3440 x 1440 Resolution [Everything You Need To Know]

16:9 monitors not wide enough?

Looking to go even wider with an ultrawide?

A monitor with a 3440 x 1440 resolution might be the way to go for you, but there are some things you should know before going all in.

What is 3440 x 1440 resolution?

The 3440 x 1440 resolution ​has an ultrawide aspect ratio of 21:9. This resolution and the 2560 x 1080 resolution are the two most common with a 21:9 ratio.

It’s much wider than the common 16:9 ratio that most monitors nowadays have.

3440 X 1440 Comparisons
The 3440 x 1440 resolution compared to 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1080, and 2560 x 1440.

You can visualize above how much wider ultrawide resolutions are versus their 16:9 cousins.

The 3440 x 1440 resolution is 29.3% wider than it’s 2560 x 1440 counterpart.

Is it 4K?

No.

It should not be confused with the 3840 × 2160 resolution which is officially referred to as 4K.

While the numbers look similar at a glance. It’s pretty far from it.

The 3440 x 1440 resolution contains 4,953,600 pixels whereas a 4K resolution has 8,294,400 pixels.

That’s a difference of 50.4% or 3,340,800 pixels!

Also 4K has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and not 21:9.

3440x1440 for gaming?

This is a pretty obscure resolution and uncommon for gaming.

That’s not to say they are impossible to find, but there are only a handful of monitors with high refresh rates with this resolution. Also they are pretty expensive.

With that said.

They are absolutely incredible at immersing you in a game. Especially if you go for a curved one.

3440×1440 monitors
MonitorSizePanelAdaptive SyncPixel DensityRefresh Rate
Acer Predator X3535″VAG-Sync HDR107 PPI200Hz
AOC AG353UCG35″VAG-Sync HDR107 PPI200Hz
ASUS XG35VQ35″VAG-Sync HDR107 PPI200Hz
LG 34GK950F34″IPSFreeSync 2110 PPI144Hz

If you want one for gaming then the first thing you should know is whether your current graphics card will be able to handle the increase in pixels.

If it won’t then you’ll end up with a bigger monitor, but a choppy lackluster gaming experience.

Look up benchmarks of your card performing at the resolution to get a rough idea of what you’re getting yourself into.

The hit in framerate will also depend on the actual game and the settings of course.

Holding system specs and in game settings consistent and comparing the two we can get an idea how much of an impact it could have.

For example, upgrading from 2560 x 1440 to 3440 x 1440 and using the Rise of the Tomb Raider to benchmark you can see average frame rate drop from 114 to 94 FPS.

That’s a drop of 17.5%.

Definitely a considerable amount. So keep an eye on your graphics card to avoid future frustration.

Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.
Dan Alder
Dan Alder
Dan's logged far too many hours in CS 1.6 and reminisces about LAN parties back in the good ol' days. He's also an engineer that's interested in anything to do with tech.

3 Comments

  1. These monitors accept PBP mode where you can effectively use a DP and an HDMI output at 1720×1440 each and display them side by side seamlessly. So lack of a high resolution output shouldn’t deter someone from getting one.

  2. The Pavilion G6 has a 2nd generation intel chip designated the i3-2350M. There is no physical graphics card on this laptop as it relies on the chipset’s onboard graphics for display. The 2350M uses Intel HD Graphics 3000. From what I can look up, your maximum supported resolutions are:

    DisplayPort 1.1 = 2560×1600 at 60 Hz
    HDMI 1.4 = 1920×1200 at 60 Hz
    DVI (Single-link) = 1920×1200 at 60 Hz
    VGA = 2048×1536 at 75 Hz

    You will not be able to display 3440×1440 on a monitor.

  3. Hi, I have an HP Pavilion g6 which I have had for many years. It is my platform for trading in the market. A 3440 by 1440 would allow for displaying many charts concurrently. What do I need to know about the graphics capability of this laptop to determine which of the bigger screens it could support?

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