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Help Me Pick A New Monitor for P3D

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Folks,

 

I'd like to invest in a new monitor, and thinking of a curved one, for the immersion factor. I've read a few things, that resolution above 1920x1080 can cause VAS issues? So, with that, I'm not sure I want to go higher in terms of resolution?

 

Since I sit about 20-22 inches from my screen, I need something that will look great from that distance. I'd like to keep the cost below $600, and for the time being, would be using my Nvidia 780GTX.

 

I appreciate any advice and ideas.

 

 

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I'd like to invest in a new monitor, and thinking of a curved one, for the immersion factor. I've read a few things, that resolution above 1920x1080 can cause VAS issues? So, with that, I'm not sure I want to go higher in terms of resolution?

 

Higher resolutions don't have a large impact on VAS consumption. I run a triple monitor setup at 5910x1080. When I go from a single screen to triple screens then VAS usage only increases by 100-150 Mb. Higher resolutions however require more VRAM and a stronger GPU. I also only have a GTX780 which still performs nicely in my setup. But I will upgrade to a 1070 in the second half of the year.

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Hi Bill,

 

Got this one and I'm very happy with it: not curved I'm afraid, but I like its sharpness and the colours.

 

https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG_SWIFT_PG278Q/

 

Here in CH, price dropped to 649,00 CHF (around 660 USD).

 

Cheers,

 

 

I also have this monitor and its great, in a few weeks i am going to take the 4k plunge and see if I get the same quality the PG278Q gives

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Resolution wont impact VAS. What CPU do you have?

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Resolution wont impact VAS. What CPU do you have?

Hi,

 

6700K, overclocked to 4.8gHz

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It's a little above your price point but I have had this for about a year and it has been wonderful...The Ultra wide screen is just perfect for simming IMO. I'm running a GTX 970 video card but your card should work fine.

 

https://amzn.com/B00PXYRMPE

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It's a little above your price point but I have had this for about a year and it has been wonderful...The Ultra wide screen is just perfect for simming IMO. I'm running a GTX 970 video card but your card should work fine.

 

https://amzn.com/B00PXYRMPE

 

That's a beauty, need to consider it, but it is pricey!

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Hi,

 

6700K, overclocked to 4.8gHz

Buy any resolution you like !. Thats a great system and the GTX 780 is only10% slower than the GTX 970

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Buy any resolution you like !. Thats a great system and the GTX 780 is only10% slower than the GTX 970

Thanks!

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I use a 42" Samsung 1080p HDTV. Was only $350 and was a great purchase. The bigger screen really helps with immersion.

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Do you find text too small to read on the 27in monitor?

By no means. P3D text and menu are perfectly readable at 2560x1440, no probs.

 

Cheers,

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I would always go for a 4K monitor at the moment. But that's only a personal opinion. :-)

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Hi guys!

What about the g-sync feature ?

Is it a good idea to buy an ultra wide monitor with this feature or not, for P3D ?

 

Thanks for any advice!

Regards, Max

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The G-Sync feature is superb, but it only kicks in in a certain range or lets say it is only useful in a certain range. And, as a matter of fact, this range is not usually achieved with a classic P3D setup. For example in my case, I have my FPS limited at 30, my G-Sync monitors ideal range is between 40 and 144FPS (I have a 144Hz monitor). So, it might be that you setup your sim in a way that you get more than 40FPS and you could actually benefit from the G-Sync feature, but that's rather unlikely.

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I think G-Sync kicks in at 30 - 100hz dependent of your monitor, upper hz ranges are normally sorted with v-sync. I have the Preditor X34a and its good, however below 30fps the stutters will appear. Ive just yolo'ed it and upgraded my 980ti with a Titan XP. Will report what happends!

 

Regards

 

James

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