Monitor for PC advice please

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Found 11th Apr
Just built a pc last night.Specs are
Intel i5 3.4Gz
16gb ram
8GB RX480 video card
Windows 10

I'm wanting a 28" monitor which is good for gaming AND photo/video editing(only basic tasks).
Was looking at the ultra wide 34" LG monitor but unsure now.Don't want spend any more than 400
Thanks

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Everything at £300-400 is a high quality monitor and anyone saying they're 'not suitable' for some use or another is using very stringent criteria. I certainly wouldn't worry about it for more basic use.

The 34UM68 is the Ultra-wide version of a 1920x1080 27" screen, so a good fit if you're looking for something for a deeper desk. It's not freesync LFC unfortunately, but I think that's another £100 at that resolution.

EndlessWaves

Everything at £300-400 is a high quality monitor and anyone saying … Everything at £300-400 is a high quality monitor and anyone saying they're 'not suitable' for some use or another is using very stringent criteria. I certainly wouldn't worry about it for more basic use. The 34UM68 is the Ultra-wide version of a 1920x1080 27" screen, so a good fit if you're looking for something for a deeper desk. It's not freesync LFC unfortunately, but I think that's another £100 at that resolution.



​doesnt it only need display port to have free sync?

BettySwollocks098

​doesnt it only need display port to have free sync?



No. That was only ever a G-sync limitation because nVidia were using their own custom hardware. Displayport Adaptive Sync ('Freesync') was incorporated into the normal monitor electronics from the start.

EndlessWaves

No. That was only ever a G-sync limitation because nVidia were using … No. That was only ever a G-sync limitation because nVidia were using their own custom hardware. Displayport Adaptive Sync ('Freesync') was incorporated into the normal monitor electronics from the start.



​what is the difference between freesync (which comes with everything with DP?) and freesync LFC like you stated in your post?

BettySwollocks098

​what is the difference between freesync (which comes with everything w … ​what is the difference between freesync (which comes with everything with DP?) and freesync LFC like you stated in your post?



Freesync doesn't come with everything with that has a DisplayPort input, although it's heading that way.

LFC is AMD's frame doubling tech to ensure you get the smoothness when a frame lasts longer than the monitor's maximum hold time. It's generally only enabled for screens with a maximum hold time 2.5x longer than the minimum, such as 30hz-75hz.

Although 30-75hz isn't yet as common as I'd have liked, and 25-60hz is unheard of so it's mostly the 100hz+ screens that have it at the moment.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 12th Apr

EndlessWaves

Freesync doesn't come with everything with that has a DisplayPort input, … Freesync doesn't come with everything with that has a DisplayPort input, although it's heading that way.LFC is AMD's frame doubling tech to ensure you get the smoothness when a frame lasts longer than the monitor's maximum hold time. It's generally only enabled for screens with a maximum hold time 2.5x longer than the minimum, such as 30hz-75hz.Although 30-75hz isn't yet as common as I'd have liked, and 25-60hz is unheard of so it's mostly the 100hz+ screens that have it at the moment.



​ok thank you for that!
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