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Ultrawide vs Triples for Iracing (opinions)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, I will try to keep it short. I have a gtx 1060 6gb and a 4670k. I have been told i can't run trips and have any hope of a decent experience with my current hardware. Here's the thing though. I don't NEED triples. I actually kind of prefer having one screen to deal with. Does having one nice ultrawide require 1/3 of the gpu load?  So here is the question. If i invest in a nice ultrawide what is everyones opinion on that experience vs  set of mid grade triples. Can i get a similar experience (fov, immersion,etc) or should i just reside to using a normal monitor and continue enjoying my experience on that. A whole system upgrade is just out of the question for me. Thanks in advance for your help.


TLDR; can an ultrawide provide just as good of an experience as triples in Iracing (sim racing)? 

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29 minutes ago, sirbuzzkill said:

Obviously having one nice ultrawide requires 1/3 of the gpu load.

Not at all. 


What matters is the total resolution. If it's the same performance is going to be similar.

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Your options are.


Triple Monitor

Ultra/Super Ultra wide

Large 16:9 with custom resolution. (EG 48" 3840 x 2160 run at 3840 x 1440/1080)

VR heatset.


What ever u end up deciding on will require significant GPU power unless ur ok running graphical settings low, which for competitive play is usually ok.


Now which one should u go for ? ,, well in the end thats up to you, both in terms of budget but also if u have other uses planed for the setup.


Each option can give u an immersive experience of sim racing, though VR is the most immersive followed by a 32:9 curved display.

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