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Hi all.

I have quite a high spec PC and I am using a 4k 60Hz monitor. For the games that I am playing, I have the quality settings pretty much where I want them to be (all high to ultra etc).

I usually don't bother playing the games at 4k and mostly stick to 1440p. I lock my FPS at 60 to match the screen refresh rate using a res of 1440p but i can easily get more than 60fps. However, some games I cannot manage to hold 60fps in 4k.

Question is, as i can't quite get to 60fps at 4k, should i create a custom resolution (somewhere between 1440p and 4k) and use the extra fps that i have spare?
 

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Probably not ideal as the monitor may not support it natively.

Have you thought about OC the refresh rate on the monitor to see if 1440p can support at a much higher refresh rate? Therefore can be used from the higher FPS gains?

If not, why not just game in 4k?
 

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I would have thought that if the monitor has a native resolution of 4k, then it can work with any custom resolution up to 4k?!

Yes, I have thought about OC'ing the refresh rate and I have done this with success. I can run the monitor at 75Hz @ 1440p and in the games that i play, i can maintain a stable locked 75 FPS.

I do not want to play at 4k @ 60Hz as i cannot maintain 60fps. I will not play games at below 60fps. I just can't bear the stuttering.

So, my point is, if the monitor will support any custom resolution up to 4k, shouldnt i set the refresh rate to 60Hz, lock at 60fps and use the spare fps firepower that i can achieve to enjoy a slightly higher resolution than 1440p?

What is your opinion? Should I:

a) Use 1440p and OC the Hz of the monitor to 75Hz/75fps

or

b) Set monitor to 60Hz/60fps and enjoy better game resolution using a custom res

Which option would "appear" better?
 
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