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Hi guys. I am struggling the past weeks trying to find a new monitor. It will upgrade my LG 23MA53 1080p 60Hz monitor/tv that i am using for the past years. Im leaning towards 1440p 144/165hz , and more specifically to XB271HU . The problem is im still not sure if it would be better to go for an ultrawide 1440p @100Hz rather than normal 1440 144. Im not focusing on competitive online gaming, but i spend a fair time playing cs go and other fast paced shoot games, as well as single player games like the withcher 3. I cant decide if the extra immersion of the UW is worth the 44Hz toll ( since there are no UW 1440p @144/165 which is what i originally had in mind ~sad~ ) . I know that coming from a 1080p 60hz monitor/tv both purchases ( UW or not ) will amaze me. I would like to hear some opinions. I value the extra screen space and immersion of UW but also want the 144.
 

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Hi guys. I am struggling the past weeks trying to find a new monitor. It will upgrade my LG 23MA53 1080p 60Hz monitor/tv that i am using for the past years. Im leaning towards 1440p 144/165hz , and more specifically to XB271HU . The problem is im still not sure if it would be better to go for an ultrawide 1440p @100Hz rather than normal 1440 144. Im not focusing on competitive online gaming, but i spend a fair time playing cs go and other fast paced shoot games, as well as single player games like the withcher 3. I cant decide if the extra immersion of the UW is worth the 44Hz toll ( since there are no UW 1440p @144/165 which is what i originally had in mind ~sad~ ) . I know that coming from a 1080p 60hz monitor/tv both purchases ( UW or not ) will amaze me. I would like to hear some opinions. I value the extra screen space and immersion of UW but also want the 144.


If you play shotter games then I would suggest the xb271hu.
 

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I play both types of games, definitely not competitively so dont need the 144hz for having any kind of advantage while gaming on cs go or overwatch, but mainly for extra smoothness. I think the ultra wide will be much better , both in everyday use and immersion. But , my question is : is the 100 to 144 Hz difference big enough to justify NOT to go for Ultra Wide @100Hz?
 

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Not all games work with ultrawide which is something some ultrawide owners complain a lot about

It depends on the games you want to play so the answer is simple if the games you want to play works with ultrawide go with that
If they dont work with ultrawide go with a normal 16:9 monitor
 

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Wont most AAA titles support UW without problems ? I mean, I cant really tell what games i play and will want to play in the future and check if each one of them supports UW. As a UW im considering PG348Q .
 

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Depends on the exact game if it supports ultrawide or not. I know CS:GO was a deal breaker for me when I was in the market for a monitor, but I think with the Panorama UI update it got (complete) 21:9 support. Before the game itself scaled properly to 21:9, but the HUD was stretched and the buy menu was broken.
 

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Well i can assume that new games will all support UW from now on. The problem will most likely be with older games. Plus i think that there are many work arounds to fix the scaling even on older games that dont natively support UW. So yea the UW i guess will have some chances to not be compatible with a few , mainly older titles but on the majority should be ok.
 

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Dude, picking a monitor is like the most difficult task you will ever come to know. You are already experiencing the symptoms. Resolution and inches and IPS vs TN, then comes which monitor. Then you hear about IPS Bleed, TN Banding and Pixel Inversion. Then you will google the monitor and see reddit reviews of people claiming how bad they are and how it depends on luck to get a good IPS Panel.
 

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Well i can assume that new games will all support UW from now on. The problem will most likely be with older games. Plus i think that there are many work arounds to fix the scaling even on older games that dont natively support UW. So yea the UW i guess will have some chances to not be compatible with a few , mainly older titles but on the majority should be ok.
You should not assume that as not all game developers can or want to make support for everything outside of just 16:9
Smaller indie games developers probably wont have all that great support

Ultrawide is a trade off really yes it looks great IF the game support it and everything works as it should
Its a bit like SLI and Crossfire great when everything works and horrible when its not working

You need to consider if you think it will be worth the hassle or not
In my case i would never buy an ultrawide monitor because i watch a lot of 16:9 and even some 4:3 videos on my monitor
 

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Like others have said, it comes down to preference. If you can't decide, just flip a coin. For me, after using ultra wide, I can't go back to anything else. The immersion and multi tasking... And in terms of compatibility, I play a lot of the aaa titles, and so far I have never had a problem (i.e. all have had native support).
 

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Yes shilka you are true but i dont categorize indie titles under AAA anyway, so i dont expect every indie game to have UW support. But again, with a few fast google searches i have read that there are ways to tweak the games and play in UW without a problem. Its going to be a hassle but i am willing to trade some time to make indie games work if that means i get to enjoy the UW on everyday use and work for my university ( mostly programming, where the extra screeen real estate will be very usefull ). You see whats happening ? lol Im changing my opinion 3 times a day. @farmdve you are 100% right. And in the end with IPS bleeds and bla blah bull**** it depends entirely on luck whether i get a non defective monitor or not. My 2 choices then are the xb271hu and pg348q. Just gonna flip a coin between those 2 then xD
 

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Btw do we have any news on new monitors that are going to be 2k UW 144Hz + ? Have read something about some coming late 2018 that will have the latest g sync module. Worth waiting for them ?
 

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The Acer Predator X34P is 120 Hz and thats the fastest i could UW i could find
60 to 120 hz is very noticeable but 120 to 144 is not super noticeable unless you are looking at them side by side
 

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The Acer Predator X34P is 120 Hz and thats the fastest i could UW i could find
60 to 120 hz is very noticeable but 120 to 144 is not super noticeable unless you are looking at them side by side
Yep I know about the x34p. As far as I know both Asus and Acer are coming with 2k UW at 144+ hz late 2018 or Q1 2019 . Was wondering if waiting for that was worth it instead of getting now 100 or 120hz monitor.
 

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Yep I know about the x34p. As far as I know both Asus and Acer are coming with 2k UW at 144+ hz late 2018 or Q1 2019 . Was wondering if waiting for that was worth it instead of getting now 100 or 120hz monitor.
You can tell if you are looking at 120 hz and then 144 hz or the two side by side
From a 60 hz most cant tell if you are looking at 120 or 144 hz all most can tell its better than 60 hz
 

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Btw do we have any news on new monitors that are going to be 2k UW 144Hz + ? Have read something about some coming late 2018 that will have the latest g sync module. Worth waiting for them ?
LG, see Blue Devils ultrawide monitor thread. Something like 950G is the code of it.
 

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Thanks @JackCY , that was helpful, didnt know about it. Although , why the fricking [email protected] the freesync is 144 native and g sync 100. Oh cmon LG...
 

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Now thats what im talking about :3 Sweet. Will be patient for a while and look into the upcoming monitors, id rather wait a couple of months than spend 1.000 right now and regret my impatience after 2 months.
 
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