Samsung's 'semi glossy' (low haze) PLS surface as seen on the VP2770 is very similar to the U2713HM's surface. If you were happy with the ViewSonic in this respect the Dell will also be fine. The clarity of the image and relatively grain-free appearance is much the same.
Hi guys what would you recommend for gaming or movie watching the dell u2713hm or the dell u2713h. Thanks.
Definitely the U2713HM. The U2713H is the "office" version of the monitor having a 10-bit gamut vs the 8-bit in the HM. However, the U2713H is NOT suitable for gaming/media and suitable for only professional programs such as Adobe Suite and such. An addition to that, the U2713H cannot be used with Adobe Suite unless you have a Quadro/Firepro card in your system because of the 10-bit requirement for the program.
Conclusion: The U2713HM will better fit your needs of media and gaming, in addition to the significantly lower price.
Not the first U2713HM I've bought, but one I plan to make noteworthy since this is used on my main home computer.
I also learned I could push this to 90Hz, but has anyone verified any noticeable difference from 60 to 90 on these monitors in particular?
Congrats on your monitor and welcome aboard. AndyM95 will add you to the list, as long as you filled out the submission OP with your info when he as time.
I found out and verified for myself and for others that over clocking the U2713HM in fact does frame skip on desk top. To be honest an over clock for desk top really doesn't do much when we're talking a fraction of a second of a window opening or closing. Especially when over clocking refresh rate to view blu-ray playback at native 24 Hz 1080p isn't required with this monitor anyway.
60 Hz Refresh Rate - No Frame Skipping
70 Hz Refresh Rate - Frame Skipping
As for gaming......I tested gaming at 90 Hz Refresh Rate and I didn't notice any stutter or frame skipping which was very fluid motion for me. I even did a video as proof with V-Sync OFF that showed how fluid motion was in BF3 which accepted 90 Hz refresh rate in game settings.
To the contrary I've recently been advised I needed to try this with V-Sync ON in game settings to really capture if it's happening. I've been told to check with V-Sync ON at 90Hz refresh rate when strafing left to right at high speeds, at close distances to high-detail objects which may show micro-stutter or frame skipping visible. I've yet to try this as I'd like to capture a video at the same time as proof and haven't had much time to properly try it out.
I guess when gaming with V-Sync OFF it's been more of a placebo effect that gave me the feeling I was more fluid. If this is true then even at 60 Hz I'm more than happy as my video shows some smooth, fluid gaming motion anyway with this monitor.
So unless someone beats me to it or at least tries this out for themselves we'll know soon enough. What I don't understand, if I'm not showing any frame skipping at 90 Hz refresh rate gaming with V-Sync OFF, is it actually more fluid or placebo and am I getting the benefits anyway even if I can't see it happen?
I was able to reach 75Hz with no frame skipping after taking a photo with my camera. Only problem was, I felt like the OC didn't do anything for gaming. It felt exactly the same and since I heard that you could burn the panel by OCing, I went back to 60Hz just for the sake of not hurting the monitor!