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Hi currently sim on a 16:9 4k 27'' monitor ( and regular 1080p monitor for tools). Those new 49'' 32:9 3840x1080 monitor looks amazing for flightsim. Actualy fewer pixels that 4k so easy on the gfx card. The immersion looks amazing. BUT, much lower DPI.

Does anybody have one of those? Would I regret the loss of DPI vs a regular 4k monitor.

Is 21:9 3440x1400 'regular' curved widescreen be better?

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The 21:9 wide-format monitors are pretty much what you describe--very nice wide view, and easier on the system due to less pixel bandwidth.  A 3440x1440 display has about 40% less pixels than a 4K display.

Pixel density (DPI) is not a function of aspect ratio, but rather screen size.  The pixel density on a 34-inch 21:9 monitor is actually better than on my 4K 55" display, simply because my display is enormous.

So if pixel density is important to you (high pixel density can reduce or outright eliminate need for AA, for example), then you control that by choosing the appropriate display size, not the aspect ratio.


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Vincent, I see you have a 2080 card. Running a vertical resolution of 1080 is a waste with a card of that calibre.

Changing to a 3440*1440 would improve detail on gauges but there really is no substitute for the incredible sharpness a 3840*2160 UHD gives you. The 2080 will handle it with ease. I love UHD with my 1080Ti.

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