21:9 or 16:9

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Badgertista, Aug 8, 2016.


Do you prefer gaming on 16:9 or 21:9 ?

  1. 21:9

    8 vote(s)
  2. 16:9

    8 vote(s)
  3. I like so see a large bezel in the middle of 2 monitors

    2 vote(s)
  4. I like to see "2" large bezels while using a triple monitor setup

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    A few weeks back, I made the switch to a LG Ultrawide 1440p monitor 34UC88-B. When placed my order, I was a little scrared that I might not like the 21:9 curved format and that I would end up returning it. But I was so wrong! Honestly, now that I've tasted 1440p Ultrawide on a 34" monitor, I could NEVER go back to a 16:9 monitor.

    So what about you guys? Do you prefer gaming @ 21:9? 16:9? I've also added a 3rd choice for dual monitor setups :)
  2. Blu3Bro_xf_rzr

    Blu3Bro_xf_rzr Active Member

    I've always stuck with 16:9. I've found it comfortable and though I may have never tried 21:9, I'd be a little skeptical on how it feels. I could be wrong.
  3. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    That's how I felt before trying :)
    But you do need a deep desk for a 34" monitor ...
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  4. d1337tion

    d1337tion Member

    Actually I have a pretty normal sized desk and I use my 34" just fine.

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  5. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    Thats a nice american keyboard.

    I would want to do a 21:9 screen, but they all seem to be very expensive, so for now my 23 inch 16:9 just has to do.
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  6. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master

    Nice monitor how much did it cost?

    do many games even support ultrawide? I know No Mans Sky will which would be amazing on that kind of screen but the main reason i've yet to plunge on ultrawide is for the support
  7. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    Anything over 24" deep I consider a "deep desk". Anything 24" or smaller is too small :)

    Most games support 21:9. I mean, most games already supported multi-monitors setups, which is even larger than 21:9, for many years.
  8. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I'm using a 21:9 34inch monitor for nearly a year now and I absolutly love it
    However it is a flat one, does is really make that much difference if it is curved?
    I mean from an optical point of view, the radius of the circles seems to be too big and the eye distance should be longer...
  9. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I never tried a flat one, so I can't really tell. But I like the curve on mine.

    They say it's more immersive. I don't know how much more it is, but I like what it does. I had the chance to compare in store and prefer the curved ones, but again it's not the same when looking at it in store VS on your desk.
  10. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    good to hear that, honestly I've always been interested in curved monitors, however what kept me from buying one are the high prices, here in my country you get a normal one for ~400 and the cheapest curved one is about 730€...
  11. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    I grabbed my LG when it was on sale @ 799$ Canadian, which was cheaper than the flat one :)
  12. At the moment I have a dual monitor setup. My main monitor is a 24" LG 24GM77 (16:9 144 Hz, ~$250 on Amazon) and my secondary monitor is a 24" Dell (16:10).

    I don't like wide screens, but I wouldn't mind using one. I can just change the resolution to 1920x1080 an ultrawide monitor.
  13. d1337tion

    d1337tion Member

    LOL, this image was taken right after I set up everything, so this was the default colour scheme on my Corsair Strafes, currently it's all rainbowy.

    I paid ~605 USD for my monitor. http://www.samsung.com/us/computing...ra-wide-curved-screen-monitor-ls34e790cns-za/

    I got mine for colour reproduction mainly though (Spyder Pro calibration was needed).
  14. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    Dual monitor set up? Thats not really suitable for gaming if you would game on those 2 monitors.
    I'd suggest triple monitor set up :). allready have 2 now i need to get the third one!
    Personally i think the immersion with 3 monitors is more than with 1 monitor(21:9 in your case)
  15. kurohyo

    kurohyo Active Member

    i have never tried a 21:9 but i believe I'd fall in love if I had one
  16. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    Just added another option in the poll just for you :wink_:
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  17. Hadesgatee

    Hadesgatee Active Member

    changed my vote :)
    It is a fair point when you think about the bezel in between the screens, but i must say it is not really bothering me at all...
  18. kurohyo

    kurohyo Active Member

    the LG 34UC98 is the one id like to have if i had the money the curve looks so great!!!
  19. Badgertista

    Badgertista Well-Known Member

    34UC88 is cheaper if you don't need the TB ports. It's the same monitor minus the 2 thunderbolt ports.
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  20. GreenChris90

    GreenChris90 Active Member

    21:9 is probably the way to go, when the price goes down I will definitely have to pick one up!
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