x1080 49" 32:9 monitor, reason being so I can use Freesync 2. I have my monitor refresh rate set at 144Hz, though my VEGA64 can't do new games anywhere near that framerate. But older games, and Vulkan games are achieving pretty good framerate (Doom, Doom Eternal, Strange Brigade). Broke out my Topre RealForce 104U 55G + yellow PBT keycaps because it feels so great gaming and typing with it. Moved the steering wheel to hang on the side....
    [​IMG]

    Below is my Acer XR341CK 21:9 75Hz Freesync monitor, great color reproduction and pretty good for gaming as well, I have my i7 3960X + Leadtek GTX1080 Hurricane hooked up to it running Gsync (not official) at 75Hz. I use this for entertainment purposes as well, like chilling to music on the OppO HA-1 with one of my cans, or on the Philips HTL9100 soundbar which is pretty damn good for music.
    [​IMG]
    I'd use the Creative SXFI Theater wireless headphones for movies as with SXFI enabled, the sound becomes much less centered and sounds more, well, room-like (best way for me to describe it). You can see with SXFI Theater wireless dongle thingy on the right of the white coiled cable joining the two halves of my Mistel Barocco MD600 RGB keyboard (the dongle has a blue LED which is also visible)

    21:9 is best suited for watching 2.35:1 movies (you'd get those annoying black bars on top and below with 16:9 monitors/TV, but when cropped to 2.35:1 format, it fills the entire screen, no black bars anymore!
    [​IMG]
     
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