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Post Date: 2015-09-04

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    Posted: 04 Sep 2015 at 1:27pm
some good news incoming on the monitor front: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/34.htm#asus_pg348q

i've personally been waiting for a 100+hz ultra wide screen (3440 x 1440 resolution) IPS panel with g-sync and ULMB features for quite some time and it looks like it's almost hereDrooling
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I reckon it will cost over $1K and require similar graphics compute power to UHD. Looks like a nice monitor, though.
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 2:34pm
i'm seeing from $1.3K to $1.4K est.  it's still just 1440p, so i'm thinking 1 or 2 980ti's should do the job/cover the bases.

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That's an expensive monitor...more than a nice UHD TV these days. While it is only 1440p and roughly half the resolution as UHD, it is trying to spit out frame refreshes up to 66% faster. So maybe slightly less graphics power is needed for this, but will still require a good deal. ASUS was showing this off with only a single Titan X driving it...
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 4:54pm
when 4k can do more than 60Hz, and do it without sputtering along, i'll seriously consider it.  until then i'll enjoy the fov and real estate of this baby, even sacrificing the vertical fov.  i'm thinking it's more of a graphics muscle thing rather than vram thing (at least between the 6Gb on the ti and 12GB on the Titan X) to drive this size screen, but what do you think?
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6GB should be fine. This increased refresh rate doesn't affect the amount of memory needed...that is more of a memory bandwidth and latency issue.

And I wasn't saying that a UHD monitor would be better than this...just making a price comparison to today's TVs. This would be a very nice monitor for a first person shooter or other very fast pace game with the higher frame rate and pretty high resolution, to boot.
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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Sep 2015 at 11:03pm
i'm coming from 3x1080p 120Hz TN panel monitors for the past 4 years, so i'm looking at these new 21:9 aspect ultra wide's with no bezel interference, IPS panels, and (at the least) approaching the same refresh rate as a considerable upgrade.  still, i do have an eye towards the future with 4k/5k when the tech catches up.  thanks for your thoughtsSmile 
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I hear ya. I'm using a 48.5" UHD TV for a monitor. It's essentially 4 x 24" 1080p monitors in one (2 x 2 matrix) without the bezel. I love the real estate for multi-tasking. I have been able to play some games at full resolution on a GTX 970 FTW, while others, like Assassin's Creed Unity, I had to dial it back to 1920 x 1080.
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