I've been giving a lot of thought to getting a new monitor lately. It's not really that my old one is bad or anything but I have been considering getting something "bigger" and not necessarily "better." By that I mean that 1440p monitors aren't really a must for me, nor does the inherent limitation of 60hz on Ultra-wide models really irk me that much either.
As such I've been looking into these Ultra-wide monitors for various reasons. They seem overkill at first, but at the same time kind of intriguing. I do a lot of graphic design work and the idea of having a lot more real estate on the sides is certainly something I wouldn't mind. LG monitors offer a ton of virtual desktop options including picture in picture which is also really interesting for times when I want to do some work but still want Unprofessional Fridays playing to the side. I'm a little concerned about the gaming situation as I'm not exactly running a top-end graphical powerhouse, and I've read that logically since you're rendering more pixels the system demands are likewise increased. My Radeon 390x is fine for 1080 gaming (for most games anyway) but I'm already having to scale down some options in order to maintain a good framerate as it is.
Ultimately if I had to choose between looks or performance I think for gaming purposes I would probably drop down to a 16:9 resolution with black bars instead of running a beautiful 21:9 with worsened framerate. A small boon here is that some LG models also support Free-sync which is ATI's hardware driven V-sync tech that allows these Ultra-wides to run at up to 75hz which is nice.
So what say ye? Do any of you have an Ultra-wide monitor? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Anything I should know that you only learned through time and use?