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Is QHD really worth it ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by j.i, Dec 4, 2016.

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  1. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I currently own an 34 ultrawide screen with 1080p/60hz
    Since I got a gtx 1080 I've been thinking about getting a more demanding screen, since it is kind of a waste of money to use a 1080 with 1080p as it never really uses it's full potential

    some people claim they don't notice any difference with qhd, others say they would rather play on low settings at qhd than on ultra 1080p
    So it is really worth getting a new monitor? I mean these UW screens with higher res are not cheap, a curved uwqhd will run you atleast 730€, a non curved 600€
     
  2. Benjibar

    Benjibar New Member

    Yes, the difference between 1080p and 1440p is very noticeable. Also, the difference between 60hz and 144hz is significant. I'd get a 1440p 144hz ips display with a gtx1080.
     
  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    is there actually a 34 inch monitor with 1440 p and 144hz? I mean it must atleast cost 1000$
    Also, I doubt the 1080 can produce more than 60-70 fps on that res

    do you have any pics to compare maybe?
     
  4. Benjibar

    Benjibar New Member

    Just google it. It'll show it better than any photo I can take. A 1080 can definitely push those frame rates on some titles. I use a fury x and get 144fps on tons of games on max settings, though I dont play all the obvious AAA games. More like rocket league types.

    I got a mg279q for £450. It'd free sync but I wouldn't even bother with any adaptive sync monitors
     
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  5. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    definitely a good deal, but I'll stick to uw monitors
    Only one I could find with the specs you mentioned was an acer one for 1200€ ^^
    So I will have to stick to 60 hz
     
  6. GreenChris90

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  7. slimjim8201

    slimjim8201 New Member

    I have a Dell 34" curved UW and run it at 3440x1440. It can overclock to 75hz but it's happier at 60. With my GTX1060, I can run BF1 at high/ultra settings and maintain FPS in the mid to low 70s. I believe the Acer X34 can over clock to 100hz and also has gsync. That would be the best ultra wide for gaming.


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  8. Benjibar

    Benjibar New Member

    Is the Dell TN or IPS? I know people use TN for response times but for the sake of 4ms extra IPS looks so much nicer
     
  9. slimjim8201

    slimjim8201 New Member

    The dell is IPS. Picture quality is outstanding. GTG times are in the low 20ms range.


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  10. jpants94

    jpants94 Active Member

    my 970 is able to run a few games at 4k, 60hz. I just bought a 4k, 1ms, 60hz monitor during Black Friday. It's a TN panel though so maybe not the best picture but I can definitely see the difference between this monitor and the 1080p ips one right next to it. I would highly recommend looking at 1440p monitors if your card can handle it.
     
  11. Benjibar

    Benjibar New Member

    I'd always chose 1440p with a higher frame rate than 4k at a lower one. I say that having sold a 4k monitor to go 1440p for that reason.

    Can't wait for affordable oled monitors. There's a Dell one for some horrific price which does 4k 120hz (though no gpu can push that out currently)
     
  12. rode_leeuw

    rode_leeuw Active Member

    I feel like I have seen this discussion before? can't find it though
     
  13. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    is it the Dell UltraSharp U3415W, 34" you own?
    I've seen the acer one but I'm not comfortable enought with spending that much on a monitor
     
  14. slimjim8201

    slimjim8201 New Member

    Yes


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  15. jpants94

    jpants94 Active Member

    The monitor I got was only 250, normally 400. So it works for me for now. Once 1440p 144Hz monitors become more affordable, i'll probably use the 4k monitor as a secondary or something.
     
  16. PrideHeart

    PrideHeart Active Member

    Depends, for gaming? Nah you don't really need it. Graphic design? Yeah I would say so.
     
  17. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    It's nice the have the extra pixels
     
  18. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking into upgrading into a 4k TV and from what I've read you can't tell until the screen is around 60" and up, now granted..a PC monitor is much closer and it does make sense that you don't need much antialiasing to get rid of the jaggies with such great resolution. For now though the graphics card's and monitors are a bit expensive but it'll be cool to have everything 4k in the next couple years.
     
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  19. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    There is a noticeable difference between 1440 and 1080 for productivity, but in game? Well I suppose Dark Souls 3 does look very pretty in 1440 and maybe if you look very closely at something it might be a little smoother, but as for saying th.ey would rather play at low 1440 than high 1080? That is insane. It is not that noticeable gaming. For productivity absolutely, but for gaming it isn't that big of a difference. That being said your 1080 could definitely take full advantage of it, I am gaming at 1440 with just a 970.
     
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  20. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hey j.i I have 3 QHD monitors, but not ultrawide.

    Just a little info: In regards to the screen you're thinking about (QHD UW) - your eyes need to be about 31" (79cm) away from the screen to ensure you cannot distinguish between individual pixels. Basically the larger the screen, the more pixels you need + the further you need to sit to achieve 'retina' status.

    QHD is a great choice for gaming. GTX 1080 can handle 4K, but it's probably overkill and you wont get above 60 frames per second either. 1080p is honestly kind of old (for PC gaming), especially because you have such a nice GPU. A G-Sync QHD UW IPS (3440 x 1440) is probably the best choice right now.
     
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