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Samsung is pushing Microsoft Xbox to support ultrawide gaming monitors

Sophisticated_Chap7h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Not a problem 🙂 If you are looking for a new monitor, look at either a 2560×1080 or 3440×1440 monitor. These monitors are starting to get higher refresh rates (75Hz/100Hz/144Hz) and I think I’ve even started to see them perform with response times as low as 1ms with some of the newest models.

Mine is just a 29 inch IPS display model with 60Hz refresh, and a 5ms response time, which I bought back in 2013. It’s still a fantastic monitor, but I’d like to upgrade to a 34 inch IPS display (3440×1440), with at least 100Hz refresh. After playing on an ultra-wide (21:9 aspect ratio), I refuse to go back to a typical 16:9 aspect ratio, and this is what you will hear from most players who have experienced ultra-wide. When you go from ultra-wide, back to playing on a 16:9 monitor, you don’t just notice it, you feel constrained, and it feels weird, kind of like losing your peripheral vision.

Most games support 21:9 aspect ratio these days, and even back in 2013 when I bought my monitor, games like Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Left 4 Dead and many others, all worked just fine. Even Borderlands supported it, but they basically fish-eyed the view, so the image stretch at the ends of the monitor, but it wasn’t a problem, and I think Borderlands 2 uses the 21:9 aspect ratio correctly now. There are some older games, where they use black bars on each side of the screen to show the game in a 16:9 aspect ratio, but again, it didn’t bother me. The older Call of Duty games didn’t support ultra-wide, but the games were still good enough to play. Overall, it’s a great experience.

Most PC gamers who post in Steam forums and who make videos on youtube, will take a 3440×1440 ultra-wide monitor, over a 3840×2160 4k monitor any day, because 1440p ultra-wide is still a really crisp resolution, you get 30% more screen real estate, which is great for peripheral vision in shooters and even adventure games, and 3440×1440 monitors have 33% fewer pixels over 3840×2160 4k monitors, so you can jack up the graphical detail in every game to the max, and get far better frame rates than someone who uses a 4k monitor. Even an RTX 2080TI GPU has a tough time playing the newest games at 4K/60FPS, but with 1440p Ultra-wide, it absolutely crushes every game out there, and it’s a better experience having the wider screen.

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