1080p Monitor Recommendations Page 5

  • BobbyDeNiro 12 May 2014 22:27:53 16 posts
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    @scoobysi I'm looking as well having just bought a new PC myself. I have my eye on:

    Dell Ultrasharp U2414H
    Viewsonic VX23smh.

    Any other suggestions welcomed!
  • Gartt 10 Jun 2014 13:25:10 1,937 posts
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    Still agonising over a choice of monitor. Like the idea of 1440p, but 1080p at a higher refresh rate, something like 120hz or 144hz, is also very tempting.

    This beast is tempting, only meant to have average performance in games though. But its huge!
  • THFourteen 4 Aug 2015 12:54:34 53,500 posts
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    Not sure what monitor to get to go with my 980TI.

    Looking at the BenQ 27" 1440p 60hz IPS display ~ £275
    BenQ GW2765HT

    Or an AOC 24" 1080p GSync TN display ~ £300
    AOC G2460PG

    Anyone have any recommendations? Looks like my decision is either gsync and smaller, lower res non-ips display or 60hz ips hi res display. I am not a competetive gamer really.

    I am not blowing £6-700 on the 27" 144hz Gsync 1440p screens.

    Edited by THFourteen at 12:55:19 04-08-2015
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 13:00:37 10,233 posts
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    Hmm, your monitor is quite important though. And it will survive at least a couple of gpu upgrades, so it's kind of a long term investment.
  • THFourteen 4 Aug 2015 13:05:41 53,500 posts
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    Argh you are not helping.

    My current Samsung 24" 245b has lasted me a good few years maybe even approaching 10 or so.
  • Dirtbox 4 Aug 2015 13:06:11 91,337 posts
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  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 13:11:23 10,233 posts
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    I'm not trying to help :p
    I was just thinking you went all out on a new gpu and are going to cheap out on the monitor. It's like an expensive hifi set with shitty speakers.
  • hillbilly66 4 Aug 2015 13:12:42 3,150 posts
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    1440p
  • THFourteen 4 Aug 2015 13:17:58 53,500 posts
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    @Fake_Blood

    Well £275 isn't "cheap" its "cheaper". I think its more along the lines of paying over the odds for gold speaker cable to get that extra high frequency that my ears don't even appreciate they are hearing.

    Also the card will get > 60fps now, but by next year will it still do so? I hate turning the detail down in games to achieve good fps...

    I think that 1440p, IPS and an extra 3" feels like a good upgrade on what i currently have (24" 1900x1200 TN panel)
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 14:50:12 10,233 posts
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    Yeah was half joking mate. Just got myself a 34" widescreen monitor that was way over my budget, it all depends how important pixels are to you i guess.
  • MMMarmite 4 Aug 2015 14:55:28 1,616 posts
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    Anybody used the LG 34UM95? Not specifically for gaming just looking to see if anybody here had a general opinion of it after using one.

    Trying to justify dumping £550 on one new widescreen over the two 22" 1080p screens I have now.
  • THFourteen 4 Aug 2015 15:38:24 53,500 posts
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    @Fake_Blood

    ooooh you bought that one then :-)
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 16:58:18 10,233 posts
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    Well I got the LG 34UM87. Same 344x1440 panel as the UM95 and 97, just has a different stand.Here's how Wolfenstein looks:


    This 50% why I got this thing in the first place:


    This what my desktop looks like:


    On the bottom right you can see the LG utility that lets you divide the screen any way you want.

    Pros:
    -It's big and curved and immersive
    -It's not 4k and thus runs on a not crazy gpu
    -No border compared to a dual monitor setup
    -Video in 21:9 format looks amazing

    Cons:
    -Expensive
    -no g-sync
    -games need some tinkering, 3440x1440 is always supported, but you need to set the fov somewhere around 90°-100°

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 16:58:56 04-08-2015
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2015 17:56:49 15,102 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:

    Mini or Fulvia?
  • hillbilly66 4 Aug 2015 18:01:15 3,150 posts
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    so fucking jealous

    Edited by hillbilly66 at 18:01:44 04-08-2015
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 18:42:19 10,233 posts
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    @DrStrangelove

    Mini! Haven't played in a while though.
  • DrStrangelove 4 Aug 2015 18:43:43 15,102 posts
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    Well that has to change.
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 18:56:01 10,233 posts
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    Well, I let a couple of drunk friends play on my profile and now have to reset my progress.
  • MMMarmite 4 Aug 2015 19:46:33 1,616 posts
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    @Fake_Blood is that a curved model? I can't find a flat version of that model number.

