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I am looking at purchasing the monitor in the in the link, it sounds like an excellent monitor at the price point considering others with similar are 20% more expensive. The concern I have is the 250nit peak brightness for gaming, should I be concerned with this? Or is there others I am better off considering. I am happy with 32inch and I also use GSYNC so that would be good in the price range.

 

TL:DR 250nit brightness enough for gaming?

 

Thanks for any information you can give,

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34" UltraWide Curved Gaming Monitor 34UC79G

 

https://www.harveynorman.com.au/lg-34-ultrawide-curved-ips-gaming-monitor.html

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250 nits is enough for gaming in a darker environment. If your room is well lit or gets direct sunlight shining near your monitor, the glare might drown out some images.

 

Also keep in mind the motion blur/flicker compensation will lower the brightness of your monitor by a fair bit, so I'd refrain from using it unless motion blur is an issue for you.

 

Edit: Oh and that monitor does not support Gsync, it's a Freesync monitor instead. The two standards are not interchangeable, as Nvidia GPUs only support Gsync.


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250 nits is still pretty bright. If it was an HDR display then maybe you'd want a higher peak brightness so bright spots could really pop, but with SDR you wouldn't need it unless it's in a very bright area (sunlight hitting the screen eg).

 

My monitor has a peak brightness of 350 nits, but there's no way I'll ever dial up the brightness to hit that, unless I need to alert Rohan to an invasion of Orks.

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FYI, for professional SDR work 100 nits is the most common calibrated brightness used.

 

That baing said, for true HDR content you want 1000nits peak so that bright spots really pop out.

 

For a gaming monitor however i'd say 250nits is plenty.


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