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Has anyone here owned a 27" Acer Predator with 165hz OC then moved to a X34 @ 100hz?

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Was it noticeable? I have been on my 165hz Acer for over a year. I have it capped at 160 to keep it in the gsync range. The only games that easily hit over 100 fps are CSGO and Rocket League. Other games range from 40-130 like DayZ, Arma 3, Battllegrounds, Ghost Recon, GTAV, etc.

I am getting the bug to pick up the ultra wide, but not sure if it is worth it. i HATE dropping below 60 fps as it becomes choppy. Been on a 144hz monitor for 1 year then this 165hz monitor for another. So I def accustomed to it. Any advice or opinions? Was it worth it?

My rig is 7700k and a 1080ti. Both on water.
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you can limit your monitor to 100hz and test it - best to see it yourself.
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you can limit your monitor to 100hz and test it - best to see it yourself.

Yea I did that with rocket league and it is def noticeable. Just wondering if that would even matter when going to an X34 at 100hz. Any reason they are skipping a ultra wide 1440p 144hz monitor and going straight to 27" 4k 144hz?
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well, the refresh rate drop would still be noticeable after becoming accustomed to 165hz, but you could get used to it after a while. If you play FPS games a lot, 21:9 is great to have. X34 however is prone to having bad panels, so better prepare for some good old panel lottery.
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well, the refresh rate drop would still be noticeable after becoming accustomed to 165hz, but you could get used to it after a while. If you play FPS games a lot, 21:9 is great to have. X34 however is prone to having bad panels, so better prepare for some good old panel lottery.
Yea I am worried, but I would think after time I'd get used to it. I may just wait another year to see what they come out with or just grab two more Acer 27" and do a 3 monitor setup. I have that now, but they are 24" 60hz panels. I mainly play FPS games.
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I seriously doubt that you can tell the difference between 165hz and 100hz for a game like rocket league. Only if you were a CS:GO player maybe and even then, you would be using ULMB if you were really competitive.

Also the fact that you don't use ULMB for competitive gaming tells me you probably can't really see the difference either and that the jump from 100 to 165hz is a placebo for you. I gave up my xb270hu to go to an ultrawide and don't really regret it since I only valued the high hz in CS:GO and SC2 which I don't really play anymore because of the toxicity and stale meta.

Do yourself a favor and try out ULMB at 120hz and play the games you mentioned. If you don't value the crystal clarity at high hz of ULMB, then I say go for the ultrawide. High hz is nice and fluid but if you don't have good motion-blur reduction it really isn't all that useful in competitive gaming and really not worth it IMO.
Edited by Diogenes5 - 4/13/17 at 1:51pm
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I seriously doubt that you can tell the difference between 165hz and 100hz for a game like rocket league. Only if you were a CS:GO player maybe and even then, you would be using ULMB if you were really competitive.

Also the fact that you don't use ULMB for competitive gaming tells me you probably can't really see the difference either and that the jump from 100 to 165hz is a placebo for you. I gave up my xb270hu to go to an ultrawide and don't really regret it since I only valued the high hz in CS:GO and SC2 which I don't really play anymore because of the toxicity and stale meta.

Do yourself a favor and try out ULMB at 120hz and play the games you mentioned. If you don't value the crystal clarity at high hz of ULMB, then I say go for the ultrawide. High hz is nice and fluid but if you don't have good motion-blur reduction it really isn't all that useful in competitive gaming and really not worth it IMO.
Rocket League was noticeable changing from 165 down to 100hz. What is ULMB?
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set your resolution on your current 27" monitor to 2560x1080 @ 100Hz. The actual screen will be smaller, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what ultrawide feels like. i believe both panels have gsync? that should somewhat help negate the difference in 165 and 100Hz visually.

IMO, i prefer 16:9 higher refresh rate to 21:9 especially for FPS games.
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Why would I down scale my resolution? The x34 is (xxxx) x 1440.
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