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Large / Ultra-wide-screen monitors better for immersion?

I'm looking to replace my 15 year old 24" Dell 1920x1200 monitor. I was looking at 1440p 144hz G-Sync monitors, but I've also been considering the ultra-wide-screen 34" curved monitors. Do these large monitors increase immersion in any appreciable way? People that have them: Would you buy again, or are they not worth the price? What do you think the ideal gaming monitor looks like?

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If you do anything other than pure gaming there are drawback to UW and some older games requires a lot of tweaking to get working right on an UW
In all honesty dont bother stick with a 16:9 instead you got way more options and they are cheaper

Many UW monitors with an IPS panel are either 120hz or less and the ones with higher refresh rates are almost all monitors with VA panels
The Asus PG279Q is still one of the bester options today and the price has dropped since it came out

Also note that some people hate curved monitors so you should never buy one before you have tried one in person and decided you like it or dont mind it otherwise you are going to have return it if you dont like it

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I would get a 31.5" 16:9 over 34" 21:9 any time of the day. If you want immersion get a 4k TV 55" OLED or VR.

There are plenty 27" 16:9 144Hz IPS monitors with Adaptive sync/FreeSync, no need to limit yourself and lock yourself down into NV ecosystem only with Gsync. The whole lottery of those 27" 144Hz+ panels is a different topic but some people get lucky.
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I would get a 31.5" 16:9 over 34" 21:9 any time of the day. If you want immersion get a 4k TV 55" OLED or VR.

There are plenty 27" 16:9 144Hz IPS monitors with Adaptive sync/FreeSync, no need to limit yourself and lock yourself down into NV ecosystem only with Gsync. The whole lottery of those 27" 144Hz+ panels is a different topic but some people get lucky.
I do have a 55" 4K TV, maybe I'll scoot my desk up in front of the TV and do that

I have no plans to ever use a non-nVidia GPU, so I'm not to bothered by compatibility. Maybe someday AMD will produce a GPU that is more power efficient, technologically superior, AND faster than nVidia, but until that happens I'll be sticking with Team Green.

Can you elaborate on the 27" panel "lottery" you hinted at? What is the implication there?

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Can you elaborate on the 27" panel "lottery" you hinted at? What is the implication there?
The lottery means that you can get unlucky and get a monitor with horrible backlight bleed aka IPS glow
Or you can get really lucky and get a good one

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The lottery means that you can get unlucky and get a monitor with horrible backlight bleed aka IPS glow
Or you can get really lucky and get a good one
How should I approach buying decisions given this information?

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Quote: Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy View Post
How should I approach buying decisions given this information?
Make sure you're aware of your retailer of choice's return policy; if it's an e-tailer, be prepared to pay a fair chunk of shipping as these monitors and their boxes get a little heavy

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As said order somewhere where its easy and/or cheap to return to if you get one with horrible backlight bleed

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So IPS panels are a crapshoot then? Does it make sense to avoid an IPS panel to be sure of getting a properly working, if not as good, panel?

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So IPS panels are a crapshoot then? Does it make sense to avoid an IPS panel to be sure of getting a properly working, if not as good, panel?
I had an Asus PB278Q before i bought the Asus PG279Q i have now and i have an LG IPS for my second PC and i bought two Asus PB278QR for my mother and none of the 5 have had any problems with any backlight bleed

A good IPS monitor is light years better than your average TN panel and once you have seen how good color reproduction is you never want to go back to TN
In short yes IPS is well worth it as long as you are aware that you can get unlucky

I would never touch a monitor with a TN panel even with a barge pole the color reproduction sucks compared to IPS

Edit: your old monitor probably uses a TN panel

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