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So I'm considering a 1440p monitor. I don't think my wallet can handle the GPU I'd need to push 4k.

I hear the image quality is pretty good even if you have to run some games at medium vs high settings on 1080p.

Does the image quality/sharpness really go up noticeably with 1440 and 4K?

Bare minimum GPU for 1440p?
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Yes the difference is noticeable, very noticeable... so much so I cannot go back to 1080p at all without forcing soo much AA it runs worse than it does on 1440p anyway.


Bare minimum GPU?
Well depends... technically you could use on board.

But if you want a good experience most settings around the high(not ultra) mark I suggest a 290x/970 they work pretty darn well.

Some older games you will max no problems but other newer titles you will need to drop quite a few settings to get nice smooth frame rate but even with those dropped settings it really does make a huge difference.

The main and best one IMO is the lack of aliasing, most games at 1440p look better with no AA than they do on 1080 with 8x SSAA.

That being said if you want to set setting even lower your 960 should do okay, I have been running one of my old 7950's as backup for a while and it still plays everything but at a point where the degradation of quality is rather noticeable.
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to me, you dont even need AA in 1440p, it seriously looks great without it much better than 1080p with full on AA. and if you dont use AA then many gpus will be good for 1440p.
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For bare minimum :

If you dont mind same Framerate and settings as Consoles , then a 280x ( or even a hd7950) gets the job done guaranteed ..

i had a hd7950 running at 1200-1700 a year back and it was better at 1440p than ps4 at 1080p(TW3-MGSV) and even 900p (ACU)
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I should have mentioned I'm now a pretty light gamer. I have an extensive library but only been playing Overwatch lately. 4 kids and career puts a damper on gaming. I pretty much never buy AAA titles anymore.

Okay so now what monitors should I be looking at? I have a dell ultra-sharp IPS 24" now. I think I want to stick with 25" 1440 and not go to 27" or larger

Here is what I've scoped out so far. I don't want to spend top dollar. I'm more of a bang for buck guy.

ASUS PB258Q 25" WQHD

Acer G257HU smidpx 25-Inch WQHD

Dell UltraSharp U2515H
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post #6 of 15
There's an Asus 24" model
I don't remember the name tho i think it was VX249AH or something ... Look for that too
Edited by AliNT77 - 7/2/16 at 6:39pm
post #7 of 15
I'm not sure on the quality but Asus makes a 24" the VX24AH that is even cheaper again.
Has no display port if that is a thing you are after, but is the cheapest 1440p name brand display I can personally find.


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post #8 of 15
I had a Samsung 4k monitor for a while, standard 60Hz and I think it was a 10-bit panel. A few month's ago I got a 1440p 144hz G-sync monitor and I haven't really looked back. I can comfortably say I did notice the difference at first but I think it was more due to the colors of this 1440p monitor and I guess the "style it has?". Anyway I don't recommend 4k because it just isn't that special, 144hz means more to me and it looks great. 1440p is more than enough for some really neat eye candy too.
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

How about this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAACM3VT8556
very bad for gaming, check this page for more info http://playwares.com, is in korean, but they Did a review for that monitor and had a really bad inPut Lag.
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