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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2325 on: June 05, 2020, 10:44:37 AM »
...playing my games on my big 43" 4K montor

Whoa! Curious what specs you need to run games on a 43" 4K monitor !  Is a single RTX 2080 Ti enough?  I have an RTX 2080 'super' which comfortably runs my modest 27" 1440p monitor, but doubt very much it could manage what you've got!

I never knew the size of the monitor made any difference. 4K is 4K, no? I've been running games off of a 42" 4K monitor for a long time. I've run everything from a 1070, 1080 to a 2080ti. You definitely do not need 2 2080ti's...although that would be pretty sick! lol
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2326 on: June 05, 2020, 12:03:19 PM »
Yeah, resolution is what demands horsepower. The size of the monitor governs pixel density. For example a 27” 1080p monitor had a lesser pixeldensity than a 27” 1440p one.
If your resolution is too low for the size of the monitor you’ll see a slightly blurred image. Big size budget monitors suffer from this.

But the demand on the videocard is the same for a given resolution, regardless of monitor size.

4K runs fine at 60hz on a 1080 (non Ti), which is what I run.
If you want to run at 144hz you’ll need more powah!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2327 on: June 05, 2020, 12:38:35 PM »
You guys are blowing my mind.  I was definitely under the impression that larger monitor required more GPU horsepower, resolution being constant... so that a 42" 4K required a lot more juice than a 27" 4K because there were so many more pixels to manage on the bigger screen.

Anyway, this is good to know! (Maybe you can tell I'm not exactly a math & science guy... O0).

I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse now with my recently acquired 1440p monitor because I was under the impression that an RTX 2080 wouldn't handle a larger 4K monitor well. Ah well. I do like 1440p and more monitor real estate. I had been playing on a 24" 1080p monitor for many, many years.


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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2328 on: June 05, 2020, 01:50:22 PM »
I have a 27” 1440p one as a second monitor (144hz for shooters et al) and I love the sharpness of the thing.

The 43” 4K monitor is a Philips professional model, built for graphic design. So it has a great pixel density and true colour calibration (even comes with a calibration report) which I value much.
I am a sucker for correct colours (I also do photo and digital art) and I can’t stand most ‘gaming profiles’ that many monitors have.
The gaming specs (latency) on the 43” are ok, not stellar, but not bad either. I’ve never run into any ghosting issues. Which is a common issue on monitors specced for art and design instead of gaming.
Yet most gaming monitors have pretty awful red or blue colour gamut offsets which irk me to no end!

Its all about compromises I reckon. :)

Your RTX2080 is a beast. It can run 4K without breaking so much as a sweat. (On 60hz)
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2329 on: June 05, 2020, 03:01:04 PM »
Though I love the idea of a nice big 4K monitor, I do think I've grown too used to high-refresh monitors. I've been using a 144Hz monitor for years, and now my 1440p is 144Hz as well. I can't go back to 60Hz. The difference is subtle, but real. You're not really aware of what the high refresh rate is doing until it gets taken away from you! Kinda the same with G-Sync.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2330 on: June 05, 2020, 07:32:23 PM »
Man alive 43" is a frickin' huge monitor.  And here I am feeling all fancy pants with my measly 27" monitor.  I guess an upgrade is in order.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2331 on: June 05, 2020, 08:10:54 PM »
Forget the 4k monitors. 

I am obscenely happy with my 34" Ultrawide that runs in 21:9 and more than 60FPS frames on even Doom Eternal in Ultimate Nightmare video mode. 

If I were to get a monitor right now I might even consider ultra ultrawide in the 49" range.

Screen real estate at the edges is better than just being big and having max resolution. 

I can't go back from the curved ultrawide.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2332 on: June 07, 2020, 02:25:30 AM »
Forget the 4k monitors. 

I am obscenely happy with my 34" Ultrawide that runs in 21:9 and more than 60FPS frames on even Doom Eternal in Ultimate Nightmare video mode. 

If I were to get a monitor right now I might even consider ultra ultrawide in the 49" range.

Screen real estate at the edges is better than just being big and having max resolution. 

I can't go back from the curved ultrawide.

I tried Ultra Wide as well, but I am not a fan. Many games stretch their UI to the far edges. At least the games I played. Perhaps new games do this better now.

As for 144hz. It certainly is a gamechanger for FPS games. Which is why I run a 1440p 27” 144hz screen as a second monitor!
For simming and wargaming there is no difference between 60hz or 144hz for me. Some people are sensitive to refresh rates and find higher rates calmer to their eyes, though.
I only detect the latency change and smoother control in FPS games on 144hz, nothing else.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2333 on: September 29, 2020, 09:28:02 AM »
Frontier Developments announced today a major free update for the long running space epic, Elite Dangerous. The rich season of content Horizons will be folded into the base game for free for all Elite Dangerous owners on 27 October. Players will receive the complete Horizons experience via a free update to Elite Dangerous on PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system. Players who previously purchased Horizons will receive an exclusive Azure paint job compatible with all 41 ships currently in game.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons brings planetary landings to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, together with weapon crafting, ship-launched fighters and exhilarating multicrew co-op action. This premium expansion also allows players to put wheels on the ground and explore the galaxy up-close with the SRV Scarab ground vehicle, and access to many surface star ports and other locations.

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/215299/elite-dangerous-horizons-goes-free-next-month

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2334 on: September 29, 2020, 10:15:17 AM »
Frontier Developments announced today a major free update for the long running space epic, Elite Dangerous. The rich season of content Horizons will be folded into the base game for free for all Elite Dangerous owners on 27 October. Players will receive the complete Horizons experience via a free update to Elite Dangerous on PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system. Players who previously purchased Horizons will receive an exclusive Azure paint job compatible with all 41 ships currently in game.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons brings planetary landings to the Elite Dangerous galaxy, together with weapon crafting, ship-launched fighters and exhilarating multicrew co-op action. This premium expansion also allows players to put wheels on the ground and explore the galaxy up-close with the SRV Scarab ground vehicle, and access to many surface star ports and other locations.

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/215299/elite-dangerous-horizons-goes-free-next-month

Bit pissed I paid for all this stuff now being released for free. Patience is a virtue I guess. One I dont possess unfortunately.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2335 on: September 29, 2020, 10:39:56 AM »
^But you get a free paint job for your dedication and support.  :-X
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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2336 on: September 29, 2020, 11:34:25 AM »
^But you get a free paint job for your dedication and support.  :-X

I know, it's just Epic !

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2337 on: December 11, 2020, 11:43:18 AM »




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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2338 on: January 03, 2021, 06:24:33 AM »
I don't mean to necro this thread but I finally bought this during the winter sale.  I've been playing on the PC for the last couple of days and it is absolutely amazing.  Then I bought it for my son, who has a VR headset.  HOLY $#it!  This game in VR is beyond words.  I'm tempted to get a headset for myself just because it's so incredible.

The moral of this story is BUY THIS while it's under $8!  The reality though is that I was probably the last guy on this sight to buy this.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous. I broke down.
« Reply #2339 on: January 13, 2021, 11:14:42 AM »
https://www.elitedangerous.com/news/article/odyssey-2021-update/

The release of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey expansion is being delayed due to COVID-19. They say this will enter alpha testing for PC in early spring and will be released in late spring. The console release will follow in August.