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  #2458362 9-Apr-2020 14:12
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Am happy to be proven wrong, but am 99.9% sure that to run 3440x1440 or higher at 60hz or higher, you need DP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0 or better at both ends. DVI Dual Link (not that a new ultrawide would have this anyway) or HDMI 1.4 won't do it. They will manage between 30 and 50hz at that res which looks terrible. 

 

 

 

If the 750Ti happens to have DP, there is a very good chance that it will work OK, but it looks like there are a lot of 750Ti (most of them possibly) that don't have DP. 


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  #2458363 9-Apr-2020 14:13
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I ended up going with a Dell 32" 4K monitor, ultrawide/curved monitors just don't do it for me: https://www.dell.com/en-nz/shop/dell-ultrasharp-32-4k-usb-c-monitor-u3219q/apd/210-AQWR/monitors-monitor-accessories

 

Has built in KVM so will make switching between my MacBook Pro and Win10 PC easy


 
 
 
 




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  #2458365 9-Apr-2020 14:15
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ShinyChrome:

 

wratterus:

 

Yeah she might not be right...if the 750Ti only has DVI & Mini HDMI, if the HDMI is only 1.4 (which it could well be with the age it is) I'm pretty sure it can't do 3440x1440 @ 60hz, which is not going to be good enough. 

 

 

Depends on the implementation, most of the AIB cards seem to have full size HDMI ports, even some Displayports, and its rated for max display output of 4096x2160, which is probably at 30fps given it is HDMI 1.4. It probably will do only like 5fps in most AAA games, but I imagine it will be perfectly competent of running most general productivity apps ie. email, Office etc. Hell, I would even bet that A12-9800 APU can output 4k.

 

@frudrew, be a dear and take a photo of the back of your computer please

 

 

Lol, here you go!

 


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  #2458367 9-Apr-2020 14:16
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Boom town you've got DP (left hand port). You should be sweet for 3440x1440 at 60hz in that case. 




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  #2458370 9-Apr-2020 14:17
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wratterus:

 

Boom town you've got DP (left hand port). You should be sweet for 3440x1440 at 60hz in that case. 

 

 

Sorry my good friend, pretend I don't know anything about computers please...😬


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  #2458374 9-Apr-2020 14:18
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Sorry. 😋

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONLGL73475/LG-34WL75C-B-34-Curved-UltraWide-QHD--3440x1440--I

 

 

 

That screen or one with the same resolution will work OK if you use DisplayPort (which is the left hand connector on your graphics card in the picture you just posted).

 

 

 

You should even be OK with a 4k screen. 


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  #2458385 9-Apr-2020 14:29
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tripp:

 

I got the following the other week, very happy with it but might not be the size your are looking for

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

 

 

 

 

 

i brought the same one to go next to my 34in Dell U3415W ultrawide, it has  pretty much the same vertical height, the same vertical pixels so make for a pretty good experience.


 
 
 
 


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  #2458390 9-Apr-2020 14:33
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wratterus:

 

Am happy to be proven wrong, but am 99.9% sure that to run 3440x1440 or higher at 60hz or higher, you need DP 1.3 or HDMI 2.0 or better at both ends. DVI Dual Link (not that a new ultrawide would have this anyway) or HDMI 1.4 won't do it. They will manage between 30 and 50hz at that res which looks terrible. 

 

 

 

If the 750Ti happens to have DP, there is a very good chance that it will work OK, but it looks like there are a lot of 750Ti (most of them possibly) that don't have DP. 

 

 

You can run it at 4k @ 60hz with 4:2:0 chroma sub-sampling, so I imagine it would be only slightly less same bandwidth for 3440x1440p @ 60hz.

 

I am using a GTX780 (same Kepler gen) equipped PC with my 4K TV and my AVR reads a 3840 x 2160 @ 60hz at 4:2:0 signal.

 

Edit: Rut-roah, moot point since OP has a DP. Yay DP, boo HDMI!


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  #2458415 9-Apr-2020 14:56
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Jase2985:

 

tripp:

 

I got the following the other week, very happy with it but might not be the size your are looking for

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

 

 

 

 

 

i brought the same one to go next to my 34in Dell U3415W ultrawide, it has  pretty much the same vertical height, the same vertical pixels so make for a pretty good experience.

 

 

i was very surprised by mine, the colours look a lot better than my old 4k screen that cost like $900 a year ago (dropped from 4k down to 2k due to gaming more and my 1070 card was not overly happy with 4k).

