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Hi guys, i rly need your help, i have monitor benq 28" with 1920x1020 https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GC2870H-1920x1080-Technology-Flicker-free/dp/B06XDSK4NN, i like it, but still i hate some things, i watch a lot of movies, anime, and play video games almost all day, i dont like when i watch movies (bluray edition) pixels can be rly rly stretch out, and i always think i lose a lot of quality bcs its only 1920x1020 resolution on a (for me) huge 28" monitor, so tell me, is it better to stick to it, or buy https://www.amazon.com/LG-25UM58-P-25-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01BV1XB2K this lg monitor bcs its rly cheap but i never had ultrawide monitor, i dont know if its better for gaming or not, and it has 3" less and higher resolution so i think pixels would look much better, i rly dont know a lot about monitors so i rly need your guys help, sorry for bad english.

Or is it better to save money and buy smth like this one https://www.amazon.com/AOC-Q2778VQE-27-Inch-2560x1440-Resolution/dp/B00VERZDEG
 
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From my experience I'd say steer clear of AOC.
That said, 2560x1440 is a nice resolution and it works great on a 25-27in screen. The scaling for 1080 video content is quite good as well and another bonus is that you can run two 1280x720 programs side by side on a 2560x1440 screen.
Ultra wide is cool, but 2560x1080 is an odd format for anything except certain games and instead of streching pixels, you're going to be stretching the video width, unless you can somehow figure out how to play your videos in non-native resolution on that LG screen.
 

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From my experience I'd say steer clear of AOC.
That said, 2560x1440 is a nice resolution and it works great on a 25-27in screen. The scaling for 1080 video content is quite good as well and another bonus is that you can run two 1280x720 programs side by side on a 2560x1440 screen.
Ultra wide is cool, but 2560x1080 is an odd format for anything except certain games and instead of streching pixels, you're going to be stretching the video width, unless you can somehow figure out how to play your videos in non-native resolution on that LG screen.
ok, i get it, can you maybe recomend some good 2k monitors mostly for gaming and movies, but under 250 euros. Tnx
 
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The big problem is that cheap and good are rarely the same thing with screens.
I've been using a Dell U2515H, but that doesn't seem to be available any more.
You might want to have a look here if you're in Europe for prices - https://geizhals.eu/?cat=monlcd19wi...=uk&hloc=eu&plz=&dist=&mail=&sort=p&bl1_id=30
Personally I'd get something with a height adjustable stand and a non glossy bezel.
A lot of the rest comes down to personal likes or dislikes, as some people don't want TN panels at all, some don't like IPS etc. so it's hard to recommend something good.
I'd suggest to go to some chain store and have a look at a few and see what you like.
 
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If you watch a lot of Blu-Ray movies and you are sensitive to and critical of scaling issues (and I don't blame you for that - why go Blu-Ray if you are not going to appreciate what it has to offer?) then you should get a monitor that natively supports what Blu-ray has to offer.

Blu-ray supports up to 2160p (3840x2160) 4K/UHD.

This ASUS PB287Q I like because it not only supports the Blu-Ray resolutions natively in the correction aspect ratio, but it comes with a stand that includes height adjustment. For me, monitors must have height adjustment too. Why? Because monitors, compared to TVs that sit across the room, typically sit right in front of you on your desk. That means your viewing angle and viewing height are much more critical compared to TVs that are 8 or so feet away.

I cannot change the height of desk. And I do not want to change the height of my chair. So I want a monitor I can set at the right height for my neck without having to put a ream of paper or telephone book under the stand, or complain the height is constantly too high and it hurts my neck to look up for hours on end.

The LG27UD68P-B also has height adjustment.
 
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Wow, the 25" LG UW is really cheap. See my specs for the one I have, it's amazing, but upwards of $600-$700

The 21:9 aspect on the 25" you linked would be great for widescreen movies
 

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Ok so tell me guys, what is best for gaming, is it 24 inch 1080p or 2k, 4k monitors?
 

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Ok so tell me guys, what is best for gaming, is it 24 inch 1080p or 2k, 4k monitors?
Depends on how many pixels your system can push at framerates you find acceptable.
 
