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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)
555 Total Votes  
post #961 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Geglamash View Post

It seems to be hit or miss, since there's been a huge influx of orders recently dream seller has cut back on bubble wrap a little.
I ordered mine last Wednesday, and when it arrived this Friday, it had 5 layers of bubble wrap.
Donnydorko may be inquiring about green-sum's packaging (?)
post #962 of 4784
Does the Shimian accept non native resolution unlike Catleaps?
post #963 of 4784
nobody knows yet. the first three including myself ordered on fri/sat. So we won't know until next week. also i hope i get a price difference. i paid $411 and its down to $380 a day later. DAMN!
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post #964 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geglamash View Post

It seems to be hit or miss, since there's been a huge influx of orders recently dream seller has cut back on bubble wrap a little.
I ordered mine last Wednesday, and when it arrived this Friday, it had 5 layers of bubble wrap.

Yea well I ordered the same time and got it the same time you did and got 0.

*shrug*
post #965 of 4784
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

I've got an eyefinity setup with three DVI monitors, two of them you plug into the card direct then the other you need to get a displayport to DVI.

Thank you!
post #966 of 4784
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Originally Posted by waedoe View Post

aye so should i slowly walk away now because i only have one 580 gtx? is this resolution going to rape me, right now i easily hit 60 frames on 1920x1200 on my 24

At 2560x1440 a single GTX 580 is not going to run BF3 on Ultra with any AA at 60FPS constant w/ VSYNC on...you'll be able to run it on high smoothly though, or Ultra if you choose to lower AA + are okay with frame rate dips.

I made the same leap from 1920x1200 to 2560x1440, and I can still run a constant 60FPS on Ultra with VSYNC on with my GTX 590, but I do have to turn the AA down to 2x...otherwise, 4x absolutely destroys my frame buffer and I get huge FPS dips. 2xMSAA + everything Ultra + VSYNC on still allows me to be at 60FPS almost 100% of the time...however, 2560x1440 also gives my card a beating, as I see usage higher than 90% on both gpu cores...but honestly, IT'S ABOUT TIME! The is the first time my 590 has gotten to stretch its legs, and man, it is awesome...even under water, core 2 reached 69 celsius...still nothing of course, but previously, neither of my GPU cores even got past 62 celsius on 1920x1200.

Like i've been saying....when you hit 2560x1440/1600 res., you're in the big leagues if you want to have a 60FPS+ gaming experience AND visuals maxed/cranked up...it definitely requires good hardware for the more demanding games (BF3, Crysis 1/2, The Witcher 2, Skyrim, Batman: AC, Metro, Alan Wake, etc). For games that are still awesome looking but aren't as demanding (i.e., Mass Effect series, Deus Ex, Assassin's Creed series, Fallout, etc). 2560x1440 is a much easier leap when you have just a single high-end GPU, which should be more than enough.
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Originally Posted by royalkilla408 View Post

Does the Shimian accept non native resolution unlike Catleaps?

Yes, the Shimian definitely does accept custom/non-native resolutions...that is the only way I could run mine at up to 74Hz, by creating a custom 2560x1440 res and raising the refresh rate. So far, I can't get past 74Hz...and even still, i've put it back to 60hz native with vsync on for gaming.
Edited by jcde7ago - 3/4/12 at 3:25pm
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post #967 of 4784
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

At 2560x1440 a single GTX 580 is not going to run BF3 on Ultra with any AA at 60FPS constant w/ VSYNC on...you'll be able to run it on high smoothly though, or Ultra if you choose to lower AA + are okay with frame rate dips.
I made the same leap from 1920x1200 to 2560x1440, and I can still run a constant 60FPS on Ultra with VSYNC on with my GTX 590, but I do have to turn the AA down to 2x...otherwise, 4x absolutely destroys my frame buffer and I get huge FPS dips. 2xMSAA + everything Ultra + VSYNC on still allows me to be at 60FPS almost 100% of the time...however, 2560x1440 also gives my card a beating, as I see usage higher than 90% on both gpu cores...but honestly, IT'S ABOUT TIME! The is the first time my 590 has gotten to stretch its legs, and man, it is awesome...even under water, core 2 reached 69 celsius...still nothing of course, but previously, neither of my GPU cores even got past 62 celsius on 1920x1200.
Like i've been saying....when you hit 2560x1440/1600 res., you're in the big leagues if you want to have a 60FPS+ gaming experience AND visuals maxed/cranked up...it definitely requires good hardware for the more demanding games (BF3, Crysis 1/2, The Witcher 2, Skyrim, Batman: AC, Metro, Alan Wake, etc). For games that are still awesome looking but aren't as demanding (i.e., Mass Effect series, Deus Ex, Assassin's Creed series, Fallout, etc). 2560x1440 is a much easier leap when you have just a single high-end GPU, which should be more than enough.

do you miss the 1920x1200 resolution or after going to 2560 you will not look back?
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post #968 of 4784
Got a request to do a quick and simple color comparison between my Yamakasi and one of my AG Dell IPS monitors. Results:
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post #969 of 4784
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Originally Posted by eduardmc View Post

do you miss the 1920x1200 resolution or after going to 2560 you will not look back?

No way man. I went from a 1920x1200 ASUS VW266H TN panel...and just the change from TN to IPS was worth it. I was completely blown away by the picture quality, colors, sharpness/contrast, overall additional screen real estate and just how awesome the picture is, especially since these Korean IPS monitors DO NOT HAVE AG-coating! It is a GIANT leap, and it is DEFINITELY worth it. These are the SAME panels that people are paying $800-1200 for Dell UXX11s and Apple Cinema Displays.

As soon as I turned my Shimian on, I felt like I put on a fresh pair of EYES (yes, EYES) as the difference is that immense. And as soon as I confirmed that my monitor had no dead/stuck pixels, I immediately put my 1920x1200 ASUS on craigslist and no, looking back hasn't even crossed my mind since I got my Shimian 2 nights ago... thumb.gif

If you're on the fence, pull the trigger...especially since the prices are bottoming out now. I am now replaying games just to see an amazing difference in visual fidelity. And to think...one can snag a 2560x1440 IPS at 70-100hz for $370~?!?! That's a freaking no-brainer man! thumb.gif
Edited by jcde7ago - 3/4/12 at 3:35pm
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post #970 of 4784
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Got a request to do a quick and simple color comparison between my Yamakasi and one of my AG Dell IPS monitors.

Yea it really does make my dell sitting next to it look downright bad. Might have to get rid of it and buy another one of these.
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