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    Advice needed please.

    Currently running a DELL U3011 (2560x1600@60Hz) and have done for the last 5 years. No issues, seems fine.

    Primary uses are professional photo editing and gaming.

    I enjoy the size for editing and Adobe Lightroom seems optimised for it's 16:9 format. Colours seem ok, but then again it's all I've known for a while.

    My Canon 5D Mk4 captures images at 31.7 megapixels - 6720x4480 and some initial reading has suggested that only 4K monitors are best placed to reflect this.

    Gaming revolves around simulator / FPS titles. Star Citizen being something I'm particularly keen on and looking forward too....

    My gamer head is totally turned by the prospect of owning a decent 21:9 monitor. My professional head is undecided and would need to be persuaded that there is significant advantages to be had.

    I'm fortunately in a position to throw 2k at the issue, meaning that I'd be happy to upgrade my 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (MSI) if it opened up my options.

    Cheers.

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    No idea about the photo side of it, but for gaming purposes, 21:9s are boss. Acer and Asus both have good 100 Hz Gsync, neither have 4K yet, but meh. The screens need oomp, so look at 1080 Ti or similar power.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarp View Post
    Advice needed please.

    Currently running a DELL U3011 (2560x1600@60Hz) and have done for the last 5 years. No issues, seems fine.

    Primary uses are professional photo editing and gaming.

    I enjoy the size for editing and Adobe Lightroom seems optimised for it's 16:9 format. Colours seem ok, but then again it's all I've known for a while.

    My Canon 5D Mk4 captures images at 31.7 megapixels - 6720x4480 and some initial reading has suggested that only 4K monitors are best placed to reflect this.

    Gaming revolves around simulator / FPS titles. Star Citizen being something I'm particularly keen on and looking forward too....

    My gamer head is totally turned by the prospect of owning a decent 21:9 monitor. My professional head is undecided and would need to be persuaded that there is significant advantages to be had.

    I'm fortunately in a position to throw 2k at the issue, meaning that I'd be happy to upgrade my 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (MSI) if it opened up my options.

    Cheers.
    Similar boat.

    Deciding to hold fire until HDR 21:9 monitors and supported GPU's become a thing...
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidema...mk1ka/219_hdr/

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    Which means 2018 at best, more likely 2019..


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    If you do a lot of photo editing you may want to be cautious with curved displays (many of the higher-priced 21:9 displays have some curve), and gaming displays may not necessarily be the best for color accuracy (although some definitely are decent from a "consumer display" point of view I think).

    I think if I were you I would want to get a 32 (or larger if available) non-21:9 4k display.

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    Thanks so far.

    Ok, so dedicated 4k's are a thing, but gaming is a bit hit and miss on them right?

    Going to look at curved screens and editing and see if there are any issues.

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    4K gaming is nice, but heavy on the GPU (so is 3440x1440 but less so). 4K regular feels a bit less immeesive than a UW curved, but YMMV. Most (all?) 4K on sale are also 60 Hz, but then again, you will need SLI 1080 Ti to push 100 FPS anyhow.


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    Besides, what's the objective? You can get 5k displays that come a bit closer to displaying a 24mp image. But 21:9 is just such a nicer working environment that the resolution loss is not that big a detail (currently use a 1440p uwide with a 4k 26" monitor for photo, 3d and motion) .

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    I'm drawn to this - Dell U3417W - as it ticks a lot of the boxes. I'm undecided if I care about the 60Hz or not.....


    * Edit 17 not the 15 version.
    Last edited by Sarp; April 4 2017 at 01:06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarp View Post
    I'm drawn to this - Dell U3417W - as it ticks a lot of the boxes. I'm undecided if I care about the 60Hz or not.....


    * Edit 17 not the 15 version.
    60Hz seems fine, but when you have tried it vs 100 & 144Hz you will see how inadequate it is.
    Find a store and give it a test.

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    The "Pattern method", i.e. just get one of each aspects ratios seems fine as well of course.

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    Posting from my new 21:9 display (happy emoticon).

    Edit: This is pretty nice.
    Last edited by GeromeDoutrande; April 6 2017 at 02:58:53 PM.

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    You might want to re-name this thread to "Ultrawide Monitors"




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    3840x1080 resolution lawl.

    Production is also set to start in September 2017, which means we'll start seeing retail displays in 2018.

    Lawl.

    Funny enough I found articles from early 2016 saying it's coming in 2017. And now it's 2017 and the articles are saying early 2018.

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    I really do want it. :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hels View Post
    I really do want it. :<
    I love the Super Ultra Wide format. But that food it just too large.
    And 1080p is not enough in height. Anything less than 1440p is waste of money and screen estate.

    The only thing that could improve my current 21:9 is more width.

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    Here is a "business ultrawide" from Dell (38 inch, 3840x1600 = 24:10, IPS panel, non-"gaming" look):
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/11653/...rved-3840x1600

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    I have a U3014 with a slightly lower pixel density (100 vs 110 in that one) and honestly it leaves a lot to be desired when face to face with a retina display.

    Totally usable but having a smaller size would almost make that a must-buy.

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