Question Confusion about various resolutions and image quality

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Hi, I am in the market for a new monitor but I've managed to get pretty confused about aspect ratio, resolution, and screen size and how these three things affect one another for overall image quality. I've narrowed my search down to two monitors. One is 21:9, 34", 3440x1440 and the other is 16:10, 30", 2560x1600. What I care about the most is getting the monitor with the highest resolution so that I can enjoy my games with the greatest graphical fidelity. Is the resolution simply determined by raw pixel count or is there more to it? Thanks.
 
Nov 6, 2019
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Yeah. It doesn't work like that. Everyone would want to enjoy games at the best possible resolution but to play your game at the best resolution you need a pretty good computer.

Can I have your specs. It would help me help you deciding on a good monitor.
 
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Yeah. It doesn't work like that. Everyone would want to enjoy games at the best possible resolution but to play your game at the best resolution you need a pretty good computer.



Low end computer will tend to play at 1280x720 to 1920x1080 with reduced graphics options. 2560x1440 is the med end. 4K is high end. There is no graphics card that can run 8K at 60 fps on the market atm. The 8K is more for TV's right now.

Can I have your specs. It would help me help you deciding on a good monitor.
Are those the only possible resolutions as shown in the chart? I've heard of adaptive resolution scaling that can go to 1600p and 1800p. I have an i7 9700k at 4.2 ghz, 32gb ram 3200 mhz, rtx 2080 ti factory oc, both cpu and gpu are AOI liquid cooled.
 
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Are those the only possible resolutions as shown in the chart? I've heard of adaptive resolution scaling that can go to 1600p and 1800p. I have an i7 9700k at 4.2 ghz, 32gb ram 3200 mhz, rtx 2080 ti factory oc, both cpu and gpu are AOI liquid cooled.
That's 16:9 resolution. There are others like you said. Seeing your specs you have the hardware to run a game at 4K resolution 60 fps+

Your system should be running games at 4K resolution. So buy a good 4K 60Hz monitor. If you want you can buy a 4K 120/144Hz G-Sync monitor. But they are not cheap.

4K is 4 times the amount of pixels than a 1920x1080p monitor. 4K is around 8 million pixels.

That's pretty much the best you can do with your system and at the moment 4K gaming is the best you can get at playable fps on the market. Forget 8K gaming ;)
 
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