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8th Jan

All,

I’m considering upgrading my current monitor and I’m looking for “constructive” suggestions and\or recommendations.

Below are specifications of my current system and monitor, along with some of the monitors I’ve been reviewing. If anyone has one of those monitors I would appreciate your feedback or thoughts

HP Z820 Professional Workstation
See: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ ... rkstations/z820.html

OS:                     Windows 10 Professional x64 (Version: 1607)
CPU:                   2 x Xeon E5-2670 - 8 Core, Hyperthread @ 2.60GHz (16 cores, 32 threads)
RAM:                   256GB (16 x 16GB - DDR3-1600 ECC)
DISK-01:             512GB Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4
DISK-02:             500GB (Integrated RAID LSI SAS 2308 - 2 x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD's in RAID 0)
DISK-02:             2TB (Integrated RAID LSI SAS 2308 - 2 x Seagate 2TB HDD's in RAID 1)
VIDEO:               ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5
1GbE-NIC-01:     Intel Integrated 82579LM 1GbE (WOL)
1GbE-NIC-02:     Intel Integrated 82574L 1GbE
10GbE-NIC-01:   Intel 82599 10GbE
10GbE-NIC-02:   Intel 82599 10GbE
POWER:             1125W, 90% Efficient Power Supply
INPUT:                 Logitech G510s Keyboard, Logitech G13 Keypad, and Corsair M65 Mouse

HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1600)
See: http://h20564.www2.hp.com ... cId=emr_na-c02159380

Monitors I'm currently reviewing:

LG 38UC99-W 38-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ IPS Monitor with Bluetooth Speakers - $1,580.00
https://www.amazon.com/gp ... p;smid=A3D52SKH20IK4

Asus ROG PG348Q 34-Inch Ultra-wide QHD Swift Curved Gaming Monitor - $1,099.00
https://www.amazon.com/dp ... 115011_t1_B016GNX4SE

Acer Predator 34-inch Curved UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) NVIDIA G-Sync Widescreen Display - $1,249.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp ... 115011_t1_B01C83BE6U

Dell U3417W FR3PK 34-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor - $799.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp ... 1_t2_B01C83BE6U?th=1

Thank you
NTAK


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Last Edit: 8th Jan by NTAK
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8th Jan

I've had the Acer Predator X34 Predator now for over a year. I bought one when they first became available, and haven't had a single issue since day 1. Mine has no dead pixels, no scan lines, and very minimal back light bleed (you really only see it in the corners during startup etc.). When you overclock to 100mhz along with GSync, it looks incredibly smooth.

In games like BF4 and GTA5, I turn up res scaling and the picture is incredible. You need at least sli GTX 1080s to do that however, and your computer better be fast as hell overall.

I cannot recommend the monitor enough, it's absolutely incredible. So good in fact, I haven't even researched what monitors might be coming down the pipeline. I don't care!


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Thanks TwinGunsLLP,

My system has plenty of resources (CPU, RAM and Disk), so do you think my single ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti has enough juice for BF4 at the highest settings and resolution? or should I wait until the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is released? I'm not a big fan of SLI


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Last Edit: 8th Jan by NTAK
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just wait for 1080 ti. I also have a 980 ti but I don't think it has enough juice for it.


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not sure about your last question, just want to point out that the LG 38UC99-W (38-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ IPS Monitor), as incredible as it sounds/looks, is AMD FreeSync tech.
so no g-sync with your gtx980. lastly, it only runs at 75 Hz refresh rate after it's been overclocked.
if you can afford to wait a little then amd vega/ryzen will come out and prices should drop a bit.


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QuoteThanks TwinGunsLLP,

My system has plenty of resources (CPU, RAM and Disk), so do you think my single ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti has enough juice for BF4 at the highest settings and resolution? or should I wait until the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is released? I'm not a big fan of SLI
I have a ton of experience as I've tried one, two, and three 980tis with my current setup (they were the cards I had before the 1080s).  I won't even talk about tri-sli because I almost set the room on fire and the cards shut down from heat after about 10 minutes.

