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21:9 is overrated. Once it comes down in price then I will consider it again but to me 4K 40" is where it's at.
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post #32 of 58
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21:9 is overrated. Once it comes down in price then I will consider it again but to me 4K 40" is where it's at.

At this moment, both 21:9 and 4k are not giving consumers the best value or experience....
I estimate it will take a full year or so before we can enjoy what the technology provides today.

For 4K, i've used the Philips 40" and it beats 21:9 hands down in terms of VIEWING experience. The issue with such a massive resolution monitor is that even in today's context, a dual GTX980Ti struggles to pump out good framerates for AAA games such as Witcher 3.
2ndly the lack of G-sync means you may have to deal with tearing which you will not have with 21:9 monitor like the X34.

Since this is a 21:9 thread i will leave it as it is, but the fact is that the compatibility, pricing etc.. is not quite there yet in terms of maturity.
post #33 of 58
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At this moment, both 21:9 and 4k are not giving consumers the best value or experience....
I estimate it will take a full year or so before we can enjoy what the technology provides today.

For 4K, i've used the Philips 40" and it beats 21:9 hands down in terms of VIEWING experience. The issue with such a massive resolution monitor is that even in today's context, a dual GTX980Ti struggles to pump out good framerates for AAA games such as Witcher 3.
2ndly the lack of G-sync means you may have to deal with tearing which you will not have with 21:9 monitor like the X34.

Since this is a 21:9 thread i will leave it as it is, but the fact is that the compatibility, pricing etc.. is not quite there yet in terms of maturity.

The Korean 4K 40" are cheap compare to high end 34" 1440p. I use the PC for a lot and 34" did not really boost my productivity over 27" 1440p. I think it has to do with how Windows works. In 4K i can have have 1080p open with Windows 10 with no effort.
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You mean it looks like this?

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The extreme viewing angle on the sides of 40" VA kind of sucks for text, I was wondering if curved might remedy that. Not noticing the curve sounds like a good thing compared to how I am currently noticing the flatness.
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I've had my lg 34'' 1440p curved for about 2 weeks now and I'm loving it so far. After a while I forget its even curved but the extra space I get in most games is pretty nice.
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post #37 of 58
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Originally Posted by koroshiya8 View Post

For me, curved monitors are largely a gimmick. As an ex-U3415W owner and current X34 owner, i dont notice the curves at all when USING it.. yes it's good to look at when unboxing or admiring it from afar but as far as game play goes, it does nothing to enhance your gaming experience. If any it''s extremely subtle.

Doesn't that mean its doing its job? You would notice the corners are lot further away if you had a flat panel. If you are talking about Tv's I would agree but on a monitor a subtle curve to my eye's does make a difference.
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Originally Posted by Tegiri Nenashi View Post

21:9 dictates ugly framing for most of the real world objects, this is why photographers never use it. Therefore it is the sides, where GPU rendering power is wasted. 16:9 is wider than it is actually warranted, and 21:9 is not "ultra wide". It is ridiculously short.

Exactly thats why movie makers switched to CinemaScope in the 1950's. In the movies people always get framed dead centre of the frame too. Nice one mate.

* The remake of Mad Max is actually mostly centre frame. but that was done for people watching on iMax.
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I partly only come onto threads discussing 21:9 on here to see what kind of fanatical and dogmatic crap Tegiri Nenashi has come up with now. Check out his old posts - he's on a veritable crusade against anyone purchasing 21:9 monitors. Tegiri - you're boring at this point. Crawl back into your hole.

Personally, I am 100% buying a 29" ultrawide in the next few weeks, and I've been planning it for months reading everything possible about the format and various screen options, and the overwhelming response from people *WHO ACTUALLY OWN THEM* has been that they are fantastic, and something these people will never go back from. It seems from their reports that the extra width gives enough of the "surround/eyefinity vibe" without the extra GPU horsepower required or the fishbowl effect on the edges, is easier to adjust for when games require fixes to make it work (something that is becoming increasingly rare), and for gaming or productivity work specifically, is absolutely fantastic. For media consumption, it's a hit or miss bag, with movies being fantastic, new 16:9 TV shows suffering black bars and older 4:3 shows crappy with the amount of screen lost.

In my reading, it does seem that many people are saying that Freesync or Gsync are absolute game-changers for monitor developments, and many people harp on about the benefits of higher refresh rates though it does seem that except for ultra-competitive egamer uses, there are diminishing returns for ultra high refresh rates. For example, the jump from 30 - 45 fps is massive, 45 - 60 is huge, 60 - 75 is big, 75 - 90 is very noticeable but also starting to be diminishing, 90 - 120 becoming less important for smoothness, and 120 - 144hz mostly about the "feel" of response times than anything else. Of course this is a little bit subjective, but the point being that if you're hitting 75 - 90 fps, it seems to be a valuable and worthwhile jump and also an acceptable compromise for other features. I say this, because 21:9 screens with ultra high refresh rates are few and far between, but those with 75hz are readily available and a few with up to 100hz either just or soon to be available.

All in all, I'm getting a 29" ultrawide IPS with 2560x1080p at 75hz (freesync enabled) in the coming weeks, and I cannot wait for it to arrive just in time for Fallout 4. I just can't afford the bigger 34" ones with 1440p UW resolution, despite really wanting one. And even though I have an nVidia GPU, the Freesync monitors will work with 75hz and adaptive vsync (via DP connection) which will suffice for me for now. As the tech progresses I may upgrade in future, but I'm not a competitive gamer and this model (LG 29UM67) seems to cover all my bases and should allow my gtx970 to get solid frame rates until I can afford a brand new build.

Anyway, here's a youtube channel with some fantastic coverage and examples of 21:9 gaming and some objective analysis of the benefits, drawbacks, and little idiocyncrasies which exist in various games.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfsK33BWlxHgglWl9LTAYA
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Originally Posted by Tegiri Nenashi View Post

For media consumption, it's a hit or miss bag, with movies being fantastic, new 16:9 TV shows suffering black bars and older 4:3 shows crappy with the amount of screen lost.

I like being able to have something else on the screen, when watching a 16:9 TV show I can have a twitter open in a strip down the side. Instead of black bars have another window.
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