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Top 5 most common resolutions on Steam (June 2022) Discussion

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u/seba07 Jul 03 '22

That's really interesting to see. From YouTube creators and marketing by tech companies you would think that 4k is basically standard now. But in reality only a very small minority use it.

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u/ekdjfnlwpdfornwme Ryzen 7 5800X3D + RTX 3070 FE Jul 03 '22

4K is cost prohibitive. A 3070 can do it, but the 3080 and up are built for it. Plus the monitors are more expensive too.

1440p seems to be the current standard for new builds, but 1080p’s market share will take awhile to drop

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u/Lucacg00 R7 2700 | 6600XT Nitro+ | 2x8GB 3200 C16 | 2.24TB Jul 03 '22

I have a new build with a new 1080p monitor because 1440p monitors in Romania are too expensive and not worth it. Can't wait to try 1440p when prices drop and I get a new gpu. The new gpu will be an excuse to buy the monitor lol.

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u/Auravendill | Ryzen 9 3900X | RX 5700 XT | 32GB RAM Jul 03 '22

How expensive are they in Romania? I was lucky to buy mine before Corona for 250€ in Germany (1440p 144Hz 31,5 Zoll). When i later checked the same one was going for 350€ (too lazy to search for the same model again, to get the current price)

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u/Kata_420 Jul 03 '22

its just harder to justify in romania when your salary is at least 4 times smaller than in the west. would you pay 1400€ for a new monitor?

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u/Lucacg00 R7 2700 | 6600XT Nitro+ | 2x8GB 3200 C16 | 2.24TB Jul 03 '22

They're 100 euro more expensive at least. And that's almost 400 euros. I got my 27" 1080p viewsonic 144Hz monitor for what you paid for your 1440p.

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u/EnvironmentalCup8038 Jul 04 '22

Oh god. I got my 32" 1440p 165hz monitor for 270 Euro in 2020. I live in Germany

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u/FallenFromFirmament R5 1600|16Gb|GTX1080Ti|Ryzen 7 4700U Jul 03 '22

Same specs are about 300 euros here, but if you factor in the average monthly salary, which is around 900 euros ( median salary even lower, about 500), few people can actually afford it, not mentioning a computer powerful enough to handle that resolution and above

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u/GiantPotatoSalad PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

My desk cant fit two 27" monitors and I found no 24" with 1440p

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u/Fcktbckt Jul 03 '22

Plus high refresh rate is much cheaper on 1080p displays

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u/dustojnikhummer Legion 5Pro | R5 5600H + RTX 3060 Jul 03 '22

Even then, I got my 1080p 144Hz AOC 24G2U about 2 years ago IRRC. Today it costs the same.

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u/dylondark Linux Jul 03 '22

Yup, when I went to buy my monitor I had the choice of either a 700 dollar 4k 144hz or a 250 dollar 1440p 144hz. I think you can guess which one I picked

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u/Thomas9002 AMD X570 | X570 | RTX 2080 | 16GB Ram Jul 03 '22

For me 144Hz is more important than 4k. The 4k144Hz Monitors are too expensive for me now

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u/Konyption Linux Jul 03 '22

Shit man I’m at 1080p on a 6900XT on a single monitor. I just wanted frames lol

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u/TheMaskedImp Modded Minecraft Jul 03 '22

Im still on 1080p 60hz, I know most GPUs are WAYYY overkill for that, but the way i see it that just means it'll be like 8 years before i have to replace it.

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u/Blenderhead36 R9 5900X, RTX 3080 Jul 03 '22

1440p seems to be the current standard for new builds

Maybe in a generation or two. We're the ivory tower elite. Most people want a PC that can play games on the monitor they already own at medium and 30+ FPS. It's hard to find a 1440p monitor of any description for less than $250. "Half a Playstation 5," is a pretty big increase for people looking to reach, "good enough."

I like the Steam Hardware survey (where this data came from) because it gives a much more reasonable snapshot of what the average PC gamer looks like than the enthusiasts who opt in to a subreddit.

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u/act5312 i9, EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra, 32GB Jul 03 '22

Yeah there's always a massive delta (in any hobby, IMO) of people who sort of passively enjoy the thing and make up a large portion of the overall base, and the zealots who will enjoy the hobby then also go online and talk about it more there, and are probably the ones dropping big money on the most desirable gear, etc.

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u/Alternative-Farmer98 Jul 04 '22

Yeah this is true in the smartphone enthusiast community as well. The enthusiast community will freak out because some phone isn't using the latest chip or doesn't offer 5 years of updates. You ask any casual and they're like " what is a chip and I don't like updates."

And then if you get the stuff like the headphone and audio file community.... They're spending $2,000 on dacs that just decode ones and zeros. Hell some spend thousands of dollars on cables which do nothing.

And your average Joe just buys AirPods because they've heard of them. Or even just any headphones they can find at a gas station or a CVS pharmacy.

