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hi all :)

just bought 2080 ti. i have an omen x35 monitor.

im looking to buy a QHD (full legit 4k not 3440x1440) ultrawide say 34” upwards, curved, with 120hz and up and hdr and gsync or now nvidia has freesync support and freesync monitor is ok.

cash no object!

help me spend the wifes handbag cash :)
 
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QHD = 2560×1440
UHD = 3840×2160
 
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i typed Uhd but it changed it to Q!

so other than being anal, no real help?
He wasn't being anal - you were being unintentionally confusing.

As for monitors - you need to make some educated decisions on what is best for you and read the reviews.

The only 4k high refresh monitors are very expensive (no barrier to you though, so good). And there's not that many. Mostly 27" as well.

Not the greatest choice in a very small niche market so far.
 

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i was not being unintentionally confusing, i input uhd, iphone decided to change it.

only thing i found was wasabi mantis, or x65. mantis does not have gsync and its not really true hdr, x65, yeah 5 grand for that ok!

im done with these forums, instead of taking opportunity to welcome ppl everyones an expert and always right here it seems.
 

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1) Curved
2) 120 Hz
3) HDR
4) G-Sync
5) 4K
6) 37"+

#4 + #5 only gives you 11 choices: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/
#6 narrows those 11 to 1 choice (HP Omen X65 which you already ruled out) and that one isn't curved (#1).

Acer Nitro XV273K will probably be your cheapest option ($1100) but it will require using two DisplayPort cables (144 Hz versus 120 Hz): and isn't curved (#1) and is only 27" (#6):
https://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-nitro-xv273k-review/
 
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1) Curved
2) 120 Hz
3) HDR
4) G-Sync
5) 4K
6) 37"+

#4 + #5 only gives you 11 choices: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/
#6 narrows those 11 to 1 choice (HP Omen X65 which you already ruled out) and that one isn't curved (#1).

Acer Nitro XV273K will probably be your cheapest option ($1100) but it will require using two DisplayPort cables (144 Hz versus 120 Hz): and isn't curved (#1) and is only 27" (#6):
https://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-nitro-xv273k-review/
top guy tyvm sir :)

you probably wouldnt get on with 99% of the people who regular here. Good luck finding another forum suitable to your needs
so 99% of members are mr right?

gt90 seems he is the 1%!
 
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top guy tyvm sir :)



so 99% of members are mr right?

gt90 seems he is the 1%!
In your second post you accuse a guy of being anal because he simply posted the difference between UHD and QHD.
I point that out and you get quite upset. Your requirements for the monitor are high, very high which Ford rightly points out leaves few options.
There are plenty of folk here willing to help but also some very sarcastic people too. And some trolls. You need to expect a little miscommunication and 'off-base' replies. It's the web after all. And in fairness to TPU, this is still one of the best places.
Check yourself before judging others first. You will not always get the response you expect because there are so many personalities here. We all like to help but sometimes you need to have some patience when dealing with people.

Anyway, welcome to TPU if you hang around. You'll get to understand things and how to react when people give you curve balls.
 

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QHD = 2560×1440
UHD = 3840×2160
I actually don’t know the titles off the top of my head this helped me. Because I only know resolutions if you walked up to my
Monitor and asked if it was uhd qhd or whatever I can honestly say I probably wouldn’t know the answer
 

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i very positive what i need does not exist yet. maybe i should get a chinese co to make
I actually don’t know the titles off the top of my head this helped me. Because I only know resolutions if you walked up to my
Monitor and asked if it was uhd qhd or whatever I can honestly say I probably wouldn’t know the answer
check out linus tech tips, has web site and youtube, very informative content.
 
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i very positive what i need does not exist yet.
Correct. 4k itself is still a rare resolution to use. And 4k IPS at 60Hz is still that standard.

The few 120Hz 4k panels are only out late last year and command 4 figure $/£ sums, and are invariably 27".

Also- running 4k at 120Hz with high game settings is still unobtainable, even with a 2080ti. It'll take years before 4k@ 120Hz is normal.

That's why I went from a 4k@60Hz down to a "2k" @ 165Hz monitor.
 

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Correct. 4k itself is still a rare resolution to use. And 4k IPS at 60Hz is still that standard.

The few 120Hz 4k panels are only out late last year and command 4 figure $/£ sums, and are invariably 27".

