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Worth the price to upgrade?

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So I currently have a LG 34 inch ultrawide 2560x1080, 75hz freesync monitor.

Only I have a nvidia card so I cant use free sync and for some reason whenever I turn it on (you have to in order to set the monitor to 75hz) and put the monitor in 75 hz, i get all this weird stuttering/tearing... 

I've tried everything to fix that issue, even buying a small 75hz monitor to replace my old 60hz one, thinking that the stuttering was from having 2 monitors with different refresh rates, but that didnt work either.

Long story short I've been using my monitor at 60hz.

 

Anyway, I was thinking of getting a new monitor; the same size and resolution but its 144hz, has G-Sync, and is slightly curved.

It costs $657 on amazon, and my friend would buy my old monitor for about 200 bucks.

 

I just wanted some second thoughts on this. I know going from 60hz/75hz to 144hz is going to be an insane difference. 

However, in your opinion is it worth $657 ($457 if you factor in my friend buying my old monitor) for just the refresh rate upgrade and G-sync?

I guess maybe I just feel kinda weird buying a new monitor that is the same res and size... lol

 

Sorry for the wall of text

 

My current monitor: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC4Z5204704&cm_re=LG_34UM68-P-_-24-025-344-_-Product

Monitor I'm thinking of buying: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0728JH3RQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_oxbWBbJFC2DBV

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So are you saying you had stuttering so now you want a higher refresh rates even though you didn't fix the stuttering? Or did you track down the cause of the stuttering problem and rectify it?

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IMO, 34" 1080 UW looks like poop, so I would say no. However, you can always look on craigslist. Monitors are pretty hard to break, and very easy to tell when broken, so there's not much risk in buying used. I recently found an Asus MX34VQ new in box for $450 (3440x1440 100Hz). That's over 200 off the new price. Actually all three of my current monitors were purchased off craigslist. All of them work great, and I got great deals on them all.

 

I would say $650 is definitely not worth what you're getting. For that price you can get a 1440p 144Hz monitor (which is my current favorite resolution).

 

edit: Did you try settings a custom resolution at 75Hz to see if that fixed the stuttering?

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9 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

IMO, 34" 1080 UW looks like poop, so I would say no. However, you can always look on craigslist. Monitors are pretty hard to break, and very easy to tell when broken, so there's not much risk in buying used. I recently found an Asus MX34VQ new in box for $450 (3440x1440 100Hz). That's over 200 off the new price. Actually all three of my current monitors were purchased off craigslist. All of them work great, and I got great deals on them all.

 

I would say $650 is definitely not worth what you're getting. For that price you can get a 1440p 144Hz monitor (which is my current favorite resolution).

 

edit: Did you try settings a custom resolution at 75Hz to see if that fixed the stuttering?

Craigslist may be a good idea; definitely something to think about.

My only thing is I want to stay with a 34 inch ultrawide monitor, so it kinda looks like my choices are 1080p 144hz or 1440p 100hz (like your asus monitor)

 

Are you able to easily keep 100 fps on ultra settings in all games with your UW 1440p? I have a 1080ti but I've read even that may struggle to keep 100 fps on ultra in all games, at least because ultrawide 1440p has ~30% more pixels than normal 1440p.

 

I was thinking the 1080p 144hz one because I know for sure I can always have 144 fps at 1080p, and I've heard theres even a big difference between 100hz and 144hz.

 

I dont think I really know what you mean by setting a custom resolution

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The thing with g-sync is, that you really don't have to be at 144hz all the time to have a smooth experience. Even 60Fps @144hz g-sync will feel a lot better than 60fps @60hz non g-sync. 

 

Which essentially means, get a 1440p UltraWide at 100hz.

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25 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

So are you saying you had stuttering so now you want a higher refresh rates even though you didn't fix the stuttering? Or did you track down the cause of the stuttering problem and rectify it?

It doesnt stutter at 60hz so I've just been keeping it at that. I'm honestly not too 100% what the cause is at this point... If i turn freesync on, and set it to 75 hz it stutters and tears like crazy. Even dragging a file explorer window feels laggy. Im guessing it has something to do with freesync, since it has to be turned on to use 75hz. I used to have an AMD card with which it worked perfectly fine and did not stutter even though I had a 60hz monitor as a secondary. I guess using freesync/gsync takes care of any problems from using 2 different refresh rate monitors.

 

Freesync turned on:

Both Monitors @ 60 hz: no stutter 

Both Monitors @ 75 hz: Stutter (even when second monitor is set to match @75, and it stutters worse in my opinion when set to 60)

 

Freesync turned off:

Cant set the UW monitor to 75,

Both monitors @60 hz: works fine. If i set secondary monitor to 75hz then it stutters a little bit, apparently only on the second monitor

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26 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

The thing with g-sync is, that you really don't have to be at 144hz all the time to have a smooth experience. Even 60Fps @144hz g-sync will feel a lot better than 60fps @60hz non g-sync. 

 

Which essentially means, get a 1440p UltraWide at 100hz.

Thats a good point. I would love 144hz since I play a lot of rainbow six and some overwatch. However 1440p would definately be nice too... 

How big of a difference do you think there is between 100hz and 144hz?

 

edit: now realizing that the UW 1440p 100hz gsync monitors are ~200 more dollars than the 1080p 144hz.

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