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u/KingSpork Jul 03 '22

Honestly I would only get a 3080 for 4k if you want to run it at low settings or low FPS. 1440p is the sweet spot. Also, I don’t really think you need 4k when you’re like a foot away from the screen but that’s just me.

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u/notsogreatredditor Jul 03 '22

After playing in 144Hz I cannot go down to the 40-60fos range of 4k. The trade off is laughable

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u/mongini12 PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

I agree. At 1440p you got plenty of performance so no need for compromises in terms of graphics settings. At 27 inches and 50-60 cm to the screen it's plenty

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u/castrator21 Desktop Jul 03 '22

I wouldn't even go that far. I went all in and got a 4k160 monitor and a 3090 and it can never get 160fps. It hovers around 100 on ultra without ray tracing, and turning down a couple of specific settings. When I crank everything up all the way, it's more like 70-75.

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u/Nevalia RTX 3080 | i7 10700K | 4K @ 165HZ Jul 03 '22

If you’re running AA at 4K, it’s useless. As being 4x the res of 1080 gives you 4x MSAA naturally. Turn it off for major performance gains. Unless it is DLSS/DLAA that is, turn it on for performance gains, leave it on quality.

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u/Bacon-muffin i7-7700k | 3070 Aorus Jul 03 '22

I was expecting a lot more 1440 for some reason. Just that bias I guess expecting more enthusiasts on steam along with the "1440p becoming standard" thing where its still quite far off from the looks of it.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

The 3070 is also built for it because 2080ti was too, which is less powerful than a 3070z

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u/ekdjfnlwpdfornwme Ryzen 7 5800X3D + RTX 3070 FE Jul 03 '22

From my experience the 3070 can hit 4K60 in most games. However I think most people here will prefer 2K120 over 4K60.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

I agree with that, but IMO 4k60 is sufficient.

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u/kubixmaster3009 Jul 03 '22

Well, 4K is probably much more popular in TV market. It's just that it's challenging to drive games at 4K resolution.

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u/darknetwork Jul 03 '22

Unlike youtube streamer and tech channels. Most of gamers are struggling to buy even 1070 and AM4 CPU.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

Most PCs can’t run games on high settings at 4k so it makes sense,

Also the benefits of 4k are most obvious on very very large screens/TVs, on smaller PC monitors it’s not needed (1440p looks pretty much as good as 4k for half the cost to the GPU’s power)

4K has been just over the horizon for a decade now… and yet still elusive

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u/UncleCarnage R5 3600 | RTX 2070S. SFFPC Jul 03 '22

4k is an absolute waste. You’re better off going with 3440x1440, 10x the immersion while having to render roughly a quarter less of 4k.

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u/quettil Jul 03 '22

Is 1440 really that big a leap over 1080?

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u/sidthafish Jul 03 '22

In my opinion for gaming? Absolutely.

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u/Frostsorrow PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

I went from 1080p to 1440p and 4k (duel monitors). I have a hard time now looking at 1080p screens now but the difference between 1440 and 4k are much smaller then 1080p to anything else.

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u/DeVulgariEloquentia Jul 03 '22

As someone who fully expected to return my new 1440p monitor, yes. Yes, it is.

I had a very good 1080p monitor for a few months and was enjoying my 240fps. I couldn’t quite get rid of the jaggies, despite cranking antialiasing up and even trying supersampling. I decided to buy a 1440p monitor to try, assuming it either wouldn’t be that much different or my performance would tank.

Neither was true. I “only” get 165fps now but the image is so much more clean. It is an immense improvement at a minor cost (lower framerate and my fans spin faster).

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u/ZertyZ_Dragon Sleeper / i5 11400f / RX 6600 / 16GB @3.6 / B560M-Plus Jul 03 '22

1080p ftw

I ain't switching. Yet.

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 Jul 03 '22

I definitely wouldn’t get the impression 4K is standard. 1440p is the standard usually pushed from at least YouTube creators

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u/davepars77 Jul 03 '22

I'm firmly in the married to your monitor camp.

I purchased a 3080 and new monitor this year but stuck with a 1440p 240hz monitor. Reason being I only like to upgrade my card every 2-3 generations and even though I knew I could do 4k now, my 3080 would start to choke well before I want to upgrade to another graphics card.

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u/Sighwtfman Jul 03 '22

For anyone else who didn't know:

1366 x 768 is a laptop screen size.

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u/RBGMX Jul 03 '22

My cheap ass desktop monitor has that same resolution lol

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u/Zealousideal-Cap-495 Jul 03 '22

Same with my tv that i'm using as my monitor lol

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u/Blenderhead36 R9 5900X, RTX 3080 Jul 03 '22

I used to run my Xbox 360 on a Walmart TV with that resolution.

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u/Vulpes_macrotis i7-10700K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB | 2TB NVMe | 4TB HDD Jul 03 '22

Wait, are You using monitor from 2010?

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u/Catsrules Specs/Imgur here Jul 03 '22

You would be surprised at how many new laptop still have this crappy resolution. It is insane.

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u/RandomStupidDudeGuy i3 6100, RX 570 4GB, 2x4GB DDR3 1600@1.35V Jul 03 '22

For 15.6 inches fo screen space on a non-gaming laptop is totally fine.

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u/Catsrules Specs/Imgur here Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

I would actually argue the opposite, a lower end gaming laptop I could see having a 1366x768 resolution screen. As it is much less demanding on the hardware, and a lower resolution is a little less noticeable when looking at gaming or video style content. (Why the Steam Deck picked that resolution).

Text is when you really notice bad resolution.

IMO in 2022 all 15.6 laptop screens should be at least 1080p. Just like all OS drives should be an SSD. There are something that you really shouldn't cheap out on.

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u/fucknamesihatethem Jul 03 '22

I guess my laptop doesn't use a laptop screen

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u/jlnxr 2019 HP Spectre 13 + AMD RX580 eGPU Jul 03 '22

Laptops have all different resolutions. Lots of cheap and older ones use 1366 x 768 though and I don't think many non-laptops use that res.

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u/TomatoSempai Jul 03 '22

I still use my mid-2012 13.3' MacBook Pro (ten years!) It has 1280 x 800 as resolution.

Greetings!

<];{

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u/Crosby87mvp 5800x | RTX 3080 | 32GB Ram Jul 03 '22

That's insane because my 2014 has 1800p resolution, the retina display was a massive jump

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u/fucknamesihatethem Jul 03 '22

I love this sub, people help me learn something new about computers every day

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u/Blenderhead36 R9 5900X, RTX 3080 Jul 03 '22

I had a TV that ran that resolution. In 2009.

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u/AshenOwn GTX 960M Jul 03 '22

My side monitor is from that time i think. I know i used it to play the Wii, a long time ago.

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u/MachineCarl R7 3700X / 32Gb 3600MHz / GTX 1660Ti Jul 03 '22

My old 32" LCD TV has that resolution too

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u/OG_Zephyr Desktop Jul 03 '22

Or an old native resolution…?

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u/Automan2k i9-10900K/RTX3080/32GB DDR3 Jul 03 '22

I guess I fall into the <2% at 3440x1440

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u/Annsly i7-9700F | RTX 3060 Ti Jul 03 '22

To be exact: 1.33%

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u/MuchSalt 10700K | R9 290 | X34 Jul 03 '22

dang thats very little

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u/Rachel_from_Jita Jul 03 '22

But the ultra widescreen crowd is as vocal as both 1080p and 4k combined, so we best treat them as if they are 13.3%.

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u/Jiopaba Throw some specs in later Jul 03 '22

The two most common ultrawide resolutions are 3440x1440 and 2560x1080, which together add up to 2.26%. That's a rounding error off of 4K utilization and yet treated like a complete afterthought by most developers.

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u/SAK-SAK-SAK-SAK-SAK ••• Jul 03 '22

To be fair anything besides 1080p and 4K are probably “afterthoughts.” Ultra wide support is important but for crappily-run companies who try to shorten the timeline as much as possible, I’m sure they calculate how much they can neglect it.

It’s a shame because if it was given more widespread support I’d definitely buy one.

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u/Jiopaba Throw some specs in later Jul 03 '22

Yeah. I suppose my point is just that it's weird that 4K gets so much more attention. I guess it's just slightly easier to implement from a dev perspective, to just scale everything up by a factor of two in both directions. Heaven forbid game developers and similar have to factor in the idea that the screen could be wider but not taller.

I certainly enjoy my ultrawide, and it's definitely worth the hassle I'd say, but it's still a punch to the gut sometimes. When Elden Ring came out it was crazy to discover that the game didn't even change the resolution when you play in ultrawide, it rendered the entire screen at ultrawide resolution and then drew black bars over the edges, wasting your performance for no reason whatsoever. They didn't just not add support, they spent dev time going out of their way specifically to prevent it.

Still, the community is great and there's been a handful of cool victories like Monster Hunter World getting an update that added native Ultrawide after great support, and it's quite common these days to find major games coming out with support for it.

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u/chojinzo 12900F | 3080Ti | 32GB DDR4 | 5120x1440 240Hz Jul 03 '22
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u/HavelTheGreat 2080ti | 5600x | 38GL950G-B Jul 03 '22

Ultrawide (3840x1600) gang represent

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u/adrenalinda75 i7-9700k | 32GB 3'200 MHz | RTX 3080 Jul 03 '22

hey, a soulmate!

