Mithrandir8Are you happy with the current performance of your card and monitor (other than the fact that it needs to be RMA'd)? You'll definitely take an FPS hit when you add the extra pixels, so if you're not getting acceptable frame rate now you might not want to go to an ultrawide. But if you play specific games that already get great FPS you might enjoy the benefit of a wider view more. If you're on the fence but have the money you could always buy one to try it out and return it if it's not enough of an upgrade. The 27GL850 is also a nice panel, but the HDR performance still isn't anything like what you can get on a good TV.
Mithrandir8Let us know how you like it! Most people who try ultrawide prefer it.
flyinionMithrandir8Let us know how you like it! Most people who try ultrawide prefer it.Really like it so far, and the extra 1.5mil pixels didn't seem to really bother my FPS lows in Flightsim 2020 much. Maybe 1-2 in a worst case situation if that. (so like 32-33 vs maybe 33-34) Edit: MSFS 2020 was the only thing I was nervous about. Everything else I have plenty of headroom in.
Mithrandir8 Great! I'm glad you like it and the performance hit wasn't too bad. I was skeptical at first of the benefit of an ultrawide but it's a nice improvement in games that support it.
Mithrandir8I definitely recommend you at least try your Asus vertical. It's great for web browsing and chat apps and helps conserve desk space. It's my default orientation even at work.
flyinionMithrandir8I definitely recommend you at least try your Asus vertical. It's great for web browsing and chat apps and helps conserve desk space. It's my default orientation even at work.So I tried it vertical, couldn't do it. (it showed up from FedEx this morning fresh from RMA) It was just too massive and looked out of place on my setup. Currently running DisplayCal on it though. Forgot how good that PG279Q panel actually is once calibrated. like 1200:1 contrast vs about 900:1 on the LG. I haven't gotten around to checking for dead pixels or backlight bleed on this panel yet though. I know the PG279Q has had some bad history with backlight bleed and I thought I'd gotten lucky with the original panel as there wasn't much and just one slightly bright spot (not stuck pixel) at the bottom just at the Window Taskbar level that was only noticeable on color slides.
mornessLG CX 48. Nothing can come close to that. It's big, but that just makes it a first world problem!
flyinionmornessLG CX 48. Nothing can come close to that. It's big, but that just makes it a first world problem!LOL I thought about it since I'm using a 65" in my living room, but I don't know about using OLED with constant static images like a PC would have. Just makes me nervous. Plus there's no way I can fit a 48" TV on my desk, just not gonna look right.