3440×1440 Resolution: All Your Questions Answered

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Written By Anastasios Antoniadis

(Former) Computer science Ph.D. student, amateur photographer, passionate blogger, SEO-nerd, and tech-enthusiast, Anastasios is the creator of BORDERPOLAR back in October 2020.

Do you feel cramped with your current screen? You may want to consider a monitor with a 3440×1440 resolution. Compared to the typical 16:9 aspect ratio found on most screens, the 3440×1440 resolution features an ultrawide aspect ratio of 21:9.

Ultrawide 3440 x 1440 displays have a resolution nearly triple that of full HD 1080p, allowing gamers and desktop users to enjoy much screen space without sacrificing performance. In terms of visuals, they're stunning, don't crop images like 16:9 screens, and are less of a strain on your GPU. However, before switching to a 3440×1440 monitor, you must know a few things.

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How Does the 3440×1440 Ratio Compare With Other Screens?

Learning the differences between these different resolutions and between these different screens can help you decide which one is the best for your setup.

3440×1440 vs 4K

You may be asking, “Is 3440×1440 the same as 4k?” The answer is no. It shouldn't be mistaken with the 4K resolution, which is 3840×2160 pixels. Although the numbers appear similar at first glance, they're very different.

First, the aspect ratio for 4K screens is 16:9, not 21:9. Additionally, there are 4,953,600 pixels in the 3440×1440 resolution, whereas there are 8,294,400 pixels in the 4K resolution. This means that 4K resolution is larger by 3,340,800 pixels or 50.4%.

2560×1440 vs 3440×1440

The aspect ratios of both resolutions are 21:9. They're on par with other screens of this size and resolution in terms of image quality. However, a 3440×1440 resolution is wider than 2560×1440  by 29.3%. 3449×1440 resolution displays have 4.9 million pixels, whereas 2560×1440 screens have 3.7 million pixels. The 3440×1440 resolution will provide more screen space and a more immersive experience.

2560×1080 vs 3440×1440

Regarding Full HD Ultrawide resolutions, 2560×1080 is a big step up from 1920×1080. However, compared to 3440×1440, these screens offer considerably less space. Nevertheless, these models are noteworthy because they mix the horizontal features of the Wide Quad HD resolution and the vertical elements of the Full HD resolution. If you combine this with a widescreen ratio of 21:9, your desktop will have a panoramic appearance.

Is 3440×1440 Good for Gaming?

The 3440×1440 display is uncommon, yet it's fantastic for gaming. If you have a curved monitor, you'll get a more immersive experience from games. However, you first need to know if your current GPU can handle the additional pixel resolution required. You'll wind up with a larger screen but a laggy, unpleasant gaming experience if it doesn't.

