Random thread contribution, take or leave it:
I'm an X34 guy on a high end system (see sig).
*The size. 34" 3440 x 1440 widescreen is freaking amazing for gaming (however see - later....)
*Pic Quality. My previous monitor was the LG 34" 34uc97-p which uses the SAME panel as the X34 AND the PG348Q (except the LG is locked at 60hz). The pic quality on the X34 is just as good as the Lg's was, which is to say, excellent. Colors are especially amazing. If you try out a TN panel like the Asus ROG Swift after using the LG/X34/PG348Q IPS panel, you may actually think the TN monitor is broken!
*100hz. I came from a 60 hz monitor that uses the same panel as the X34 and PG348Q. I was pushing that with the same 2 x Titan X's so I was pretty much always maxed out at 60 fps in games. Now going to the X34, you will be surprised to learn that even 2 x Titan Xs WONT pull 100 fps in most AAA titles (GTA V, Witcher 3, Far Cry 4 for example) at 3440 x 1440 with all the detail settings maxed. I get around 80 FPS in those games. Going to 80 fps honestly doesn't feel THAT much smother than my old 60 HZ screen, but I do believe I noticed some improvement, especially in fast games where I get the full 100 FPS (example, WarThunder)
*The stand. I think the factory stand on the X34 looks infinitely better than the coke can looking stand on the PG348Q, but obviously this is subjective
*G-sync. I dont give it a love because I cant really be sure how my games would look without it. When I was playing at 60 fps on the LG, I didnt seem to notice much tearing or anything like that (The one exception would be WarGame Red Dragon where the screen often did a horizontal tear when panning the map, it doesn't do that on the X34). But I believe its making AAA games that only get 80 FPS seem smoother.
*The LED system. You have the ability to set it so that it the under screen LED is tied to G-Sync being on or off. Example, White G-sync is off / Red g-sync is on. This is a friendly feel-good hardware confirmation to know the G-sync you paid for is active and working, at least according to the monitor.
*BLB/IPS Glow. Black light bleed and/or IPS glow (not sure how you tell the difference) on the X34 are comparable to the LG 34 which uses the same panel. You dont game with the brightness set at 100%. Mine is somewhere around 40%. At this level, even dark games like Elite Dangerous look just fine. No, it's not OLED or TN when it comes to this. But if you are used to big IPS panels in the first place, you won't even notice the BLB.
*Its 2016 and you will STILL find games that dont natively support 3440 x 1440. Examples, Fallout 4 and the new Homeworld Deserts of Whatever Game. Fallout 4 has some pretty simple INI edits that force 3440 x 1440 well enough, but Homewards .ini edits do NOT work for many widescreen players, myself included. I can only get it to show 2560 x 1440 and thus black bars on both sides of the screen.
*Some small QC issues. Many early adopters of the X34 reported a lot of little QC problems with a 1500 dollar monitor shouldn't have. The only one mine suffers from is the wake from sleep issue, however I haven't had sleep enabled on a monitor since the days of 19" CRTs so personally I dont care. But, its a bug that shouldnt be there.
*OSD. Yes, the menu interface is as bad as people say. Thankfully, once its set you never have to touch it again. The only time I find myself going back into the settings is to occasionally enable the on screen frame rate counter in the top right corner. But that's not so often.
*The Logo. The red Predator name badge on the front is pretty stupid looking, but you won't notice it ever again after the first 5 minutes of use.
*The curve. Im still not sure if I like the curve or not in normal desktop use. In games, I believe its just fine. As for having multiple rectangular windows open for desktop productivity, I'm undecided if I would prefer curve or flat.
*This is just an FYI, but you need HIGH end cards, and TWO of them, if you expect to get 80-100 FPS at 3440 x 1440 with details cranked up. Again, Im running 2 x Titan Xs and a 8 core 5960X, all OC'ed under custom water as well, and I still DONT get 100 FPS in Far Cry 4, Witcher 3, or GTA V. Expect about 80 FPS in those games with 2 x Titan Xs or 2 x 980 Tis. Or be willing to turn down AA etc.
Looking forward to the release of the PG348Q. The more 21:9 screens out there, the more pressure on game devs (looking at YOU Fallout 4 and Homeworld...) to support this resolution without user .ini edits.
Edited by skypine27 - 2/12/16 at 8:02pm