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34'' 21:9 G-Sync or not?

post #1 of 47
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Hello, i ve bought a G-Sync monitor Benq XL2420G and wanna change for a bigger monitor
24 inches is way too small for my use since i like using it as TV from bed lol
And i like sim racing and 24 isnt acceptable for such kind of games
I have 970 GTX and wonder if it can handle 3440*1440 as definition
I am targeting 3 models

- Z35, VA panel, 2560*1080, a bit slow according tftcentral (i like also fast fps games)
- x34, IPS panel, 3440*1440, too many issues according users on OCN
- LG 34UC97-S, non-G-Sync, 3440*1440, IPS panel


These three models have both pros and cons

Which one would you advice for me?

I have a budget btw

Thanks
post #2 of 47
A single GTX970 would struggle at that res. What is your budget and are you set on 3440 x 1440? 2560 x 1440 would be more advisable for gaming.
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post #3 of 47
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I also prefer lower res for gaming purpose but i am afraid about the pitch on such display
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I mean, if you get a good X34, there are no real drawbacks compared to the LG other than price. I've had both, the higher refresh and G-Sync is easily worth the money to me.

You could wait for the PG348Q to see if there's less of a lottery with that, but I doubt it.

On the Z35 - interesting display for gaming but for me 2560x1080 isn't enough vertical space for desktop use. I wouldn't recommend the LG though, I can't go back to a 60 Hz and non-G-Sync display. Ended up selling mine a week after I bought the X34.
post #5 of 47
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Yes it was i thought, i dont really have an issue with desktop use, its mainly for gaming and multimedia use (desktop use meaning if you work softwares which you need some space)

I am quite hesitant in the other hand, my graphic card seems to be very limited with such resolution but i can upgrade it later
x34 seems to have many QC issues and all IPS have backlight bleeding and something like that
I think i prefer VA panel over IPS, black constrast, no backlight bleeding and other related issues etc...
But this definition won't be a future proof
post #6 of 47
I had similar concerns. I decided I'd rather have higher FPS and better contrast so sprung for the Acer XZ350CU, the Freesync version of Z35. The only "slow" part of this monitor is from grey to black, all other color transitions are plenty fast. I still think it is way overpriced, but I don't want to wait another year for something better or spend a fortune on GPU's. I figure this will hold me for a few years until fast OLED screens are reasonable.
post #7 of 47
"I am targeting 3 models...Z35...X34...LG 34UC97-S...I have a budget btw..."



There's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one. The cost of those monitors alone is probably the same as your entire rig. 970 is definitely not gonig to cut it unless you turn most of the graphical features off in games. I have a single 980 paired with 1440p monitor @96Hz and I have to tone down the textures/shadows/reflections and turn AA off just to go over 60Hz on newer AAA titles.

If I were you, I'd wait for the prices to drop, use the savings + money from selling the 970 to upgrade the gpu, and spend the remainder on the monitor. This year DP 1.3 and next gen GPUs hit the market, so It's definitely worth it imo.
post #8 of 47
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I know its damn expensive but all 34 inches 21/9 are within the same price range - 700 -1200$
When you are you being able to put 700$ on such monitor, why 1000/1100 would afraid you?
I am just saying yes its horribly expensive but guess what, graphic cards are too, i prefer purchasing good monitor then an expensive graphic card
That's why i am asking questions here
Dunno if x34/Z35 are future proof (i think x34 is, Z35 misses a lack of resolution)
post #9 of 47
I'm running a Dell U3415W: Same panel as the X34.
If you don't want any BLB or slow response times, get an other panel.

Neither the X34, nor any 34" IPS will suit you. You're coming from a 1ms TN, you will notice the slow response times.
While Acer promises a 4ms GtG, the reality isn't close to that. Check the TFT central review for that.


I think your best option here is a Z35 if you want decent response times (VA is quite a bit faster than IPS).
Yes, it lacks a high resolution. But that's irrelevant with your GTX 970 because you won't be able to drive it anyway.

I have a 780 Ti heavily OC'd and have to turn games down quite some settings to get in the 50-60 fps range.



If you want 3440x1440 with good response times, G-sync and decent framerates: wait for an OLED 34" and get 2 flagship GPUs.
   
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post #10 of 47
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Oh thanks you, yes i dont want IPS and these related issues, VA panel seems to be more reliable
21/9 is the way to go, otherwise i would choose smaller display and 34 inches targets straight to the sim racing games (i tried to play once on my 24, definetely too small, i play mostly sim racing games on console because TV size)
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