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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Ok ran DDU and installed the latest driver, 17.4.1. It can still run 75Hz refresh rate even with Freesync turned off on the driver, but turned on in the monitor's OSD.

A weird strange side note, but after running DDU and running off default Windows 10 display driver, only 64Hz was available for refresh rate.

Only 64Hz with the default Windows 10 driver... well, that raises more questions. I wonder if the default Windows 10 driver is only capable of up to 64Hz? Or if AMD drivers are required to use the 75Hz refresh rate...
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Originally Posted by Krzych04650 View Post

Just look on how it affects your experience, not whether it is there or not. This is very overblown issue for most cases, all depends on your use case. If games and movies are your primary use then there is nothing to worry about. No issue with things like video editing either. Only web browsing is affected.

Surfing website is one of my main smile.gif)
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Surfing website is one of my main smile.gif)

I spend a lot of time on it too, if not more than in games, but serious use are games and movies, thats where I need the quality and features of this display, browser is just browser, just needs to work, doesn't need to be perfect. Now I would get U3417W, because why would you get retention if you don't have to, but at the time of buying ultrawide I didn't have a choice because 34UC88/98 were the only usable ultrawides on the market, and also this retention is really not a significant issue. I return like almost half of products I buy due to various flaws, but this one is just not meaningful.
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Only 64Hz with the default Windows 10 driver... well, that raises more questions. I wonder if the default Windows 10 driver is only capable of up to 64Hz? Or if AMD drivers are required to use the 75Hz refresh rate...

Well when you turn on freesync in the osd of the monitor, 75Hz pops up when connected to an Nvidia card, it just skips frames.

AMD driver is required and an AMD card for it to run at 75Hz without skipping frames. Will it skip frames with the default driver at 64Hz? This will need to be tested.
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If I remember and have time, I can test out if 64Hz frame skips. My guess is that it will since everything was choppy, although 60Hz in general is choppy for me. 120Hz has spoiled me frown.gif
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This is the best deal for the 34uc88, happy to get it smile.gif but now i'm worry about the image retention -,-

I don't get why everyone is so concerned about image retention. It typically appears for 15-40 seconds and is mostly faint lines from the window's borders and scrolling bar. You won't even see it unless you've been viewing a white webpage/document for 10-15 minutes and transitioning to a black/dark gray screen. I don't even notice it on my day-to-day usage and I browse quite a bit more than I play games nowadays.
    
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I don't get why everyone is so concerned about image retention. It typically appears for 15-40 seconds and is mostly faint lines from the window's borders and scrolling bar. You won't even see it unless you've been viewing a white webpage/document for 10-15 minutes and transitioning to a black/dark gray screen. I don't even notice it on my day-to-day usage and I browse quite a bit more than I play games nowadays.

There are some people overblowing this issue so potential buyers get concerned, which is understandable. For anyone experienced with ultrawides or those who did their research before buying, they now that some slight retention is nothing in comparison to actual issues you will encounter if you choose something different than those 4 or 5 usable models on the market, but if there are people that are not really experienced with displays and are not aware of all of those things, it is understandable that they are concerned, especially with this kind of money in question and not the best customer rights everywhere, there are still some countries with terrible customer rights where you cannot return anything or you have to pay restocking fee. Opinions from owners that they don't see retention or something are also not something to care about honestly, there are many people that claim that they don't see backlight bleed for example, or they are just lying about their products because they don't want to admit that they have bought something faulty. On this kind of market, full of faulty displays and misinformation going on everywhere, it is good to be concerned about literally everything and do the research on everything. Especially if you are on budget, looking for low prices in some third party retailers that are not necessarily trusted, really any concern is justified in such environment where you may not afford making a single mistake while your chances of getting something good at first try are close to none without a proper research that literally takes weeks.
Edited by Krzych04650 - 4/18/17 at 4:07pm
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Originally Posted by nikejp81 View Post


Thanks for your feedback. From what I read online, the CB88 is the business version of the UC88. If you go to CDW or Best Buy Business, they are selling the CB88. Also, Newegg has the CB88 for the same price as the lowest Dell U3417W price. I have a nvidia 1080 card and yes I know I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the LG's Freesync. I use my PC mostly for flight simming and don't need more than 60hz because the frame rate of my flight sim is locked at 30fps.

I agree about the warranty. If you buy from Best Buy here in the US and get the 4yr extended warranty, you pay $50 and can just return the monitor to the store. I'll keep evaluating. When I buy something, I need to be able to say "this is exactly what I am looking for". Not in a hurry. Appreciate everybody's replies.

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Ah looks like I mixed up the UC and CB. UC being the consumer version and CB being industrial. Since you're not looking to use the Freesync feature, the Dell is probably your best bet.

It took me about 4-5 months to decide which monitor to get, so you're not alone in choosing what is best for you. This one ticked all the marks since I came from a 1440p 120Hz monitor, but wanted a more aggressively curved Ultrawide while sticking to a higher refresh rate and staying below $750. I'd honestly want a 100Hz monitor like the Acer X34(p), but didn't think it was worth the price increase especially when a single GPU would be hard-pressed to drive that.

Good luck in your search thumb.gif

Well, I ended up buying the LG 34CB88 from Newegg. I got it for $780 plus a 10% off code. So the total price was about $701. I added the three year extended warranty for about $70. And then 2 days later, Newegg dropped the price to $699. I contacted them and they gave me a gift card of the difference in price. So far I am happy with this monitor. It's the same monitor as the UC88. I haven't experienced any image retention so far. All I did for calibration is lower the brightness to 30 and ticked up the Magenta hue to 53 per Tom's Hardware review of the UC98. And I saved about $600 since Best Buy cancelled my order for the HP Omen X 35. I doubt it's $600 better than the LG.
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Originally Posted by Garconis View Post

I'm also in a similar boat. I'm between the LG 34UC88 and the Dell U3417W. Waiting for one to drop. Thinking the Dell based on image retention issues of the LG.

Take a look at the LG 34CB88. It's the commercial version of the UC88. I just bought one from Newegg. It's on sale for $699 plus a 10% coupon code. So far I am happy with my purchase. I haven't seen any image retention and the monitor looks fantastic. Very minimal backlight bleed in the bottom left corner and no dead pixels.
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I have just got the 34uc88 from Costco, really like it. But more bleeding than I expected, also the color is not uniform, you can see the all white pic. What should I do now? Also what is the DP 1.2 in menu mode?
Also my mouse feel lag -,-
Edited by sonic2911 - 4/21/17 at 11:22pm
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Also Idk how to enable DAS mode to reduce input lag
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