Am I crazy for thinking about getting a Dell 5K Glossy UP2715K used? Just love that gloss

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Trojita, May 12, 2018.

  1. Trojita

    Trojita n00bie

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    So I've been on the Ultrawide life with a U3415W Dell Ultra Wide but I just love the look of glossy displays like Apple Displays and most high end TV's. I don't know if it would be crazy to forsake gsync and high hz, which I haven't tried yet or to not wait for HDR monitors to come out and become semi-affordable. I also know that a 5K display can be hard to power, I have a 980 TI, but from what I read you can play games at 1440p and it scales pretty well at 2x?
     
  2. LFaWolf

    LFaWolf Limp Gawd

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    Have you ever had a glossy display before? How is the lighting in your room or wherever? Do you plan to use the computer only for game, with lights off, etc? The reflection from a glossy display would never work for me, as I have overhead lighting and I use my PC for far more than just games. Make sure the lighting in your place would not reflect, or at least you are okay with it.
     
  3. l88bastard

    l88bastard 2[H]4U

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    Glossy is Flossy.... I had a 27" 5k once....LOVED THE GLOSS
     
  4. XoR_

    XoR_ Limp Gawd

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    You can play at any resolution but it won't look 'well' at anything than 5120x2880 because NV didn't implement integer scaling yet :banghead:

    It is 77.7% more pixels to draw... such a happy number. Your 980Ti with 6GB VRAM will be very happy :D
     
  5. Vega

    Vega [H]ardness Supreme

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    The UP2715K is real nice for desktop use. I enjoyed mine. That insane PPI and lickable gloss. But those pixels are slow and demanding, so gaming with any type of content that requires reaction speed won't be too fun.
     
  6. Trojita

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    Yeah I've had a laptop and stuff. I can control light and reflections can be controlled on my end.

    Aa shit they dont' have integer scaling yet? Shit

    They are slow? Input lag or the pixels themselves shifting? Never heard of problems with the latter. I'm not usually playing anything competitive, mainly just single player stuff.