Need help with monitor choice!

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Matthew sword, Oct 17, 2016.

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  1. Hello everyone,
    I have the new razer blade stealth and am waiting in my core to ship on Oct 28th. I also have a gtx 1070 founders edition waiting to plug in once it's here. I'm looking for some advice on monitor resolution. I basically only play world of warcraft and please if u haven't played the new expansion pleas refrain from commenting as the graphics are not what all the older players think. Yes it use to be u could play wow on anything and max the settings but now it's a relatively demanding game when u try to max everything in the settings. So my question is what resolution will give me the best looking image at or above 60fps almost constant. I've seen i3s with a 1070 run 4k pretty easy in heavy zones and raids. But I don't know about the low power cpu that is in the new razer blade stealth is as good as that. I also assume the bandwidth of the Thunderbolt 3 will lower the performance of my 1070 a little at the least. I don't want to get a 1080p monitor and cap every at 60 or even a 144hz if the 1070 could handle 1440 or 4k. I want at least 60fps in all scenarios eve raids at the max settings. Should I get a 1080 144hz monitor, 1080 144hz with gsync, 1440 60hz, or 4k? I don't want to spend over 400$ on a monitor and would like to be around the 300 or lower aspect. Any help would be great
     
  2. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    Whenever you talk about MMO's its all about proper use of real-estate. I myself prefer MMO's and RPG's to FPS/Dota style games.

    I would highly suggest an ultra wide 3440x1440 (Curved or flat is preference) this gives you the most lateral space available at a very high quality allowing you the most usable space for toolbars and also your visual space.

    Whatever your setup now with WoW think of adding an additional monitor onto one side and making it seamless transition. Its one of those gaming experiences that once you try you cant go back to anything else.

    However offset is, not all games support Ultra-Wide and not all games look good on Ultra-Wide. You can (with most Ultra-Wides) use programs to make your computer virtually have 'two' monitors or other split variations allowing you to full screen some game on half or three quarters of the Ultra-Wide and keep the other part for browser or whatnot.

    Either way, that's my two cents, you can also go with a traditional 16:9 4k, which will also give you a lot of real-estate but in my opinion its not as usable of real-estate as an Ultra-Wide
     
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  3. Got ya. Thank u for the info! But would the 1070 and new razer blade stealth be able to push 4k or 1440 over the Thunderbolt 3 on the core? That's what I'm worried about mainly frame rate at that resolution with max settings
     
  4. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    There are other various threads about bench-marking on the 10 series of geforce so i wont go into that. As far as what i would expect out of a 1070 on the core. I would expect at max graphics to be fine (for WoW) at 50-60fps on a ultra-wide or 4k. You may hit occasional spikes during high partical effects in raids dropping it to roughly 45fps but I would assume most of the time to be holding solid at 60fps. Take a look HERE for a blog on FPS/Core though this is on a 1080 not a 1070

    I know for a fact you wont be able to get max graphics on a 4k/UW with G-Sync pushing 100+ FPS, just not possible. Display port/HDMI 2.0 are not capable of doing more than 60fps on those higher resolutions. Hence why most of the 144hz monitors out there are only 1080p in resolution (See Acer Predator line, Asus ROG line, or other similar gaming monitors; You either get high refresh -100+- or you get high resolution.. not both)

    • G-sync 1080 would be great for FPS as your real-estate is not as important but quality and reaction time are
    • 1440/4k have lower frame rate (capped at 60 or 75) but make up for that in usable space for your UI
     
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  5. Perfect! Thank u so much! I may just get a 4k and lower some settings slightly. That way if I ever decide to upgrade to a actual desktop down the road I'll have at least a high resolution screen I was just scared about getting a 4k and something weird with the core and Thunderbolt 3 introducing something to lower fps bad bad lol. And if it's to high I can always lower the res on the 4k. What do u think?
     
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  6. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    All about preferences my friend, I dont do FPS games or Dota style games, so i prefer my ultra wide so i have more usable space. I would suggest, if you can, go to an electronics/computer store and try out an ultra wide and a 4k. Or if you have friend(s) with them try them out. Picking between ultra-wide and 4k is not really about the specs or math or qualities its about user experience and there is nothing better to find out if that experience is right for you than to just go and test it out.
     
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  7. Very true! I wonder if best buy has anything in display to look at monitor wise. I think that's the only "electronics" store close to me
     
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  8. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

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    I found some benchmark testing for the new wow, it seems like if you don't max out all settings you do get about 70 fps with your 1070 at 4k
     
  9. Am I reading the pics wrong? It looks like that was for 1440 unless I'm looking at it wrong lmao I'm on my phone so things look weird on the small screen
     
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  10. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    the green one is 1440p with high settings, the yellow one 3840x2160 with everything maxed out
     
  11. Remamian

    Remamian Well-Known Member

    Interesting but the UW benchmark was done at 4x MSAA and the 4k was done at 8xMSAA which is why there is such a drastic difference (See resolution description at the bottom of those)
     
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  12. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    yeah I don't know why the compaired an UW and non UW, but the point is that unless he puts all the settings on max it will run smoothly
     
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