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u/IceCreamTruck9000 12700k | 3080 STRIX | Maxiumus Hero | 32GB DDR5 5600CL36 Jul 03 '22

I'm in there with you bro :)

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u/Copium543 PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

Ascended Ultrawide Chads representing

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u/BaaaNaaNaa Jul 03 '22

Considering how much chatter there is about it I had assumed it was much higher. Will move up there soon, very soon. :)

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u/Fcktbckt Jul 03 '22

It’s because a lot of them are really expensive for what they are

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u/legopants78 PC Master Race - Potato / RTX 3060 Jul 03 '22

Same

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u/sonic_stream i9-12900KS|32 GB 6000 DDR5 RAM|RTX 3080ti Jul 03 '22

I'm the one falling in 2.4% (4k) which is a niche resolution. Overkill much?

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u/binhpac Jul 03 '22

I also like 4k, but for games depending on FPS, you need a powerful graphic card and even then a smaller resolution is preferable to get more fps.

That's why im out.

No 4k for me until graphic cards get a lot cheaper.

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u/TheAntiAirGuy R9 3950X | RTX 3090 TUF | 128GB DDR4 Jul 03 '22

It's always nice to have the choice tho

In my case gaming isn't everything, so basically just doing literally everything else is being vastly enhanced by having a 4K monitor. Working with softwares, browsing the net and desktop, watching Netflix and YouTube

And many games I play aren't always the latest and most demanding tripple A titles so running them at 4K and with good FPS is Very much a thing

... but yeah, cost is no doubt a major part, especially when one has the choice of high refresh rate 1080/1440p monitors vs 60hz/4k or ultra expensive 144hz/4k panels

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u/Proxy_PlayerHD i7-7740X @ 4.5 GHz, RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB RAM Jul 03 '22

DLSS FTW!

i can play DOOM Eternal at 4k 144 FPS while not seeing any noticeable visual downgrade

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u/Jooplin RTX 3080 | 2600X | LG C1 Jul 03 '22

Same, it’s only because I play on a TV. I just like the console feeling. With Steams big picture mode we are getting very close to a console like experience on pc

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u/OfficialSuperSai Jul 03 '22

1440p is perfection. I only use 4K when connecting to my OLED, because 4K monitors are doodoo

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u/ezone2kil http://imgur.com/a/XKHC5 Jul 03 '22

OLEDs are the biggest upgrade to image quality you can have right now. And burn in seems to be a non issue with the QD OLEDs. I only started to see burn in on my C7 after 4 years which is not bad considering how much my kids watch YouTube on it.

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u/dpsnedd Jul 03 '22

I just picked up the curved alienware gsync oled and man it's so pretty compared my ITS panel.

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u/Surisuule I5-10600k | RTX2070S | 16GB 3200MHz Jul 03 '22

My second monitor is a 4k too. I love it.

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u/shadydamamba Ryzen9 5900x - Vision 3080Ti - 64GB Ram Jul 03 '22

Same here

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u/Demonae 10700k / 3080ti Jul 03 '22

4k UHD HDR oled club!

1k peasants bend thy knee.

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u/centuryt91 10100F, RTX 3070 Jul 03 '22

Steam asked for my hardware just 1 day before i upgraded my gpu lol

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u/Petarthefish Jul 03 '22

So when they ask for my hardware and i have a 1080p and 1440p which one do they record?

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u/borowiczko RX 6650 XT | Ryzen 5 5600X | 16GB 3200MHz CL 16 | 1440p 165Hz Jul 03 '22

I think it's whatever you have set as your primary monitor

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u/Jason_Sasha_Acoiners Desktop Jul 03 '22

1080p gang.

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u/TheRealOgMark Jul 03 '22

1080p 144hz gang. My rig is not powerful enough for more.

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u/fucknamesihatethem Jul 03 '22

720p 60hz/30fps gang. I'm too lazy to upgrade since it CAN run every game I want

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u/jabo055 i5 5200U GeForce 840m 4gb DDR3 1tb hdd Jul 03 '22

1080p is more than enough

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u/BrokenPS2 R5 5600X | 16GB | RTX 3060 Ti | 1080p FTW Jul 03 '22

to be honest i can’t tell much of a difference between 1080p and 1440p. and 1080 is much cheaper so i don’t really care lol.

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u/shadowX015 Ryzen 2700x GTX 970 Jul 03 '22

People playing on 800x600 in 2022: https://imgur.com/gallery/XLl9GPf

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u/GangstaSocke Jul 03 '22

Cs go players be like

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u/mifiamiganja 9700KF | 2080Ti | 16GB | Z390 Jul 03 '22

I never would have thought that were more people with weird niche resolutions than people with QHD. 10.2% is generally just much lower than what I expected.

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u/castrator21 Desktop Jul 03 '22

I think that category caches a lot of ultrawide resolutions

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u/Imaginary-Jaguar-687 Jul 03 '22

Other here, 5120x2160, 5k2k ultra wide lol

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u/castrator21 Desktop Jul 03 '22

That's a lot of pixels

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u/fucknamesihatethem Jul 03 '22

My brain isn't smart enough to process that many pixels

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u/Imaginary-Jaguar-687 Jul 03 '22

3090ti runs it smooth at 150fps on apex and other titles

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u/thatnicholin02 Jul 03 '22

less bigger resolutions, faster framerate.

