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1440p/144hz or 4K/60 hz? 馃

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Which one do you think provides聽a better gaming experience? 馃

Also which one is harder to run? Like is it harder to get 144 FPS @ 1440p or 60 FPS @ 4K?

Im curious because I currently have a 1440p/144hz monitor and I鈥檓 wondering if going to 4K/60hz will provide enough of a performance increase to justify the cost of the new monitor?

Or does it all depend on which games are being played?


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4k@60 would be harder.

4 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

I鈥檓 wondering if going to 4K/60hz will provide enough of a performance increase to justify the cost of the new monitor?

It's not gonna increase performance in any way, you'll likely see no change in FPS or see a lower FPS. I'd prefer 1440 @ 144, it's pretty much the sweet spot right now


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3 minutes ago, Daniel Z. said:

If you mostly play online shooters, go for the 144. Otherwise 4K is a lot better.

Mostly I play games like: Resident Evil 2 (remake) & 3 when it comes out next week, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 5, Metro Exodus, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Assassin鈥檚 Creed Odyssey, CS: GO, Dead by Daylight, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Cities: Skylines, Call of Duty: MW, etc.,

I play a lot of games, some of them online shooters, so which one would be best for me? I currently have a 27鈥 MSI Optix MAG271CQR 1440p/144hz 1ms RT Monitor. 馃


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Personally I'd go 1440@144hz as on a screen this size I can't justify 4K. People will argue there's a difference and from a granular technical analysis there probably is, but for gaming I'd always suggest a higher refresh rate and that will being a smoother overall feel when gaming.聽

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1440p 144 is better than 4k 60 hands down.

I'll take 1440p ultra wide over 4k too.


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Just now, GDRRiley said:

1440p 144 is better than 4k 60 hands down.

I'll take 1440p ultra wide over 4k too.

Oh ok so just keep my current monitor and save the money for something else then? 馃 I鈥檓 the kind of person who likes to constantly plan what to upgrade next on my PC (it鈥檚 just a hobby and something I like to do 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔) and I thought maybe the monitor was it but I guess I鈥檒l find something else to upgrade 馃槅.


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2 minutes ago, mikestrong88 said:

Personally I'd go 1440@144hz as on a screen this size I can't justify 4K. People will argue there's a difference and from a granular technical analysis there probably is, but for gaming I'd always suggest a higher refresh rate and that will being a smoother overall feel when gaming.聽

Ah ok thanks! My monitor is pretty good and feels really smooth at 1440/144 but I wasn鈥檛 sure since I鈥檝e never gamed on a 4K monitor 馃槀.


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3 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Oh ok so just keep my current monitor and save the money for something else then? 馃 I鈥檓 the kind of person who likes to constantly plan what to upgrade next on my PC (it鈥檚 just a hobby and something I like to do 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔) and I thought maybe the monitor was it but I guess I鈥檒l find something else to upgrade 馃槅.

I'd argue no need to constantly buy stuff there is a time to just keep what you have and wait.


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6 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

I'd argue no need to constantly buy stuff there is a time to just keep what you have and wait.

Yeah I know but it鈥檚 just a hobby. I know it鈥檚 totally unnecessary but it gives me something to do. I鈥檓 the kind of person who strongly聽believes that what a person does with their own hard earned money is totally up to them (as long as it鈥檚 not illegal), and for me tinkering with my PC is what I like to do. 馃槣

Plus it keeps my computer from ever becoming outdated where I鈥檇 have to spend a fortune all at once to replace everything.聽

But on that note it鈥檚 not like I buy something new every week. Usually I try not to buy more than one component every 3-4 months whether it鈥檚 an SSD, some more fans, another 2x sticks of RAM or something big like a graphics card or CPU.

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14 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Oh ok so just keep my current monitor and save the money for something else then? 馃 I鈥檓 the kind of person who likes to constantly plan what to upgrade next on my PC (it鈥檚 just a hobby and something I like to do 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔) and I thought maybe the monitor was it but I guess I鈥檒l find something else to upgrade 馃槅.

I'm exactly the same 馃槀 馃し鈥嶁檪锔 sue me! Have you thought about a second monitor? Do you do any productivity work and you could have a lesser, cheaper monitor for browsing while gaming or whatever?聽

That's what I'm doing next as my rig is pretty solid for now (only built in Jan) and although I need a little more storage I'm actually good for now. So I got a dual arm vesa mount and the next thing is a second monitor.聽

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7 minutes ago, mikestrong88 said:

I'm exactly the same 馃槀 馃し鈥嶁檪锔 sue me! Have you thought about a second monitor? Do you do any productivity work and you could have a lesser, cheaper monitor for browsing while gaming or whatever?聽

That's what I'm doing next as my rig is pretty solid for now (only built in Jan) and although I need a little more storage I'm actually good for now. So I got a dual arm vesa mount and the next thing is a second monitor.聽

Nah I don鈥檛 have a second monitor. Sadly I don鈥檛 have room for one :(. This is my setup below, as you can see there鈥檚 not much space for another monitor.

I just game and web browse on my PC &

I聽have my Nintendo Switch (on the bottom left)聽plugged into the monitor. It does an amazing job at those things with the 2080 Ti & 8700K but I could do productivity things with the 32GB of RAM which is way more than I need.

Im thinking of learning to do video editing but I think 32GB of RAM is still enough for that聽馃槅.


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14 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Nah I don鈥檛 have a second monitor. Sadly I don鈥檛 have room for one :(. This is my setup below, as you can see there鈥檚 not much space for another monitor.

I just game and web browse on my PC &

I聽have my Nintendo Switch (on the bottom left)聽plugged into the monitor. It does an amazing job at those things with the 2080 Ti & 8700K but I could do productivity things with the 32GB of RAM which is way more than I need.

Im thinking of learning to do video editing but I think 32GB of RAM is still enough for that聽馃槅.


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You could easily get a vesa mount on there and bring the monitor up and "floating" to have dual monitors, I get what you mean though about space.聽

Video editing is fun and pretty simple to get the basics of. However I use my mac for all my video editing as that's where I've been doing it for years.聽

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