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I found this article on the UK website but all of the deals are US. Can we please get a UK version of this article? I trust Tomshardware for my tech purchases, it would be great to rely on you for picking up a budget 27" 1440p monitor or 65" TV tomorrow.
 

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I found this article on the UK website but all of the deals are US. Can we please get a UK version of this article? I trust Tomshardware for my tech purchases, it would be great to rely on you for picking up a budget 27" 1440p monitor or 65" TV tomorrow.
US prices on the UK edition are the usual way with this site, even though Future are based in Bath...
 

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the prices at NewEgg seem a bit off. when you add postage - which for some reason is £30 > £40 it's the same price as competitors. and the competitors can get it the next day (insured as well for accidental damage). whereas Newegg, it almost a 1month...

I get the feeling that it's shipped from the US, which means add customs fees as well. which will be +20% and a handling fee.

eg Gigabyte G27FC - would be about £310 - Scan has the same screen delivered for £270 inc vat
 

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Ideal monitor:

8k panel @ 60Hz, 32" IPS, supersharp text and images for browsing and work.
For gaming, 2x scaling gives you 4k @ 144Hz, 3x scaling gives you 2.5k @ 165Hz, 4x scaling gives you FullHD @ 240Hz. All pixel perfect. All on the same panel. All using DP 1.4 (5 years old standard - almost ancient by now). Fully supported by 10xx series GPUS and above (released 5 years ago - almost ancient by now).
If only people stopped buying the low resolution rubbish flooding the shops at the moment, we could get wonders like that right now, not in 10 years. The tech is already here.
I will keep dreaming...
 
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Ideal monitor:

8k panel @ 60Hz, 32" IPS, supersharp text and images for browsing and work.
For gaming, 2x scaling gives you 4k @ 144Hz, 3x scaling gives you 2.5k @ 165Hz, 4x scaling gives you FullHD @ 240Hz. All pixel perfect. All on the same panel. All using DP 1.4 (5 years old standard - almost ancient by now). Fully supported by 10xx series GPUS and above (released 5 years ago - almost ancient by now).
If only people stopped buying the low resolution rubbish flooding the shops at the moment, we could get wonders like that right now, not in 10 years. The tech is already here.
I will keep dreaming...
The ideal way to burn your 5 figures monthly income followed by modern art decor and cars.
 

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I notice that HDR support is ignored here for some strange reason. Win10 and now even beta Win11 games are doing a fine job supporting it in several titles currently. Win11, in fact, supports "Auto HDR", an HDR switch you can throw that remaps all of your SDR D3d11/12 titles to HDR on the fly--and I can tell you I am nothing short of amazed at how well it works! I was skeptical when they brought this into latter builds of Win10--no more. It works and works very well.

Best monitor by far I've owned since the 1980's--and I've owned quite a few (when I think of all...that...money! Argghh! Indigestion cometh!)

$799 gets you this 4k, Quantum Dot, DisplayHDR 1000 vesa-certified monitor( True HDR, True Wide Gamut SDR)--including a 4yr advance replacement warranty from Phillips (not a 3rd-party warranty):

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5S3QCS/?language=en_US&cstrackid=87aa175d-cfef-48d7-b0e4-be320caaa749&tag=wwwphilipsusa-20&th=1

Frankly, I have no idea why they call it a "console gaming" monitor--I use only DP1.4 with it--Highly recommended as a main computer monitor. Image Quality is spectacular. You think you need a $2000 monitor to get the best? Think again. I guess some people are prejudiced against 60Hz...if you see this monitor in action you'll never have that thought again.
 

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Nah, dream monitor is an adaptive refresh rate OLED which is durable enough to be used as a computer display without having to worry about limited lifespan or uneven wear caused by static images. Sadly I don't see that coming anytime soon
 

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I bought this yesterday for Cyber Monday great deal on amazon for $800 CAD



  • 34 Inch UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) Curved Nano IPS Display
  • IPS 1ms response time - 144 Hz refresh rate / 160 Hz refresh rate overclock
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible / Freesync Premium
  • DCI-P3 98% Color Gamut with VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design with Tilt or Height Adjustable Stand
https://www.amazon.ca/LG-UltraGear-34GP83A-B-Adaptive-Sync-Compatible/dp/B08DWD38VX/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=34+inch+LG+ultrawide+monitor&qid=1638285758&sr=8-17
 
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so 4k @ 60hz means you need to push 497,664,000 pixles per second. 2k @ 144hz means you need to push 530,841,600 pixles per second. Mind you that these numbers are to achieve 60 fps at 4k constantly or 144 fps constantly at 2k.
Since we are on the topic(sort of) : what is the approximate performance hit generally from using 4k res on a 2k monitor((DL)DSR) vs native 4k? Can't find any reliable resources
 

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Upscaling native resolution to 4k with DSR should be a 1 for 1 performance with native 4k. Though I could be wrong in this regard.
Shouldn't it take a hit? The Upsampling should be 1:1 with native since 4k is 4k in bits so shouldn't matter but then when you downscale the image to 2k you have excess information and the image would be super sharp(compared to 2k on same monitor). The "resizing+++", for a lack of proper word/functionality, has to have a cost, it might be negligible though although I doubt it, otherwise why would DSR and DLDSR have different efficiency rates right?
 
Shouldn't it take a hit? The Upsampling should be 1:1 with native since 4k is 4k in bits so shouldn't matter but then when you downscale the image to 2k you have excess information and the image would be super sharp(compared to 2k on same monitor). The "resizing+++", for a lack of proper word/functionality, has to have a cost, it might be negligible though although I doubt it, otherwise why would DSR and DLDSR have different efficiency rates right?
I would assume that any small hit would be to the CPU, but like I said I am unsure. I know that the performance is very close though. When I get home I will test. I have a 1440p 165hz monitor, a 4k 120hz CX OLED, and a 4k60 monitor.
 

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Find a quality monitor this holiday season at a price that's more than fair. Here's everything you need to know to find a good deal.

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Hi Tom's,

Listen I just have a simple request because this seems to be overlooked. One big thing I like to know is exactly how big a screen is horizontally and vertically. Would it be a big deal to post the height and width of screens along with their diagonal sizes? It's unusually hard to find this when shopping online and information like that which seem super basic would be really appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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