Not all monitors are the same and sometimes we come across screens that are so huge that they are actually almost too big to play games on. But the temptation to try it out anyway is great. A Reddit user recently presented a screen from this category.
He has this on the subreddit PC Master Race shared, where he also explains some details about the giant monitor dome. The approximately 30-second video of the enormous screen can be found here:
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According to his own statements, the screen consists of a total of 700 small LED screens that are assembled into a dome. In addition, the dome consists of two separate 4K screens, which his PC did not want to display in full screen.
The distorted view in the video is caused by the strong curvature of the dome. This has a vertical curvature and a horizontal one. So you are almost enveloped by the game when you sit in the dome.
The PC to which the dome is connected probably runs with a Geforce RTX 3060, which understandably reaches its limits given the two huge 4K monitors. The dome owner will probably not be able to play games that are too computationally intensive. In the video he demonstrates the games Minecraft and Valheim, both of which require rather little GPU power (at least without mods).
Even a simple ultrawide monitor can sometimes work wonders, as was the case with my colleague Nils:
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My main hardware upgrade was a new TFT
Reddit commenters disagree as to whether the user is truly using the screen privately
Some of the Reddit comments wonder why the poster plays with two incredibly large and probably very expensive 4K monitors, but then only installed one upper mid-range graphics card with the RTX 3060 in his gaming PC.
The screen could be a presentation display used by companies for trade shows and the like. A Reddit commenter says this is a Vanguard cylinder display is used primarily for military purposes to prepare helicopter or airplane pilots for their mission.
How the user got the display and whether it is his own or he was only allowed to test it is unclear. In order to also play on at least a very large screen, it is much more obvious to switch to a television. You can find out what you need to consider here:
Are televisions suitable as monitors? And where are the differences?
Do you think a monitor that size is practical for gaming? Would it be the ultimate immersive experience or is that just one size too many? Please let us know!
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