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When will I be able to buy an HDR monitor?

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I want to upgrade to one of the new RX cards, but aside from running Star Citizen, the only reason is to make the switch is for HDR. I understand that there isn't very much HDR content, but I do want HDR. The problem is that HDR monitors don't seem to exist yet. And I'm sure that when they do come out they will just be on the high-end devices for a while. How many years will I have to wait before I can get, say, a 1440p HDR monitor for $300?
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1440p HDR for $300 may never happen. 1440p is more of a stop gap between 1080p and 4k. Nobody can really say until next year. I hope for HDR monitors just because HDR pretty much guarantees a decent VA panel, to help flush out the TN and IPS crap we're stuck with.
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Well that's disappointing to hear. I don't want 4k because that would require a GPU that's out of my price range. Will those of us with $300 budgets just always be stuck with 1080p, non-HDR monitors?
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Well that's disappointing to hear. I don't want 4k because that would require a GPU that's out of my price range. Will those of us with $300 budgets just always be stuck with 1080p, non-HRD monitors?

You can get 1440p for $300 but you'll be sacrificing refresh rate, G-SYNC, and blur reduction. I don't think this will ever change but I could be wrong.
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My guess is that HDR will roll out with early OLED monitors.


No idea when they will hit $300.
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My guess is that HDR will roll out with early OLED monitors.


No idea when they will hit $300.

$300 OLED HDR monitor? Maybe by 2023. Gonna keep this post handy in case I'm right.
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