Anyone step up from 1440p to 4k?

1 : Anonymous2021/04/19 17:57 ID: mu6e77

I currently have a 32" curved 1440p AOC 144hz monitor. It's a daily drive

rig. Currently has a 3600x running 4.4ghz and a 6900xt is about to replace a 2070super. My question is if anyone notices a real quality difference going from 1440p to 4k resolution? I play warzone a lot but want to expand into other titles and now seemed like a good time to sell the 2070s and have something that will last a good long while.

2 : Anonymous2021/04/19 18:05 ID: gv3x1n4

I love playing games at 4k60 on my monitor. Just my opinion though, a lot of people on here will screech at me about how much better a high framerate experience is than a high resolution experience.

ID: gv3yt1q

What is your personal experience with high refresh monitors?

ID: gv4060p

Bomb nation on the 240hz. Anytime i see gameplay on a console or 144hz monitor I seriously start thinking there is major lag going on. 144hz is a minimal but you can also stay there. Do not try out 240hz for longer than a day or you will never be able to go back.

ID: gv3zmh5

Never owned one except my phone but I've used a few, I guess it's kind of nice in games but mostly just looks weird to me, like how most people perceive high framerate movies (like The Hobbit or whatever) if they haven't seen many before. It just looks wrong to me.

I keep my phone in 60Hz mode all the time because the 120Hz animations just look weird to me and obviously it significantly decreases battery life.

So, I don't have a ton of experience but I've just never liked them that much, I don't really play extremely competitively in games either so I never "needed" that extra framerate myself. I watch a lot of movies and TV shows and spend a lot of time reading forums (text) so the extra clarity for 4k is the obvious winner for me.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/19 19:49 ID: gv4bg0e

As long as the game's textures are high resolution, 4K looks pretty nice.

It's not a huge jump from 1440p though. It'd be more noticeable going from 1080p to 2160p.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/19 21:50 ID: gv4s14h

I have the LG27GN950 - 27” 4K 144Hz. My main reason for it was that I absolutely cannot live without 4K for normal work and desktop use, but I wanted 144Hz for games. For gaming, I can’t run most new games at 4K144 with my 6800XT, but with older games I’m happy with anything over 60fps. I’m currently playing through Metro: Last Light and bouncing around between 120-144.

For games I can’t run fast at 4K, I’m absolutely fine with 1440p. A lot of people get hung up on not using your native resolution. For things with hard definition - like desktop use - it does admittedly suck, but when playing video or games it’s completely fine. I’m absolutely happy with it when gaming.

For games I can run fast at 4K the quality difference isn’t that huge, but the biggest advantage is that I don’t feel like I need to enable antialiasing most of the time. Depends on the game though.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/19 20:47 ID: gv4jfxo

Still think 1440p is the sweet spot right now. I think maybe next generation, but definitely the generation after then 4K will be nice at consistent high framerates (ultra).

6 : Anonymous2021/04/19 18:00 ID: gv3wcuz

If you play warezone stay on 1440p. No real difference imo

7 : Anonymous2021/04/19 19:05 ID: gv45itf

I have both a 32" 1440p (HP 32Q) and 32" 2160p (LG 32UK50T) running side by side. I notice the difference in pixel density (91ppi vs. 138ppi) at 24" away from the screen. At that ppi, anti-aliasing becomes somewhat optional and usually 2x MSAA is more than enough to do the job. But in your use case and having been used to a high refresh display, I'd say stick with what you got, unless you want to pony up for a high refresh 4k display.

8 : Anonymous2021/04/19 19:11 ID: gv46ddp

I suggest 3440x1440 as the best sweet spot. Ultrawide is so much fun and immersion and I have 2 guys in my gaming group that stepped back from 4K to UWQHD. The performance penalty (4K is ~ 8 Mio pixel vs ~ 5 Mio on 34“) and the loss of ultrawide seems to be a high hurdle.

By the way : Warzone on UWQHD is absolutely amazing.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/19 19:35 ID: gv49ler

I got a 4K 120FPS 48" TV and it's a huge difference from 1440p, definitely worth it. I was using 32" 1440p same as you before

10 : Anonymous2021/04/19 20:41 ID: gv4iqdr

Once the pictures are in movement the difference isn’t that big. However driving UHD is a lot harder than WQHD. Since most games I enjoy are locked to 60 fps anyway I got a 60Hz UHD panel. At only 27” the pixel density makes everything look really sharp even though I don’t use AA. I think you have a better overall gaming experience with a high refresh rate WQHD monitor. If you want to test something, try to super sample your games.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/19 21:17 ID: gv4nmmc

4k 60hz gang

12 : Anonymous2021/04/20 02:07 ID: gv5myw7

Ultra wide 3440x1440 144hz. Just amazing.


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