 

 


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  #2458486 9-Apr-2020 15:59
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I picked up this one - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONTTA3401/Titan-Army-N34QW-34-Curved-UltraWide-Monitor--3440 - ahead of the lockdown - was worried about it potentially being a dud, but have been very happy. Light and day better than my old 24inch...........Though I have had to upgrade my Radeon 290 as i couldn't really drive games at a decent frame rate....


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  #2458523 9-Apr-2020 16:29
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What sort of budget are you working with @frudrew? Might help to narrow down a options for you.

 

I'd be inclined to go with a nice ultrawide 34" 1440p IPS monitor for work/productivity, starting at something like the LG that wratterus recommended at the lower end.




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  #2458527 9-Apr-2020 16:32
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ShinyChrome:

 

What sort of budget are you working with @frudrew? Might help to narrow down a options for you.

 

I'd be inclined to go with a nice ultrawide 34" 1440p IPS monitor for work/productivity, starting at something like the LG that wratterus recommended at the lower end.

 

 

I think the LG looks good. What do you think? I'm not a gamer at all so the criteria for that doesn't really appeal to me.

 

But something that is going to do me for many years without going old on me etc :)

 

Mainly going to be for surfing the web, watching video, work from home etc


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  #2458575 9-Apr-2020 17:43
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frudrew:

 

I think the LG looks good. What do you think? I'm not a gamer at all so the criteria for that doesn't really appeal to me.

 

But something that is going to do me for many years without going old on me etc :)

 

Mainly going to be for surfing the web, watching video, work from home etc

 

 

For the money and your use cases, I think it would be a good option. The Titan monitors are more gaming focused, and while VA screens are better for games and movies, I think the LG's 10 bit IPS will be much better for your uses.

 

I have been using mine for the same things since the lockdown started and I am not looking forward to going back to dual monitors at work... its hard to go back from ultrawides!

 

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There are better of course (the Dell UltraSharp range for one), but they start scaling up in price appropriately haha.


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  #2460818 13-Apr-2020 22:21
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Not sure what your budget is, but as your AOC is a 28" 4K monitor, you could be dropping down in two major areas by going to an ultrawide: 

 

1) Screen real estate (depending on UI scaling): Your 4K monitor has ~8.3M pixels. I'm not sure what ultrawide you are looking at but 34" ultrawides commonly have 3440x1440 resolution which is roughly 5M pixels, while 3840x1600 commonly seen on 38" ultrawides equals ~6.2M pixels. 

 

2) Sharpness: 4K on your 28" is around 157PPI,  while 34" @ 3440x1440 and 38" @ 3840x1600 both are ~110PPI. Personally I find 110PPI not sharp enough.

 

Unless you are looking at a 5K2K ultrawide you could be giving up on realestate and sharpness. 

 

I have a Dell U3419W 34" Ultrawide which I'm using for WFH, but the above two reasons are why I'm personally looking at getting a 32" 4K.

 

 

 

 

 




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  #2460923 14-Apr-2020 10:54
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IronH:

 

Not sure what your budget is, but as your AOC is a 28" 4K monitor, you could be dropping down in two major areas by going to an ultrawide: 

 

1) Screen real estate (depending on UI scaling): Your 4K monitor has ~8.3M pixels. I'm not sure what ultrawide you are looking at but 34" ultrawides commonly have 3440x1440 resolution which is roughly 5M pixels, while 3840x1600 commonly seen on 38" ultrawides equals ~6.2M pixels. 

 

2) Sharpness: 4K on your 28" is around 157PPI,  while 34" @ 3440x1440 and 38" @ 3840x1600 both are ~110PPI. Personally I find 110PPI not sharp enough.

 

Unless you are looking at a 5K2K ultrawide you could be giving up on realestate and sharpness. 

 

I have a Dell U3419W 34" Ultrawide which I'm using for WFH, but the above two reasons are why I'm personally looking at getting a 32" 4K.

 

 

 

Thanks mate, I'm just a novice at all this sorry :)

 

I'm not sure my U2870 is 4K. It's HD I know. I'm just wanting a Ultrawide for WFH instead of getting another monitor.

 

I was looking at @ShinyChrome suggestion for the Dell one, and I'm looking at that one. What would you recommend for 4K Ultrawide?

 

Thanks :)


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