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I also own Asus PB287Q and my brother also bought one back then after seeing mine... smile.gif
Calibrated it's great for my needs since i mostly play at evenings and nights, it's not so good at day lights.
But coming from 1080p to 4k it is super massive difference and i will never go back below 4k anymore for sure.
Well, i needed to buy new GPU (my old was 760 GTX so i hop on 980 ti G1, but that as well worked great for me tongue.gif
I am playing the games in better specs on 4k that i was playing them on 1080p xD Almost everything maxed out.
If you are making step like mine, i would say go for it! It is totally worth it!
Edited by NikolayNeykov - 9/7/16 at 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by jamor View Post

4k is not worth it especially if you're staying on Windows 7 or unwilling to drop $700 on graphics cards or use bigger than a 30 inch monitor for your PC.

So even if you get over bad scaling and a large monitor, now you need a really expensive GPU.


I'm on windows 10... I'll always upgrade to the latest and greatest...


What about the ACER 25" 1440p? G257HU?
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-G257HU-smidpx-25-Inch-Widescreen/dp/B00QS0AKVK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1473280246&sr=1-1&keywords=2560x1440+monitor&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6570749011

Looks like a fair amount of reviews with pictures of backlight bleed or washed out blacks... Definitely have some time here...sitting on a few items to sell on my ebay account before I get some $$$ to buy it. Maybe by black Friday or Cyber Monday there will be steal deals... I'm warming up to the 25" screen. There's really only a 6% more dense pixel configuration between a 23.8" screen vs 25"... 123PPI vs 117PPI... Still tighter than my 1080p old school monitor so that'll be the day...
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Well... Pretty sure I'm going to go with the ACER monitor now. G257HU. Style looks great and pretty good performance for the price. Looks I should be able to OC it to at least 75Hz so that's pretty awesome! Sounds like from the reviews I'll just have to take a chance at the screen lottery and maybe benefit from the amazon prime free returns if the screen turns out to be bad at first...
post #54 of 55
did you do it? What are your experiences? I recently got
http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/samsung-uhd-28-monitor-with-high-glossy-black-finish-lu28e590ds-za/
off of craigslist because I wanted to try it out. smile.gif
   
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IT'S SO PRETTY!
i did notice a couple slow downs on Tomb Raider, but so far the GTX 1080 is handling those era games easily at close to 60fps. I do notice the gpu clock up from idle when web browsing (*ahem*OCN), but the desktop looks good.

Like mentioned before in an article linked earlier in the thread, there are times when an application wont' scale along with windows scaling, which automatically scaled to 150% just by hooking up the monitor. Steam doesn't. Origin does ok. Gog seems ok. I haven't tried the rest of my apps yet.

i have a secondary 22" 1920x1080 monitor that does not feel out of place when on the desktop, but does feel wierd when moving windows over to it. Ah well, I am used to that happening, because throughout my monitor history I have had mismatches before.

i think I am mostly satisfied, with somewhat of a mixed feeling. I noticed when navigating through windows with the scroll bar, it wasn't smooth scrolling while displaying folder contents. 2d desktop performance is.... I'm still getting used to it. like I said before, the 1080 throttles up a little when web browsing and such, so pushing all those pixels in 2d takes it toll. smile.gif

what are your guys thoughts on going single screen? I don't know if I will be maximizing windows anymore if I keep this monitor, so reducing the gpu load by ditching the 2nd screen is something I'm thinking of, but I always liked the smoothness of maximizing a program because the desktop doesnt' have to be rendered then.
   
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