Originally Posted by kevinsbane
No gamma shift even while overclocked - that indicates that the gamma shift/uniformity issues/tinting/image retention issues when overclocked are a function of the panel itself, and not the electronics (scalar/PCB). So cable quality will do nothing to improve those issues. Seems like the IPS panels in the older Catleaps/Overlord monitors can handle high pixel clocks better than the PLS panels.
Originally Posted by kevinsbane
Are you still running it at 96hz even with frame skipping?
NO you are not. And yes the cable does effect it. The electronics have issue with gamma shift when running at an actual overclocked resolution. When frame skipping you are NOT running at that overclocked frame rate, you simply dropping enough frames to lower the refresh to the same data rate as a default 60hz setting. With doing this there will be no gamma shift since you are not pushing any additional data over the cable. Bottom line the same pixel clock is being translated onto the screen. If it seems smoother to you it is either a matter of perspective or you eyes like a microstutter offset rather than the regular response time.
So to clear up some mis-information 120hz frameskipping still equals 60hz or FPS just with an offset skip. The color wont be off much or at all since the resulting processed frames is still 60hz(or slightly higher as some panels that frameskip can achieve like 61/62hz overclocked and be stable). Also going through a scaler adds enough to the the lag response to make an overclock mostly worthless.
EDIT: CORRECTION: you are pushing the data over the cable but the screen is only displaying a 60hz level data rate(60hz but offset) thus only presenting the same amount of data or pixel clock onto the screen and dropping anything extra. This makes it possible to have slightly off colors due to strain on the cable and not the PCB/screen.
This makes the true10 the same as any other non overclockable korean screen aside from being PLS.
Originally Posted by hogofwar
Haha so many options...
Do I get it on ebay? Or an independent seller (ipsledmonitors.com)
Do I get the ultimate no dead pixels or normal?
Do I get extra warranty?
Should I go for glossy or matte (I get no direct sunlight on my monitors... mostly, but there is sunlight in the room.)
Should I go for the QNix or wait to see if an overlord tempest ones every come into stock and get that.
Should I go with something completely different?
Should I bother with 120hz overclockability? Seems to have a lot of cons....
1. They are pretty much the same but if you buy from an independant seller you may be able to communicate with a English speaking person. mainly check reviews, ratings, and warranty/return policies.
2. if you want some false security at the expense go for it.
3. YES the squaretrade guys are very easy to work with. A 300+ plus purchase is worth 10% for a warranty.
4. Glossy looks better but reflects. Matte is light and not too bad per many user reviews for the Qnix.
5. Overord monitors can be bought from emaxeon.com for much less (if they will ship to you). I would justget the Qnix but thats me.
6. No answer but you own
7. With a little reading and effort overclocking is more than worth it. And look at the site you are on! Of course you need to overclock.Edited by Spartan F8 - 3/14/14 at 9:00am