List of 3440×1440 Monitors

MonitorSizeResolutionPanelRefresh RateVRR TechnologyHDR
Acer BX340CK?34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer CB342CK34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer CB342CKC34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer CZ340CK34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer ED347CKR34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer EI342CKR P34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Acer Predator X3434″3440×1440IPS100HzG-SYNCN/A
Acer Predator X3535″3440×1440VA200HzG-SYNC UltimateHDR-1000
Acer Predator XR342CKP34″3440×1440IPS100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Acer Predator Z35P35″3440×1440VA120HzG-SYNCN/A
Acer X34 GS34″3440×1440IPS180HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Acer X34 S34″3440×1440IPS200HzG-SYNCHDR10
Acer X34P34″3440×1440IPS120HzG-SYNCN/A
Acer XR341CK34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Acer XR342CK34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
Acer XR342CKP34″3440×1440IPS100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Acer XV340CKP34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Acer XZ342CK P34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Acer XZ342CU P34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
AOC AG352UCG635″3440×1440VA120HzG-SYNCN/A
AOC AG353UCG35″3440×1440VA200HzG-SYNC UltimateHDR-1000
AOC AGON AG352UCG35″3440×1440VA100HzG-SYNCN/A
AOC CU34G234″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
AOC CU34G2X34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
AOC CU34G3S34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
AOC CU34P2A34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
AOC CU34P2X34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
AOC U34G3X34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
AOC U34P234″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Aopen 34HC5CUR P34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Aopen 34XC1CUR P34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
ASUS MX34VQ34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
ASUS PG35VQ35″3440×1440VA200HzG-SYNC UltimateHDR-1000
ASUS PG348Q34″3440×1440IPS100HzG-SYNCN/A
ASUS PG349Q34″3440×1440IPS120HzG-SYNCN/A
ASUS ProArt PA34VC34″3440×1440IPS100HzFreeSyncHDR10
ASUS VG34VQL1B34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
ASUS VG35VQ35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
ASUS VP348QGL34″3440×1440VA75HzFreeSyncHDR10
ASUS VP348QS34″3440×1440VA75HzFreeSyncHDR10
ASUS VP349CGL34″3440×1440IPS100HzFreeSyncN/A
ASUS XG35VQ35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
ASUS XG349C34″3440×1440IPS180HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
BenQ EX3410R34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync Premium ProHDR10
BenQ EX3415R34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
BenQ EX3501R35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
BenQ PD3420Q34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneHDR10
Cooler Master GM34-CF34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Cooler Master GM34-CWQ34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Cooler Master GM219-3535″3440×1440VA120HzFreeSync Premium ProHDR10
Dell Alienware AW3418DW34″3440×1440IPS120HzG-SYNCN/A
Dell Alienware AW3420DW34″3440×1440IPS120HzG-SYNCN/A
Dell C3422WE34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell P3421Q34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell P3421W34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell S3422DW34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Dell S3422DWG34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Dell U3415W34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell U3417W34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell U3419W34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Dell U3421WE34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Gigabyte G34WQC34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Gigabyte M34WQ34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
HP 34F34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
HP E344C34″3440×1440VA60HzNoneN/A
HP Omen X 3535″3440×1440VA100HzG-SYNCN/A
HP P34hc G434″3440×1440VA60HzNoneN/A
HP X3434″3440×1440IPS165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Huawei MateView GT34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync Premium
Iiyama GB3461WQSU34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Iiyama GB3466WQSU-B134″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync Premium ProHDR10
Iiyama XUB3493WQSU34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
Lenovo G34W-1034″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Lenovo T34W-2034″3440×1440VA60HzNoneN/A
LG 34BN75C34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34CB88-P34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34GK950F34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync Premium ProHDR10
LG 34GK950G34″3440×1440IPS120HzG-SYNCN/A
LG 34GN85034″3440×1440IPS160HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
LG 34GP83A34″3440×1440IPS160HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
LG 34GP950G34″3440×1440IPS180HzG-SYNC UltimateHDR-600
LG 34UC8034″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34UC8834″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34UC98?34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34UM79M34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
LG 34UM88?34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34UM88C34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
LG 34WK95C34″3440×1440IPS60HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34WL75C34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneHDR10
LG 34WL85C34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneHDR10
LG 34WL75034″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 34WL85034″3440×1440IPS60HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34WN80C34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneHDR10
LG 34WN78034″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34WP65C34″3440×1440VA160HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
LG 34WP85C34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34WP88C34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 34WP950G34″3440×1440IPSHDR-600
LG 35BN75C35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
LG 35WN65C35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 35WN73C35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG 35WN75C35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
LG C34BL85C34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneHDR10
Massdrop Vast35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Microboard M340CLZ34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Monoprice Dark Matter34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Monoprice MP 35″ Zero-G35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSync Premium ProN/A
MSI 343CQR34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI MAG341CQ34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
MSI MAG342CQ34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI MAG342CQR34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI MAG342CQRV34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
MSI MEG34134″3440×1440VAHDR-1000
MSI MPG341CQR34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI MPG341CQRV34″3440×1440VA120HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI MPG341QR34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
MSI PAG343CQR34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
NEC EX341R34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
NEWSYNC X34U10034″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Nixeus NX-EDG3434″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Nixeus NX-EDG34S34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Philips 345B1C34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 345B1CR34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Philips 345E2AE34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 345M1CR34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Philips 345M2CRZ34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Philips 346B1C34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 346E2CUAE34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 346P1C34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 346P1CRH34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Philips 349P7FUBEB34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips 349X7FJEW34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Philips BDM3470UP34″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
Samsung C34F79134″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Samsung C34G55T34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Samsung C34H89034″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Samsung CJ79134″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Samsung S34A65034″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
Samsung S34J55W34″3440×1440VA75HzFreeSyncN/A
Sceptre C345B-QUN168W34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Sceptre C348B-QUN168W34″3440×1440VA165HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Sceptre C355B-QUN16835″3440×1440VA120HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Sceptre C355W-3440UN35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Sceptre E345B-QUT16834″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Sceptre E345B-QUT168W34″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
Sceptre E345W-QUT34″3440×1440IPS100HzFreeSyncN/A
Sceptre E415B-QUN168B39.5″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Sceptre E415B-QUN168W39.5″3440×1440IPS144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
ViewSonic VA3456-MHDJ34″3440×1440IPS75HzFreeSyncHDR10
ViewSonic VG344834″3440×1440VA75HzFreeSyncN/A
ViewSonic VG345634″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
ViewSonic VP345634″3440×1440IPS60HzNoneN/A
ViewSonic VP348134″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
ViewSonic VP3481A34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
ViewSonic VX3418-2KPC34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A
ViewSonic XG350R35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncHDR10
ViewSonic XG3540C35″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Viotek GN34C34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Viotek GN34CB34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Viotek GN34CW34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Viotek GNV34DB34″3440×1440VA100HzFreeSyncN/A
Viotek GNV34DBE234″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Viotek GNV34DBE34″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumHDR10
Wasabi Mango 340UC34″3440×1440VA60HzFreeSyncN/A
Xiaomi Mi 3434″3440×1440VA144HzFreeSync PremiumN/A

The Bottomline

Screens have grown in size and resolution, and there are many reasonably priced but attractive options for consumers to choose from in the market. With 3440 x 1440 resolution, you can benefit from more pixels and space on your screen. Depending on the monitor size, it can also provide a higher pixel density, resulting in improved detail and clarity. The disadvantage is that greater resolutions can be demanding on your graphics card.

If you want to buy a new monitor, we hope this article can help you decide.