Having ordered a new computer with an RTX graphic card I am also considering replacing my 10 year old Dell 27" monitor. with a new 32" 4K screen. Is there such a thing as a CAD monitor, or will any good 4K screen such a Dell, Samsung, LG or HP, etc., do the job? I don't use the computer for gaming.
Also, how does a curved screen work for CAD work? I find that I often loose my curser with even a 27" screen. I've changed my Archicad curser to an Autocad style extended one with long vertical and horizontal arms but this option is not always available for other MS Office programs. A curved screen may make better use of one's peripheral vision but might, annoyingly, distort what is shown on the screen.
I used a 1800r curved ultrawide monitor when WFH and had no issue. There are plenty of articles around which talk about them. In my opinion it is not really worth paying more for it... though I do not think I have seen a flat ultrawide so if you go that way there is not the option. I find the ultrawide really nice for Archicad and Photoshop given my workspace will all of the toolbars and palettes on the sides.
Have you considered using a cursor highlighter?
I think so - ages ago. But I still found it too small. The cursor projection is always visible.
True 'gaming' monitors will have a high refresh rate to show a high number of frames per second when gaming. So you pay a small premium for that feature.
Not sure about 'cad' monitors, but really high end monitors have very good colour representation.
The brands you mention should be fine and should easily last you another 10 years like your current Dell has.
I don't think a gaming monitor will make any difference. As @Lingwisyer said, gaming monitors are mostly better for higher refresh rates (120Hz or even higher), but this is noticeable at high paced motion images - games. As our CAD environment is mostly static or slow paced 3D navigation only, the benefit of a high refresh monitor rate is questionable. Maybe the monitor resolution and needed graphic card power for driving that resolution are more important. But if you plan using an RTX based graphic card a 4K monitor will run without any problems, as even the older RTX 2060 supports 8K output as well. Just make sure the work environment size (icons and text) are something you can work with.
I use a 27 inch 2K display and am very happy with it.
Archicad 4.55 - 24 | HP Z800 | Dual Xeon X5667 | 48 GB RAM | Nvidia Quadro P1000 @ Windows 10 Pro x64
Open an Archicad file
Select VIEW > RULER > CURSOR PROJECTION
That is it!
The cursor projection stays after you deselect RULER. To return to the default cursor repeat the above mentioned process and deselect Cursor Projection.
Thanks! Although by default it was not there in the Architectural Commands 25 menu structure. I had to add the Cursor Projection command to the menu via the Work Environment configuration.
@KeesW , about monitors: