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Right now I have 21,5" samsung monitor (TFT/TN), and GTX 570. I'm thinking about buying 1440p IPS 27" monitor and GTX 980, but that's quite big cost.

I know GPU is necessary to play witcher 3 or battlefront, but what about the monitor? Is this worth upgrading?

If I'll be sitting in the same distance to the monitor, won't bigger screen and smaller letters make the same impression as my current monitor?
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I went from a 23'' 1080p to a 27'' 1440p and I'll never go back.
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Originally Posted by khernik2 View Post

Right now I have 21,5" samsung monitor (TFT/TN), and GTX 570. I'm thinking about buying 1440p IPS 27" monitor and GTX 980, but that's quite big cost.

I know GPU is necessary to play witcher 3 or battlefront, but what about the monitor? Is this worth upgrading?

If I'll be sitting in the same distance to the monitor, won't bigger screen and smaller letters make the same impression as my current monitor?

Bigger screen and better resolution is what your getting, not just "small letters" (assuming your current TN monitor isnt 1440p and is probably 1080p)

Resolution aside, some people will even recommend going from TN to IPS, but I personally think this is more of a preference and something you should try to see in person. IPS does have much better color and viewing angles, much better looking but at the cost of a slower refresh rate, IPS glow if you really care, or cost. I personally own a TN and an IPS monitor. I love them both as my TN is a 144Hz / 1ms which is amazing for FPS games, and a 27inch 144Hz/5ms IPS monitor that looks absolutely amazing. Im starting to notice the IPS glow more now that they are side by side but it doesnt bother me. I prefer TN strictly for competitive FPS playing where every advantage counts and having a 1ms (atleast to me) is worth it, and i like the IPS monitor literally for everything else.
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I highly recommend it! I'm running a 34" ultrawide (21:9) 3440x1440 and I absolutely love it. I'd never go back to 1080p. thumb.gif

The Witcher 3 is such a better experience on QHD. It's a gorgeous game that requires a lot of horsepower. It even beats up on my 980 Ti Classified.
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1440p is now he sweet spot .
i just purchased a Dell U2515H , will never go back to 1080p when i try my sons 1080p gaming monitor every thing seems to big and cramped.
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I recommend the Crossover 2795. Its a 1440p 27" IPS with OC ability (I have mine at 96 hz) and it looks amazing. It can be bought from ebay or amazon for around the $300 mark. Also there is a whole thread dedicated to this monitor. I run it with an 970 and have a good experience, a 980 would be just icing on the cake.
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I went from 23" 1080p to 27" 1440p with a single GTX 980 and it's absolutely worth it. Granted, this is just temporary until something much better comes out (similar resolution, variable refresh rate, low response time/lag, not TN or IPS).
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post #8 of 9
I'll go against the grain and say that, for the time being, I prefer gaming at 1080p. Why? Refresh rate is more important to me than resolution and my 970 would struggle to sustain 120+ Hz at 1440p. At 1080p I can turn practically all of a game's settings to maximum and still maintain a decent refresh rate (true, you don't always need to at 1440p, but it's still something to consider). There are also zero good VA 1440p 120+ Hz panels available at the moment, and I have no interest in the current range of IPS monitors.
Edited by Vigil - 10/23/15 at 6:53pm
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I got my first 1440p monitor yesterday and wow its worth it.

The space gains on the desktop is huge, it makes a lot of things easier, there was initially a shock factor at the size of text but I have already overcome it. Many websites are actually easier to read as they using fonts designed for high DPI displays.

I did have a concern about gaming at 1440p as it works GPU's so much harder, so I tried project cars out at my old resolution (1050p), I tried both scaling preserving aspect ratio via gpu and mapping 1:1 via gpu. Both were fine for me, the scaling on the former wasnt particularly noticeable and the latter which I feared would be too small on the screen was ok also (remembering I have moved from 22" to 27"). (on gaming I agree with vigil basically)

Also a consideration is many software dev's are now designing for higher resolutions, e.g. on my 1050p display, windows modern UI looks way too big, but looks good at 1440p (main rig is win7 but I tested over remote desktop).
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