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I switched from a 1440p 27" to a 4k 27" monitor because 1080p signal (from PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) looked much better on the 4k monitor.

I also found 1440p running on 4k monitor looked nearly as good as 4k at a much better framerate on my gtx1070.


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I plan to upgrade the GPU sometime within the next few weeks once a deal for a 1080 pops up.


Issue I'm having is 1080p movies and tv shows tend to look very grainy on the 1440p. I'm hearing that 4k displays can show 1080p displays by having 4 pixels instead of just 1 showing the same color. But the same media on 1440p displays seems to not be able to do that thanks to the aspect ratio not being a perfect match?
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I went the exact same route, coming from 1920x1200 and I am SUPER happy with the XB271HU! I was admiring the screen for a full 3 days lol. 1440p on 27" really is perfect, as most people recommended. 4K would be too small for me personally. So to wait for 32" 4K IPS and 144hz.. to come down to the $600 level, I'll give it like 2 more years at least. Not to mention personally for me, I would have to upgrade my GTX 970 which is another 5 bills. I feel we made a wise choice.

Not to TC on OP's thread, because I would love to have 4K as well Smilie

Check out this demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11zf7Y5tUbM
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I bought the WQHD version last week too, and I'm happy with it. Accessible 4K gaming is still so far away that it doesn't really make sense for the normal user to buy this just yet, unless you're ready to spend a ton of money on upgrading your PC.

WQHD and G-sync are already a big improvement for me. (coming from 1920x1200 res)
Dont forget the ICC profile from rtings.com to correct the color alignment on the WQHD gsync version. they show you just how bad it comes out of the box, but give you the profile to correct it =)
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Dont forget the ICC profile from rtings.com to correct the color alignment on the WQHD gsync version. they show you just how bad it comes out of the box, but give you the profile to correct it =)
Thanks for the tip but colors look off to me. Its amazing how different of a range everyone recommends. I have:

Brightness: 25
Contrast: 50
Gamma 2.2
Colour Temp: User
Red: 91
Green: 87
Blue: 100

Edit: Sorry googled wrong website Smilie Will give it a try. I agree though, the monitor is very bright and yellow hue out of the box but easily fixed.
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Is it possible the top-end Volta cards will be able to pull it off?


I don't see 4k gaming really taking off for at least another couple of years either. If Sony launches a Playstation 5, whether it can run most games at 4k/60fps reliably at a $400-500 price point may come down to whether graphics cards in the $2-300 price point have really advanced that much.
I don't see 4k gaming for at least another 3-5 years. I think Ultrawide gaming is a higher priority anyway and Ultrawide 4k would be like 5-8 years at least assuming we it hasn't gone full VR glasses by then. Something like this: Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display [amazon.com] would be ideal if you are looking for a High end gaming monitor.

Back on topic of the OP's 4k monitor.... It's a great monitor but kinda like having a Ferrari in the middle of the desert. You won't be able to do much with it without having to spend a ton of money to take full advantage of it.
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I don't see 4k gaming for at least another 3-5 years. I think Ultrawide gaming is a higher priority anyway and Ultrawide 4k would be like 5-8 years at least assuming we it hasn't gone full VR glasses by then. Something like this: Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display [amazon.com] would be ideal if you are looking for a High end gaming monitor.

Back on topic of the OP's 4k monitor.... It's a great monitor but kinda like having a Ferrari in the middle of the desert. You won't be able to do much with it without having to spend a ton of money to take full advantage of it.
Great analogy. And I bet HDR monitors will start becoming more prevalent in the next year. No HDR is a big miss on all these current 4K displays.
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Pass. As a gamer, fps/Hz > resolution.

1440p 144-165Hz Gsync is the sweetspot for gaming monitors.
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Pass. As a gamer, fps/Hz > resolution.

1440p 144-165Hz Gsync is the sweetspot for gaming monitors.
Any recommendations? I've been looking for a 1440p 144hz IPS Gsync with HDR but the pickings seem slim under $1k
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im finally starting to see 60hz tearing, motion blur, and the lag on my 4k monitor. having a hard time swallowing $600 worth of monitor but can tell my 1080ti and fe are overpowered for my monitor setup. is it really that noticeable?
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Any recommendations? I've been looking for a 1440p 144hz IPS Gsync with HDR but the pickings seem slim under $1k
There was a slickdeal about 1.5 months ago for an AOC AGON 27" IPS 1440p 165Hz GSync monitor (not sure about the HDR though) for only $550 at WalMart.
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im finally starting to see 60hz tearing, motion blur, and the lag on my 4k monitor. having a hard time swallowing $600 worth of monitor but can tell my 1080ti and fe are overpowered for my monitor setup. is it really that noticeable?
Yes, IMO it is definitely that noticeable! But it also depends on a couple of factors:
G sync is for when your card renders too few frames for your display.
Fast Sync is for when your card is producing more than the display can use.
In your case, it sounds like you 1080 is producing more frames than the display can handle. You should try turning on Fast Sync through the 3d settings on your card. Fast Sync frequently works in tandem with G Sync for the best results.

This guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L07t_mY2LEU
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I think most people forget that you will need an expensive video card (or 2) to push the video to this thing. Dont think a 1070 or 1060 6GB is going to get you good FPS in any modern game and decent quality settings. I have a 1080 and the 27" 1440 version of this and I love it but it does struggle to play some newer games on max settings and at 1440 resolution and decent FPS.
But you should be able to drop resolution to 1080p on a 4K monitor (especially a small one like this 27") and it still look nice and sharp because you still have square pixels. Dropping a 2560x1440 monitor to 1080p "works" mostly. If you just don't have any options I think the lower image quality is worth the FPS bump in some games (mostly stuff like PubG) but I suspect the 4k screen would look *much* better at 1080p then my 2560 does dropped to 1080p.

Anyone in the thread have a 4k monitor that have tried gaming in 1080p on it?
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