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For example GTX1060 is good for 1080p gaming, GTX1080 for 2k and GTX1080Ti for 4k
 

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but 2560x1080 is an odd format
You ain't lying man. I once decided to purchase a 2K monitor , and I made the mistake of ordering 2560x1080, it was ridiculous. In my opinion it shouldn't fall under the 2K category.
 

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Y but i was thinking to buy like 4k monitor, and after that i dont need to change it bcs in the future 4k will be standard do u understand me? :) Or u still think 1080p is gonna be ok

https://www.amazon.com/U278W-4000R-...62&sr=1-4&keywords=monitor+4k#customerReviews is this much better than my monitor https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GC2870H-1920x1080-Technology-Flicker-free/dp/B06XDSK4NN?tag=tec06d-20
Like erocker and BiggieShady mentioned, the hardware in your system (e.g. CPU, GPU, etc.) determines the resolution you can operate at when gaming. If you don't have the GPU performance to operate games at 4k with a respectable frame-rate then, in my opinion, it isn't worth buying a 4k monitor right now.
 

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Like erocker and BiggieShady mentioned, the hardware in your system (e.g. CPU, GPU, etc.) determines the resolution you can operate at when gaming. If you don't have the GPU performance to operate games at 4k with a respectable frame-rate then, in my opinion, it isn't worth buying a 4k monitor right now.
I understand tnx, and tell me, is this monitor https://www.amazon.com/24-inch-FreeSync-Monitor-VG245H-Response/dp/B01JGYM5H6 better than my benq monitor or more or less its the same?
 

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I understand tnx, and tell me, is this monitor https://www.amazon.com/24-inch-FreeSync-Monitor-VG245H-Response/dp/B01JGYM5H6 better than my benq monitor or more or less its the same?
It's better but I don't think the positives are astounding. Here are some of the positive differences:

+ FreeSync (only a positive if you have an appropriate AMD GPU) with slightly higher refresh rate.
+ Greater pixel density due to the screen is smaller.
+ Adjustable stand.

If it were me, I would either upgrade to a QHD monitor if I had the money now or save up a bit and upgrade later. Plus you'd be going from a VA panel to a TN panel, and that would bother some people. Just FYI.
 
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OP, what are your rig specs? It doesn't matter what 1440p or 4k monitor you get if your current set up can't do 1080p.

Also I second don't buy AOC.
 
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I think you should buy one similar to the one you linked in your original post (27", 2560x1440p). I bought one 2 years ago, and it's been great. Mine is a Crossover (Asian generic brand), and back then I paid $400 for it. Now you get a name brand for $260 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009969 I have a 780Ti, which performs somewhere between a 1060 and a 1070. Gaming is adequate, and movies/blu-rays look fantastic.
 
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28" just doesn't have enough PPI (pixels per inch t create a clear picture.

https://www.sven.de/dpi/

The typical human eye can see individual pixels when PPI drops below about 96 ppi ... your monitor is beloe 80 which is why h pictire looks like a dollar bill "pen and ink" drawing.

When buying the best monitor you can afford, this is what I suggest

1920 x 1080, 144 Hz TN ($250) Opting for a better 1080p panel panel brings a cost increase that puts ya perty close to a 1440p screen. To drive it. start with the 1060 3 GB. G-Sync and Freesync don't come into play much here; there impact diminishes once ya get over 70 fps. Still there but not as great as it is from 30 - 60 w/ G-Sync (40 - 60 w/ Freesync.) At 70 fps, many folks will turn off G-Sync and use ULMB, Freesync does not have the hardware module that provides this feature tho. But you don't nee either if you choose a 120+ Hz monitor that can use Lightboost ... so here I recommend the Asus BG248QE which has been selling fo $250 for about 5 years now. See the list "Classic Light Boost Monitors" here:

https://www.blurbusters.com/faq/120hz-monitors/

2560 x 1440p, 165 Hz, G-syn / ULMB ($600+) . The price here is all over the place with the Predator XB271HU of late. I have seen it go from $299 - $699 up and down. This gets you and AU Optoncs IPS panel, w/ 10 bit color, Asus PG279Q uses almost the same panelw/ 8 bit color. The are some that cost more, some that costs less but that's the best panel I have seen as yet. As for anything in betwee, to my eyes .. ... what you pay for something less is just that ... less. You'll need a 1070 to drive it.

