Originally Posted by iARDAs
Hello there velocityx and welcome to the forums.
I am glad you got a Dell u2713HM and enjoying it. Also it is great that you have a calibration device to calibrate your monitor.
Having a 27 inch monitor for the first time is really a blast. It was extremely huge at the beginning but now I am like '' bring 39 inches ''
Performance hit will be about 30-40% depanding on the game.
One thing though the need of Anti Allising at 1440p is not as great as 1080p. I know you said anything lower than 8xmsaa does not work for me, but still give it a shot.
It won't be as noticeable as gaming in 1080p.
Once again, enjoy the monitor
Yes, hi there. I think the only source on the Internet that shows the scale of the monitor properly are Dell own promotional videos. I've been trying to see how big the monitor gets but it was a missiom impossible. I knew 2913hm is as tall as my old 2312hm but wider, but honestly, this 27 is perfect size for me and for my viewing distance.
Performance hit is really noticeable, but I actually meant that it's average fps not 8xmsaa that I can't live without it, I need 60-90 average fps to feel comfortable gaming (fps).
One thing for sure you're right about, is that, I fired up diablo 3, and it looks just so much better in this resolution, I know it's the monitor size that brings out the details and craftmanship of it, but man, there really is something about edges and that resolution that you just need to experience to understand. All I did was switch from full HD to this 2560 and the game looks better. Amaazing!
Originally Posted by Mjolnir125
Congrats on your new panel, it seems to have approximately the same qualities as mine (mild crosshatching, but no bleed or dead pixels). Playing games on this is definitely a blast. I remember the first time I started up Planetside 2 on it; PS2 isn't the best looking game out there, but the detail literally almost brought me to tears, and the colors were even better than the U2211h I had been using.
ARMA III looks fantastic also, and I can play it at decent settings at native res with my 7950.
For all the design issues and flaws with this panel, I do have to say that Dell's support is at least top notch, which is really what differentiates monitor brands anyway (as pretty much all 27 inch panels have their own slew of native issues).
Yes, there is a huge gap in quality between this one and U2211h/u2312hm. They are ok but this one, true 8bit, really shows it in contrast, colors, details, it's a whole another experience. My 2209wa has 8 bit as well, but the quality isn't on the same level.
Anyways, picture time !