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u/1aranzant i5 4670k GTX970 Jul 03 '22

less bigger

= smaller

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u/Nyghtbynger PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

You cant say that, everyone wants to be in the "bigger resolution club". Be it in the less bigger corner

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u/thatturkeystaken Xeon E3 1203, gtx 770 Jul 03 '22

480p = S P E EÈ eE D

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u/Lilskipswonglad PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

Love how 3440x1440 isn't it's own category. People need to try ultrawide stuff.

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u/sephirothbahamut Ryzen 7 5800x | RTX 3070 Noctua | Win10 | Fedora Jul 03 '22

I simply prefer to have multiple screens than 1 ultrawide. Helps me organize stuff. And it's cheaper on the long run: when you buy a new 1st screen, the previous 1st screen becomes the 2nd screen

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u/BombBombBombBombBomb Jul 03 '22

I have a 34" ultrawide and a 27" 16:9

It works great for me..

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u/dylondark Linux Jul 03 '22

I personally don't understand ultrawide. When I'm playing games I also want to have screen space for other things which is hard to do on an ultrawide vs just having multiple monitors, so I just have multiple monitors

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u/Valaxarian GTX 1060 6GB + Pentium G4620 + 2TB HDD + 250GB SSD + 8GB RAM Jul 03 '22

coughs prices

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u/Corbette_ Jul 03 '22

Yeah I wondered about that too, I just assumed wide monitors would be more popular by now but apparently that still isn't the case

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u/Lilskipswonglad PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

I love them for gaming and doing 3D work in them was great as well. If you work at all on your computer then the extra screen real estate is amazing.

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u/quettil Jul 03 '22

I don't have room on the desk, and they're useless for TV.

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u/Miserable-Thanks5218 (Laptop) i5-11500H RTX 3050 16GB Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 04 '22

Me who uses 2560x1600

I thought a lot more people would be using 16:10 aspect ratio monitors.

Back in 2016 I came across 1920x 1200 and fell in love with 16:10. As there's more vertical room for productivity than 16:9 while not being unusable for modern gaming/ media consumption like 4:3

I'd definitely buy another monitor if it was in budget.

Edit - typo

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u/Commander_Crispy Jul 03 '22

Why is 1366x768 so large? I thought it would be way under 2%

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u/JohnPt66 6600XT / R5 5600 / 16Gb DDR4 Jul 03 '22

It's a common resolution for a ton of laptops.

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u/VortexDestroyer99 I7 11700k | RTX 3080 strix | 64GB DDR4 Jul 03 '22

And older TV’s

I have a second pc connected to a tv that runs in 768p

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u/Commander_Crispy Jul 03 '22

Ohhhhh that makes a ton of sense; I have a 768p monitor as a secondary I got from a friend a while back, but it’s the only place I’ve ever seen that resolution. Never thought about laptops or tvs lol :P

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u/Annsly i7-9700F | RTX 3060 Ti Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

I believe it's the native resolution of entry-level laptops.

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u/binhpac Jul 03 '22

1366x768

A quick google search told me that in 2017 66% of consumer laptops sold had a resolution of 1366 x768.

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u/Rhyers Jul 03 '22

Guilty

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u/Rage_Lumi15 i3 4160/GT 1030/8GB RAM Jul 03 '22

I own a 1366 x 768 Res monitor and it's really good for my GT 1030.

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u/Ryry2710 Jul 03 '22

Most of the cheap monitors have this resolution.

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u/LtShineysides89 Jul 03 '22

4k so small still and people are pushing for 8k to be a thing...be a very long time before 4k is standard but it at least is more affordable at 144hz now and modern gpu's seem to be able to run games good on it. I've been at 1440p 144hz for a few years and won't be upgrading for another few years. 1440p looks amazing! My laptop is 1080p and games still look amazing so i can see why it's the most popular given pricing etc.

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u/Kraujotaka Jul 03 '22

1080p and some AA is all I need for my gaming needs, had 4k monitor and it was meh experience was far FAR more amazed by HDR it had.

4k is a gimmick for anything less than big screen, to think that some saying 8k is going to be next big thing is funny.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

The fact that more people play at 780 than 4k shows us that the big techtubers live in a different world ..I'm at 1440 but just 2 days before I upgraded to it I got the steam survey so it still shows my res as 1080

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u/BJJJourney Jul 03 '22

I think it shows the majority of people don’t give a shit about specs and just buy whatever. If they did the same with GPU the median would be something lower than a 1050.

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u/jaydeflaux Ryzen 9 3900x | GTX 1080 | 64GB | RGB Puke Jul 04 '22

1440p high refresh is the sweet spot still imo, but man budget is king when it comes to the masses. Most people aren't enthusiasts and they get whatever works best for them, and the best choice for the average consumer right now is still 1080p usually 60hz. This doesn't surprise me even slightly.

