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The LG 38GL950G; The new God of the gaming 21:9

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On 1/2/2019 at 7:27 PM, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Yeah, they are lower res, but not by that much. Also, 34 v 38" isn't that big a difference, like a 55" TV to a 65"

 

The clincher here though is PPI. A 55" and 65" will be noticeably different in sharpness if sat same distance away... given the 55" will have more pixels in an inch of screen real estate. The resolution is unchanged, both being 4K... it's the PPI that differs.

 

A 34" vs 38" UW monitor on the other hand, due to the higher resolution of 38", will have the same PPI... 109 vs 110. This is a good thing as you won't have ANY loss in sharpness sat at the same distance from a 38" as you would be a 34". A 27" 1440p panel is also 109 ppi.

 

What's even more interesting here is how some people are getting all excited for the 43" 4K high refresh A-Sync Asus XG438Q... this will actually have a worse PPI at 104. So in reality, sat the same distance from a 27" 1440p monitor, won't look any better... yet will be MUCH harder to run. It's obviously going to offer greater immersion, and if you want to sit back a bit, yeah, there's something to be said for that... but you'll need a 2080Ti to get the most out of it, that's for sure.

 

Resolution in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean a great deal... PPI is what counts, and in line with that how far you sit from the screen. When it comes to PC monitors, most people will probably be fixed in that regard.


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I cant justify 21:9 yet, I feel like there are just way too many games that dont support it yet and i dont they will until the amount of people using that format drastically increasing which I dont see happening for a while. 


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On 1/22/2019 at 3:32 AM, brownninja97 said:

I cant justify 21:9 yet, I feel like there are just way too many games that dont support it yet and i dont they will until the amount of people using that format drastically increasing which I dont see happening for a while. 

Sure, if you're looking at older titles. Most newer ones support it, and there's hundreds if not thousands of titles that natively support the 21:9 aspect ratio.


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Now 2019

 

Still not a single 3840x2400 display on the market


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What happens when you want to run a game that isn't compatible with 21:9, it looks like stretched crap or you can run it in a 4:3 (example) sort of window? 


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6 minutes ago, Raskolnikov said:

What happens when you want to run a game that isn't compatible with 21:9, it looks like stretched crap or you can run it in a 4:3 (example) sort of window? 

I'd hope you'd just get black bars.


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Sorry for the necromany, but are there any signs of this monitor actually reaching the light of day?


 

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I've never liked ultrawides for competitive gaming, which is where I get the most out of 120+ hertz. I need my HUD elements to be close to the center of the screen, and the games I play don't let me adjust their positioning at all. Personal preference, but I'll always prefer 16:9. Now, for work, ultrawides are great, so if someone had limited desk space, I can see the benefit of having a singular display for gaming/editing.

EDIT: didn't look to see how old this post was, just saw it near the top of the news section. My bad.

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13 hours ago, mikegray said:

Sorry for the necromany, but are there any signs of this monitor actually reaching the light of day?

Man I thought this was about release news. :/


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Great Monitor. Good Luck trying to get a system which can hit 4k 144hz with the lastest AAA titles. Wait a few years at least for the price of these monitors to go down and the GPU hardware to ramp up to push them frames.

 

By the time you can hit that 144hz there will be something better and cheaper out there.

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On 3/10/2019 at 6:38 PM, Unclescar said:

LG's website has it listed as "Coming Soon"

Ugh. Famous last words ...


 

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On 3/10/2019 at 9:36 AM, IceCold008 said:

Great Monitor. Good Luck trying to get a system which can hit 4k 144hz with the lastest AAA titles. Wait a few years at least for the price of these monitors to go down and the GPU hardware to ramp up to push them frames.

 

By the time you can hit that 144hz there will be something better and cheaper out there.

It's not 4k though. So, it's a lot easier to run, and thus makes sense for most titles. Easily driven by a top tier card.


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