One 980ti will be enough to run at 3440x1440 with ultra settings, but not with AD or AP, you'll have to turn both of those off.  Res scaling is pretty much out of the question except for maybe 110% but over that you'll hit a wall.  Your fps probably won't be very high either, maybe high 50s low 60s, and you'll definitely notice the stuttering on maps like firestorm.

I'd get a 1080 as soon as the 1080ti comes out and the price drops.
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TwinGunsLLP,

From what I understand the ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti has 30% more power then a reference GTX 980 Ti. What brand GTX 1080's do you have?


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QuoteTwinGunsLLP,

From what I understand the ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Ti has 30% more power then a reference GTX 980 Ti. What brand GTX 1080's do you have?

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1080s are Zotac AMPs! Not reference cards.

My 980tis were Gigabyte Windforce. Here is my setup with tril 980tis. Didn't last long, heat was unbearable.



Last Edit: 8th Jan by TwinGunsLLP
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9th Jan

TwinGunsLLP,

Sweat looking "Space Heater" thank you for all your info, lets keep the discussion going. If you want to add a Hardware section to the Forums I will contribute my knowledge on hardware\software if people need assistance or help... been working in IT for a long time.


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Holy Crap... Dell announced a UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor (UP3218K) How many GTX 1080Ti's will I need to run this monster at ultra settings and full resolution?

https://www.extremetech.c ... s-2017-shipping-year


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9th Jan

Not enough, the cards don't exist yet for 8k.


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10th Jan

None of those. BenQ g-sync FTW.
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13th Jan

Consider me old school, but, Given the option to game on a larger monitor, I wouldn't take it.
19.5" is best for FPS gaming. But, that's just my opinion. (sorry for bump, thread isn't THAT old XD)

As for the question about the 8k Monitor,
There isn't a game on the planet even capable of 8k gaming, it'd also be kinda stupid to make one consider, gphx rendering just isn't even there yet... another 10 more years and you might see 4k gaming as plausible, (Unreal 4 Engine is KINDA there) but, right now, for devs to focus on more pixels in texture detail, rather than object detail... just, no. not there yet, and won't be for a VERY long time.
8K, as mentioned in the article you posted, is really only for graphics designers. So, unless you want the monitor for a mind blowing background wall paper... You'r game is going to be loading at maybe slightly over 1080p... 4k gaming is .... even difficult for 2 1080's right now from my understanding.
Last Edit: 13th Jan by GodOfEntity
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20th Jan

Forgive my ignorance, I was 100 percent wrong.
Games are coded so that they can run whatever, and 2 titan x p's will accomplish 8k gaming. (Not very well)

Sources:
Linus Tech Tips
https://www.youtube.com/w ... atch?v=211Vdi4oC9o

JackFrags
https://www.youtube.com/w ... atch?v=KqYDno6I1sM

What 2 Titan XP's can do, 4 can do better?

Thirty IR
4 way SLI Titan XP
https://www.youtube.com/w ... atch?v=-P9HBZsL34I

This seems to give out the best results, unfortunately, you're looking at dishing out about 6 Thousand dollars USD in GPU alone, in order to pump 8k at reasonable levels... This guy runs at 5K, and plays BF4 at 173 FPS
Last Edit: 20th Jan by GodOfEntity
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20th Jan

No way the scaling is good on that, interesting though.


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Wanted to update, Unreal 4 now supports 4k resolution textures!

https://www.youtube.com/w ... 38&v=VwJF-bW7s9k
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2nd Feb

FYI, just noticed this today. The X34 Predator is down to $1099 with free shipping on Newegg. That's an awesome deal folks!!

https://www.newegg.com/Pr ... Item=N82E16824009869


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1 more year, that's going to drop 400 more dollars easily. 
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Which monitor did you end up going with?
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18th Feb

PrOpR1oCePtIoN,

Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t purchased a new monitor yet as I’m waiting to see the specs for the new GTX 1080 Ti and whatever AMD comes out with first. I have been keeping up with the new G-sync monitors for 2017:

AOC AGON AG352UCG with 100Hz VA Panel and G-sync
35" AMVA panel with 3440 x 1440 resolution

HP Omen X35 with 100Hz VA Panel and G-sync
35" AMVA panel with 3440 x 1440 resolutio

I really like the LG 38UC99-W 38-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD+ IPS Monitor, but it's FreeSync.


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