Originally Posted by SammichThyme
Just got my Cat today! No dead pixels, only a slight amount of bleed, but my old 23" 1080p was worse. Really love it but this stand is miserable. I ordered a new one from monoprice. I'm really satisfied with this purchase!
You took the words right out of my mouth!
Basically what he said. I got it today from BCC, no dead pixels (that I can see yet) and no backlight bleed. The stand is absolute garbage, the monitor leans forward so much I'm afraid the stand isn't going to hold it and it will fall flat onto my keyboard.
Bought the desk stand from monoprice, still awaiting for that to arrive! So I will be rid of this miserable stand soon.
The only issue I had was that I seem to have gotten a defective DVI cable. I plug it into my Catleap (with my other monitor plugged in to one gpu with a separate DVI cable) the screen is lit but blank, the power light is flashing green, and Windows detects another monitor but won't display its picture. Tried plugging it in to both my gpu's. No dice. At this point I was starting to get scared that I got a DOA monitor. But then I realized I forgot a step. I used my other DVI cable I was currently using on my old monitor, and plugged it into my Catleap. Boom, picture showed, and it looks beautiful.
Tried plugging the DVI cable I got from my Catleap into my old monitor, and it didn't even detect anything was plugged into my DVI port. This is not really a problem, since DVI cables are easily replaced, but I think it would be a good idea for him to check the DVI cables as well as the monitor.
Overall amazing monitor. I tested it out playing Skyrim, and I was blown away. One other complete thing that shocked me, was (at least in Skyrim, not in other games) there was practically no performance loss going from 1080p to 1440p. I was getting on average 70-80 fps outdoors and 90-100 fps indoors (on max everything with no texture mods). It dips into the 40's when something intensive is happening (like the warzones mod), but that's very rare and only for a couple seconds. I was literally getting the same last night on my 1080p monitor. I'm not sure how that is possible. 12.6 beta drivers have been nothing short of amazing for me.Edited by apav - 6/8/12 at 2:13pm