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Currently running a 5760x1080 set up with 2x GTX 970s for my gaming but I am intrigued by these new curved 35" 3440x1440 screens.
One thing that I really dislike is the amount of setting up I need to do to get most games to even run at that resolution, I swear it's like reverse engineering the damn game at times (looking at you Fallout 4).
Even with the widescreen fix apps it's still never 100%.
I am assuming that 21:9 monitors suffer from the same poor/non-existent widescreen support? Can anyone confirm that?
Will probably also need new GPUs because I am not a fan of turning things down or end up in the non PCMR sub 60fps zone. I believe that is console peasant territory biggrin.gif
I doubt a single 1080 can max out resolution probably looking at 2x 1070s or 2x 480s depending on their reviews.
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I am running a 21:9 LG and I do not have any of the problems you asked about.
I just use the games graphics options and change the game to match my monitor.
So far my 60+ steam games have the setting for my monitor.
I to would like to learn more about the larger curved monitors as I have considered buying one.
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What resolution are you running?
Nvm. Saw it in your sig.
Yeah 2560x1080 will not be a problem, it's a standard enough resolution.
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What resolution are you running?
Nvm. Saw it in your sig.
Yeah 2560x1080 will not be a problem, it's a standard enough resolution.

2560x1440
I upgraded, I now have a GTX 980ti and run every game at 1440.
Edited by jlhawn - 6/5/16 at 3:49pm
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Ok. But that's still 16:9 aspect ratio so no different than 1080 ratio wise.
21:9 seems to be a more exotic resolution it seems.
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post #6 of 9
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Ok. But that's still 16:9 aspect ratio so no different than 1080 ratio wise.
21:9 seems to be a more exotic resolution it seems.

I think he meant 2560x1080. GTX 1080 hasnt been out long enough yet to see how they do on the curved QHD ultrawides. A 1080/1070 in theory SHOULD be ok running a QHD UWD screen maxed out, no need for AA of course. Its no where near as demanding as 4k if you do pixel count calculation. I think 4k is about 7million pixels and QHD UWD is about 4.5 million or so.

Its true that some games dont support it at all and that some have a fix for it. I just recently went 21:9 and absolutely LOVE it. All my games except forza 6 work in 21:9 even the older Mafia 2 and Just Cause 2. Pcgamingwiki is an awesome site to see if your games support it.
    
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I have exactly the same problem as you. I am running the LG 34UC97 and cannot get FO4 to look decent while filling the screen because it does not show the correct resolution. It seems to be the only that has the issue though.
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Originally Posted by sd_dracula View Post

Ok. But that's still 16:9 aspect ratio so no different than 1080 ratio wise.
21:9 seems to be a more exotic resolution it seems.

sounds good, I'm by no means am an expert on monitors and resolutions, redface.gif I just know I really like my current monitor
and so far have had no problems after 1 year ownership.
I updated my sig, this is my first day on here in about 2 months.
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I have exactly the same problem as you. I am running the LG 34UC97 and cannot get FO4 to look decent while filling the screen because it does not show the correct resolution. It seems to be the only that has the issue though.

Try this see if it helps any.

http://www.wsgf.org/dr/fallout-4/en
    
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