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Displays (ultra) Wide gaming monitor? (SOLVED: LG 32GK850G)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AT0MAC, 6 May 2018.

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What would you choose?

  1. Omen X by HP 35

    75.0%
  2. ROG Swift PG348Q

    0 vote(s)
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  3. LG 34GK850G-B

    25.0%
  4. LG 34UC89G

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  1. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    That is one expensive VA monitor, but damn it looks like a really nice contender actually!

    <edit: Just read trough the review, it actually sounds really really nice for my use case!

    let me think about it for a few days, will order something during the weekend
     
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  2. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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  3. Guest-56605

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    Ok, so the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q does suffer light bleed and their quality control isn't the best, the Omen X is only 100MHz and the LG34UC89G is only 2560x1080 (don't get me wrong I love ultrawide but after 2560x1440 you would never go back).

    My vote is for the LG 34GK850G-B, I also intend buying one in a few months time :thumb:
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with the Omen X.
    That design is too sexy to resist...
     
  5. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    I did not understand what you mean with after 2560x1440 you would never go back - my current monitor is 1920x1080, so even 2560x1080 would feel like an upgrade.

    But yea that big flat LG sure looks pretty nice
     
  6. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    Yes, thats why its so difficult to choose, i really like the fact they have done it differently, super slim bezels and MVA panel to avoid the light problems, if only it was a little cheaper, not sure ultrawide is something for me but its dang sexy
     
  7. Guest-56605

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    Ok, a picture speaks a thousand words so to speak...

    I was running an Asus Designo MX299Q 29'' 21:9 Ultra-wide 2560 x 1080 IPS

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    I jumped to an AOC Q3279VWF 32" VA to sample 2560X1440 on a large panel and fell in love :thumb:

    [​IMG]


    Hence why my next monitor will be an LG 34GK850G-B :grin:
     
  8. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    Wow... But in my case it would be a 35" wide vs a 34" square, not that massive difference as yours i imagine without looking at meassurements
     
  9. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    LG:
    • Without Stand (WxHxD)

      28.16" x 16.69" x 2.25"
    HP:
    • Without Stand (WxHxD)

      32.8" x 14.96" x 4.37"

    So its only little less than 12cm wider times 4.5cm shorter, if I choose the HP Omen. not that much of a difference
     
  10. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    From the link you posted yourself the "LG 34GK850G-B" actually only has 31.5". I cannot find anything about a 34" 16:9 online.

    Ultrawides are not only about physical size, but also about field of view in games. From my personal experience 21:9 feels a lot more natural, while 16:9 feels boxed in. For gaming I would not get another 16:9 screen, unless it's 40" or more so I could run a custom ultrawide resolution in most games.

    Can you try an ultrawide screen at a local retailer?

    I am probably buying the HP Omen myself now, so thanks for your research. :)
     
  11. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    Hey - I'm just thinking - its probably worth mentioning I sometimes stream on Twitch and therefor have a second recording rig with a capture card in.

    Because of that I kind of lean towards the LG 32GK850 (sorry I mentioned it as 34" earlier, its "only" 31,5) so I dont drive an insane amount of pixels and also to keep the same aspect ratio both on screen and on stream.



    do you agree to that logic?
     
  12. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    I think i just found the answer to my question, my elgato hd60 pro can only receive and stream 1080p, so if i want to stream i have to use my old monitor, or buy a better grabber card.
    Ultrawides are still a possability!
    Will look at it later today, soon want to buy.
     
  13. AT0MAC

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    Because of the 1080p issue when streaming, im currently looking at 4K instead - because then I can have a better experience when I play on my own, and I can switch to 1080p when I stream, all on the same monitor - with a 1:4 ratio everything will still look good.
    There is not many options for a big monitor, 4k and g-sync, so basically im looking at Acer Predator XB321HK

    It looks pretty good and gets pretty good reviews also, very interested!

    Should also be ok at 60hz for my GTX1070 and it has g-sync for smoothness.

    Any reasons why I should not buy this monitor??
     
  14. AT0MAC

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    Well after watching a few videos on the subject, the 60Hz limit on the HK display is a little bit of a limiter, also the difficulties of software not utilizing the 4K resolution perfectly.
    Also the fact that I have the minimum card to really run games at solid 4K is not really ideal.

    So, im actually back to the LG 32GK850G I think, when I think about it it's 25% more resolution than 1080p, so should be easy enough to run games at fullhd when I stream, it's an even reduction.
    For GTX1070 1440p should still be the sweet spot and the right refresh rate is really nice.

    Lastly, the VA panel is still a big positive for me to get a good panel with no bleeding.


    I think I will order this one later today, LG 32GK850G is the winner (unless i'm convinced other vice)
     
  15. Guest-56605

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    You've drawn the same conclusion I have with the LG 32GK850G, hence why I'm buying one :thumb:
     
  16. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    Nice. I hope all this can maybe help others, the LG is still quite new and maybe I can inspire others ;) a lot of thinking to come to this result though, was definitely not clear from the get go.
     
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  17. AT0MAC

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    And the winner is - LG 32GK850G!

    Just ordered it now, the thread is officially solved and thank you for all the decent discussions and good points brought up, maybe all this can be used as a base for other people in the same situation as me.
     
  18. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Now I’m tempted to buy a new monitor. Hmmm. That LG does look nice. Also we’ll be having a monitor review up on bit-tech soon. Are there currently any monitors that support freesync and Gsync?
     
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  19. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC ~PC ninja~

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    You mean both team red and team green in same monitor?
    I would guess its only Intel who can pull such a stunt like with the new NUC where its different branches, not gpu sections in both companies who are direct competitors.
    But would sure be sweet!
    Also, dont look like there are many gaming related screens whi have no adaptive sync at all, could be nice for the price to not always have to match gpu and monitor
     
  20. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    My pal in the USA recently got one of the HP Omen 35 for $799 on sale. It's a decent screen. He loves it, but then I think I would at that price too :D

    I have a 32" HP monitor and I love it. 1440p natively, or if I am feeling naughty I DSR to 4k.
     

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