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post #11 of 25
Well worth it. It's about twice the pixels and man does it look pretty.
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post #12 of 25
If you can afford it the go for it but realize that the recommend hardware for smooth gaming at those resolutions are to Sli-570's and up or CrossFire-X 6950's and up.
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post #13 of 25
I went from a 25.5" Asus to the 30" Dell, and the difference is huuuge!

And FWIW, I'm using a 460 with it, and it can still handle games at the native resolution. If not, then I knock it down to 1440p, and it still looks very good.
    
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post #14 of 25
I had a U2412 over the weekend and after seeing other peeps 30'' monitors, I bit the bullet finally after tossing and turning over hit *literally* last week, I ordered one, cancelled it, then changed my mind again and reordered it, lol!

Having OCD sucks....


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post #15 of 25
Get 3 for Surround / Eyefinity. wheee.gif

Seriously though, its a great monitor, and it'll be a HUGE upgrade. Just keep in mind you need a very high end CPU and GPU setup to max out games at that resolution.
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post #16 of 25
It's well worth the upgrade in my opinion. I went from a 22" 1680x1050 LCD to this 30" 2560x1600 Dell U3011. Not only did the picture quality increase greatly thanks to the IPS panel but obviously the screen real estate was just a huge jump. I can comfortably write a paper on one half of the screen while researching sources online on the other (or surf overclock.net biggrin.gif). The GPU power you'll need really depends on the games you play and what frame rates your comfortable with. Like Mad Mule said you don't necessarily need a top of the line GPU to enjoy games. I'm running a HD6850 and it's fine for the games I play. With GTA4 at the native resolution the frame rates can get a little low when I'm driving fast in a car but it's not bad and totally playable.
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Worth it for everything else besides gaming
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by curtain carrot;14521209 
How much better would the U3013 be to the current range of 30" monitors?

Who knows, it's only a guess since they skipped U2411, and they skipped U2712 and U3012 now..

But if they use LED on the next 30" then it will use less power and be less hotter.. thats for sure.
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post #19 of 25
Going from 1920x1200 to 2560x1440 is worth it, idk why people say it isn't the best for gaming. Maybe my eyes are just bad but every game looks insane, even TF2 looks insane.
post #20 of 25
Seems to be a consensus here. I'll just add another Yes!
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