Question Opinions on 4K vs 2K?

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I am currently using an Acer Predator XB271HUABMIPRZ. It's a 27", 1440P, 165Hz, 1ms, VA panel. I have been keeping an eye on 4K monitors for a while now. My main reason for upgrading would be a jump to a 32" monitor. I've never seen a 4K display so I don't know what I'm missing but my 1440P looks pretty darn good to me.

Is it worth sacrificing the FPS while gaming and pushing my GPU to it's limits for 4K. I am playing Cyberpunk 2077 right now and I have everything set to ultra including ray tracing and have DLSS set to quality and I am getting an average of 70FPS. It seems to me if I went 4K I would have to turn down some settings or turn DLSS to max performance.

I know some people will say that 1440P 32" won't look good but I am currently using Windows scaling at 150%, so not too concerned with that. Obviously a 1440P will be cheaper than a 4K. I'm really wondering if 4K is worth it visually over a 2K?

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With a 3080, you can game at 4k resolution.
With a 4k monitor, you always can run at a lower resolution if you want.
If you can, go see one in person.
Do you have a budget?
Maybe I'll stop by Bestbuy and see if they have some on display. Don't really want to spend more than 1K. I like the MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD that was linked on here the other day. It's not available anywhere though.
 

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I've thought about getting a huge monitor but I sit about 3 ft from it so I don't really want to go that big. That is 2" bigger than my living room tv. LOL.
 

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I am currently using an Acer Predator XB271HUABMIPRZ. It's a 27", 1440P, 165Hz, 1ms, VA panel. I have been keeping an eye on 4K monitors for a while now. My main reason for upgrading would be a jump to a 32" monitor. I've never seen a 4K display so I don't know what I'm missing but my 1440P looks pretty darn good to me.

Is it worth sacrificing the FPS while gaming and pushing my GPU to it's limits for 4K. I am playing Cyberpunk 2077 right now and I have everything set to ultra including ray tracing and have DLSS set to quality and I am getting an average of 70FPS. It seems to me if I went 4K I would have to turn down some settings or turn DLSS to max performance.

I know some people will say that 1440P 32" won't look good but I am currently using Windows scaling at 150%, so not too concerned with that. Obviously a 1440P will be cheaper than a 4K. I'm really wondering if 4K is worth it visually over a 2K?

Ryzen 5900x
MSI 3080 Gaming Z Trio
Asus Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
G. Skill 32GB Trident Neo 3600MHz CL16
Samsung 980 Pro 1TBx2
Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate AIO
Corsair 780T PC case
Hello!

The difference between 2K & 4K is as night & day.
Unfortunately, if you’re a gamer, and you’re playing those AAA games, you’ll have to always buy the best GPU available on the market (just to be playable: 60FPS+).
 
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My opinion is I'm not chasing the frames at 4k and becoming indentured to Nvidia/AMD for life buying the top card every release.

Your mileage may vary though!
 

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