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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 12:23 AM
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This is great and all but what stops me from using an UW is general browsing/youtube. I just don't like the experience unless you forcefully justify it by constantly tiling windows and pretending you have 2 pairs of eyes.
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This is great and all but what stops me from using an UW is general browsing/youtube. I just don't like the experience unless you forcefully justify it by constantly tiling windows and pretending you have 2 pairs of eyes.

In browser you are getting the same as on 16:9 with 21:9 space filled with site background. Also there are a lot of programs for organizing your windows that will for example automatically put any opened window where you want it and with a size you want. Also if you set your browser window size and position it will stay there and open there every time until you move it, so I don't really know what you mean.
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great post i am considering an ACER X34P what do you think of this model?

For me - don't even touch Asus or Acer gaming garbage. Both X34 and PG348Q are using old inferior panels with a lot of bleed and they have a lot of other quality issues like coil whine, while price is sky high. If there is something in the world that you shouldn't buy those are those two monitors.

If you necessarily want 100 Hz and G-sync, there is some AOC coming out, I believe it is AG352UCG, 3440x1440 35" VA 100 Hz G-sync priced at $800, so basically at the price of standard 60 Hz displays of this kind. You have to look for reviews because this is some third party manufacturer and this is VA, but you will surely find more luck with something like this than with some Asus or Acer gaming garbage that is known from being terribly faulty and horribly overpriced.

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Dragon Age Inquisition had native support for me, but only during gameplay. HUD was fine. Cutscenes were 16:9 though. One issue I have is with the menu for assigning behavior presets, even after Flawless Widescreen. It goes outside the screen.
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Nice post. Ultrawide always looked really nice. If I played more single player games and/or bought high end GPUs every generation, I would get one. Little reason for me to go ultrawide playing multiplayer/competitive games.

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Nice post. Ultrawide always looked really nice. If I played more single player games and/or bought high end GPUs every generation, I would get one. Little reason for me to go ultrawide playing multiplayer/competitive games.

I bought a ultrawide for multiplayer/competitive games. Night and day difference...

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I bought a ultrawide for multiplayer/competitive games. Night and day difference...

Most competitive games (at least the ones I play) lock the horizontal fov, or even limit the vertical fov, on ultrawide resolutions so they offer no advantage over 16:9. Combined with the fact 16:9 allows you to have everything in view at once without having to move your eyes left/right at all, it makes ultrawide less desirable for those types of games. Still, If i could afford it, I still would love to have an ultrawide along with a 1080ti-tier card for more casual gaming.

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Most competitive games (at least the ones I play) lock the horizontal fov, or even limit the vertical fov, on ultrawide resolutions so they offer no advantage over 16:9. Combined with the fact 16:9 allows you to have everything in view at once without having to move your eyes left/right at all, it makes ultrawide less desirable for those types of games. Still, If i could afford it, I still would love to have an ultrawide along with a 1080ti-tier card for more casual gaming.

I kind of understand what you mean. I don't play competitively and I literally hate first person shooters, but in those cases when I tried, in such games where you basically need to focus on the center of the screen and you move your camera rather than look around the display, I felt much better with 19" 1360x768 display than with 34" 3440x1440 ultrawide. In such "narrow" games like CS:GO ultrawide view is a bit overwhelming, it is decreasing your focus. If I was playing games like that, I would probably get a second display suitable for such games, like 24" 144 Hz TN or something like that.

For affordable 3440x1440 you will have to wait till 2018. Prices are dropping and there are 100 Hz G-sync/FreeSync ultrawides appearing for a price of standard 60 Hz ones, and with Volta 1080 Ti level of performance should be available for around 400$

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34in swapped from the 29, oooh yes the size is way better! biggrin.gif


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So it has been 18 months now so I have updated this thread with new games I played since posting one year summary. It hasn't been a good year for me so far so there are only 9 new games, but still. They are added to the list and statistics are updated.

Games added:

Tomb Raider
Dear Esther
Seasons After Fall
Adr1ft
Nihilumbra
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Abzû
Crossout

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I like the appeal of the 37.5" 3840x1600 ultrawides the most, bigger than the 34" still same pixel density, and actually a perfect 2.4:1 aspect ratio instead of 2.39:1 that 3440x1440 is. The highest hz i can find for one of those seems to be 75hz at the moment and thats too damn low when im on 1440p 165hz right now. I guess i need to wait till 2018 for the higher refresh rate ones to surface. Wish they'd make an OLED one rolleyes.gif

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