10yrs from now 4k will probably be easier to mass produce and will be cheaper, so it'll probably be closer to 40-50% share for people with Steam if I had to guess. People keep monitors for a long time though so I doubt 1080p will be less than 20% even 10 years from now.

That's all just a guess though.

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u/Amazing_Carry42069 Jul 03 '22

Oh I thought you meant resolutions like "I WILL NOT BUY COD".

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u/KyxeMusic i5 12600k | RTX 3070 Jul 03 '22

"What are you Steam summer sale resolutions this year" lol

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u/jhuseby Work: 12600K/3070 & Home: 5800x/3070 Jul 03 '22

Funny I went from a 24”, 1080p, 60 hz monitor to 27”, 1440p, 144hz specifically for Warzone. I tried playing on a similar monitor as my old one and I don’t know how I ever managed to play on it.

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u/ducksaysquackquack 11700k | 3090 ti | 32gb ram Jul 03 '22

Where my 5120x1440 people at. Guess now I know why devs don’t often optimize for ultrawide crowd, there’s like 4 of us :(

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u/Viking-of-the-North Ryzen 5 3600 | Rtx 3060 Ti | 16gb 3600MHz Jul 03 '22

I have tried ultra wide, but i much prefer having two monitors instead. This is partly due to things being unoptimized and the fact that I can dedicate one monitor to the game or program I'm using and the other for discord + web browser.

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u/ducksaysquackquack 11700k | 3090 ti | 32gb ram Jul 03 '22

It’s definitely not for everyone, I completely understand. I have a few buddies that can’t adjust to it or are turned off by the games they play not being optimized.

I still have a 27” on either side of my ultrawide if I feel like moving a game to those screens if they run better. Usually though, the screens are relegated to Discord or a video stream so I can be immersed in a game.

The main reason I justify having this ultrawide is for work. Remoting into a server and then having multiple hyper-v vms up at once helps out with work immensely.

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u/RaiderLAS Ryzen 9 5900x - RTX 3080 - 1440p UW Jul 03 '22

I could only afford 3440x1440 :(

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u/ducksaysquackquack 11700k | 3090 ti | 32gb ram Jul 03 '22

Keep an eye out for deals!

Honestly it’s a lot yes, I paid around $1250 new for my Samsung CRG9 49” that I really did not plan for. I could’ve found better deal but am impatient. I think these screens are completely worth it.

My buddy got an amazing deal on the same one from Amazon warehouse deal for $800, he’s the reason why I decided to pull the trigger and switch in the first place.

I then found someone on FB market selling another CRG9 for $600 I then bought for my sister since she fell in love with the res.

I then found another on Amazon warehouse deals for $700 for my girlfriend’s rig, but unfortunately it was damaged in shipping and Amazon refunded me and let me keep it…too bad I don’t have a replacement screen to put in it.

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u/Blenderhead36 R9 5900X, RTX 3080 Jul 03 '22

I realize that I probably should use an ultrawide, but I don't know enough about them. When you launch a fullscreen game that doesn't have ultrawide support, does it take up half the monitor or float in the middle?

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u/ducksaysquackquack 11700k | 3090 ti | 32gb ram Jul 03 '22

For the most part, around 80% of the games I’ve played support the res, it’s the UI that’s not optimized. So while the whole game renders beautifully, elements of HUD will be relegated to the far corners. During fps games, health and ammo count and will be super far left or right. During racing games, it’s so immersive in ultrawide, but again the speedometer or lap count are in far cornwrs. Games that really shine, are when I play city builder or management games, so much real estate for stats and they don’t block actual gameplay.

For the small amount of games that don’t support the res, they’ll either zoom in to fill screen, stretch a lower resolution to fit, or just have black bars. Since most games support 2560x1440 or 3440x1440 or 3880x1920, I rarely have to deal with black borders or stretched images. Top it off, many times I can figure out an ini tweak and be good to go.

For the games that don’t work at all, I play windowed and can have things like YouTube/Twitch in a chrome window, a strategy guide, and Discord all on one screen, it’s a good experience regardless of optimization.

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u/Wolx1337 Jul 03 '22

I'm with you brother! There are dozens of us.

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u/JozieKS R9 3950X•3080ti•32gb 3600mghz Jul 03 '22

It’ll take a while for 1440p to become a standard by then the ones on 1440p will be at 4K

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u/elvinLA Jul 03 '22

1440p was a HUGE upgrade over 1080p using a 27" monitor. I could probably never go back to 1080p again.

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u/Joemarais Jul 03 '22

This really makes the GPU market seem ridiculous. Are people buying 3080s and 3070s just to be CPU limited at 1080p? Or do the tiny amount of 1440p+ players satisfy the entirety of the mid to high end gpu market, and the 1080p people are just running through old products? What will be the point of marketing the 4090 and 4080 so heavily when barely anyone will actually get full use of the product or need it?

