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Monday, August 31, 2020
By: Sean E
2 years ownership. Ultrawides have mixed game support. IPS display is a double-edged sword. GSync (not freesync).
Gsync adaptive framerate. Renders colours with a vibrance impossible with TN pannels. Better off-angle viewing than TN. Less neck pain looking side to side than dual 1440p monitors of similar height.
Not freesync so you need an nvidia gpu for adaptive frame rate to work. IPS technology results in a ghosted, blurred white image which makes fast competitive FPS games unplayable. Curve is mostly aesthetic. Built in speakers have poor sound quality. Built in speakers sometimes pop loudly when turning on and off. Most older games have issues with the ultra-wide ratio. Some newer e-sports games (like Overwatch) restrict your field of view to prevent you from getting a competitive advantage from the ultrawide. 100hz isn't as noticeable a framerate jump as 120hz or 144hz. Substantial latency meaning timing things like sniper shots will be difficult because what you see on the monitor won't be where your crosshair is in-game so quick moving enemies could be 1-2 meters off from what you see on the monitor.
The weaknesses outlined above are mostly due the latency limitations of IPS technology and the lack of ultrawide support in games, in general. I've owned it for a few years now and I don't have plans to get rid of it. I play e-sports FPS on a separate 240hz monitor and do everything else on this one. Great for programming and other productivity uses.