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Hi 

 

I am looking to get a curved ultrawide for my gaming rig but I’m not sure which one to get I would like 144hz 4K ,possibly with g-sync but I am open to any suggestions 

 

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Unless I missed a huge reveal or something, those displays don't exist yet.

 

Youll need to go with a 1440 ultrawide to get 144hz and/or gsync


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Ultrawide is typically 3440x1440 so it's more like 3.5K. There are some 3840x1600 that are technically 4K monitors with 21:9 aspect ratio. 

 

I recommend the one I have, ie. Alienware AW3418DW - it's IPS 3440x1440p, G-Sync, native refresh rate 100Hz and overclockable to 120Hz. It's as good as it gets for now.

 

Acer has a similar panel (Predator X34 refresh) and a VA panel (Z35p) as well.

 

A step up would be to wait for the new Asus HDR Quantum Dot 200Hz curved panel but no one knows when it premieres and it will be about twice as expensive.

 

You can check reddit  r/ultrawidemasterrace for more ideas and perhaps reviews.


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2 hours ago, Lathlaer said:

Ultrawide is typically 3440x1440 so it's more like 3.5K. There are some 3840x1600 that are technically 4K monitors with 21:9 aspect ratio. 

 

I recommend the one I have, ie. Alienware AW3418DW - it's IPS 3440x1440p, G-Sync, native refresh rate 100Hz and overclockable to 120Hz. It's as good as it gets for now.

 

Acer has a similar panel (Predator X34 refresh) and a VA panel (Z35p) as well.

 

A step up would be to wait for the new Asus HDR Quantum Dot 200Hz curved panel but no one knows when it premieres and it will be about twice as expensive.

 

You can check reddit  r/ultrawidemasterrace for more ideas and perhaps reviews.

 

It's a bit misleading with 3840x1600 because those panels are 38", so the PPI is actually the same as 34" 3440x1440. If you compare a 38" 3840 x 1600 to a 32" 4K screen there is a very noitceable difference in the sharpness. Not to take anything away from 38" mind you, it's very nice. The fastest refresh you'll get on one of those is 75Hz on the Acer XR38 which also has Freesync... and basic HDR I think on the latest version, but it's bare minimum requirement just to tick the box.

 

Acer Predator XB321HK is STILL the only 32" 4K monitor with G-Sync (there is 27" version of this too), but it's nearly 3 years old now. Nice panel though, IPS true 10-bit, and despite only being 60Hz, G-Sync keeps it nice and smooth for games. There are a few 4K Freesync monitors around (again all 60Hz), but good luck running that maxed out with AMD potatos. You really need a 2080Ti to assure a solid 60FPS at 4K if you want to run ultra settings, and even then G-Sync is a nice thing to have... so that results in a very short list annoyingly.

 

The stupidly priced Acer/Asus 27" 4K HDR 144Hz monitors are just a joke really... total halo products for the rich and foolish. Not that I'd discourage people from buying them... we depend on your "must have new shiny shiny" attitudes so that manufacturers realise there is a market and can make them cheaper for the rest of us.

 

The 21:9 HDR QD 200Hz screens look interesting, but VA is always bad for ghosting and footage of these monitors in action indicates this might be an issue unless they can fix it. Usually these problems are inherent to VA panel tech though, and while it always varies game to game, I am not feeling too confident with these. We shall see, but given how extortionately priced they are going to be, I'd want near perfection! HDR is still a joke on PC's anyway, so that in and of itself is mostly a marketing gimmick and nothing to get excited about just yet. It's here to stay though, that's for sure, and there will come a time when HDR is worth it, but that time isn't now. If you want to experience HDR done right, get a console and 1000-nit HDR TV.

 

Personally, I'd be happy with a BLB/glow free, uniform colour accurate IPS 32" 144Hz 4K G-Sync monitor. IPS has no ghosting or blur like VA, it's only IPS glow which lets it down with many panels.

 

 


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3 minutes ago, atomicus said:

3840 x 1600 isn't 4K... it's a bit misleading because those panels are 38", so the PPI is actually the same as 34" 3440x1440. If you compare a 38" 3600 x 1600 to a 32" 4K screen there is a very noitceable difference in the sharpness. Not to take anything away from 38" mind you, it's very nice. The fastest refresh you'll get on 38" of those is 75Hz on the Acer XR38 which also has Freesync... and basic HDR I think on the latest version, but it's bare minimum requirement just to tick the box.

 

1. No idea what PPI has to do with anything here. If you have a 49" 4K TV and a 60" 4K TV then those will not have the same PPI as well.

2. Aside from that point, a 38" 3840x1600 has more PPI than a 34" 3440x1440

3. As far as the resolution goes, I'm going with the way Blackmagic, Sony, RED, Canon and Arri define it ie. approximate 4000 horizontal pixel count.

 

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7 minutes ago, Lathlaer said:

 

1. No idea what PPI has to do with anything here. If you have a 49" 4K TV and a 60" 4K TV then those will not have the same PPI as well.

2. Aside from that point, a 38" 3840x1600 has more PPI than a 34" 3440x1440

3. As far as the resolution goes, I'm going with the way Blackmagic, Sony, RED, Canon and Arri define it ie. approximate 4000 horizontal pixel count

 

 

 

1.) When I said it was not 4K, I mean the resolution is not 4K resolution. 4K is 3840x2160, at least as far as PC monitors and TV's are recognised.

 

2.) Your statement is technically accurate, but to the point of complete irrelevance. The X34P, which is 34" 3440x1440, has a PPI of 109 (all 34" monitors will be the same). The Acer XR38 which is, 38" 3840 x 1600, has a PPI of 110. Again, all current 38" monitors are the same. You will NOT notice the 1ppi difference.

 

3.) Not really relevant to PC monitor discussion though

 

 


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Just now, atomicus said:

4K is 3840x2160.

I take it you didn't see the thread I linked or maybe you just don't agree with it. NVM, let's agree to disagree and move on.


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Just now, Lathlaer said:

I take it you didn't see the thread I linked or maybe you just don't agree with it. NVM, let's agree to disagree and move on.

 

I saw it but it's not relevant to TV's or PC monitors. 3840x2160 is the accepted 4K resolution for TV's and PC monitors.


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