3840 x 2160 ... Nuthin. I have yet to see a panel that was worth the investment nor found any card capable of driving them consistent;y above 60 fps. And no 144hz at 4k till DP 1.4 monitors get here. A pair of 1080 Ti's will do it (50% scaling) but i think we are going to have to wait for the 1180 or whatever it's called. Investing in 4k roght now iwon't be a sound investment. The new 1000 nit HDR 144 Hz panels are ready to go and expected in Q2 2018 ... after originally being targeted at 1Q 2017. The AU Optonics panels are such a H U G E step forward that I expect the dollar value of everything sold up to that day will tank.

VRAM wise, we have no way of actually knowing how much RAM a game uses, utiliities only tell us what the install programs selects to be allocated ... if ya have more, it will allocate more. But a good rule of them is 1 GB per 500k to 700k pixels.

1080p => 3 - 5 GB
1440p => 5 - 7 GB
2160p =>12 - 17 GB
 

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28" just doesn't have enough PPI (pixels per inch t create a clear picture.

https://www.sven.de/dpi/

The typical human eye can see individual pixels when PPI drops below about 96 ppi ... your monitor is beloe 80 which is why h pictire looks like a dollar bill "pen and ink" drawing.

When buying the best monitor you can afford, this is what I suggest

1920 x 1080, 144 Hz TN ($250) Opting for a better 1080p panel panel brings a cost increase that puts ya perty close to a 1440p screen. To drive it. start with the 1060 3 GB. G-Sync and Freesync don't come into play much here; there impact diminishes once ya get over 70 fps. Still there but not as great as it is from 30 - 60 w/ G-Sync (40 - 60 w/ Freesync.) At 70 fps, many folks will turn off G-Sync and use ULMB, Freesync does not have the hardware module that provides this feature tho. But you don't nee either if you choose a 120+ Hz monitor that can use Lightboost ... so here I recommend the Asus BG248QE which has been selling fo $250 for about 5 years now. See the list "Classic Light Boost Monitors" here:

https://www.blurbusters.com/faq/120hz-monitors/

2560 x 1440p, 165 Hz, G-syn / ULMB ($600+) . The price here is all over the place with the Predator XB271HU of late. I have seen it go from $299 - $699 up and down. This gets you and AU Optoncs IPS panel, w/ 10 bit color, Asus PG279Q uses almost the same panelw/ 8 bit color. The are some that cost more, some that costs less but that's the best panel I have seen as yet. As for anything in betwee, to my eyes .. ... what you pay for something less is just that ... less. You'll need a 1070 to drive it.

3840 x 2160 ... Nuthin. I have yet to see a panel that was worth the investment nor found any card capable of driving them consistent;y above 60 fps. And no 144hz at 4k till DP 1.4 monitors get here. A pair of 1080 Ti's will do it (50% scaling) but i think we are going to have to wait for the 1180 or whatever it's called. Investing in 4k roght now iwon't be a sound investment. The new 1000 nit HDR 144 Hz panels are ready to go and expected in Q2 2018 ... after originally being targeted at 1Q 2017. The AU Optonics panels are such a H U G E step forward that I expect the dollar value of everything sold up to that day will tank.

VRAM wise, we have no way of actually knowing how much RAM a game uses, utiliities only tell us what the install programs selects to be allocated ... if ya have more, it will allocate more. But a good rule of them is 1 GB per 500k to 700k pixels.

1080p => 3 - 5 GB
1440p => 5 - 7 GB
2160p =>12 - 17 GB
Tnx bro, u were rly detailed, i have amd rx 480 gpu and 16 gb of ram, but i dont have a lot of money, so tell me, do u think i shoud sell my benq 28" gc2870 inch 1080p monitor for this one bcs i saw it has the best reviews etc. https://www.amazon.com/24-inch-FreeSync-Monitor-VG245H-Response/dp/B01JGYM5H6. Bcs as u say smts on this 28" when i watch movies etc. my pixels are far too wide...

u can see the comparison here, pixel density and ppi https://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/322224-358959 or Comparison table Comparison table #1
 
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