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Ultra wide vs. 1440p vs. 144 hz

#1Chargers_31Posted 8/22/2014 9:40:58 PM
If you were to buy a monitor, which of these things would be the most important to you, and why?

I have 5 or 6 year old Dell monitor that hasn't aged terribly (24", 1080p), but I was thinking of upgrading at some point, but I don't really know what I want. So, what would YOU get (or what did you get)?
#2DaedalusExPosted 8/22/2014 9:45:31 PM
Ultrawides are sexy, but I'd be concerned about compatibility.
#3Lemur_HPosted 8/22/2014 9:46:13 PM
21:9

Had one, loved it.
#4cainism25Posted 8/22/2014 9:54:10 PM
1440p overclcoked to 110hz.

bye now. ::hugs my qnix i bought 2 years ago for $280 free ship no tax::
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#5GarquillPosted 8/22/2014 9:57:30 PM
144hz by far
amazing framerate is way better for me than more pixels.
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#6KaiserWarriorPosted 8/22/2014 10:01:14 PM
144hz.

Wide is nice, but there's a point where it's too wide. I don't like having to pan my eyes around to see the full image.

1440p is nice, but it can be made up for by throwing Anti-Aliasing on a lower-res image.

There is no replacement for a refresh rate that supports buttery-smooth rendering with no screen tearing and no syncing necessary.

That being said, whycantwehaveboth.jpg. Asus PG278Q offers 2560x1440@144hz.
#7dlfPosted 8/22/2014 10:02:10 PM
1440p (IPS?) in front and 144hz perhaps as a side monitor.
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#8The cranky hermitPosted 8/22/2014 10:04:21 PM
Ultrawides are sexy, but I'd be concerned about compatibility.

I want an Ultrawide bad. And I'm not concerned about compatibility - you can always pillarbox your games that you just can't get working in ultrawide.
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#9DaedalusExPosted 8/22/2014 10:11:45 PM(edited)
The cranky hermit posted...
And I'm not concerned about compatibility - you can always pillarbox your games that you just can't get working in ultrawide.


True, but it might feel like a waste of money if you end up running most of your games like that. It would to me anyway.
#10Lemur_HPosted 8/22/2014 10:12:15 PM
The cranky hermit posted...
Ultrawides are sexy, but I'd be concerned about compatibility.

I want an Ultrawide bad. And I'm not concerned about compatibility - you can always pillarbox your games that you just can't get working in ultrawide.


This, and most games I tried on mine worked without much issue. At most, an .ini tweak.