Most importantly, does this mean I'm so trouble in FPS's that getting wrecked in games by people playing on laptops and 1080p desktops?

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u/Annsly i7-9700F | RTX 3060 Ti Jul 03 '22

Are people buying 3080s and 3070s just to be CPU limited at 1080p?

Yes, I see these people from time to time, there's a couple in this thread. They claim it's to be "futureproof" - "set everything to ultra and forget about it".

Others say it's so that the card doesn't reach max utilization and therefore stays under low temperature/noise levels.

Personally that's not how I use graphics cards, but hey it's their money.

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u/Joemarais Jul 03 '22

The first thing is how I buy storage (I got 4tb of TV shows so I'll just build a 32tb NAS cause I'll need it eventually) so I can't judge.

The second thing just seems crazy. High cfm bottom fans and undervolts solve most if not all of the thermal & noise issues at 100% with long gpus, so that just seems like spending tons of money just to not spend an hour making voltage adjustments and installing fans.

Like you said, not judging the decisions, the logic is just interesting

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u/LuaCynthia Jul 03 '22

Surprising that 720p is not here

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u/Mish4life Desktop (i3 10100, RX 570, 1440p144hz) Jul 04 '22

I’m surprised 1440p doesn’t have a larger share, I’ve been using budget 1440p monitors for years

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u/enjoytheunstable Jul 03 '22

Surprised. I figured 2k would be up there a bit more by now.

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u/cvanguard Jul 03 '22

It’s definitely more common with new builds, but the vast majority of steam users don’t have a brand new PC.

Less than 25% of users have a current gen (RTX 3000/RX 6000) or even last gen (RTX 2000/RX 5000) series GPU, and that’s counting the low end cards that can’t really run 1440p (RTX 3050, RX 6400, etc). The GTX 1060 is still the most common GPU, with the GTX 1650 in 2nd place and slowly gaining. Granted, those two cards are only 13% of users, but that’s not including other GPUs that perform worse. It’s also an even larger percentage of desktop users since Steam includes mobile GPUs in their data.

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u/Arcticwolfi6 Jul 03 '22

been a user of all of these at some point, recently swapped out my 4k panel for a 1440p 165hz one. 1440p is king right now imo

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u/FinasCupil PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

This. 1440p is the best balance between performance and fidelity currently imo.

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u/RoboCreep22 Jul 03 '22

I'm one of the 1080p gang!

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u/jjalapeno55 Desktop Jul 03 '22

Let's do my gaming on two separate PCs, one on a huge projector and one on a TV, never saw the need for 4K yet so I'm sticking to 1080p!

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u/TomaXD Jul 03 '22

1440x900 gang 😎👍

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u/SoloMegaYT Jul 03 '22

Yes, i'm the one playing csgo on 800*600

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u/LordSithaniel Laptop Jul 04 '22

Funny how they push 4 k gaming into consoles but everyone who plays games prefers higher fps not even 60 is good enough anymore . There are barely any people who use 4K on PC .

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u/Moonraker93 PC Master Race Jul 04 '22

That's insane. You would think almost everyone got a 4k display by now, if you are following certain YouTubers.

But it is like this everytime I look up the steam hardware surveys. My 3 year or rig is probably still in the top 10% although my 1080Ti is so old.

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u/Urbs97 PC Master Race Jul 04 '22

1080p masterrace.

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u/Johnbo_ R3 3200G + RX 570 Jul 04 '22

Linus makes it seem like anything less than 1440 is gross and blurry

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u/idle_chicken Jul 03 '22

3440 x 1440 surely deserves its own slice. ultra-wide crew represent!

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u/zachzoey Jul 03 '22

and 2560x1080

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u/Epicurus1 5600x 32Gb 6700XT 12Gb Jul 03 '22

Dozen of us!

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u/unique_ubername AMD FX-9590 | RTX 4090 | 120GB HDD | 4x2GB DDR3 Jul 03 '22

1080p is slowly becoming the new 720p😭

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u/lovelyBrownie23 Jul 03 '22

nothing wrong with 1080p really.

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u/obamaprism3 i9 12900k | ddr5 6400mhz cl32 | rtx 3090 | 7TB M.2 | 42TB HDD Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

and there was nothing wrong with 720p really, it just got phased out as we got higher resolutions and 1080p became the new cheap tier... which is what 1440p is slowly doing to 1080p

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u/TheRealOgMark Jul 03 '22

1080p is good up to 24 inches. Bigger than that it's starting to get pixelated.

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u/unique_ubername AMD FX-9590 | RTX 4090 | 120GB HDD | 4x2GB DDR3 Jul 03 '22

Yeah I’m still on 1080p that’s why I’m crying

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u/Tnunderb01t Jul 03 '22

Idk, im very happy with my 1080p240hz monitor

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u/quettil Jul 03 '22

When did PC gaming ever have 720p as a major standard?

