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Is It Worth Upgrading From a 34-Inch 3440x1440 60Hz Monitor For Non-Competitive Games?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by jwilliamson47, 26 Jun 2020.

  1. jwilliamson47

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2012

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

    Hi everyone,

    I've been using an AOC u3477pqu for some time and was wondering if it's worth upgrading to something with a higher refresh rate? Looking ideally for an IPS panel with good colours. Please note, I don't play a lot of online games, so it's mostly single player. Given my old monitor is 60Hz without FreeSync, I presume it would be worth spending the money?
     
  2. NikTheSHNIK

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 23 Feb 2015

    Posts: 2,222

    Location: Overclockers UK HQ

    Yes, high refresh rate, g-sync/freesync monitors, are one of the best bang for buck upgrades you can do at the moment IMHO.

    These LG have got a pre-order offer on at the moment (should be here in 2 or 3 weeks), but if too rich for your blood then check out any of the below:

    LG 38GN950 38" 3840x1600 NANO IPS FreeSync G-Sync Compatible 160Hz 1ms HDR 600 Curved Gaming Monitor @ £1,299.95 inc VAT

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    Display Resolution 3840x1600, Display Size 38", Refresh Rate 160Hz, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible, 1ms Response Time, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Panel Type Nano IPS, Curved, HDR 600, Height Adjust, Swivel

    Only £1,299.95 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW

    Gigabyte G32QC 32" 2560x1440 VA 165Hz 1ms FreeSync/G-Sync Compatible LED Backlit Curved Gaming Monit @ £429.95 inc VAT

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    Display Resolution 2560x1440, Display Size 32", Refresh Rate 165Hz, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible, 1ms Response Time, Contrast Ratio 3000:1, Panel Type VA, Curved, Height adjustable, Swivel



    Only £429.95 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW

    Iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU-B1 34" 3440x1440 IPS 144hz 1ms HDR Freesync Ultrawide Gaming Monitor @ £398.99 inc VAT

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    G-Master GB3461WQSU-B1 34" 21:9 Ultra Wide IPS 144hz, 3440x1440, 1ms , HDR, HDMI, Display Port, USB Hub Height Adjustable, Freesync Premium



    Only £398.99 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW


    Samsung LC32JG50QQUXEN 31.5" 2560x1440 VA 144Hz Curved Gaming Widescreen LED Monitor @ £349.99 inc VAT

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    LC32JG50QQUXEN, 2560x1440 Resolution, 144Hz Refresh Rate, 3000:1 Contrast Ratio, 300cd/m² Brightness, 4ms Response Time, 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 2 Year RTB Warranty.



    Only £349.99 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW

    LG 27GL850-B 27" 2560x1440 NANO IPS 144Hz 1ms FreeSync/G-Sync Compatible Widescreen LED Gaming Monit @ £379.99 inc VAT

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    Display Resolution 2560x1440, Display Size 27", Refresh Rate 144Hz, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible, Response Time 1ms, Contrast Ratio 1000:1, Panel Type IPS, HDR 10



    Only £379.99 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW
     
  3. jwilliamson47

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2012

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

    Thanks for that, Really tempted by the iiyama!
     
  4. NikTheSHNIK

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 23 Feb 2015

    Posts: 2,222

    Location: Overclockers UK HQ

    Should be herre mid-end July. Pre-order to guarantee!
     
  5. Jae-So

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,055

    Location: UK

    I recently got the Iiyama 34" it's great :D
     
  6. Yaka

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,928

    Location: a dark place

    been gaming on a hp zr30w for some time now, it was serving me fine apart from the odd game where i got motion sickness. recently got my self a LG 27GL850b . i was very skeptical of the all the fanfare about gysynch and high refresh etcs and compared to the 30" its size tiny but the high refresh rate is very noticeable and much easier on the eyes specially when you play fps games
     
  7. Gwyndster

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Aug 2017

    Posts: 51

    Location: Upper Cwmboblle

    Hi, hope I can jump in on this for some advice, particularly as @NikTheSHNIK posted in here:


    I've got a GTX1070Turbo, and when I got my PC, I intended to buy a better monitor than my current 16:9 1080p 24" Asus, to take advantage of it - due to house reorganisation, that didn't happen as planned.

    So here I am some 2 years later, and frankly, I'm a bit lost. I've gone from a 24" 16:9 to temporarily using a 37" 1080p TV and back again, and I have no idea what I should now look at as a 'bigger' monitor.

    My current thinking is to get a 32" 16:9 3840*2160 curved monitor, because, frankly, I don't understand what I would gain from moving to a 21:9 or wider monitor (currently most of the games I play such as Civ VI, can't take advantage 4K, let alone 'ultrawide') - so would someone who has experience of using a widescreen kindly explain - what other than 'more width' - in exchange for 'less height' do I gain? is for most purposes QuadHD as good as, or better than 4K - due to the extra width?

    I don't tend to 'replace' my monitors unless they die (hence my almost 9 year old ASUS), so I'd like to make sure I at least try to get it 'right' the first time.

    Is it worth sacrificing height for width, and how much should I be looking to spend to take advantage of my graphics card?

    I'm currently about 0.75 metre to 1 metre from monitor, and I have approximately 82cm width in which to place it (although I could gain some if I relocate my PC).

    Any advice gratefully received.


    Thanks

    Mark
     
  8. pp111

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Oct 2018

    Posts: 634

    I personally think the answer is yes. Larger monitors do your eyes in at lower refresh rates. The higher refresh rate is very well worth spending money on.
     
  9. jwilliamson47

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2012

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

    I'm in the process of tying to sell my old ultrawide, then going to upgrade!