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I'm just excited to use 21:9. I currently use a 27" 1440p Qnix overclocked to 120Hz and have forced a 2560x1080 resolution. I love the way 21:9 zooms out the camera perspective in the games that I play (currently Black Desert Online and League of Legends) and it looks really good for movies. However the ultrawide 1080p resolution is very limiting for me and really makes me want ultrawide 1440p.

I'm not sure if the reported 75Hz will be enough for me, but I play games casually now, so high refresh rates are of lesser priority. I'd like to stick to my ITX platform, so I'm hoping the single-GPU Polaris or Pascal can double the performance of my R9 290 when the bigger die GPUs are released.
    
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To any one who may still be waiting, seems like this product has been cancelled.

https://twitter.com/monoprice/status/731251087538192384
    
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I'm just excited to use 21:9. I currently use a 27" 1440p Qnix overclocked to 120Hz and have forced a 2560x1080 resolution. I love the way 21:9 zooms out the camera perspective in the games that I play (currently Black Desert Online and League of Legends) and it looks really good for movies. However the ultrawide 1080p resolution is very limiting for me and really makes me want ultrawide 1440p.

I'm not sure if the reported 75Hz will be enough for me, but I play games casually now, so high refresh rates are of lesser priority. I'd like to stick to my ITX platform, so I'm hoping the single-GPU Polaris or Pascal can double the performance of my R9 290 when the bigger die GPUs are released.

Couldn't you just change the FOV and get the same effect without cutting off the top/bottom of the screen?

I used to switch between 74hz, 96hz and 110hz on my Korean 1440p. 74hz still feels better than 60 to me, especially when watching videos.
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Couldn't you just change the FOV and get the same effect without cutting off the top/bottom of the screen?

I used to switch between 74hz, 96hz and 110hz on my Korean 1440p. 74hz still feels better than 60 to me, especially when watching videos.

Not sure if you've ever tried 2560x1080 on your 1440p but the camera itself zooms out more than 16:9 allows, it simply isn't an FOV type of deal or else no one would spend $700-1K+ on ultrawides. tongue.gif
    
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post #45 of 48
It is an FoV deal, it just allows a larger FoV to project more accurately on the wider viewing area.

Of course there are many games that don't have customizable FoV but do adjust it for ultrawide resolutions, but that is completely a software limitation.
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My statement was incorrect. Yes it is a FOV type of deal, but it's more of a hard limit based on the screen ratio. If you're used to 16:9 and suddenly had to go back to 4:3, you would be left wanting that extra side resolution. As such, using 21:9 compared to 16:9 is similar.
    
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I live in Texas, bright summer sun that not even blackout curtains can completely kill is a fact of life. I'll pass on glossy.
post #48 of 48
Super bummed to see that UW display cancelled frown.gif. I'm still not into paying $1k+ for ultrawide.
 
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