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Trying to decide between the two:

http://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG_SWIFT_PG278Q/

ROG Swift 1440p

or wait for

http://rog.asus.com/393642015/gaming-monitors/ces-2015-rog-swift-pg27aq-27-inch-4k-lcd-with-gsync/

ROG Swift PG27AQ 4k

Will be using Titan X SLIs, I'm just trying to future proof lol. AND yes I do know there's no such thing as future proofing. Just want to make sure I can play on the best settings for the next 4-5 yeras in gaming if that's possible
Edited by phaseshift - 5/16/15 at 5:31pm
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What's your main applications? What games do you run?

If it's anything competitive like DoTA/LoL, CSGO, even CoD or anything that requires super fast paced action, go with the 1440p. If you want multimedia consumption, single player games, etc go with the 4k.

A word to the wise, windows scaling for 4k is abysmal and 4k app/program support isn't the greatest at the moment. 4k is still in its baby stages and needs to mature before it's widely supported.
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Im in the same boat. I also get caught between wanting a nice IPS G-Sync 144hz 1440p monitor or a 60hz TN 4k G-Sync monitor. 4K has the superior resolution, but everything else stinks.
I will be using a Titan X, and will mostly play single player games, and most of those are rpgs
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yeah windows scaling is pretty bad. who knows, maybe windows 10 will change things up (we can only hope)

currently running a 40" 4k crossover monitor @ 60hz and its fantastic but the scaling is just at the point of still being usable at 100%.

but gaming at 4k is nothing but amazing. i say go 4k but i would be wanting a bit more than 27" of real estate.
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I've tried to go back to 1440p from 4K multiple times and it can't be done.

Scaling in Windows 8.1 works well. Some programs UI do not though although the list is getting smaller and smaller.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

I've tried to go back to 1440p from 4K multiple times and it can't be done.

Scaling in Windows 8.1 works well. Some programs UI do not though although the list is getting smaller and smaller.

What kind of setup do you have?
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My votes for the 1440p monitor. thumb.gif
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if you go with 4k,a betterchoice is wiating for a R9 390X.
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4k all the way. and not sure why every one complains about scaling i have it set to 100% i dont want anything to be scaled up keep it small and give me as much room as i can get
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Go with the 4k.. Scaling is good on windows 10
    
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