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Post Reply Which is better ultra wide or 4k?
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Posted 2/22/16
in terms of gaming which monitor is the best. Specifically i'm talking about pc gaming but i guess you could use a console on them too. One 4k looks better because of the pixels but put a lot of strain on a graphics card because its like running 4 1080p monitors at the same time.

Ultra wide looks beautiful JUST from the size of the screen, its like you have your own movie theater screen, they our leas of a strain on your graphics card compared to a 4k monitor BUT some games don't scale well Fallout 4 has a issue with the hub where things are stretch and misplaced and the aim thingy is comically scaled with the monitor >_>
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Posted 2/22/16
ive got an lg ultra wide curve and yeah sometimes running games at 3440x1440 doesn't always work and I feel like I popped an old full screen dvd in. nice borders.. really nice borders lol. but meh, I couldn't handle playing games on my old monitor. I felt like I was being squeezed into it like my games were. I literally neglected playing the witcher 3 for a few months until I got it
Posted 2/22/16 , edited 2/22/16
What type of games are you playing?
Posted 2/22/16 , edited 2/22/16
Personally, I would go for the ultra wide if I had to choose between it and 4K.
With two 980s I am not convinced I could eek a reliable level of performance with 4K.
I am not really willing to sacrifice performance and fidelity for resolution, but that's me.

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Posted 2/22/16
1080p is pretty much the standard for gaming. Most enthusiast graphics card can run any game at this resolution, with at least medium settings. You also get benefits like super high refresh rates along with g sync. 4k has stunning image quality at the cost of price and other features. In my opinion, you can go in between, and you get a 1440p monitor. It brings higher resolution than 1080p, and the same features at reasonable price relative to the matching video card. Ultrawide doesn't catch my eye beyond video editing and productivity.
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Posted 2/22/16
Personally I prefer higher resolution. I have a 4K TV that I switch between using for my computer and gaming. Great setup for recording.

One thing I recommend you pay attention to, if you get a 4K. Make sure there's at least one HDMI input on the TV with a refresh rate of 60 Hertz or whatever the unit is. I have a 4K TV, and on the standard rate of 30, my computer does NOT like it. It tends to make the screen flicker off and on, and the mouse really lags behind. When plugged into the 60, though, it works much better. Still a little lag, but you'll be hard pressed to find a TV with the high refresh rate of a computer monitor. As for console gaming, 60 obviously is ideal but 30 will do the job with barely noticable lag.
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Posted 2/23/16
I'll say which one is better when someone translates this question into English
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Posted 4/3/16
1080p for now, 4K will soon take over.
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