After much research I can afford a 32/34" monitor with either 2K @ 144Hz or a 4K at a slower refresh rate. Which is best please?
I would lean towards resolution I think, refresh rate benefits from framerate - and you likely won’t be seeing 144fps consistently in DCS. Would like to hear other’s input on this as well.
If your current monitor is less then a 144hz rate then go with the 4k.
That’s my advice but take it with a grain of salt since I still use a 60hz rate monitor.
Maybe I need a new one too. Been looking at a curved one…hmmmm
I would go with [email protected], much bigger chance of squeezing out those delicious extra frames as opposed to rendering in 4K, which is still quite heavy on most modern GPU’s. Obviously not sure what the next gen of 3000 series will do but that will cost you heavily.
Low res monitor; refresh rate whatever…it just doesn’t matter…go VR!
I plan to go VR in the autumn. Maybe reverb2. Mean while using DCS on a 17" screen is not a great success - small adjustments are very difficult. It is just like flying an ILS only using the ESIS.
On my laptop DCS hasn’t exceeded 70fps yet, but I have only had the counter running today.
4K 60 if you can. As others have stated, you will probably have a hard time hitting 144 FPS, which will kind of negate the 2k refresh rate. It’s all personal preference though. I’ve never had a 144hz monitor, but I can say 4K 60 looks outstanding.
I’m using an old 32 inch 1080p LCD TV which gives 60 Hz. Have you considered a 4K TV ?
A good 4K monitor is also very comfortable for office work and watching video content on.
Thanks 4K 60Hz is no problem. What size screen
are you using?
I have used out 4K tv but it tends to disrupt life. Plus my wife wont let me take it into the study
I’m currently using three 28 inch UW 4K monitors at 60Hz when not in VR. No issues. Looks great.
I was thinking more along the lines of buying one for use as a monitor…not swiping the one in your living room . TV’s are usually cheaper than a gaming monitor.
Recently went through my inventory of sims (racing, flight, and ARMA 3) and those without VR just, well, ugh. Can’t do 2D anymore. Even on my 42" Utra-Big Number Resolution monitor.
Just can’t. I’m a spoiled kid (at a ripe old age).
I have mixed feelings about my 21:9, 34", 3440 x 1440 native resolution monitor. It’s great for most simulation uses, especially civilian flight sims, driving sims, and shooters. But during A2A combat, my experience is that the reduced vertical FOV can be a hindrance, if your lift vector is directed toward the bandit, who sometimes is in the vertical. More problematic is that at this resolution and screen size, said bandits are pretty small.
With regards to refresh rate, I typically lock most sims, X-Plane excluded, to 100 Hz using G-Sync. Works pretty well. Even though some reviews are to the contrary, 144 seems like overkill. I’m not sure that my old eyeballs appreciate the difference in 100 and 144. They definitely can between 60 and 100.
Don’t recall where you are on VR (have it or not, like it or not) but for me, I seem to have much greater awareness of my orientation in VR; able to keep track of the Bad Guy (or re-acquire it) more easily.
As many have mentioned, it’s easier to see “something” in VR but harder to ID it. At least on my Odyssey+.
I’m probably about 50:50 in VR and while I find the experience much more immersive, find that it is damn hard on my neck . Maybe it’s my poor BFM skills. But since this conversation is related to 2D monitors, didn’t think it worth mentioning.
Yes! I was about to add that (but didn’t want to get into the I’m old thing). And I broke my back just below the neck a million years ago (forget the details, it just hurts, all day long).
Buddy of mine flew the Eagle for a long time; I told him “My neck hurts” [when I do BFM in VR]. You can imagine his response. Funny instance; we were playing golf the other day and I briefly mentioned getting into a ‘tussle’ with a MIG-23 (on Expert AI setting).
He said something like, “…if you’re having a [hard] time with a -23 you’re doing something wrong”. Ha! Shows how much he knows about ED’s AI and the high-thrust-to-weight, vertical-maneuvering, magical Flogger.
Hoping someday to coax him into DCS but the likelihood is nil.
Probably too much like work. We had a Hornet guy from
Pax River China Lake drive racing sims with back in the day at SimHQ, and those of us also flying combat sims tried in vain to get him to join us. Nah, away from work, he just wanted to play with race cars.
I use a 50” 4K Samsung Tv. It’s pretty awesome.