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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
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post #191 of 4784

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Originally Posted by Phinominal View Post


Hope you have the gpu juice to game on them.


 

Methinks that he will be using it for work, multimedia and not for gaming

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That is true. With 2/3 of these monitors for Eyefinity, you will need 7970s or the 6GB version of 7970 imo if you want to max out the games at that res.
 

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Would you guys recommend me to sell my Dell U3011 for $1,000, and get 2 or 3 of these monitors for an eyefinity set up?


 

 

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post #193 of 4784
I can get 2 x 7950. Would that be as good? But you guys didn't answer my question :[
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post #194 of 4784

 

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Originally Posted by SherrytoN View Post

I can get 2 x 7950. Would that be as good? But you guys didn't answer my question :[


Buy one now, and if you like it, buy 2 more. 

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post #195 of 4784

2x 7950 are pretty good. Well if i were you, i would do that. How much for a U3011 again? Around $1000 right? I would sell it then get 2x of this and still have some $ left.

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post #196 of 4784
G'day Bruce! wink.gif Good Review!
I am one of theose 4 other people who bought the Achieva 27 inch from Dreamseller. I have just EMS tracked it and its in Vancouver, 100 KM away! I cannot wait to get it! I had bought myself a BENQ 27 inch monitor ( VA panel, LED backlight ) at Christmas and took it back 2 days later! Bad lag problem, noticeable streaking and off axis color shift which I wasn't expecting with a VA panel. I'm not a gamer, I'm a videographer and the red lag from fingertips when someone was simply waving their hand was terrible. The Achieva was a gamble for me based on my Korean friends' translation of a review. From reading your review it looks like I made a good choice. I'll be posting more when it arrives. Oh BTW it has a switching mode external power supply which will run on AC between 110 and 230 volts.
post #197 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Ocnewb View Post

2x 7950 are pretty good. Well if i were you, i would do that. How much for a U3011 again? Around $1000 right? I would sell it then get 2x of this and still have some $ left.

Used U3011s run for about $1100 on average.

Sell it, buy one of these...with $600-700 leftover, just sit on that cash until Kepler drops or sell your 6970, then use the money from that and the $600-700 to get a pair of 7950s and STILL have money leftover.

Achieva Shimian 2560x1440 + 2x 7950s (or Kepler) would be lightyears better than a U3011 + 1x 6970.
Edited by jcde7ago - 2/24/12 at 6:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

Used U3011s run for about $1100 on average.
Sell it, buy one of these...with $600-700 leftover, just sit on that cash until Kepler drops or sell your 6970, then use the money from that and the $600-700 to get a pair of 7950s and STILL have money leftover.
Achieva Shimian 2560x1440 + 2x 7950s (or Kepler) would be lightyears better than a U3011 + 1x 6970.

This makes more sense lol. Thanks
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post #199 of 4784
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That is true. With 2/3 of these monitors for Eyefinity, you will need 7970s or the 6GB version of 7970 imo if you want to max out the games at that res.

 




LOL max out on triple 2560x1440. I think with quad 7970's you won't be near 60fps in BF3. I await someone giving it a shot though... Maybe a quad gpu with full time dice.
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post #200 of 4784
Hi all,

New member here, i have lurked this helpful community for a long time and this thread has finally motivated me to become a contributing member. I'd like to thank everyone for the info and links they've provided, especially Brucethemoose and Windfire.
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The OSD menu is accessed through a button on the back of the monitor. 

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Windfire if i may ask a question, you mention that the OSD menu is accessed by that button on the back, are you able to confirm that the OSD menu worked for you, or? I ask because Brucethemoose mentioned that his menu button is either disabled or just not working.

And can anyone confirm if there is a separate control for the backlight setting? Forgive me if it was already mentioned but I've read this thread twice and don't recall if it was specified.

I may purchase this monitor tomorrow/Saturday but was hoping to get some confirmation on the OSD menu. Personally i feel that it 's important to have an OSD menu for proper calibration but i admit i am no expert on the subject either. I know it was suggested earlier but i have never been a fan of video driver calibration results btw.

Many thanks in advance for any insight or confirmation.

Edit: I just found out that the HP HP ZR2740w doesn't come with an OSD menu either, so i take it that it isn't a big deal (?)
Edited by SJetski71 - 2/24/12 at 6:43pm
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