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m0ney said:

I have one problem with it - it is just too big LOL I never thought it could be a problem but 31.5 inch is just too much

That's what she said.



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Congrats on your purchase!

I also have a problems with big screens, so I understand why you find it hard to adjust to a 32" monitor. I'm on a 23" one and think that I could still take a 25" monitor (thankfully there are some 1440p ones in that size), but 27" or larger are a no-go.



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m0ney said:

I hadn't planned but while usual browsing tech sites and forums I learned that there is this insane deal - AOC 1440p 75Hz 31.5 inch IPS monitor for ~200 euro/usd, so I sold my old 27 inch 1080p AOC and got it (AOC Q3279VWFD8):

Right off the bat I noticed that the image quality was much better than my old monitor, so that was good, the 1440p is impressive especially in games, and the 75Hz/fps is a nice little bonus over 60Hz in games, but I have one problem with it - it is just too big LOL I never thought it could be a problem but 31.5 inch is just too much for monitor. I have used it for one week and still can't get used to the screen size. Even when gaming with controller or watching vids I want to slide back more and more. Anyway I just wanted to let others know about this insane deal, the competition is twice the price and up.

I have had a 1440P monitor for a decade or more now. It's always a bit of a shock going to a 1080P or 720P display.
I would overclock that monitor to see how far you can push past 75hz though.

As for the size issue... You will get used to it, you will start to focus your eyes roughly in the center and let your peripheral vision handle the rest, just takes time.
My current display is 32" and I would probably not be against the idea of a 40-42" 4k display.

m0ney said:
Mummelmann said:
Nice! I bought my 32" 1440p monitor about three years ago with my new rig, it really is a huge step up from 1080p. And it's nowhere near as taxing as 4K resolution.

Yes, it is surprising to me that 1440p is not that taxing.

It's because PC hardware has long outstripped software/game development, so all those extra horses that the PC has? We tend to sink it into resolution and framerates.
1440P has been a "mid-range" resolution for years now, especially once cheap Korean 1440P, 27", IPS panels started to flood the market and companies like AOC gained a foothold.



1440P has been a "mid-range" resolution for years now, especially once cheap Korean 1440P, 27", IPS panels started to flood the market and companies like AOC gained a foothold.

I disagree :) If you look at Amazon bestsellers, most people buy 1080p monitors today.



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Pemalite said:

It's because PC hardware has long outstripped software/game development, so all those extra horses that the PC has? We tend to sink it into resolution and framerates.
1440P has been a "mid-range" resolution for years now, especially once cheap Korean 1440P, 27", IPS panels started to flood the market and companies like AOC gained a foothold.

I remember how nice it was when I got The Witcher 3 and cranked it up to ultra with 1440p on my new rig and got a good 65-70fps, I actually bought the rig for TW3 specifically, wanting to max it. My joy ended when I tried to use Nvidia Hairworks though, it cut my fps in half on its own, no nice beard and hair in the world is worth that!



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m0ney said:

1440P has been a "mid-range" resolution for years now, especially once cheap Korean 1440P, 27", IPS panels started to flood the market and companies like AOC gained a foothold.

I disagree :) If you look at Amazon bestsellers, most people buy 1080p monitors today.

Only makes sense that low-end, cheaper stuff sells more in volume than something that costs more in the mid-range.

It's not just the display resolution that is mid-range, it's also the hardware necessary to drive it... A Radeon RX 580/590/Geforce 1060Ti 6GB/1660 is mid range hardware that is actually good for 1440P.



I'm actually looking at buying a new monitor myself since mine was broken while moving house, which sucks... right now I'm using my back up/second monitor which is a 19" 1366x768 acer whatevermajig, and let me tell you... it's fucking awful. I've been looking at some 24" 1080p monitors since that's all I had before anyway, but my brother is in the middle of convincing me to go for a 27" 1440p monitor, he even linked me a nice Asus one which I must admit is very tempting... but then I have to consider the specs of my computer and whether I'd be able to run games in the 1440p resolution too.



Bristow9091 said:
I have to consider the specs of my computer and whether I'd be able to run games in the 1440p resolution too.

You can run games on lower resolutions on a 1440p monitor. My PC is aging too but surprisingly my Geforce 960 2GB handles modern games at 1440p well. I'm playing DMC5 on High now and framerate is smooth. I had gotten a used AMD 580 earlier this year but it turned out mined with loud fans and I sold it off.



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m0ney said:
Bristow9091 said:
I have to consider the specs of my computer and whether I'd be able to run games in the 1440p resolution too.

You can run games on lower resolutions on a 1440p monitor. My PC is aging too but surprisingly my Geforce 960 2GB handles modern games at 1440p well. I'm playing DMC5 on High now and framerate is smooth. I had gotten a used AMD 580 earlier this year but it turned out mined with loud fans and I sold it off.

Oh yeah I know I can, but what's the point in having a higher res monitor if my games aren't going to show it lol. I also have a GTX 960, but mine is the 4GB OC model lol. I'm sure it'll play my current games at 1440p no problem, but just thinking into the future with my purchase lol :P 



Bristow9091 said:
I'm actually looking at buying a new monitor myself since mine was broken while moving house, which sucks... right now I'm using my back up/second monitor which is a 19" 1366x768 acer whatevermajig, and let me tell you... it's fucking awful. I've been looking at some 24" 1080p monitors since that's all I had before anyway, but my brother is in the middle of convincing me to go for a 27" 1440p monitor, he even linked me a nice Asus one which I must admit is very tempting... but then I have to consider the specs of my computer and whether I'd be able to run games in the 1440p resolution too.

Any mid-range GPU is fine for 1440P (Radeon RX 580/Geforce 1060 6GB or better), it's not a difficult resolution to run these days.

Do it and don't look back.

Bristow9091 said:
m0ney said:

You can run games on lower resolutions on a 1440p monitor. My PC is aging too but surprisingly my Geforce 960 2GB handles modern games at 1440p well. I'm playing DMC5 on High now and framerate is smooth. I had gotten a used AMD 580 earlier this year but it turned out mined with loud fans and I sold it off.

Oh yeah I know I can, but what's the point in having a higher res monitor if my games aren't going to show it lol. I also have a GTX 960, but mine is the 4GB OC model lol. I'm sure it'll play my current games at 1440p no problem, but just thinking into the future with my purchase lol :P 

Usually you will stick with a monitor for longer than a PC, I highly doubt you are going to continue with that same GPU for the next half decade?
A GTX 960 will handle most games (even newer ones) at 1440P with some detail settings turned down at 30fps.
If you want 60fps, even at 1080P you will have to turn details down.

https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2302

You should look at around a 22-50% performance impact by moving from 1080P to 1440P with ultra/very high details, but that is likely the limited framebuffer coming into play. - The jump from 1080P to 1440P is a 77.7% increase in pixels afterall, so it's good bang-for-buck.

Older games will be no issue.

Outside of gaming, you will have crisper text and images, you can throw more information on your screen... And you will even see some benefits with 4k video over 1080P video.