Originally Posted by Chobbit
Hey, just wanted to say its been probably 4 years now ive had my catleap and not a single problem, great screen but its been so long since ive looked at this thread and theres far too much to catch up on. Well i have 2 980's custom watercooled and highly overclocked so it would be good if i could get this monitor oc up to120hz.
Is it still only certain early versions that can do this or has anymore tricks been found to oc these monitors? Much appreciated.
It's still only the original "Glossy" Cat2B version for Yamakasi or the Overlord Tempest (USA version)
There is an LG "Matte" version, the Crossover 2795 and it is the only one made now without PWM. It will reliably clock to 96Hz, sometimes 110Hz, but very rarely 120Hz ... see HERE
There is still the QNIX 2710 (Samsung PLS) that even comes as a glossy, BUT all the newer ones (L07 panels) all seem to have PWM diming
Do you have original Cat2B's? If not your only option, besides being lucky enough to ever find a used Cat2B for sale, would be to modify your own with the original "Overclock Kits" from the bankruptcy sale from Overlord. They are a steel at appx $107 ... see HERE
... For others they could pick up a used Catleap Q270 (not originally overclockable like HERE
) ... put in the Overclock kit (above) and have essentially an overclockable Cat2B WITH a true "Glossy" screen that picture quality wise blows away all the others, including the utter crap $800 Acer/Asus matte AUOptronic panels ... for a little over $200!
Sure there is no GSync/ULMB but when I put an Asus PG279Q side by side up against both my 1440p/120Hz LG/Samsung Glossy panels, there was no way I'd accept paying a $500-$600 dollar Premium for a panel that looked as bad as the Asus with it's not only BLB/Glow problems but atrocious Uniformity problems as well!!! I doubt I could even accept one that was in the $400-$450 range with that PQ
Originally Posted by MaelstromOC
Honestly, at this point in time with so many new IPS monitors coming out from great companies and at very reasonable prices, the market for these Yamakasi's is about gone.
There are still cheap Korean monitors to be had though, like the new 4k panels and such. But honestly, I'd rather purchase from someone like Acer or Asus now.
Perfect example of why Acer/Asus thinks they can get away with their QC BS!!!
Originally Posted by DiaSin
Acer and Asus can't come close to the $189 I paid for the one I just got. Just saying.