# Monitor for a high end gaming PC?

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Jody Hodgson, Apr 25, 2019.

1. ### MathuisellaMember

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bit it did seem like i was looking through a "mailbox slot" with that aspect ratio.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:10_aspect_ratio
16:10 (8:5) is an aspect ratio mostly used for computer displays and tablet computers. The width of the display is 1.6 times its height. This ratio is close to the golden ratio " φ {\displaystyle \varphi } " which is approximately 1.618.

and an independant review of 16:9 vs 16:10

https://www.bit-tech.net/blogs/tech/16-10-vs-16-9-the-monitor-aspect-ratio/1/

Even with an extra three inches of diagonal screen space (24in vs 27in) the 27in monitor simply didn't feel as big. Admittedly it was nice to get rid of the horizontal black lines when watching 1080p movies, but apart from this, even having gotten used to the extra size (which was quite immersive in games it has to be said) I still pined to switch back to the 24in screen.

So yeah, for me 16:10, 30 inch size and 2560*1600 which diesn't take too much gpu grunt to drive, unlike 4k screens. I feel that it's the sweet spot in terms of screens on a desktop

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Its a sweet spot as a PC monitor. But if you're chosing it for games, UW just wins. That extra FOV is just *better*. Buy it ,get used to it, wonder how you'd game without it.

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why not a bogan kogan va ? ;p

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VA panels are garbage. So much ghosting, cant play battlefield at 60fps without ghosting/ blur

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really? No ghosting here

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mine had more ghosting than cematary on halloween. shrugs, what can i say. I returned it for a refund it was that bad.

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yikes, well i came from a 75hz ips so the ghosting was non existent at 100hz 10ms brehs

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ive sat in front of a curved wide sceen. pretty nice imo. wouldnt do anything but an ips these days. 75hz minimum. with freesync/equiv.

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VA panels are for people who claimed TN looks fine in the past

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VA is perfect for my wifes youtube machine. Personally I couldn't go without my IPS screen. Yeah, the blacks are better on her screen, no denying it, but the overall experience, especially HDR, on my 1440P IPS is far better, even at a paltry 300 nits and 75Hz..

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Lmao all these salty IPeeShits
VA is hard capped to around 5-10ms but is overall better

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err.... yes VA did have (relatively) slow response times - like 3 years ago when that article was posted, along with some other trade offs - but this isnt your Grandads VA. (most) Modern fast panels are leaps and bounds over that old tech - and I for one would have no problem using one, in all but the most demanding colour accurate work.

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lmao inferior colors compared to what?
built in motion blur no fps killing ingame stuff required

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IPS panels still rule the space for colour accuracy - despite by comparison, slightly washed out blacks (relative) - mainly due to colour shift when VA ( a type of ips) is viewed from off centre. VA has improved this immensely, but it's still a thing.

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IMO, 27" Samsung CHG70(~$800) and 49" Samsung CHG90(~$1500) are the best high end gaming monitors.
https://www.samsung.com/au/monitors/c27hg70/
https://www.samsung.com/au/monitors/c49hg90/

- They are QLED, 125% RGB for great colors
- 144Hz fresh rate, 1ms response time, 1800R curvature
- 2560x1440(16:9) or 3840x1080(32:9) resolutions

I've used 24"/27" Samsung CFG70/CFG73 and only downside of the QLED are:
- Use more power and heavier than typical LED
- Seem to get burn in image easily(not covered by warranty)

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Alienware AW3418DW? IMO still the best gaming UW on the market at the moment. IPS 120hz with some of the best quality control and response times in the UW market. The PG35VQ might be better when it comes out, but we've been waiting a while....