Tearing? Tearing is not an fault with the monitor, is caused by lack of vsync. Check your settings.
As for what else its out there. Personally I opted for an U3415W, Its a neat monitor and it handles games and graphics work well, though it does have a bit of back light bleed and IPS glow does become an issue on a screen this wide.
Benq has some nice monitors int the 27-32 size range.
Samsung has some interesting VA panels but thous are probably to slow for you since you...