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Hi guys im looking to upgrade my 1080P monitor hopefully soon on black friday from a 24" 1080P to either 1440P or ultrawide. I pretty much mostly do gaming and some productivity but ill probably keep both monitors for this very reason.

Some of the games i currently have:

Gears of war 4
The witcher 3
far cry 4, also looking at far cry primal
Mass Effect Andromedia


I dont think 1440P is going to impress me all that much and will increase GPU load quite a bit, where the UW 2560x1080 would not be as bad. I've also looked into the RIFT and the general consensus is that most people said its more of a novelty. Also 've seen alot of 4K TV's in the store and unless you are sitting really close which is unrealistic for my massive living room there is not point for me to get one as i dont notice the difference. I have the GTX 1070 for the record but i want it to last a few years at least.
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Originally Posted by kuziwk View Post

Hi guys im looking to upgrade my 1080P monitor hopefully soon on black friday from a 24" 1080P to either 1440P or ultrawide. I pretty much mostly do gaming and some productivity but ill probably keep both monitors for this very reason.

Some of the games i currently have:

Gears of war 4
The witcher 3
far cry 4, also looking at far cry primal
Mass Effect Andromedia


I dont think 1440P is going to impress me all that much and will increase GPU load quite a bit, where the UW 2560x1080 would not be as bad. I've also looked into the RIFT and the general consensus is that most people said its more of a novelty. Also 've seen alot of 4K TV's in the store and unless you are sitting really close which is unrealistic for my massive living room there is not point for me to get one as i dont notice the difference. I have the GTX 1070 for the record but i want it to last a few years at least.

The jump from 1080p to 1440p was very noticeable to me and it seems that way for most people that upgrade. Everything from text on the screen to the details in your games will be so much more crisp. That 1070 will be plenty of GPU horsepower for a 1440p panel for a while. Moving to a 21:9 1080 panel would seem cool at first, but in the end, you are still stuck at 1080p so it will feel more like a side-grade. 1080p gaming is more than a decade old, time to upgrade tongue.gif
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Gtx1070 isn't enough for 4k currently imo, let alone a few years down the line. Best improvement for your buck is probably going to be going the g-sync route. 1440p G-sync with an ips display is probably one of the best gaming sets ups currently. Cost wise though that's gonna be up there unless there is a really super black friday deal on one.

I can't speak on ultrawides, haven't owned one or used one for an extended period. I'm pretty sure most current games play nice with that aspect ratio.

I loved my rift, I got rid of it because I didn't have the space to do a room scale setup. I suppose it was sort of a novelty though.
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27" 1440p 144Hz+ gsync is the sweet spot right now. If you can afford the extra $, definitely go for an IPS model. The dell s2716dg is a fantastic monitor for the $.
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27" 1440p 144Hz+ gsync is the sweet spot right now. If you can afford the extra $, definitely go for an IPS model. The dell s2716dg is a fantastic monitor for the $.

S2716dg was nice and smooth, I recommend testing it out before hand though, or buying it from a source that does have a good return policy. Personally I couldn't adjust to go from ips to tn and ended up returning mine.
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Great thanks guy so 1440 p it is. With a 1440p monitor though if i ever found i was having problems running games down the road would running 1080p on a 1440p monitor look pretty bad? I probably wont go gsync but if i get a monnitor with a higher refresh rate than that would work also.
Edited by kuziwk - 10/20/17 at 12:09pm
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the 21:9 is the most similiar thing to a vr due to extended fov

when I go back to a 16:9 I keep my breath

but in 2017 I just can't reccomend a non a-sync monitor, in your case would be a g-sync model so the price go up considerely and less choice, for a freesync monitor you can get the same for -100/200$

So a 3440x1440 100Hz 21:9 VA monitor with g-sync/freesync is the best right now you can get for a gaming rig but you end up to 800-1000$

IPSs are very inclined to be quality check sensible , I have seen some monitors IPS with lot of glow that are just horrible (6-700$ ones!!!) so be sure to check the returning policy were you order it
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