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Need monitors: Curve or flat? 1080p or 1440p?

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Recently bought a new PC with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Nvidia RTX 2070. Ram 16GB 3000Mhz. Looking for new monitors for triple screen setup.
I am looking for 27" 120-144hz monitors due to space constraints. Would like Freesync support. I primarliy run AC and rf2, occasional F1 2019. With that background info:

1. Should I go for 1080p or 1440p for the 27" triplets? Does 1080p vs 1440p makes a noticeable difference for a 27" setup?
2. Curved or flat? Any advantages or disadvantages between the two?
3. What kind of framerates am I looking at with my PC, for those of you who have similar systems and titles? What are the framerates that are noticable?
4. IPS or VA?
5. What monitors do you recommend on 27" that have freesync and in 120-144hz?

Appreciate the inputs :)
 

BillyBobSenna

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Recently bought a new PC with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and Nvidia RTX 2070. Ram 16GB 3000Mhz. Looking for new monitors for triple screen setup.
I am looking for 27" 120-144hz monitors due to space constraints. Would like Freesync support. I primarliy run AC and rf2, occasional F1 2019. With that background info:

1. Should I go for 1080p or 1440p for the 27" triplets? Does 1080p vs 1440p makes a noticeable difference for a 27" setup?
2. Curved or flat? Any advantages or disadvantages between the two?
3. What kind of framerates am I looking at with my PC, for those of you who have similar systems and titles? What are the framerates that are noticable?
4. IPS or VA?
5. What monitors do you recommend on 27" that have freesync and in 120-144hz?

Appreciate the inputs :)
1. 1440p - Your RTX 2070 will struggle at times now with 1440p however faster cards will be available in the next 12 months to run 1440p. 1440p makes a difference.
2. The displays I have on order are curved however I have no experience. I'm hoping it helps a bit.
3. On the most taxing sims with full grids, you will be getting 60 fps or less with mid detail settings
4. Depends on what you can afford. I recently ordered VA 32" Dell displays
5. There are tons on options. I ordered Dell because I like their service, warranty, and they on sale now.
 
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1. 1440p - Your RTX 2070 will struggle at times now with 1440p however faster cards will be available in the next 12 months to run 1440p. 1440p makes a difference.
2. The displays I have on order are curved however I have no experience. I'm hoping it helps a bit.
3. On the most taxing sims with full grids, you will be getting 60 fps or less with mid detail settings
4. Depends on what you can afford. I recently ordered VA 32" Dell displays
5. There are tons on options. I ordered Dell because I like their service, warranty, and they on sale now.
Thanks. Which Dell did you ended up buying? Do they have a 27" version for sale?
 

Ries Notenboom

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Coming week I can give a review for triple 1440p. Got 3 x LG 27GL850 ready, alluminium black 8020 profiles arriving today for rig and monitor stand and some DP mini to normal cables tuesday I hope. So once build and set up I´ll give you my thoughts in regards of fps in ACC/iRacing/AC.
 
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Coming week I can give a review for triple 1440p. Got 3 x LG 27GL850 ready, alluminium black 8020 profiles arriving today for rig and monitor stand and some DP mini to normal cables tuesday I hope. So once build and set up I´ll give you my thoughts in regards of fps in ACC/iRacing/AC.
Thats great. I will look forward to the review then.
 

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ACC is highly demanding,
If I turn every single setting to Epic all LOD on highest settings at 7680x1440 span on triple Samsung curved ultrawide 144hz
I get roughly 60fps sometimes 55 and that is with 1 car on track, not quite sure if the FPS is locked due to the resolution with ACC all other games I’m getting 150+ with the same settings and that’s with a EVGA RTX 2080Ti Hybrid XC watercooled card, 5ghz 9700k watercooled, 64gb 3.4ghz Hyper X memory,
Triple 2560x1440 unless you have a 3/4k gaming PC I’d forget about it tbh unless you want to run less than ideal graphics settings, then why run that resolution?
 
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ACC is highly demanding,
If I turn every single setting to Epic all LOD on highest settings at 7680x1440 span on triple Samsung curved ultrawide 144hz
I get roughly 60fps sometimes 55 and that is with 1 car on track, not quite sure if the FPS is locked due to the resolution with ACC all other games I’m getting 150+ with the same settings and that’s with a EVGA RTX 2080Ti Hybrid XC watercooled card, 5ghz 9700k watercooled, 64gb 3.4ghz Hyper X memory,
Triple 2560x1440 unless you have a 3/4k gaming PC I’d forget about it tbh unless you want to run less than ideal graphics settings, then why run that resolution?
I haven't run ACC yet, mostly run AC and rf2. So I guess I should have goof FPS with these titles using triplets? Also, how do you think ACC fares with a single 1440 monitor with ideal settings?
 

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I haven't run ACC yet, mostly run AC and rf2. So I guess I should have goof FPS with these titles using triplets? Also, how do you think ACC fares with a single 1440 monitor with ideal settings?
Never tried it with 1 screen tbh only triples,
RF2 and AC - iracing - R3E Ultra maxed out all settings I match my screens refresh rate of 144hz at 7680x1440 which was the target :)
ideally at these resolutions you do need the 2080ti card to match the refresh rates.
 
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As others have said, definitely go for 1440p 144hz with freesync2. As that will futureproof you for quite a while, no point going 1080p now then needing to buy another $1k of screens in a year or two. If the game really struggles for now you could always run at 1080p res on the 1440p monitors until GPU tech has caught up.
 
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As others have said, definitely go for 1440p 144hz with freesync2. As that will futureproof you for quite a while, no point going 1080p now then needing to buy another $1k of screens in a year or two. If the game really struggles for now you could always run at 1080p res on the 1440p monitors until GPU tech has caught up.

I asked in another thread, and it is my understanding, that 1440p monitors do not look right at 1080p resolution. I can't give you the technical reasons why that is, but maybe someone else here can, or offer another opinion regarding this
 
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I asked in another thread, and it is my understanding, that 1440p monitors do not look right at 1080p resolution. I can't give you the technical reasons why that is, but maybe someone else here can, or offer another opinion regarding this
Its something like, youre only getting 1080 lines while the monitor is displaying 1440 lines.. I cant explain it either but it looks like crap. I have a 32" 1440p monitor and Ive tried it.
 
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Its something like, youre only getting 1080 lines while the monitor is displaying 1440 lines.. I cant explain it either but it looks like crap. I have a 32" 1440p monitor and Ive tried it.

It’s because a modern monitor is made up of physical lines. Running 1440p at 1080 means it’s stretching 1440 lines over 1080 - so everything goes blurry.

If you ran it at 720 (1440 divided by 2) then it would be sharp again - because every line would just be displayed as two lines instead.

Actually, if you want to run at a lower res, a 4K monitor would be good - because you can run those at 1080p “native”
 
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Actually, if you want to run at a lower res, a 4K monitor would be good - because you can run those at 1080p “native”
True in theory, harder in practice. Not usually a problem for single monitors, but if you're aiming for triples, it appears to depend on how well the monitor's EDID was written. As an example, my 4k monitors let me select 1920x1080 while they're single monitors, but when applying nVidia Surround, 5760x1080 is not an option.
 
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