What’s better 4k or 144hz

Greetings in this blog I’ll be discussing and showing you what to actually look out for when having to choose between a 4k or 144hz UHD monitor.

What’s better 4k or 144hz here is the answer Most people might think the higher the screen resolution the better right but watch out there it’s not as simple as that while you do get benefits at 2160p 4k.

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There are some major disadvantages as well and in this blog, I’ll be telling you what those are.

I have Flex can Evy 27 ad and the Eevee 2785  let’s cover the basics 144hz is the shortened form for a screen resolution of 2560 by 1440.

4k meaning 3840 by 2160 pixels when doing the math we are getting around 3.7 million pixels at 4k or 144hz.

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144hz Monitor

We are staring at roughly 8.3 million so more than twice as many pixels compared to 144hz however, some of you might be asking what the hell’s up with 4k or UHD.

What’s, that well this more or less is another term for 2160p where’s 4k technically should be used for 3840 by 2160 since 4k actually stands for 4096 by 2160 the correct term to use for 4k consumer monitors.

We know actually is  Ultra HD 144hz has such term as well QHD or more accurately QHD, okay now both monitors are 27-inch screens both offer incredible color reproduction, great ergonomic features and what not but what we actually want to know is what’s the real difference in day-to-day use between 4k or 144hz.

OS for 4k or 144hz

The Windows OS, as you may know, makes use of all the offered pixels and you do benefit from more pixels which equal more workspace, more area to work with meaning in general.

You could have a lot more windows and programs open at 2160p without having to resize some of those to actually fit the screen, however, it’s the pixel density that matters to most of you the higher.

It is the sharper the image so if both screens are exactly the same size 27 inches, in this case, you’ll get a higher pixel density on the screen with a higher resolution. Therefore a sharper image, however, the trade-off when staying at 27 inches and high-res monitors.

It is that the text is a lot smaller than on a 144hz screen at 27 inches.

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4K Monitor Gaming Setup


I have the exact windows open on both screens right now and clearly, everything’s beggar on the 144hz screen, however, you can fit more of those windows on the 4k screen and the image is sharper overall.

Unfortunately, most of us normal humans will be able to read text comfortably at a normal viewing distance on the 2160p monitor and this is where scaling comes in this feature.

This feature scales all the text and images basically adjusting the size of everything to make it as big as on the 144hz screen or even bigger.

If you decide to go for even higher scaling, this way everything is displayed much larger and we still do have the benefit of a high pixel density.

Scaling is the solution to tiny text on the 2160p monitor but it can lead to issues some aspects of Windows 10 for instance.

Do not scale well same goes for certain applications. Some programs don’t scale at all remain all blurry or scale only halfway and this is a problem there are certain workarounds here and there, but it’s a hassle and no guarantee.

Either how about 144hz I personally don’t think scaling is needed at 144hz.

You can watch this video for better clarification for 4k or 144hz

I can read the text perfectly fine but should you need to rely on scaling on such a screen as well.

All those negative side effects mentioned for 2160p would apply in this same way, so the bottom line is not so much. The resolution that’s causing problems.

It’s how scaling works in Windows whether or not that will change sometime in the future.

I don’t know but I sure do hope so other than that if all you really care about our movies and games.

Well let me tell you, the higher the resolution the more awesome and gorgeous the image looks, however, you do need a quite powerful graphics card to drive a UHD monitor.

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UHD Monitor

Since more than twice as many pixels need to be rendered out so if you don’t actually have a really powerful GPU, you might as well would be better off with 144hz for gaming as well.

And no scaling does not affect games and movies.

I’ll find there but some might be asking whether or not, one just lower the resolution to like 144hz on eight 2160p screams.

And yes you can do that but it’s not the monitor’s native resolution, which means the lower pixel counts need to be displayed and a higher pixel count screen.

The results are not so sharp and a pretty blurry image. In fact, so I would not recommend doing that always drive a monitor at its native resolution, and yet that’s about it.

I’m not really that talented in describing all this matter.

I hope you still got my point and now more or less, know what to look out for at the end of the day.

If you want 4k don’t want to rely on scaling, then the only chance is getting a 4k monitor bigger than 27 inches, and with that said thanks for reading.

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