Originally Posted by Nicholars
Originally Posted by xioros
I was sarcastic.... (note to self, use the [/sarcasm] tag)
But IMO, the X34 isn't worth 1300. It's worth 1000 tops. Saying that there is nothing better does not mean the product is good.
That's why I strongly advice to wait, unless you can make big compromises in both monitor's performance and your wallet.
Strongly advise to wait for what? There isn't anything in the next 6-12 months coming out... Except the Asus version of the X34 which is basically the same panel and same Gsync in a different case which will likely be basically the same, have fun waiting for this unannounced monitor lol.
"just because there is nothing better does not mean this product is good"
How did you work that out? Obviously an OLED 500hz monitor will be better, but it doesn't exist and will not exist or be affordable for a long time... IF there is nothing better available, then it is by very definition "the best" or "good".
Anyway as I said have fun sitting on this forum complaining and waiting for this elusive perfect monitor.
Don't forget to report back when you are an old man with a walking stick and a beard... still on your current monitor.... waiting for this 500hz Gsync OLED 36" 3440x1440 perfect monitor!!!
Then we disagree
. OLED was miles out a couple of years ago. The release of that Dell OLED monitor proves the technology is starting to reach consumer market (or at least prosumer for now). Do I need to remind you how fast the consumer adaptation of tech is once it gets out of the enterprise market? If this OLED monitor wasn't released, I could somewhat agree with you. But blowing 1300 USD on a monitor that has major compromises
, seems foolish to me. That's my opinion
(I'll start underlining for you). And that's what I've been saying all along. I think
that if you're blowing over a grand on a display, you should expect more than what the X34 has to offer. Do you want to buy it? Be my guest. But I'm not sure
it's wise to advice people to buy that product.
As for the argument of "IF there is nothing better available, then it is by very definition "the best" or "good"", that is flat out stupid. Something can be the best and still be crap just because everything else is even worse. The fact that it's "the best" does not make it's worth it's money. That reasoning is the main cause of the huge GPU prices ("AMD can't compete in the high-end segment? That makes Nvidia good, no matter the price!"), all the crap that Nvidia has been pulling with GameWorks, the reason for the terrible DLC-fested games etc. Because people like you think: "There is noting better, therefore this product is good and worth its money)
Also take note how he runs a single GTX 970. That won't even be close to enough for 3440x1440 @ 100Hz. He could push 60 FPS if he turns down quite a bit of settings. He would need at least a GTX 980 Ti and ideally even more that (980 Ti SLI would be ideal probably). And you'll probably say "Yes, but he can upgrade his GPUs later", then he can also wait with buying a monitor he probably can't drive properly right now.
An other thing I even overlooked from his first post: if you're sitting far away from your monitor (like in your bed), you might want to consider non-curved or even 2560x1080. The latter one is drivable with a GTX 970.
DISCLAIMER (because some readers require it): This is my opinion and I'm stating WHY I disagree with yours.