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Old January 25, 2016, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lysrin View Post
That res really is inferior if you have the option of 2560x1440. You are seeing less on screen compared to 1440. Not an improvement. IMO too 2560x1080 makes no sense, especially once you have used 1440. Once you game with the extra vertical real estate you really can't go back. Same as the argument in the past about comparing 1080 to 1200 with the latter being superior. If a gamer has or only wants to push 1080p, then the little bit of horizontal gain from the 2560 might be an option if they were comparitively budget priced, especially on mid-range GPUs. However certainly no gain over a 2560x1440 and at inflated prices not worth it for sure.

My interest in the ultrawide comes from the fact that I am playing Elite Dangerous and eventually Star Citizen and they would both look fantastic in ultrawide I think. MMORPGs would look nice on them too I think, giving wider views of vistas and combat. But I'm with you Caldezar, as much as I would like to throw caution to the wind and buy an ultrawide of some flavour the cost is just too far beyond reasonable for me to justify at this point. I could maybe get myself to $1000 CAD taxes in but even that would take a lot of convincing to do it guilt free!
This is my issue when looking at upgrades these days. I'm so used to the 1200 that I'd never be able to go back to 1080p (that's for TVs.... ;) ) on my monitor, but I'm not convinced I have the grunt in a single 970 to properly drive 1440.
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