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I'm about to buy the U3011. I currently have a 24" 1920x1200 monitor. Was waiting a while for something bigger than 1080p3D, but obviously it looks like I will wait forever.. or till the 4K become a standard. Maybe.

I really like 120Hz, but I am not going downwards (1200p>1080p). 2560x1600 sound really cool. If I had space I would get 3 of them...

So, is 2560x1600 better than 1080p120Hz?

Will it surprise me nicely? smile.gif

PS. Like someone mentioned earlier, it actually does feel like I'm wasting my rig for my 24" monitor.

Edit:

OK, let me answer myself. There is nothing better than 30" @ 2560x1600 monitor except for 30' @ 2560x1600 @ 120Hz (which doesn't exist). tongue.gif
Edited by z7x - 4/22/12 at 4:14am
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post #62 of 69
Let me tell you from experience - this monitor is not just good for gaming, it's a complete beast!

I will warn you that more horizontal span (ie. nvidia surround, etc) is probably the most immersive setup, but if you don't want bezels cutting up the image, max out the graphics card resolution with this monitor :-) You can get good deals on it, I got it second hand for £650

(I want 3 in surround. I also can't afford that :-( )
post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by eidoom View Post

Let me tell you from experience - this monitor is not just good for gaming, it's a complete beast!
I will warn you that more horizontal span (ie. nvidia surround, etc) is probably the most immersive setup, but if you don't want bezels cutting up the image, max out the graphics card resolution with this monitor :-) You can get good deals on it, I got it second hand for £650
(I want 3 in surround. I also can't afford that :-( )

I think surround and eyefinity are horrible, and wish I never sold my u3011, I just sold my 3x 24" 1080p monitors and hd6990 and I'm getting another u3011 and a gtx690, the u3011 is an Amazing monitor! I wud never do an eyefinity setup again for gaming. As far as multitasking the multi monitor setup was amazing
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I too hate eyfinity setups, awful & not justified for gaming & movies. You cant beat just one single big display. Its actually hard enough to take the whole 4MP of display in when sitting close to a 30" & you must sit close to get the full immersive effect. Its really pushing the limit. I cant imagine a larger amount of pixels, you would continuously be scanning the image left & right.
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I am enjoying my 30" monitor and the resolution is 2nd to none. With all settings maxed, AA at 4x and motion blur off, I hit 1.9gb, did I mention the resolution is just stunning. Although I have never used eyefinity, I prefer one large monitor and this definitely fits the bill.
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Honestly with apple pushing out retina displays this year for their mbp and imac line I would wait, if you can. You have a decent monitor as it is. In a year or so you may be looking at a purchase of a retina display that you never have to run AA on due to pixel density. Just my 2 cents.

As far as the 30 is concerned, the display is nice and crisp, if you don't like ag though stay away. The colors are awesome and ghosting isn't much a of a concerne. If you need the bleeding edge in the lowest input lag then this wouldn't be the monitor for you.
Edited by Gnomepatrol - 6/2/12 at 8:16am
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post #67 of 69
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Honestly with apple pushing out retina displays this year for their mbp and imac line I would wait, if you can. You have a decent monitor as it is. In a year or so you may be looking at a purchase of a retina display that you never have to run AA on due to pixel density. Just my 2 cents.

I've not seen anything that confirms the imac line getting a resolution bump. The most I've seen is rumors and speculation based on what happened with the iPad 2 to iPad 3 and what apple has said they will do with their laptops. Unless you're able to share a source for such a claim that is not speculation or rumors, I wouldn't bet on it.

In any case, if such a display would be released, it'd sure not be as cheap as a U3011 is now.
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To me the U3011 is like retina display wink.gif
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post #69 of 69
U3011 is at end of life, so there might be big sales inbound. I'm waiting for the U3014, that is going to be interesting. Its due out march.
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