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Ahh I understand. 75Hz would be a big improvement over the standard 60Hz, but keep in mind you would need an AMD GPU to turn on Freesync and 75Hz.

Gaming monitors tend to focus on high refresh rates and low response times. While this isn't a gaming monitor per se, the huge resolution, 21:9 ratio, curvature, colors, contrast, etc. make gaming very immersive and beautiful. I played an open world MMO RPG (Black Desert Online) and it was probably the best RPG experience I've had in a very long time. I haven't had the chance to play single-player games on this monitor yet, but I am looking forward to doing so.
I was tempted to wait for the new Acer Predator x34p but I'm sure it'll cost about $1300. I paid $575 for a 34UM88 so that's more than double the cost for basically 100-120Hz and the same exact display panel I have now. G-Sync is great but my Titan XP + Fast Sync eliminates screen tearing so no need for it. The only game that will make me upgrade to 120Hz+ is Quake Champions 120Hz which won't be out until 2018. I'll be fine until then. thumb.gif
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Also, not sure why folks don't consider this a gaming monitor. It plays games more than fine and looks stunning while doing so. There are better gaming monitors for sure but this one is great for casuals.


From reasonable point of view this should be kind of naming thing, monitors with added features like higher refresh rate are considered to be geared towards gaming, and monitors that doesn't have it are just standard "all around" monitors.

But of course there is also stupid generalization going on that gaming is only fast paced first person shooters and only refresh rate and response time matter for playing games, while there is huge variety of games and in fact most of them benefit much more from display quality then refresh rate, but this is just marketing for fanboys and lemmings by some joke manufactures, it always been there and it always be, manufacturers like Asus have to somehow sell their garbage, its up to you to have your own brain or not, as always.
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From reasonable point of view this should be kind of naming thing, monitors with added features like higher refresh rate are considered to be geared towards gaming, and monitors that doesn't have it are just standard "all around" monitors.

But of course there is also stupid generalization going on that gaming is only fast paced first person shooters and only refresh rate and response time matter for playing games, while there is huge variety of games and in fact most of them benefit much more from display quality then refresh rate, but this is just marketing for fanboys and lemmings by some joke manufactures, it always been there and it always be, manufacturers like Asus have to somehow sell their garbage, its up to you to have your own brain or not, as always.
That's why I bought a 34UM88 for $575. I'm not willing to pay $100 for for a worthless curve and hundreds more for 100Hz. All I want is a big monitor with a beautiful picture and minimal input lag.
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I was tempted to wait for the new Acer Predator x34p but I'm sure it'll cost about $1300. I paid $575 for a 34UM88 so that's more than double the cost for basically 100-120Hz and the same exact display panel I have now. G-Sync is great but my Titan XP + Fast Sync eliminates screen tearing so no need for it. The only game that will make me upgrade to 120Hz+ is Quake Champions 120Hz which won't be out until 2018. I'll be fine until then. thumb.gif
Can u do a proper review of the monitor? Do u miss the curve, does lack of curve make the sides harder to see and move ur head to??
Thanks.
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Can u do a proper review of the monitor? Do u miss the curve, does lack of curve make the sides harder to see and move ur head to??
Thanks.
never owned a curved monitor. Only owned a curved TV. It's nice but it's not a game changer and actually warps the image so not recommended for productivity. I owned the original LG 1440p UltraWide and had no issues with viewing angles. Returned it due to bad back light bleeding. Also, the flat version is only half an inch wider vs the curved version.
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Actually curve is very important for the screen this wide, at least for me. Its not about reducing width. Its about bringing edges of the screen closer to you, significantly closer if you consider no curve vs 1900R curve, just look at 1900R display from the side and see how much closer the edges are to the viewer. This makes viewing easier for eyes because the difference between the distance from your eyes to the center of a screen and to edges of the screen is much smaller than on flat version. More aggressive curve also makes it harder for backlight bleed to spread around panel.

Now when I look on flat screen or only with little 3800R curve I have an impression that it is curved in opposite side like CRT monitor biggrin.gif
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Actually curve is very important for the screen this wide, at least for me. Its not about reducing width. Its about bringing edges of the screen closer to you, significantly closer if you consider no curve vs 1900R curve, just look at 1900R display from the side and see how much closer the edges are to the viewer. This makes viewing easier for eyes because the difference between the distance from your eyes to the center of a screen and to edges of the screen is much smaller than on flat version. More aggressive curve also makes it harder for backlight bleed to spread around panel.

Now when I look on flat screen or only with little 3800R curve I have an impression that it is curved in opposite side like CRT monitor biggrin.gif
The curve isn't that pronounced and the curve actually produces back light bleeding. That's why you hear about BL bleeding on both corners. Curve is nothing but a gimmick. Do you see curved theater or arcade screens? Just another way to market monitors towards peope since they can't really improve on the image much. They all use the same LG IPS panels.
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post #208 of 960
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The curve isn't that pronounced and the curve actually produces back light bleeding. That's why you hear about BL bleeding on both corners. Curve is nothing but a gimmick. Do you see curved theater or arcade screens? Just another way to market monitors towards peope since they can't really improve on the image much. They all use the same LG IPS panels.

I'm sorry but as an mmo player who has both the first gen non curved lg 34" ultrawide and the 34uc88 now I can tell you that the curve is much appreciated for reading the wow chat window in the far lower left side of the panel. I agree as far as tv's go, the curve is completely useless when your any distance from it, but when your up close I find it a rather nice addition.
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I'm sorry but as an mmo player who has both the first gen non curved lg 34" ultrawide and the 34uc88 now I can tell you that the curve is much appreciated for reading the wow chat window in the far lower left side of the panel. I agree as far as tv's go, the curve is completely useless when your any distance from it, but when your up close I find it a rather nice addition.
I never said it wasn't nice. It's just not as pronounced as people make it seem. The difference in length between the flat vs curved is literally half an inch.
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Hey guys here is my contribution to the backlight bleed photos on the 88b vs 87 c

34UC87C



LG 34UC88-B

( sorry its so grainy i had a hard time getting the bleed to show on this panel )


Unfortunately, The backlight bleed on the 87c is much worse in person than it is in these pictures. it really is a deal breaker. The 88-b However, has almost no back light bleed in person except for a tiny bit on the bottom left hand side.

here is them next to each other running vally for the hell of it.



The colors are also represented very differently by these 2 monitors. Again, its something you must see in person. Whites are much more white on the 88b.

Here is a vid of valley running https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8ZUkhXKZRU


Here is pictures of how different whites are between these 2. 88b on the left


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