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

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Vishera

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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?
 

EarthDog

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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.
 

Dolk

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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.

All in all it comes down to preference.
 

petteyg359

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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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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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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.

Still in the general internet computer lingo, 1440p is common nomenclature. I think ED's comment (no idea what 1440p is...) was unnecessary, but so is mine, now...

For my two cents, I have an ultrawide monitor as well, though mine is 3440x1440. There are some games that require a 16:9 aspect ration, so there may be instances where the extra screen real-estate goes unused. And if OP's looking at the most affordable 29" 2560x1080 variant, then those 16:9 games will end up on the same size screen as a 24" 1080p monitor (give or take fractions of an inch). If the intention is only to use that monitor for productivity, I think it would be fine to get the 1080 ultrawide. If the intention is to game on it, I'd personally go for the 2560x1440.
 

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1.5 month old thread.. :)

I asked/said "no idea what 1440p is" as there are other XXXX x 1440 resos as petty explained more eloquently. ;)

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 :(
I think newegg calls it 2k among irher things... which is techncially 2048x1080...

You couldnt be anymore correct. It has given birth to 'well its common so it is right' responses.

Ill leave this here for clarity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution