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#4442051 - 10/03/18 05:02 PM Monitor question  
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When the first widescreen monitors came out, they usually distorted the image. I can remember playing Silent Hunter 3 and having the image stretch horizontally.

Some of you must be using these 35” wider screen monitors. Does the same thing happen?

Thanks.

Nowi


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#4442053 - 10/03/18 05:43 PM Re: Monitor question [Re: Nowi]  
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If you're referring to the 21:9 "Ultra Widescreen" aspect ratio, that's what I have, but it's 34" (LG 34UC89G). Whether a specific game can support higher/wider resolutions is actually determined by each game. Not looking at the moment, but IIRC WOFF UE seemed to adjust the aspect ratio in-game to 21:9 format as expected.

Older games might be expected to behave otherwise; I still use some games originally written for 800x600 (4:3 aspect ratio) and they will often just center a 4:3 image on the screen by showing black "pillar boxes" at each side. Depending on the monitor and the software (and sometimes, GPU, to a lesser extent), there may be adjustments for whether the image is 'centered', 'cropped', 'stretched', etc. when it's not in the display's native format.

HTH

#4442054 - 10/03/18 05:56 PM Re: Monitor question [Re: Nowi]  
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Thanks!


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#4442063 - 10/03/18 06:49 PM Re: Monitor question [Re: Nowi]  
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Just to let you know, since you have a 1080 Ti card, you can run a WOFF UE & WOTR on a 32" 4k 16:9 G-sync monitor with no problems like me.


CPU = i9 9900K, GPU = RTX 2080 Ti, Monitor = 32" 4K G-sync
#4443605 - 10/13/18 04:57 PM Re: Monitor question [Re: Nowi]  
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I ultimately decided to go with the Acer Predator Z35P bmiphz 35" Curved 1800R QHD (3440x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC VA Monitor. I like curved monitors. I've had one for two years. And the 35" curved is amazing with TrackIr.Truly immersive.

I doubt I could tell the difference between 3440 and 3840. It's Gsync so I can run at 120, with 120 fps. I get 60 fps at 12x. Sometimes more.

Total War: Rome II is also incredible.

Thanks for your advice.

Nowi


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#4443612 - 10/13/18 06:12 PM Re: Monitor question [Re: Nowi]  
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Congratulations and enjoy your new monitor.


CPU = i9 9900K, GPU = RTX 2080 Ti, Monitor = 32" 4K G-sync

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