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#4552101 - 01/13/21 12:46 PM Monitor advice  
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Would I be able to run WOFF on a 28 inch 4K monitor or a 31.5 inch 1440p monitor with my pc?

My specs are...i7-8700/16gb ram/GTX 1080ti

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#4552103 - 01/13/21 01:18 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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It should be fine. I run a 4k on a 980ti and an I7 cpu.


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Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
PSU: Ultra X3,1000-Watt
MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Primary ASUS PG27AQ 4k; Secondary Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
Periphs: MS Sidewinder FFB2 Pro, TrackIR 4

#4552105 - 01/13/21 01:48 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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Technically, the 1080Ti will support either of those resolutions and still run - but you need to be aware that 4k is more than double the pixel count over 1440 (which itself is nearly double over even full 1080p) so your frame rate is going to reflect that. (1080p = ~2 million pixels; 1440 = ~3.6million, and 4k ~8.3 million)

Most gamers prefer higher frame rates and refresh rates over higher resolution, just due to smoothness and responsiveness. The 1080Ti is a monster GPU (I have owned and used several) but as the pixel count goes up from 1080 to 4k, the extra resolution is increasing the workload 400%.

4k gaming is just not 'prime time' yet. 1440 is catching on as a higher-resolution alternative to 1080, without creating a prohibitive burden on frame rates the way 4k can. My son uses a 2070 Super and couldn't keep frame rates consistently up near 60 depending on game/settings, so he backed his resolution down. He has a very powerful PC (8086k at 5.2G with the 2070 Super) which is plenty capable...but 4k really just isn't quite realistic yet for the performance that most gamers want. Exceptions would be those who can afford ridiculously expensive computers - but that's not "most gamers" by a mile. These factors are the primary reason that 1080p is still used by more gamers than all other resolutions *combined* (according to Steam user surveys, last I looked not terribly long ago).

The latest 30-series GPUs should finally be able to provide decent, consistently higher frame rates at 4k resolution - but they're nearly impossible to get and will cost $700-1500, possibly more, depending on which model and what prices do. It also depends on the specific game, and I don't think anyone here has a 3080 or 3090 yet to run this sim on.

Can a 1080Ti run 4k? Yes, strictly as a one-word answer. Will you get the sort of consistently stable, higher frame rates that most gamers would be content with? That's another matter.

All the foregoing is my opinion - as requested.

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#4552106 - 01/13/21 01:58 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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Thanks for your reply Robert and thanks very much for your detailed response kksnowbear.

#4552112 - 01/13/21 02:26 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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Glad if it helps. BTW don't discount the significance of refresh rates in the equation. What I mean is that you should consider that refresh rates effectively put a 'hard cap' on frame rates anyway, so it's better to get a monitor with a higher refresh rate than a higher resolution (again, IMHO and research according to online sources, as well as first-hand experience and testing). If your choice is between a 60Hz 4k model or a higher refresh 1440, I'd go with the 1440 unit any day.

This can be even more of a factor if you're considering any sort of variable refresh rate technology in the monitor (GSYNC, Gsync compatible, or Freesync). Again, most gamers will go for higher refresh rates as it allows for higher frame rates and more responsiveness. Of course, I'd have to acknowledge that "most gamers" these days (unfortunately, IMHO) equates to first-person shooter "twitch" games, which WOFF certainly is not. But there is a certain amount of importance to responsiveness even in a flight sim, and (at least for me) fluid motion is more important than even super-high frame rates.

That said, everyone has their preferences smile

Good luck.

#4552124 - 01/13/21 04:45 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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Nice to have you chime in here kksnowbear. You make very good points on the matter


(System_Specs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
PSU: Ultra X3,1000-Watt
MB: Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Mem: Corsair Vengeance (2x 8GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, Unbuffered
CPU: Intel i7-4770K, OC to 4.427Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid CPU Cooler
Vid Card: ASUS GTX 980Ti STRIX 6GB
OS and Games on separate: Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
Monitor: Primary ASUS PG27AQ 4k; Secondary Samsung SyncMaster BX2450L
Periphs: MS Sidewinder FFB2 Pro, TrackIR 4

#4552132 - 01/13/21 05:24 PM Re: Monitor advice [Re: Eddie09]  
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Hiya Robert. Where hardware stuff is concerned you can usually count on an opinion from me biggrin wink It's also helpful to have someone with same/similar experience to compare to.


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