[SOLVED] Is this 3840x1200 120Hz Ultrawide monitor 4K?

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Hi. I'm looking for a monitor for my new build with an RTX 2080 Ti

I'm interested in ultrawide monitors, I've never had one but lots of people say they are the best for gaming. But then I also thought about getting one 4K 144Hz like the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ


I kept looking for monitors and doing research, and saw this monitor, the Samsung LC43J890DKU


Which I thought it was a 4K 120Hz Ultrawide monitor, but I suppose it's not because if it was 4K it's resoultion should be 3840x2160 right?

If it was 4K it should be the best gaming monitor, because it'd be 4K, Ultrawide and with a refresh rate of 120Hz but I suppose it's not 4K and maybe two other downsides are that it's panel is VA and it doesn't feature Gsync/Freesync. It's response time is of 5ms, which is not bad, it's 43 inches, curved and it's got an aspect ratio of 32:10

What do you think about it for gaming? Is it 4K or not?

If I don't get this one I'm thinking about getting the Samsung LC49RG90 also know as Samsung CRG9

Do you have any other recommendation for a gaming monitor?

Thank you
 
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no. it's not 4K.

4K is designated by it's vertical resolution of 2160p

If it's not 2160p, then it's not 4K.

That monitor is 1200p which is higher than 1080p, but lesser than 1440p.

But since it's ultrawide, it obviously has a higher horizontal resolution.

I could try to recommend a monitor for 4K and 2K standard, and then throw a couple of options out there for ultrawide, but I need to know your country and approximate budget in your own currency
 
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no. it's not 4K.

4K is designated by it's vertical resolution of 2160p

If it's not 2160p, then it's not 4K.

That monitor is 1200p which is higher than 1080p, but lesser than 1440p.

But since it's ultrawide, it obviously has a higher horizontal resolution.

I could try to recommend a monitor for 4K and 2K standard, and then throw a couple of options out there for ultrawide, but I need to know your country and approximate budget in your own currency
 
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no. it's not 4K.

4K is designated by it's vertical resolution of 2160p

If it's not 2160p, then it's not 4K.

That monitor is 1200p which is higher than 1080p, but lesser than 1440p.

But since it's ultrawide, it obviously has a higher horizontal resolution.

I could try to recommend a monitor for 4K and 2K standard, and then throw a couple of options out there for ultrawide, but I need to know your country and approximate budget in your own currency
I'm from Spain. My budget is about 1150€ max, but I could wait a bit to save more.

I'm currently using the Aorus AD27QD which is 1440p 144Hz, but I'm interested in Ultrawide or 4K 144Hz, I'd like to give it a try.

Thank you! You are very helpful. :)
 
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well for spain here's a couple of options.

This LG ultrawide 1440p 144hz IPS display with adaptive sync for 949 euros
https://es.pcpartpicker.com/product/CzrmP6/lg-34gk950f-b-340-3440x1440-144-hz-monitor-34gk950f-b

Then there's this 4K monitor with 120hz with adaptive sync and a VA panel for 1107 euros
https://es.pcpartpicker.com/product/tgtKHx/asus-rog-strix-xg438q-430-3840x2160-120-hz-monitor-xg438q

The 4K monitor is more like the size of a TV though.
Great! I'll take a look on them, thanks.
 
Yes, 3840 × 1200 is classified as a 4K resolution. It is, however, shorter than the most common 4K resolution, which is 3840 × 2160.

no. it's not 4K.

4K is designated by it's vertical resolution of 2160p

If it's not 2160p, then it's not 4K.
No, it's designated by its horizontal resolution of ≈4000 pixels. That's why it's called "4K".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution#Resolutions

The term "4K" is generic and refers to any resolution with a horizontal pixel count of approximately 4,000.[5](p2)

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2160p resolutionEdit
Some 4K resolutions, like 3840 × 2160, are often casually referred to as 2160p.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution#cite_note-23 This name follows from the previous naming convention used by HDTVand SDTV formats, which refer to a format by the number of pixels/lines along the vertical axis (such as "1080p" for 1920 × 1080 progressive scan, or "480i" for the 480-line interlaced SDTV formats) rather than the horizontal pixel count (≈4000 or "4K" for 3840 × 2160).

The term "2160p" could be applied to any format with a height of 2160 pixels, but it is most commonly used in reference to the 4K UHDTV resolution of 3840 × 2160due to its association with the well-known 720p and 1080p HDTV formats. Although 3840 × 2160 is both a 4K resolution and a 2160p resolution, these terms cannot always be used interchangeably since not all 4K resolutions are 2160 pixels tall, and not all 2160p resolutions are ≈4000 pixels wide. However, some companies have begun using the term "4K" to describe devices with support for a 2160p resolution, even if it is not close to 4000 pixels wide. For example, many "4K" dash cams only support a resolution of 2880 × 2160(4∶3);[24][25] although this is a 2160p resolution, it is not a 4K resolution. Samsung also released a 5120 × 2160(64∶27) TV, but marketed it as a "4K" TV despite its 5K-class resolution.[26][27]
 

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But it's not full 4K, right? I mean, I wouldn't get so much resolution quality as a 2160p monitor right?
In this respect it's not classified as UHD, I personally wouldn't refer to it as 4k either but that's just my preference. At any given point on the screen the quality you will be looking at will be 1200p so not much better than 1080p.
 
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