    Does look ace though, thanks for sharing the info, think my credit card is trembling :)
  • Fake_Blood 4 Aug 2015 19:55:25 10,233 posts
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    It is slightly curved yes. The UM95 is flat iirc, but it also has a stand that isn't height adjustable.
  • THFourteen 5 Aug 2015 08:59:35 53,500 posts
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    Anyone got a korean monitor?

    Looking at the QNIX 2710 from ebay now...
  • THFourteen 6 Aug 2015 08:37:44 53,500 posts
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    Ordered the QNIX. Apparently has the possibility of overclocking the refresh rate up to 120Hz, I'd be more than happy with 96 or so though.

    why? Dunno, some guys on an internet forum said i need it.

    Cheap as chips in comparison to monitors you can get here, just hope its not fecked when it arrives from korea :-|
  • KnuttinAtoll 28 Jan 2018 13:33:04 8,106 posts
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    Old thread but it'll do.

    Am looking to buy a new monitor. My set up is laptop with a native res of 1080p so makes sense to match that, plus the graphics card won't handle anything above that for gaming. So...

    1) I'd like to go with a 27" panel, BUT - is this too big for the resolution? Am sitting at a standard computer desk, so about 2-3ft away.

    Also bearing in mind a couple of games I play at 900p only as the card doesn't cope. I mostly play with AA off so am no stranger to a bit of pixelation/jaggies...

    But if a larger screen makes this much worse then I may have to reconsider - even though the increased size (and fresher colours - my current one is pretty washed out but still servicable) be the main motivation to buy a new model - current one is 22" and I want a bit more immersion in gaming.

    2) I've come across FreeSync (AMD) monitors within my price range (which is about 250 Euros) - while my laptop is on Nvidia - does it matter or will FreeSync work?

    Thanks!
  • KnuttinAtoll 28 Jan 2018 14:07:34 8,106 posts
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    Hmm the more I think of this... it might make more sense to go with 27" but at 1440p, if not for the extra desktop real estate (I use the screen for work, too). Assume running games at 1080p will look the same as on a native monitor? Edit: apparently not. Ugh.

    God I hate gadget shopping. Too much choice, too many questions.

    Edited by KnuttinAtoll at 14:10:29 28-01-2018
  • samharper 28 Jan 2018 14:49:56 1,119 posts
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    1. I use a 27" 1080p panel, it's fine really. An advantage a 1440p monitor has is that 720p upscales very cleanly but that's a low resolution when it's right in front of your face. If you can't run games at it and you're going to be using it for gaming there's no point. The extra real estate for desktop use is nice though.

    2.Freesync doesn't work with a Nvidia card unfortunately.
  • KnuttinAtoll 28 Jan 2018 15:08:42 8,106 posts
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    Thanks for the feedback. For whatever reason the shops I've been to don't have any monitors on display, unlike TV's, so it's really hard to get decent first hand impressions.
  • THFourteen 28 Jan 2018 15:13:48 53,500 posts
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    Unless you are trying to future proof yourself in case you ever buy a desktop a 27” 1080p will be fine for your laptop.

    I mean you’ll notice more pixels than a 24” but just push it further away from your face.

    Either get gsync or nothing.
  • KnuttinAtoll 28 Jan 2018 15:20:05 8,106 posts
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    Only bought the laptop last year so new hardware will be a long way off.

    And while the additional desktop space would be nice for work, I can probably live without it and just go dual screen instead as I'll keep my old monitor.

    Good that I asked about Freesync though - someone else online reckoned it works fine with nvidia cards.
  • THFourteen 28 Jan 2018 16:49:39 53,500 posts
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    It works fine as in the monitor will work, you just won’t get the benefit of freesync so it’s a waste of money unless you one day plan to buy an AMD card
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