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When will 1440p be mainstream and commonly used?

When will 1440p be mainstream and commonly used?


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There may be non-gaming related considerations that may lead to people choosing 1440p.
Oh hell yeah

Gaming monitors are usually just "this combination of parts had a fast response time, so lets call it gaming"
Which is why gamers were happy with garbage TN panels for a decade because marketing told them they wanted it

Then IPS came along, and people wanted IPS
And now it's the new fast VA panels (samsungs 240Hz lineup)

X panel is made with failure rates that set it at Z price
HDMI/DP ports and electronics at price A exist for low refresh and price B for high refresh
Sell the same panel in multiple combinations at various prices based on who mixed what tech in (RGB, better stands, USB hubs, speakers, etc etc)


People act like these monitors are lab grown from genetically engineered PC master race DNA or something, when reality of manufacturing is based around "We have these 20 or so parts available, what combinations can we make" - and when they get them at a good deal (offcuts like the ultrawides) then they CREATE a market for it


It's why LCD's went from 5:4 to 16:10 - oh hey those dimensions math up if you use more of the sheet
And then 4:3 became 16:9

As 5:4 ratios died off they stopped making the 16:10 on the same assembly lines, and those aspect ratios vanished together
 
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Oh hell yeah

Gaming monitors are usually just "this combination of parts had a fast response time, so lets call it gaming"
Which is why gamers were happy with garbage TN panels for a decade because marketing told them they wanted it

Then IPS came along, and people wanted IPS
And now it's the new fast VA panels (samsungs 240Hz lineup)

X panel is made with failure rates that set it at Z price
HDMI/DP ports and electronics at price A exist for low refresh and price B for high refresh
Sell the same panel in multiple combinations at various prices based on who mixed what tech in (RGB, better stands, USB hubs, speakers, etc etc)


People act like these monitors are lab grown from genetically engineered PC master race DNA or something, when reality of manufacturing is based around "We have these 20 or so parts available, what combinations can we make" - and when they get them at a good deal (offcuts like the ultrawides) then they CREATE a market for it


It's why LCD's went from 5:4 to 16:10 - oh hey those dimensions math up if you use more of the sheet
And then 4:3 became 16:9

As 5:4 ratios died off they stopped making the 16:10 on the same assembly lines, and those aspect ratios vanished together
This reminds me: :)
 

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FFS 1440p is only used by a minority of gamers and is not mainstream and 4K will probably never be used by mainstream desktop PC gamers.

For 1440p......maybe if it gets really cold in Hell and there are predictions of frosty weather in the future.

1080p has been king and will continue to be king. There are reasons for this.
 

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FFS 1440p is only used by a minority of gamers and is not mainstream and 4K will probably never be used by mainstream desktop PC gamers.

For 1440p......maybe if it gets really cold in Hell and there are predictions of frosty weather in the future.

1080p has been king and will continue to be king. There are reasons for this.
I see 2K Surplanting 1440 and 1080
 
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FFS 1440p is only used by a minority of gamers and is not mainstream and 4K will probably never be used by mainstream desktop PC gamers.

For 1440p......maybe if it gets really cold in Hell and there are predictions of frosty weather in the future.

1080p has been king and will continue to be king. There are reasons for this.
Well said.
1. Price. My curved 1080p Samsung was about 150 quid 5 years ago, and that's how much I'm willing to spend. 200 if I'm really stretching it.
2. GPU prices. Bigger resolution needs bigger performance, which increases costs exponentially. I'm happy with my newly bought 6750 XT and I want to be for a couple more years.
3. Monitor resolution is not something like CPU performance that you can infinitely increase without anyone ever asking "what's the point". There comes a time when you don't see the difference, or don't want to pay for the difference anymore because it's negligible.
 

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FFS 1440p is only used by a minority of gamers and is not mainstream and 4K will probably never be used by mainstream desktop PC gamers.

For 1440p......maybe if it gets really cold in Hell and there are predictions of frosty weather in the future.

1080p has been king and will continue to be king. There are reasons for this.

I could see a scenario where the esports movement brings 1440 27" to the masses, or at least majority of gamers. LG 27" 240hz OLED, the instant timings of it and such, combined with a lot of esports teams budgets will allow for that kind of money to spent on a montior of that caliber, and I do think that monitor will give an edge to esports teams.

I am not sure how that industry is standardized though, maybe that won't be allowed in tournaments and such because it is faster.

I voted for 2024 for this reason though.
 

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FFS 1440p is only used by a minority of gamers and is not mainstream and 4K will probably never be used by mainstream desktop PC gamers.

For 1440p......maybe if it gets really cold in Hell and there are predictions of frosty weather in the future.

1080p has been king and will continue to be king. There are reasons for this.
Never?

I can only guess you're young enough you never went through all the resolution changes over the years, 1080p has stuck around out of laziness and TV's (and therefore consoles) supporting it, no more no less.
 
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Never?

I can only guess you're young enough you never went through all the resolution changes over the years, 1080p has stuck around out of laziness and TV's (and therefore consoles) supporting it, no more no less.
And also because it's still good enough for most people. It's not like our eyesight increases its resolution every time there's a leap in display technology. ;)
 

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Never?

I can only guess you're young enough you never went through all the resolution changes over the years, 1080p has stuck around out of laziness and TV's (and therefore consoles) supporting it, no more no less.

Been gaming since 1980.

1440p isn't going anywhere and the people that say that 4K is going mainstream have been saying that for years and the adoption rate never changes.

Furthermore 1080p isn't the main choice by gamers due to laziness. It's the main choice, and has been, because the majority of gamers can't afford the GPU necessary to progress beyond that.
 
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