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Is 16:9 better than 21:9?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I love immersive style of gaming but do the majority of games support 21:9? Or is it better to stick with 16:9


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1 minute ago, thedemoncowboy said:

I love immersive style of gaming but do the majority of games support 21:9? Or is it better to stick with 16:9

Almost all recent games support 21:9.

 

It's a more immersive gaming resolution for me, but are you asking because you're looking for an Ultrawide monitor? Or want to run 21:9 on your current 16:9 monitor?


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Any modern games support any resolution.

3 monitors gaming been around for decades, it is essentially 1 monitor resolution times 3.

 

Now, with higher resolution comes the performance penalty.

You'll get less FPS on the wider one.

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6 minutes ago, jstudrawa said:

Almost all recent games support 21:9.

 

It's a more immersive gaming resolution for me, but are you asking because you're looking for an Ultrawide monitor? Or want to run 21:9 on your current 16:9 monitor?

I’m debating the lgk950-f vs thenpg27uq


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2 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

I’m debating the lgk950-f vs thenpg27uq

Czech out this thread where I asked about other good 21:9 ultrawides ;)


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For me there's 3 main things that make me love my 21:9 1440p Ultrawide:

1. The productivity increase is incredible. It really makes a huge difference

2. The FOV is more immersive in games.

3. smoother than 1080p but easier to drive than 4K


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Just now, vojta.pokorny said:

For me there's 3 main things:

1. The productivity increase is incredible. It really makes a huge difference

2. The FOV is more immersive in games.

3. smoother than 1080p but easier to drive than 4K

So which one lol


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1 minute ago, thedemoncowboy said:

So which one lol

All are benefits of 1440p Ultrawide, sorry, forgot to mention :D


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1 minute ago, vojta.pokorny said:

All are benefits of 1440p Ultrawide, sorry, forgot to mention :D

I can’t tell when the x35 is out or yeah


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16:10 is better than all \o/


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2 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

I can’t tell when the x35 is out or yeah

I have no idea what you're saying :D

 

Do you mean which one I ended up choosing? I don't know yet, but the X34P seems to tick most of my boxes and I can still afford it :) the X35P is worse than the AOC and more expensive, so I'd rather go with the AOC than the X35P


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2 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

16:10 is better than all \o/

32:10*


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Almost every modern game will support 21:9 out of the box. Some games might require some fiddling with the launcher or in case of Witcher 3, for example, you have to change some numbers in .exe using Hex Editor to fix dialogue scenes as they are rendered in 16:9 for some reason. 

 

But in general, 21:9 is superior to 16:9 in almost every way.


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As someone who has a 21:9 monitor i got to correct most users here, most games released from the west do indeed support 21:9, but even then with a few cases it can get weird, Blizzard games for instance like Overwatch and Diablo 3 just crop 2560X1440 to 2560X1080, so your not really gaining anything FOV wise. Japanese developers however hate everything that isn't 16:9, the games that do support 21:9 are in the minority in fact only Sega gives 21:9 any proper love. There aren't always solution for games to be played in 21:9 also (those hex edits don't always work), that said i never regretted getting my 21:9 monitor, when i have no choice but to run 16:9 content it ain't the end of the world and playing at 21:9 is indeed a great experience that makes it worthwhile the trouble.

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Depends what you're into and all. For me I like 16:9 more especially competitive fps games. 


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