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A very decent ultra-wide monitor for the budget users!!!
10 March 2018
First of all, never buy a 25" ultra-wide as it will be a downgrade for you from a 22" 1920x1080 monitor because of less length (vertical). You need a very good quality GPU if you are planning to play latest titles at moderate to high setting as it is 33% more demanding than running a game in a 1920x1080 pixel display.
In the box it comes with,
2. Power Brick (similar to a average laptop)
3. 1 HDMI & 1 DisplayPort Cable
4. Stand & removable cable clip
5. Calibration certificate and other product documentation
6. A CD with type-c display driver and a software to adjust display settings on screen and a software to set/snap windows as per user defined frames (like 3 side by side windows). But you can do somewhat similar without this software with windows 10.Here is my pros and cons,
1. Cheap FreeSync monitor and you can enjoy no screen tearing with a capable AMD GPU with a sync range from 40 to 75Hz. That means during movement you will not notice any screen tearing that normally occurs if monitor refresh rate not matches with GPU frame time.
2. It is very big sized and you can also enjoy lot of standard movies on this display without top and bottom black bars which is normally there in any 1920x1080 i.e. 16:9 display.
3. In game you can see extra space compared to 1920x1080 display. It is like using two 4:3 monitor side by side (not exactly). But it is fun when you experience it. Your field of view increases greatly. Best for video editing and multitasking. As you can open multiple windows side by side.
4. VESA mount option is just fantastic for desk mount. I will post few photos of my setup. It helps to clean lot of space on the desk.
6. If you have a NVIDIA card then free-sync is not officially supported. But even then you can set the refresh rate to 75Hz and enjoy extra 15 frames each second for added smoothness in games.
Update: I have tested few games with nvidia GTX 1080 and free sync on @75Hz. But surprisingly free sync is working and I have not noticed and considerable screen tearing. There is a website which tests free sync vs vsync performance with the help of a moving image. When I run this test, I have found that the free sync is working with my nvidia card. Then searched you tube and found few videos where other people also claiming that it is adding some smoothness with nvidia as well. But I want to make it very clear, this free sync might be adding some smoothness but it is not officially supported for nvidia and it is not supposed to work like a AMD card.
7. It comes with factory color calibration and display is just top notch in terms of color saturation and contrast. You can not simply get a better monitor for its price in terms of default color profile preset straight out of the box.
8. Decent set of speakers and Maxaudio which is simply some extra control to adjust bass, treble, stereo imaging to enhance the sound. Indeed it sounds much better than other monitor speakers. Just buy a headphone while you game. Otherwise the speakers are just decent for basic listening.
The plastic feels cheap and the finishing is not smooth every edges. The construction and integrity is not robust enough. But not a big no no as it is a cheap ultrawide monitor.
If you have a decent GPU at least GTX 1060, then you can buy this. But even then you can not set setting to high in latest titles to maintain 60 fps avg. I have tested with my over-clocked Aorus GTX 1080 and even then, some of the very demanding titles, I can not set all to ultra for a smooth 60 fps (e.g. Ghost Recon Wildlands). This might be the poor optimization but this is what it is. Just to give you an idea, check your current fps in games 1920x1080 res and reduce it by 30%. This will be the rough fps you will be getting on this display as the pixel count is roughly 33% higher than 1920x1080.
But if you have money then get this monitor with GTX1070 or above and you can not go back to 1920x1080 again. I also own LG 25UM65 which is 25" even with that monitor the experience is much better than a 1920x1080 monitor for sure. If you have any other question you may comment and I shall get back to you.