- 13 months ago
I recently upgraded the GPU in exiguous to a GTX-1070 Ti, and am now eyeing my monitors for an upgrade. Right now I'm running dual head 1080p (on a pair of AOC I2269VWs), and have long just assumed I would jump straight to 4K.
However, I have one of these at work. I'd never before been a fan of ultra-wide screens, much less curved panels, but working on this for the last three months... It's kinda neat. I can have the display filled with five editing panes filled with source code. I imagine editing videos would become much more entertaining :-).
Back in the day, I used to be a huge player of twitch FPS games, playing QuakeWorld well beyond its shelf life, and still firing up Q3A and Xonotic from time to time. Nowadays I tend to play slower paced games, but low latency and high frame rates are still important to me. An ultra-wide 1440p panel has fewer pixels than a full 4K panel so peak frame rates should be higher. OTOH, not all games handle the extreme aspect ratio correctly.
So, opinions sought. What might you suggest? What downsides to one or the other have I not considered?
EDIT: A detail I neglected to mention: Despite my abiding interest in games, the display must be IPS/wide viewing angle. TN panels need not apply.