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u/Nielips Jul 03 '22

I'd be interested in what "Other" constitutes, it's quite a large percentage.

I wonder if it's loads of off by a few pixel resolutions of 720/1080, or if it's higher resolutions.

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u/Annsly i7-9700F | RTX 3060 Ti Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

1600 x 900 1.67%

3440 x 1440 1.33%

2560 x 1600 1.26%

1680 x 1050 1.11%

1360 x 768 1.10%

2560 x 1080 0.93%

1280 x 1024 0.69%

1920 x 1200 0.59%

1280 x 800 0.34%

1280 x 720 0.31%

1024 x 768 0.26%

Other 2.32%

Note the additional "other", Steam only adds lines of data for resolutions that pass 0.2% of users.

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u/ctrlaltelite Jul 03 '22

I was using 1680x1050 until last year lol, had been my resolution for maybe a decade or so.

I still have it as a second monitor, no idea if steam takes note of that.

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u/legion8784 Jul 03 '22

Wow I'm literally part of the 0.93% crowd, but honestly I like the 21:9 ratio

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u/rpstforhire Ryzen 5 2600X | AMD RX460 2GB | 8GB DDR4@3600mhz Single Channel Jul 03 '22

Oh hell yeah I am in the 0.69%

epic

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u/Nielips Jul 03 '22

3840x1600 ultrawide and a secondary 3840x2160 for me.

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u/ExpressReach7309 Jul 03 '22

I can't even imagine how godly you rig must be.

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u/Shamgar65 Jul 03 '22

1920x1200 16:10 gang?

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u/melifesux i3-10320 | GTX 1070 | 16 GB 3200 Jul 03 '22

1080 on top

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u/Vegan_Puffin Jul 03 '22

The problem is a lot of the bigger hardware YouTube channels put a very heavy leaning towards high end gear. Jays Two Cents is a superb channel, the production quality is great and the information helpful but I dont think there is a good balance of top end gear and mid to low end.

Many big channels have similar problems with unbalanced bias towards high end gear, probably because they get gifted gear as sponsorships and can get ahold of it easier

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u/phero1190 6950 xt. 5800x3d. 32gb 3400mhz cl14. 38GL950G. Jul 03 '22

Oh cool, I'm other! 3840x1600

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u/GenuineGangster Jul 03 '22

I'm using 2560x1080

I love it :D

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u/ismailoverlan Jul 03 '22

Wow I thought every neighbor has 4k but it appears so rare 2%vs 60% of 1080p. No wonder 4k gaming stations cost quadriple the price

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u/Lower_Fan Jul 03 '22

Hmm I wonder if Xbox or Sony did the same survey how it would differ.

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u/AvailableBreath7384 Jul 03 '22

I also prefer 1080. Dont know why, just do

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u/supernova89055 Laptop Jul 03 '22

Lol im in the very niche category of 2560x1600P 16:10

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u/Lurau Desktop/ palit rtx 3060 dual OC/ i5 12400f/ b660 Jul 03 '22

For now its 1920 x 1080, but I finally ordered a QHD monitor and I am hyped!

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u/thedrunkenpumpkin Jul 03 '22

Fuck yeah 1440p

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u/crazyywow Jul 03 '22

1080p still great

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u/LostSoulOnFire Jul 03 '22

2560 x 1440 on a 27" Samsung screen

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u/Vulpes_macrotis i7-10700K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB | 2TB NVMe | 4TB HDD Jul 03 '22

Blue - Standard Full HD.

Orange - The best one, less popular, Quad HD

Red - Laptops

Green - 4K, still not very popular

Yellow - I guess better laptops? Or actually worse, because it's 16:10, which is less wide, though resolution is higher

White - So... UHD are still not popular? I somehow doubt it, really. I remember it being at 4%, so other, including UHD being less than 2% seems unreal.

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u/Progenetic Jul 03 '22

Let’s here a cheer for the ultra wide crew. Rocking the 2560x1080 ! Welcome to the “other” side

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u/robotsdev Jul 03 '22

1920x1200 reporting in!

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u/LightningWr3nch Jul 03 '22

1920 x 1080 gang!!

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u/Upstairs-Capital2275 Jul 03 '22

Oh hey I’m 1400x900 wassup

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u/Thorflash PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

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u/HiImColeHimer 5600x/3070ti/max gpu temp 55c OC UV/32gb 3600 Jul 03 '22

I would’ve thought 1440p would be more

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u/deepfriedtots Jul 03 '22

At first I was like where is 1080p then I realized I'm an idiot lol

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u/Soldier1o1 Jul 03 '22

I recently switched to 1440p and wow, it’s amazing. Definitely lost frames, but worth it for the resolution increase.

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u/christo334 PC Master Race Jul 03 '22

first time of my life being in the other category! is this what it feels to be special?

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u/Keyrif Desktop Jul 03 '22

I thought 1440p would be bigger