Haven't seen any ultrawide monitor threads so I thought I would make my own. Ultrawide monitors are becoming a huge trend in the PC world for it's productivity and immersive experience. So let's create a thread just about Ultrawides!
Share your own experience/opinions about Ultrawide monitors, discuss upcoming Ultrawides and ask questions about Ultrawide monitors here.
Welp just got my first uw a couple days ago since the price was humane. Was sceptical about it being 1080p and people were saying on the net that the resolution makes the display unusable for other than gaming, but I feel like telling those guys to not sit one inch from the display... the pixel density is the same as on a 24'' 1080p display so perfectly usable. Altho I would've liked it being 1440p, but, 144Hz ftw. So if you don't want to break the bank, this is a good candidate.
Suddenly your average displays seem ridiculously small lol
acer xr341cka, 34inch 3440x1440 curved 75hz freesync, had it since late 2015. Pretty expensive back then.
Ultrawide monitors, can't really find anything wrong with them, great for gaming, great for watching movies (Lots of cinema tend to be essentially 21:9) Curved or not is arguable, everyone got different tastes I guess.
I'm sure as hell not moving away from ultrawide anytime soon though.
I'm in the M340CLZ camp too, I really enjoy mine but there is something to be said about games. Most games support it and the ones that do are amazing. But, the ones that don't are usually a pain in the ass, before you go ultrawide make sure the games you play frequently support it first.
For games that dont support or play well with ultrawide I use a program called windows boarderless gaming. http://westechsolutions.net/sites/WindowedBorderlessGaming/ It allows you to run the games in a fullscreen fasion but at whatever resolution you want without it stretching to fill the monitor.
As for monitor I seem to have one of the few non curved displays. Lg 34 something something whatever. 3440x1440. Got it used for cheap. Works great. So nice to have the extra room for video and photo editing.
Ugh if I had a little more cash I’d jump on that MD display, it looks really nice. If it drops again in six-ish months I’ll do it for sure. @wendell any way to review this one? I’ll see if I can name-drop on the discussion over on MD.
As it is, I have this (now seemingly sad little) LG 29UM69G-B monitor that I really love. I went back to a single-display setup and don’t miss the second display at all (if I had to work on this setup I might, though). This is what I shared on the battlestation thread also; the display looks washed out just due to contrast, I don’t like bright rooms!
I’m intrigued by this MassDrop monitor. Not to familiar with the comparable monitors though. Compared to any Korean or other monitors posted here, is this a good deal? My quick searchs showed this being fairly unique and well priced.
Is 3440x1440 much harder to run than 2560x1440 (Im using an HP Omen 32)? Using a 970 for now.
I love my Omen 32 but could use a second monitor since I move between two places frequently. Never used an ultra wide but would love to jump on this boat.
Still hoping @wendell takes a peak, I did mention L1T in the comments in hopes to get him one. I would love to see a real review before buying, although with the lead time in January it’d be a long-ish wait.
2560x1440 is 3,686,400 pixels vs 3440x1440 at 4,953,600, so a difference of 1,267,200 pixels, almost 26% more pixels to push.
I did find a Witcher 3 comparison video that seems to make it pretty clear in terms of performance drop:
I will say that even with a 2560x1080 ultrawide the experience is much, much nicer.