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I tried to play games 3840x1600p but always go back to 3840x2160p. There is already enough info in 16:9.

40" is too small to get an accurate 21:9 representation at anything higher than 3440x1440, on a 50" 4k 3840x1600 would look good.

Also for those saying a 980 ti isn't adequate for 4k 60fps gaming are probably only looking at benchmarks where they turn on every single bell and whistle and one of those options will surely single handedly destroy your fps numbers and do little in actually making the game look better. Those are the options you'd realistically turn off so you can hit 60fps and still have a great looking game. Next Gen cards will afford you to turn that setting back on if you so wish and still maintain 60fps. 4k 60fps gaming is completely feasible on a single high end card today ie 980 ti or fury x.

Personally i'm not interested in 4k because its 60hz only and im also only on a 970, but we're gonna see some 120hz 4k displays this year so that will be interesting.
Edited by Malinkadink - 1/29/16 at 7:00pm
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40" is too small to get an accurate 21:9 representation at anything higher than 3440x1440, on a 50" 4k 3840x1600 would look good.

Also for those saying a 980 ti isn't adequate for 4k 60fps gaming are probably only looking at benchmarks where they turn on every single bell and whistle and one of those options will surely single handedly destroy your fps numbers and do little in actually making the game look better. Those are the options you'd realistically turn off so you can hit 60fps and still have a great looking game. Next Gen cards will afford you to turn that setting back on if you so wish and still maintain 60fps. 4k 60fps gaming is completely feasible on a single high end card today ie 980 ti or fury x.

Personally i'm not interested in 4k because its 60hz only and im also only on a 970, but we're gonna see some 120hz 4k displays this year so that will be interesting.

40" 4K will display 3440x1440 1:1 and 3840:1600 1:1.
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post #33 of 102
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ive already decided to go with a 1440p monitor over 4K. I just really now want something bigger then my current 23 inch. I was going to grab the ASUS PB258Q but it seems like looking at reviews on newegg and amazon it varies but all say either they have right corner backlight bleed or full screen bleed. So im stumped now on what to buy. I want to stay around 400 for a bigger monitor. ACER makes a bunch of 1440p monitors that have great reviews so I may snag one. I really want a 27 inch.


I was really interested in the UltraWide monitors but it seems they are IFFY and not all games support them

Honestly, I think you are going to miss out if you go 16:9 over a 21:9 monitor. Everything from web browsing, gaming, to watching videos will be enhanced on widescreen monitors. Several videos I'v come across will span on my surround monitors such as native 21:9 movies.

Here is a article I would suggest reading before ruling out 21:9.

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Most games can be adjusted to ultrawide if they don't support it with a small .ini edit or a simple downloadable tool (LINK). I use surround (48:9) for very wide viewing and most games will run on them so I can't imagine 21:9 even being an issue. Usually if I have to put it down to a 16:9 is because my GPU cant push enough FPS at 5760x1080. If there is truly no fix for a certain game you would just have black bars on the side of the monitors when you run the game 16:9. But that would be a very small compromise compared to the benefits.

I am pretty biased towards ultrawide monitors, but I think most people that have tried it would agree that they are worth it. The only issue is 34" 1440P 21:9 cost about the same as decent 4k monitors, but I prefer them.
post #34 of 102
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Honestly, I think you are going to miss out if you go 16:9 over a 21:9 monitor. Everything from web browsing, gaming, to watching videos will be enhanced on widescreen monitors. Several videos I'v come across will span on my surround monitors such as native 21:9 movies.

Here is a article I would suggest reading before ruling out 21:9.

LINK


Most games can be adjusted to ultrawide if they don't support it with a small .ini edit or a simple downloadable tool (LINK). I use surround (48:9) for very wide viewing and most games will run on them so I can't imagine 21:9 even being an issue. Usually if I have to put it down to a 16:9 is because my GPU cant push enough FPS at 5760x1080. If there is truly no fix for a certain game you would just have black bars on the side of the monitors when you run the game 16:9. But that would be a very small compromise compared to the benefits.

I am pretty biased towards ultrawide monitors, but I think most people that have tried it would agree that they are worth it. The only issue is 34" 1440P 21:9 cost about the same as decent 4k monitors, but I prefer them.

40" 4K eats 34 1440p minitor.
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post #35 of 102

both cards are too slow for 4k you really need sli to really take advantage of 4k so what i would do is look at some high refresh rate 1440p options 120hz or 144hz+

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40" 4K will display 3440x1440 1:1 and 3840:1600 1:1.
Yes, but at 3840x1600 you'd want an ultrawide monitor that is at least 38" and a 40" 4k monitor isn't as wide so you're not getting the same width on a 40" 16:9 monitor as you would on an actual ultrawide so things feel more cluster phobic. A 46-50" 4k monitor would do more justice for 3840x1600, but that also means you're back into the sub 100 ppi region for a size like that which isnt as nice as 110ppi for 40".
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I know I'm going to check out one of these guys tomorrow. 43", 4k, "Backlit", VA.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889262410






Should have them in stock at Walmart. Only thing that worries me is the motion blur and lack of 4:4:4.

The 4:4:4 isn't a huge deal since I've got 5 monitors in here and don't need the TV as a main display. The motion blur can make or break the TV as a gaming monitor. If I buy it from Walmart I'll have 90 days to return it. So, get to test it out and if it works great. If not, then I'll take it back.


Thing looks like it will be pretty sexy sitting in the ol'computer room also.
     
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i run a 970 with a 4k monitor and have no probs, gtv5 and fc3 are beautiful -- and you can always set to another res if fps are not fast enough! you do not need high mssa etc thumb.gif

mine does chroma 4.4.4 and is a smart tv and with 6 yr warranty - beat that tongue.gif
Edited by ladcrooks - 1/30/16 at 1:58am
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Yes, but at 3840x1600 you'd want an ultrawide monitor that is at least 38" and a 40" 4k monitor isn't as wide so you're not getting the same width on a 40" 16:9 monitor as you would on an actual ultrawide so things feel more cluster phobic. A 46-50" 4k monitor would do more justice for 3840x1600, but that also means you're back into the sub 100 ppi region for a size like that which isnt as nice as 110ppi for 40".

You don't seem to understand. 40" 4K will do both 3440x1440 and 3840x1645 and fit them 110 PPI.
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post #40 of 102
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40" 4K eats 34 1440p minitor.

I'm glad you are enjoying your 4K monitor, but some people don't want to sit there making compromises everywhere just to make it a passable experience. If you're fine with spending >$1000 on GPUs and putting up with Crossfire / SLI issues then 4k might be for you.

OP already said he doesn't want to go that route so I'm showing him options in the 1440p range that are much easier to run on a 970 than 4K.

3k resolution surround / eyefinity is already pushing it for current GPUs and I would not even consider pushing 4k for a 16:9 experience. You take all that performance hit and gain no FOV all for the sake of pixel density. I think 1440p has good pixel density without running your GPU into the ground.

By the way, a 34" 1440P 21:9 monitor is the same pixel density as your 40" 4K monitor.
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