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Monitor advice: get one 1440p monitor, or two 1080p?

#1PIITB415Posted 2/21/2014 1:38:18 AM
Currently I have have a 1680*1050 and if i were to go with a single 1440p monitor i would use it as my 2nd. Basically, I want to multitask and game at the same time.

Which set up would you prefer? Would two new identical 1080p monitors be better?
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#2Nazgl5LordofNazPosted 2/21/2014 1:45:28 AM
If you have a good enough rig to run games well at 1440p I'd definitely go with that. Having your second display match perfectly isn't all that important for simple multitasking needs. I've been running with various combinations of 1920x1080, 1600x900 and 1400x900 depending on what I'm doing, where I'm looking and what else might be using the biggest display, and it's just fine.

Ultra HD gaming is a good time if you can hit the FPS sweet spot you're looking for.
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#3SlaynPosted 2/21/2014 1:58:28 AM
1440p is much better for gaming. The second monitor adds little to nothing for gaming. If you are going to game with multiple monitors, it will be 3. So basically it is better looking graphics vs utility.

I love my 1440p monitor, it is a HUGE difference. I am somewhat jealous of triple monitor gamers though... just too much money and I don't have that sort of space anyway in my bedroom.
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#4DreDayyPosted 2/21/2014 2:01:58 AM
1440p and the current one you have.
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#5PsythikPosted 2/21/2014 3:00:15 AM
2x 1080p. Is your graphics card even powerful enough to handle 1440p? All but the most high-end cards aren't.
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#6King PazuzuPosted 2/21/2014 3:38:14 AM
Wait for 4K monitors to drop down in price then get one. You can play your games in 1080p then.
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#7triple sPosted 2/21/2014 5:46:08 AM
4k isn't going to be affordable for some years. By affordable, I mean a single card that can handle 4k along with a monitor that isn't ridiculously priced. I just recently bought a 1440p monitor after gaming on a 1080p monitor for the last few years, it is a drastic improvement. At least a 780 TI can handle majority of 1440p content with maybe the occasional adjustment to AA to hit 60fps.
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#8NicodimusPosted 2/21/2014 5:51:38 AM
1440p, assuming you have the GPU to power the extra 78% of pixels you'll see.
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#9reincarnator07Posted 2/21/2014 6:05:05 AM
Since you already have another monitor, I'd go with the QHD one.
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