Also- running 4k at 120Hz with high game settings is still unobtainable, even with a 2080ti. It'll take years before 4k@ 120Hz is normal.

That's why I went from a 4k@60Hz down to a "2k" @ 165Hz monitor.
tyvm for your reply.

im looking for a wide screen proper 4k solution that will compliment a 2080 ti. it can run it!

but theres not a moniter yet that can match it?
 
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This Acer gets it close but no curved and 27" not 30+ you wanted. Comes in at 2k + shipping. But as others have pointed out 28"+ for 4K is rare and rarer with your specs.
Welcome aboard and GL with search.

Edit or this LG like above linked monitor has most of your options not all.
Edit 2 2019 CES Alienware not curved but big
 
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hi all :)

just bought 2080 ti. i have an omen x35 monitor.

im looking to buy a QHD (full legit 4k not 3440x1440) ultrawide say 34” upwards, curved, with 120hz and up and hdr and gsync or now nvidia has freesync support and freesync monitor is ok.

cash no object!

help me spend the wifes handbag cash :)
Samsung announced the CRG9 this year at CES.
It is a 49-inch Dual QHD (5120x1440) 120hz Freesync 2 HDR monitor that can meet DisplayHDR1000 spec.
Might be a good idea to keep an eye out for that as well.
https://news.samsung.com/global/sam...-modern-workspaces-and-next-generation-gaming
 
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hi all :)

just bought 2080 ti. i have an omen x35 monitor.

im looking to buy a QHD (full legit 4k not 3440x1440) ultrawide say 34” upwards, curved, with 120hz and up and hdr and gsync or now nvidia has freesync support and freesync monitor is ok.

cash no object!

help me spend the wifes handbag cash :)
QHD = 2560×1440
UHD = 3840×2160
I'm going to be a little bit more "anal" about it... Full legit 4K is not an ultrawide either ;) So yes, your opening post was full of contradictions. But we're past that.

Resolution, especially for gaming, is a little bit overrated. A sweetspot resolution really is 1440p (QHD) and at that res you can have all the nice things you've mentioned. Bonus points for not having to scale things to read small text, for example. Its also much easier to render 1440p in games, which will keep your 2080ti relevant for much longer (at 4K you're already pushing it today).

As for DisplayHDR, avoid like the f*cking plague. Total waste of time and the spec should have never even existed. When in doubt, sit in front of a 1000cd/m backlight for awhile ;) Not pleasant. Rather, look for quality panels; if money is no object:

FALD-backlight (local dimming) IPS
or
high quality VA

Both panel types are a great starting point for immersive gaming and beautiful images. Samsungs' QLED monitors may be on your radar, but be aware those aren't fantastic VA panels and the white subpixel in QLED is detrimental to the otherwise very deep blacks of VA.

As for curved; that is precisely something you'd combine with an ultrawide (3440x1440?) monitor. At 16:9 a curve will noticeably warp geometry, not a good thing.
 
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there are nvidia big format displays coming,I'd either get that or follow what vayra said.go for a qhd monitor with high refresh rate, with 2080ti you'll be able to stay at ~140 fps in almost every game.
just cause it costs more money and has higher resolution does not mean your gaming experience will be proportionally better.
frankly,if I had the same omen x35 display that you do,I wouldn't trade it for anything else.


3440x1440 monitors are perfect gaming solutions if you just have the money to buy a card like 2080ti. They make use of 21:9 aspect ratio and at the same time 3440x1440 only has about 40% more screen space than 2560x1440.I said only cause even a 1080ti would manage to run that resolution very comfortably at near 100 fps avg. So basically you need a card that will have a lot of performance to spare at 2560x1440 to drive a 3440x1440 monitor at 100 fps. 4K uhd monitors exist,but you'll be sacrificing a lot of performance for a very tiny improvement in your percieved image quality.With UHD 21:9 you're looking at take a huge performance hit from an already very taxing 4K just to have that extra ultrawide space.At 3440x1440 you're looking at just 40% more gpu requirements compared to 2560x1440,which is something an rtx 2080ti will be able to run easily for the foreseeable future.I dare say your gamng experience at 3440x1440 will be much better than 21:9 4K,you'll enjoy a near constant 100 fps rate while not sacrificing much from your percieved image quality.
 
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