Question 27 inch 1080p or 1440p? (Also performance)

handtuch

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Greetings everyone!

I would like to thank you guys for helping me choose gpu, i finally chose the 2060 super.

But now a new problem arise. So far i plan to get a 27 inch 1080p samsung curved monitor. It's a long consideration, the 1080p part and especially the curved part, but i've made up mind..

Until i tried my boss 24 2k monitor. My god it looks fine, and to make things worse, he had another monitor, 24 1080p right beside it to compare. The difference is stark, granted it's TN vs IPS not VA (which is the monitor i plan to get).
But now i kinda want a 2k monitor, but i'm afraid my 2060 super isnt going to be much future-proof at 2k and i plan to not upgrade in a long time

So yeah the essence is : performance/future proofing or higher resolution?

I'll be glad to hear any thoughts, thanks!
 

Zii

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I have a 27" curved Samsung monitor (white one). It's not as crisp as I'd like (I also have a 27" 4K monitor and it's perfect) but most people are fine with 27" 1080p monitors if you don't sit too close.

Having said that, I prefer the following:
1080p at no more than 21.5"
1440p at no more than 24"
4K at no more than 27"

But I have a 1440p monitor at 27" and it still looks really good.

I would personally go for the larger (pixel density) monitor. You can always downscale your game to 1080p from 1440p/2K and it will look near native, but you can't get any extra free pixels once you go with a 1080p monitor. Or just do what I did when I had a weak card and play everything in a window. The extra pixels are worth it IMO and your 2060 super is fine for 95% of games on very high settings.
 

handtuch

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I have a 27" curved Samsung monitor (white one). It's not as crisp as I'd like (I also have a 27" 4K monitor and it's perfect) but most people are fine with 27" 1080p monitors if you don't sit too close.
Having said that, I prefer the following:
1080p at no more than 21.5"
1440p at no more than 24"
4K at no more than 27"
But I have a 1440p monitor at 27" and it still looks really good.
I would personally go for the larger (pixel density) monitor. You can always downscale your game to 1080p from 1440p/2K and it will look near native, but you can't get any extra free pixels once you go with a 1080p monitor. Or just do what I did when I had a weak card and play everything in a window. The extra pixels are worth it IMO and your 2060 super is fine for 95% of games on very high settings.
Hmm you made a good point, about playing 1080p on 1440p. but i've heard that downscaling like that caused a blurry image. How's it in your case?
 

chickenballs

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2K is not 1440p
its only 2048 × 1080
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution

I recently upgraded to Asus PG279Q from my old 2012 LG 1080p 60hz 23inch ips and its like moving from downtown Detroit to Hawaii...
I guess it also depends on what you use your computer for but even for watching Youtube videos or editing photos a 1440p ips monitor is way better than any 24 inch 1080p

if you want to play the latest games your 2060S won't be enough for any resolutions higher than 1440p.
not even the mighty 2080Ti is able to give 60fps all the time at 4K
 

Zii

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Hmm you made a good point, about playing 1080p on 1440p. but i've heard that downscaling like that caused a blurry image. How's it in your case?
A 1080p game/video on a 1440p monitor is not noticable at all.
And yes checkenballs, you can set other resolutions comparable to 1080 on a 2K monitor to achieve the same result.


That's a great calculator. Just plug in your 2K res and it'll tell you what other lower resolutions you can run your game at without experiencing stretching or blurriness.
 

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