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Last Edited by thestreetlight August 10, 2016 at 08:55 PM
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  • Resolution: 2560x1080
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time (GTG): 5ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178 / 178
  • Inputs
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x DisplayPort
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does ultrawide gaming actually render more viewable area on the sides, giving you an advantage over 16:9, or does it just render/stretch the same 16:9 image in a way that doesn't look distorted?
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does ultrawide gaming actually render more viewable area on the sides, giving you an advantage over 16:9, or does it just render/stretch the same 16:9 image in a way that doesn't look distorted?
I would venture a guess that it depends on the resolution that you've selected in the game's options similar to if you don't select 1920x1080 when you're playing on a 1920x1080 monitor.
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Freesync is amazing. Ultra wide resolutions are freaking awesome.
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does ultrawide gaming actually render more viewable area on the sides, giving you an advantage over 16:9, or does it just render/stretch the same 16:9 image in a way that doesn't look distorted?
If the game supports it, yes. BF4 is freaking awesome in ultrawide (and BF1 too!).
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These things have really been steadily lowering in price, I think it was just 2 months ago buydig was selling these models for 370. Still I would personally suggest getting the 3440 x 1440 resolution in this size if you plan to do anything with the monitor besides gaming.

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does ultrawide gaming actually render more viewable area on the sides, giving you an advantage over 16:9, or does it just render/stretch the same 16:9 image in a way that doesn't look distorted?
It depends on the game, although to call 21:9 much of an advantage is debateable. On most games it does provide you with a wider field of view allowing you to see more on the sides. There are a few rare examples like Overwatch though that essentially give you a cropped version of 16:9 when you use the 21:9 ratio. Most games however support it directly or indirectly through 3rd party programs. The image should never look distorted unless you tell the monitor/video source to stretch it across the whole screen and the content isn't 21:9. If you look at normal 16:9 content stretched across the whole screen of course it will look distorted.
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I hate my 21:9 monitor. I thought a 29" would be a nice size and bought without seeing one instore. This thing is is way smaller than I thought it would be top to bottom.
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I hate my 21:9 monitor. I thought a 29" would be a nice size and bought without seeing one instore. This thing is is way smaller than I thought it would be top to bottom.
They are deceptively small in a way, a 29" ultrawide has only about as much screen space as a 24" 16:9 monitor and only the vertical height of maybe a 22" or 23". Personally I like the 34" models better, 29" would feel too small for me too, of course that's a personal preference.
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Still getting used to the curve on mine. (the LG 34UC88, not this monitor) Every so often, I'd see the edge of my monitor curving in and think "oh shoot, my monitor is misaligned, let me just straighten it out. Oh, never mind..."

I like it but I think in hindsight, I wouldn't have paid a $200 premium for the curve.
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Thanks OP, I picked one of these up. I previously had an older model but sold it due to the 60hz refresh limit that it had. 75hz doesn't seem like much but it actually makes a big difference. The resolution doesn't bother me but this will pretty much only be used for gaming.
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I hate my 21:9 monitor. I thought a 29" would be a nice size and bought without seeing one instore. This thing is is way smaller than I thought it would be top to bottom.
Yeah, I had a 29" 21:9 at one point as well but felt it was just too small. The height is roughly the same as a 23" 16:9 display. The 34" is the same height as a 27" 16:9.

The 34 is also infinitely more immersive than the 29, filling up your entire field of vision. I have a 110" projector in my home theater and find the 34" ultrawide more immersive due to it filling up my peripheral vision.

I've actually been putting off finishing certain games like the Witcher 3 until I picked up another ultrawide. I'm hoping this one gets to the house on Friday, just in time for No Man's Sky Smilie
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Quote from AmishWithATude View Post :
Thanks OP, I picked one of these up. I previously had an older model but sold it due to the 60hz refresh limit that it had. 75hz doesn't seem like much but it actually makes a big difference. The resolution doesn't bother me but this will pretty much only be used for gaming.

Yeah, I had a 29" 21:9 at one point as well but felt it was just too small. The height is roughly the same as a 23" 16:9 display. The 34" is the same height as a 27" 16:9.

The 34 is also infinitely more immersive than the 29, filling up your entire field of vision. I have a 110" projector in my home theater and find the 34" ultrawide more immersive due to it filling up my peripheral vision.

I've actually been putting off finishing certain games like the Witcher 3 until I picked up another ultrawide. I'm hoping this one gets to the house on Friday, just in time for No Man's Sky Smilie
So if theyre the same size, would a 16:9 27" + this be a pretty incredible setup? I'm looking to get the best possible set up I can for around $500 and am not a big gamer so this is mostly for excel/web browsing/work etc. Would you recommend this setup or maybe 3 24"? There are so many different types of monitors now, 4k, ultrawide, and coming from just a normal 24" 1080p I don't know what the best options would be. Any suggestions?
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does ultrawide gaming actually render more viewable area on the sides, giving you an advantage over 16:9, or does it just render/stretch the same 16:9 image in a way that doesn't look distorted?
Yes, but games that screw up the perspective, i.e., skew it, will show an even more pronounced annoying perspective skew. Many games you can adjust this, but there's no "true perspective" setting so you have to just try it to see if you like it. This bothers me a lot, some people aren't bothered at all.
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Freesync is amazing. Ultra wide resolutions are freaking awesome.
just wondering whats so amazing about freesync?
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just wondering whats so amazing about freesync?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ey-KObDABI - Linus what is freesync

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzHxhjcE0eQ - Linus input lag for gsync vs freesync
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just wondering whats so amazing about freesync?
Lack of tearing, but with this monitor you will need to underclock/overclock it to receive the full benefit.
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