G-sync ultrawide 1080 or 1440 without G-sync

Aximander

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I have a gtx 1070 and looking to upgrade my monitor (running 24" 1080 144hz).
I've been looking at the 34" ultrawides. In my price range of ~$800 I found 2 monitors at microcenter for $850 & $890 which are pushing what I wanted to spend.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/459579/Predator_Z35_Curved_UltraWide_Full_HD_35_NVIDIA_G-Sync_Display

http://www.microcenter.com/product/472722/C34F791_34_Curved_Gaming_Monitor

The main difference that I really notice is the resolution. 1080 vs 1440. And g-sync.
Is g-sync worth dropping resolution? Is g-sync even necessary for a gtx 1070 @ 1080p?
From what I've seen my gtx1070 should run 1440 just fine.

Mostly for games (bf4, Stellaris, Diablo 3, Fallout, etc), web surfing, word processing and some movies. No production type stuff or serious work.

Input appreciated.
 

TechyInAZ

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You can run the 3440 x 1440 but at lower FPS on newer games. I personally would get the higher resolution, that's a stupidly high price for 1080P ultrawide.

However you can get 3440 x 1440 with G sync for cheaper than that Samsung panel.
 

TechyInAZ

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Ah shoot. I thought this monitor was below $1000. But that's beyond your price range right? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009869&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
 

junkeymonkey

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thing is g-stink is NVidia card only so you pay that extra $$ foir that privilege and say you decide to go AMD card now it something you got and paid for that useless ? [gimmick]

may as well get a monitor that does a good job with out there gimmickware at there added cost for it [opinion]
 

TechyInAZ

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I agree, however it isn't a gimmick. It's just overpriced and too picky about compatibility.
 

TechyInAZ

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That's the thing, it isn't a trick. A trick is something that does not benefit the customer at all and only benefits the producer. G-Sync does give the user a very smooth experience.

Anyways, that's all I'll go. I've derailed the thread too much already.
 

Aximander

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Yeah, I'm pushing it with the $899 one.
I am familiar with the X34. Love to get one. I had found some refurb but they are out of them right now :(

No worries on the derail. It really wasn't since that is part of my question ...
Is g-sync worth giving up resolution?
 

Aximander

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I ended up getting the x34 Predator. 1440 with g-sync for about $950. A tad over budget but I used my birthday as an excuse
 

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