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Oct 5, 2020, 06:55
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I have a 38" 21:9 with a slight curve (3840x1600), and it is friggin awesome.
It hits my sweetspot for having enough vertical resolution (I use it for programming work when I work from home) and wide enough for 2 side-by-side windows. The immersion when gaming is great.
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ForgedReality wrote on Oct 4, 2020, 14:17:
Have you TRIED a 40" or larger TV as a display? I can't imagine having less vertical resolution as being an advantage. So now instead of full-frame, you're looking through a slit, like a tank, and the curve makes it so that anything other than games look weird. Try using Photoshop with no straight lines, or movies with bars on the left and right.

Movies generally use a cinema aspect ratio of ~21:9. It's TV shows that generally use 16:9.
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Qbex . wrote on Oct 3, 2020, 22:46:
What a bunch of nonsense, its fucking glorious in games. Mine is 35" 1440p 120hz beauty and its a best upgrade I did to my pc in 20 years. One word - immersion, 90% of new games support it (rest can be easily tweaked) and when they do its amazing. Flight sims, racing games, fps even strategy and isometric games look great, they just fill your vision fully. Sure, most small, pixel indie games don't and they display 16:9 1440p woop-de-do no loss there. I was considering upgrade to lg cx 48" oled but its just not the same in plain 16:9, it would be a sidegrade at best plus harder to run at high framerate. Oh and I do some odd photo and video editing on it as well, distortion it not an issue but extra real estate for tool tabs or timelines etc is very handy.

Have you TRIED a 40" or larger TV as a display? I can't imagine having less vertical resolution as being an advantage. So now instead of full-frame, you're looking through a slit, like a tank, and the curve makes it so that anything other than games look weird. Try using Photoshop with no straight lines, or movies with bars on the left and right.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 4, 2020, 13:15
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Oct 4, 2020, 13:15
 
Intel Rocket Lake... 14nm+++++++++++

Well... Their IPC performance better spank the hell out of Zen 3 or they're in serious trouble in the market. (deeper than already obvious)
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Oct 4, 2020, 12:04
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Oct 4, 2020, 12:04
 
My Gaming rig has a 27" flat 1080p monitor.

My "everything else linux box" has a 32" 4k 16:9 curved monitor. The curve is slight compared to the ultra-wides. That said, for editing photos and such, and the monitor being about 2.5 ft from my face, I actually like the slight curve. I haven't gamed on it, so I couldn't tell you my experience.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 3, 2020, 22:46
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Oct 3, 2020, 22:46
 
What a bunch of nonsense, its fucking glorious in games. Mine is 35" 1440p 120hz beauty and its a best upgrade I did to my pc in 20 years. One word - immersion, 90% of new games support it (rest can be easily tweaked) and when they do its amazing. Flight sims, racing games, fps even strategy and isometric games look great, they just fill your vision fully. Sure, most small, pixel indie games don't and they display 16:9 1440p woop-de-do no loss there. I was considering upgrade to lg cx 48" oled but its just not the same in plain 16:9, it would be a sidegrade at best plus harder to run at high framerate. Oh and I do some odd photo and video editing on it as well, distortion it not an issue but extra real estate for tool tabs or timelines etc is very handy.

This comment was edited on Oct 3, 2020, 23:07.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 3, 2020, 21:55
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ForgedReality wrote on Oct 3, 2020, 19:52:
Stop with the fucking curved monitors for fuck's sake! It's a dumb gimmick. It introduces distortion, uniformity problems, increases reflections due to the parabolic curve, reduces color accuracy, makes your display useless for graphic design, takes up more space, and costs considerably more.

Why can't we focus on 40"+ displays with these high refresh rates and 4k or greater resolutions? Large displays taking up the majority of your vision are far more immersive than some stupid, flawed gimmick that's full of drawbacks. Just stop it.

100% agree, and even better, 21:9 makes sure you have issues with smaller games for all eternity and can't even watch youtube vids properly fullscreen. I legit do not understand who this screen is even made for.. gamers? Do gamers not watch movies, youtube etc.?
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Stop with the fucking curved monitors for fuck's sake! It's a dumb gimmick. It introduces distortion, uniformity problems, increases reflections due to the parabolic curve, reduces color accuracy, makes your display useless for graphic design, takes up more space, and costs considerably more.

Why can't we focus on 40"+ displays with these high refresh rates and 4k or greater resolutions? Large displays taking up the majority of your vision are far more immersive than some stupid, flawed gimmick that's full of drawbacks. Just stop it.
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