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2560x1440 or 2560x1080 for gaming?

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It's time to replace my 1920x1080 monitor. My first choice was a 27" 2560x1440 monitor but after seeing the 29" 2560x1080 Ultra-wide monitor movies I'm not sure anymore what to buy.

Here are some 2560x1080 movies:



The extra horizontal view looks great. I'll be using the monitor only for gaming. What would you choose and why?
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I'm thinking about the same, since its time to upgrade from my trusty Dell u2311! smile.gif

I'm leaning towards 1440p.

21:9 is interesting, and lets you see more in most games (while not being as taxing as larger eyefinity resolutions). Plus, no bezels. But it seems to me 1440p will have more benefits, having in mind general computer use.

To summarize: is somewhat larger field of view worth less pixels and physically smaller monitor size (height-wise)?



EDIT: also, some games (especially older) might have problems in 21:9, in which case you're left with a 23inch 16:9 part of the monitor.
Edited by Tomalak - 1/22/13 at 7:15am
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post #3 of 27
Having owned both, i'd say go with a 1440p purely because the pixel response times are better on these modern panels.
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Having owned both, i'd say go with a 1440p purely because the pixel response times are better on these modern panels.

lol......


what?
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I've played on both and prefer my 1440p panel.

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lol......


what?

My bad I skipped over the thread and didn't read it properly lol.

I have not played with a 2560x1080 so I can't comment.
post #7 of 27
I say go with 1440P...

A lot of games are coming with FOV settings, which can accomplish a lot of what the 21:9 displays are trying to do with gaming.
    
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1440p all the way. those 2560x1080 monitors are so expensive. I got all 3 of my 1440p all together for $150 more than a single 2560x1080 monitor.
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1440p, it's a nice upgrade from 1920x1080 and still has decent usable height when not gaming. I think 1080p would annoy me when using PS or programming, even web browsing would end up odd on 2560x1080, you're going to have a little strip of a site down the middle of you ever go browser full screen
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2560x1080 looks pretty cool. Its too bad that those monitors are so expensive.
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