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The answer, as with most display-related questions is, it depends.

 

What kind of games are you going to be playing? Some genres, like racing, lend themselves very well to the 21:9 ratio. Others offer little perceivable benefit in a non-16:9 format.

What aspect ratio are the movies/shows you're going to be watching published in? Alot of content IS in 16:9 and so if you buy a 21:9 screen, you'll be buying electrified pillarboxes.

 

In the end, your final choice will come down to budget and the features of the individual units that you're willing to consider.

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With 21:9 you get a wider field of view which is better for gaming I suppose as you'll really be able to use your peripheral vision in games like shooters. For fighting games, platformers, and MMORPGs... I don't see it being much of a difference, same for movies. For productivity though, 21:9 is great because again, more screen real-estate to use. ,


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52 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

With 21:9 you get a wider field of view which is better for gaming I suppose as you'll really be able to use your peripheral vision in games like shooters. For fighting games, platformers, and MMORPGs... I don't see it being much of a difference, same for movies. For productivity though, 21:9 is great because again, more screen real-estate to use. ,

 

52 minutes ago, LyondellBasell said:

The answer, as with most display-related questions is, it depends.

 

What kind of games are you going to be playing? Some genres, like racing, lend themselves very well to the 21:9 ratio. Others offer little perceivable benefit in a non-16:9 format.

What aspect ratio are the movies/shows you're going to be watching published in? Alot of content IS in 16:9 and so if you buy a 21:9 screen, you'll be buying electrified pillarboxes.

 

In the end, your final choice will come down to budget and the features of the individual units that you're willing to consider.

Ok i get it guys. we solved that, now the question is do i stick with my benq monitor or switch it for ASUS one, https://uk.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/322224-358959

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for me i think 21:9 is a niche product lineup in my opinion. it does command a more premium pricetag over the standard 16:9 monitors with relatively similar specs.

 

would it improve your gaming? i probably can't answer that as I myself cant justify the premium of 21:9 vs 16:9 as of now [i'm talking about a 500-600aud difference from asus pg279q to say a pg348q/x34 predator]

 

but some will swear by it and their opinion would then be more valuable as they've experienced it more often than i did, mine is infrequent usage at friends house when playing game.

 

Youtube movies, not so, you'll have black borders on left and right since most video content made for 16:9 only ratio. unless u can find cinematic ratio on some then maybe :)


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