Hello, ladies and gents of OC.
First time caller, longtime listener here. Thanks to the mostly gushing reviews of this monitor here, I went down to my local MicroCenter and bought it home to use with my newly-built, less-than-a-week-old custom system.
I am coming from an Asus VE249 LED, which was very nice for me.
This Auria monitor is astounding to me - it has vibrant, robust color right out of the box and the additional real estate (my last monitor was 24 inches, it seems) is overwhelmingly generous to what I am accustomed. Though I am easily impressed by such things, I would have made a great commercial for Auria - there I was staring literally open-mouthed as the Unigine Meadow, Unigine Heaven and the demo edition of 3dMark did their stuff passively on the screen to test the graphical prowess of my new rig.
But all is not perfect for me - there is a kind of "stuttering" or "skipping" when I am playing two games in particular - Planetside 2 and Borderlands 2. Everything is gorgeous at standstill in both games, and seemingly fine at a standard pace, but when I swing a mouse back and forth quickly, there seems to be a light residual "ghosting" effect.
Is what I described actual "ghosting"? Strangely, I do not notice the effect in ANY of the benchmarking programs!
I know ghosting suppression isn't the strong suit of these IPS monitors, but the effect on this Auria is strong enough to give me, a hardened, 20-hour-a-week gamer that's committed to that schedule for most of his 40+ years of life, a bit of motion sickness.
I notice some people complain about mild ghosting here and on [H]CP, but not a lot, which is leaving me curious, because I am generally not picky with how things look. I cannot believe, in a group of the most discerning, exacting, demanding masters of PC hardware (that's you guys - and I mean it in the most flattering, revering way) I would be the only one to dramatically complain that the "ghosting on this monitor literally makes me sick".
So I suspect I am missing something.
1. Is this effect simply due to the distinct difference in fluidity between my old Asus and this LCD/LED IPS? Is there a chance I might I simply adapt to the "blurrier" or "choppier" motion?
2. Is there perhaps something wrong with the monitor?
3. Is there a setting I neglected to adjust? Shall i try another to be positive?
I added Adaptive Vsynch via my NVidia controls, as well as experimented with Triple-Buffering in both games, which dealt with some unrelated tearing I was getting and mildly improved the "ghosting effect" (if that is indeed what it is) I described above. I also turned off Ambient Occlusion and Depth of Field, as those are new to me, as well (I generally kept them off with my former GTX 470.
My FPS does not dip below 50 in either game at any time, according to EVGA Precision X, so I doubt it is a regular old frame-rate issue.
Anyway, I have a 15 or 30 days to return, but I don't want to! I love how everything looks in both games and everywhere else. I have tasted what 2560x1440 IPS offers and it is delicious!
Help me keep this beauty!
TL;DR: Lovely monitor, but it has a "stutter" or "ghosting" issue severe enough to give me motion sickness, at least in FPS games like PS2 and BL2. But I think it is somehow my fault, and not the Auria
Edited by hurtmypony - 2/17/13 at 11:38am