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Hi All, im planing to buy a 48 inch monitor (Samsung C49HG90D) has a ratio of 32:9 and i would like to ask you if x-plane 11 could use all that surface ? im using a GTX 1080ti 8GB, the another option i have is a 34 inch (LG 34UC80) that has a 21:9 ratio. Off course this is not about witch is best, dont want to take your time with that, my concern is what would be the best for x-plane 11, i really  like the samsung but is brutally long :) hope to hear from you, and really thanks for your time

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Well I have 2 30 inch 2560x1600 side by side with another 1600x1200 flipped at 45 degrees next to them giving 6320x1600 (x32bpp) pixels.

You can see a screenshot of mine with a PA31 on an earlier q where I ask about v low frame rate on latest update - my computer drove that fine with full rendering options at high frame rate until the 11.11 update (see other Qs) - you might want to wait until you see if they fix the bug before shelling out.

I use xplane mainly for IFR practice, for visual flying a bit more height to see full panel and full windscreen, depending what you are flying of course, might be better and if I were starting from scratch rather than using what I had I might just get two 4K 16:9 20 sthg inch TVs with slim frames that could be suitably driven from graphics card, probably cheaper, plus you could flip them to portrait to give 18:16 if you flew something with a lot of panel/cockpit like a big jet, but 32:9 would be fine.

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Hi Gustavo,

I am not with Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.

From all of my research in determining what screens to purchase with X-plane use a 1920 x 1080 screen (ie 16:9) format.  X-Plane works best and configured for this format.  

Why purchase a large size monitor when a television of the same size and 1920 x 1080 format and brand will do the same job and would be considerably cheaper.  From reading other forum questions don't waste your money on a 4K screen as  the font size is small on the screen.

Have a look at some of the videos at the following link  from Michael Brown at XforcePC.  This company is recommended by Laminar Research as the PC supplier in the USA for X-Plane users.

Michael basically recommends using TVs instead of monitors.  In some of his latest youtube videos he uses 3- 60 inch screens.  In one of his videos he recommends a 4K screen has the only benefit of watching a television show/program.   

Hope this helps


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When I read about that ultra wide Samsung screen, I thought it's ideal for X-Plane. I can imagine two limitations:

1) X-Plane has some hard coded limits

2) Your graphics card has limits or not enough power