Originally Posted by Soulfire
So there's essentially no point in waiting on G-SYNC monitors if I plan on using Lightboost/Strobe backlight/whatever, versus just getting the Eizo now? (since if I use Lightboost 2.0, I can't use G-SYNC?)
And am I correc t in assuming that it's likely that those G-SYNC monitors won't be VA/have similar color quality and contrast?
AKA I should just get the Eizo now because waiting won't be in any way beneficial?
I think your last sentence sums it all up nicely and answers the question several of us want to know. But to answer it anyway I think mdrejon's and Vega's statement's a few posts back, both speak volumes about how good the EIZO monitor is and the freedom it also provides;mdrejon said "1. Three EIZO FG2421's (surround landscape), already here today. 2. Three BENQ XL2720Z (surround portrait/landscape), arrives December.
These new monitors have strobe modes via monitor menus, independently of the computer -- so works with all graphics cards, including your choice of surround modes. No "LightBoost" vendor lock-in."
And if you couple that to Vega's review of the EIZO Vs IGZO 4K, then these two statements provide the defining verdict on monitors for the next few years;Vega said "The 3x Eizo setup handily serves the 4K it's butt on a platter for gaming. Like all IPS displays, they will be destroyed by the black's and contrast ratios of VA panels like the Eizo. The Eizo FG2421 isn't only a VA panel, it is an extremely good VA panel that puts out some of the best black and contrast ratios in the business.
Switching between the Eizo, the 4K IPs, the random TN panels around here is just a night and day difference. Once you get used to super blacks and contrast ratios and no glowing screens, it's hard to go back! There is a down-side with the black crush/gamma shift, but it's a small price to pay. Plus the Eizo's strobing backlight motion clarity, it's just no contest.
Add onto the fact 120 Hz 4K monitors could be a half a decade or more away, I could see myself hanging onto this 3x Eizo setup for quite a long time. It does everything really well. I may even try and get 5x1 working with AMD."
That's two extremely good insight's from two very knowledgeable technowizard's right there. For me future-proofing is a factor I add in to all my tech purchases. It's not always possible to achieve that, as tech moves forwards very quickly. However you can limit it's affects with shrewd purchases and forward thinking. These EIZO's seem to be head-and-shoulder's above any G-Sync monitor yet to be released? All that's holding me back from ordering my 3 EIZO's is the damn video card makers. As soon as a 780Ti Classy or Lightning is released then I'm good to go!!! Edited by CYBER-SNIPA - 11/19/13 at 8:12pm