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#191987 23-Feb-2016 11:53
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I'm in the market for a new monitor and can't wait for the upcoming 2016 releases. My games can play in 21:9 so I'm trying to work out if it's worth taking a chance on this aspect ratio. My card can support it too but there's not a lot in the way of reviews for this aspect ratio so I'm undecided. 

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  #1498722 24-Feb-2016 19:12
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There are different techniques for how game rendering is done, some are better than others for widescreen.


This site has a database of games and how they react at wider resolutions.



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  #1498849 24-Feb-2016 22:19
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Thank you 😄 


I should have mentioned that I had checked that out but really wanted some feedback from personal experience of playing, rather than testing. I know my games can handle it and my rig is okay with it. The things I don't know are things like whether the extra mouse movements are an issue, or head movements, comfort level, whether its harder to focus on, say a 29"/30" screen than on two side-by-side - so any insight will be welcome. Cheers.


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  #1502156 1-Mar-2016 14:49
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Have you seen the Korean ~40" (39.5) with 3840 x 2160? That's what I would get right now.


AMH A399U from Korea


As mentioned in the videos the pixel density is very important, too high or two low it looks weird because lots of apps are not using the modern windows display/font scaling properly yet (even steam's ui looks crap as high ppi), the AMH has a pixel density that's close enough at 113ppi to the normal 1080p 92ppi that things don't look off.





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  #1502234 1-Mar-2016 16:20
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Actually there's even a AMH A409 successor to the A399 too

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  #1525384 3-Apr-2016 20:28
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I have played a few games spread across 3 monitors, cant remember what the aspect ration was, but one annoyance is games that don't have a modifiable HUD layout, so you end up with a health counter in one corner, weapon status in the opposite corner, and neither are in a position that lets you glance at them while maintaining concentration on the centre/target area.


So check your fav games have some configuration of the HUD.



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  #1525402 3-Apr-2016 21:23
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Im still waiting for the 1440p ones to come down in price. I have a 2560x1080 60Hz 21:9 but its a horrible screen for gaming on, I much prefer my 1920x1080 144Hz one. Horrible because it seemed to have really bad latancy, not because of the aspect.


Im hoping someone does a 144Hz, 1440p 21:9 monitor at a non absurd size sometime soon.


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