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    Is there any noticeable difference between 2560x1440 and 2560x1080?

    Looking to buy a second monitor and I want a higher res than 1920x1080p but 1440p is a bit too pricey for me. Would 2560x1080 be a good middle ground? Would it still tax the GPU just as much as 1440p?
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    Well... do the math man...

    2560x1440 = 3.686M pixels
    2560x1080 = 2.764M pixels

    Its more than 1080...

    1920x1080 = 2.073M

    That 750 surely isn't going to like it if you play games.

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    I'm upgrading, it'll be a 1060 most likely when I do. Seeing as how a 1060 is already a 1440p capable card. Any recommendations on brand for the monitor?
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    I don't agree the 1060 is a 2560x1440 (no idea what 1440p is...) capable card... at least without some IQ sacrfices in many titles. It's a solid 1080p card on ultra/high with AA...a 1070 is a great card for 2560x1440.

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    So at work I have 3 Dell 2560x1440 monitors that I absolutely love for my coding work.

    At home I have an LG ultra-wide 2560x1080 that I absolutely love for gaming. I'm not sure how 2560x1080 would work on a Wide or Square monitor but with Ultra-wide I get the impression of my work monitors without having to push my GPUs harder.

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    I use a 2560x1440 144 Hz IPS screen

    Very nice but takes some HP to push it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff G View Post
    This is basically what I meant. The 1060 is capable of displaying in 2560x1440, but you will need to turn down some settings to get good frame rates. It's certainly not an ideal card for 2560x1440 on high settings.

    Also, not sure if this was sarcasm, but if not 1440p is 2560x1440.
    It wasn't sarcasm to me , and no it is not 2560x1440. There is no 1440p. It doesn't exist as a standard. "p" is meaningless unless there is a contrasting "i" version, and it doesn't help anybody know what resolution you're talking about since you just dropped with width information. If you don't like writing out the numbers, you could call it QHD, which is a standard definition. Your "4K" TV is also likely not 4K, but UHD (though HDHD (hexadeca) or QQHD (quad quad) would make more sense). Marketing departments screw up everything for everyone, though
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    Quote Originally Posted by petteyg359 View Post
    It wasn't sarcasm to me , and no it is not 2560x1440. There is no 1440p. It doesn't exist as a standard. "p" is meaningless unless there is a contrasting "i" version, and it doesn't help anybody know what resolution you're talking about since you just dropped with width information. If you don't like writing out the numbers, you could call it QHD, which is a standard definition. Your "4K" TV is also likely not 4K, but UHD. Marketing departments screw up everything for everyone, though
    Yeah I noticed that normally 4k is 3840x2160, but then there's another version of 2160p that IS 4k pixels wide but that's considered the "ultrawide" version.

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