Originally Posted by Zahix
Guys, I'm about to choose between a Yamakasi Catleap 2B extreme or a Glossy Qnix Qx2710 evo II (single input). I plan to use it for games mostly therefore I'm going to overclock it. Give me your opinions please!
The only advantages I know of the Catleap over the Qnix are the ability to handle OC without noticeable side effects(gamma shift, panel uniformity, colors... etc) and the slightly faster response (less blur,lag). Correct me if I'm wrong or missing something.
I don't have any information about the recent glossy Qnix evo2 if has a better panel than the usual Qnix. So if anyone have tried it, please elaborate how good it is
Feedback is much appreciated! Ty
Originally Posted by Adam182
I got two X-Star DP2710s from dream-seller recently, both glossy and with the newer 2013 panel. Both overclock to 110hz without any issues at all and look glorious. No dead pixels and no lightbleed whatsoever - Adam
Originally Posted by }SkOrPn--'
After reading the entire Qnix thread and Yamakasi threads, along with every review I can find on both, I think the LG based monitors are ever so slightly a safer bet. If something were to go wrong, they are easier to replace parts on, and easier to find parts for. Out of the box, I do believe the Qnix is ever so slightly more eye popping though, all based on what I have read. The LG panels that overclock are based on a certified LG design, however the Qnix/Xstar brand has electronics based on the sole design by DisplayLand INC (who is that?).
For me, what matters most is reliability and the ability for me to do a quick repair if it suddenly stopped working. We can buy parts for the LG based monitors much faster, and slightly cheaper. Thus I can have backup parts already sitting here, just in case. With that said, you can also purchase parts for the X-Star brands as well, but only one source that I know of exists currently.
EDIT: And umm, I thought I was posting in the Yamakasi thread, lmao. Sorry...
@Zahix ... your pretty right on except there has been no verifiable differences reported in the input lag between the 2 models at stock or overclocked ... AND basically the Cat2B is GLOSSY ... QNIX PLS is MATTE screen finishes ...
I'm still surprised at the amount of users that prefer the Matte over Glossy as glossy is a slightly sharper picture but if glare is a problem then the Matte does it's job quite well without an overly offensive AG coating.
@adam ... I'm waiting to see if more people like yourself, order a glossy @ appx $350 and "consistently" get a true glossy like you did, before we can reliably recommend a true Glossy QNIX PLS at that price
I also agree with Skorpion, I think the serviceability of the CAT2B is a big plus! ... +RBUT
.... the real downside to the Cat2B is it's price, it looks like it has gone back up ...+$200
... from green-sum the only reliable vendor, not as bad as the $700-$800 previously but considerably more than a QNIX ...
... unless someone finds different please link ...EDIT:
So here are my thoughts as of today on the Cat2B vs QNIX PLS ...
As many of you know I'd prefer the Cat2B because of it's true Glossy panel, if it overclocked in the same (96Hz-120Hz) range as reliably as a QNIX does. I almost sold my "golden" QNIX to buy the Cat2B because the price had come down to the QNIX's $350 range ...BUT
it seems most of the Cat2B's people recently ordered are not overclocking consistently even some at 96Hz
Is it just the "SE" serial # unit's with different (inferior?) components causing the poor performance, red dot artifacts along with the traditional green scan lines or has something else changed? Maybe a bad batch of LVDS cables? Time will tell if the Cat2B makes a comeback and reliably OC's like in the past AND brings their prices down again
In the mean time I'm really glad I still have my QNIX and with the recent Cat2B problems ...
I'd say the QNIX takes the lead in consistent overclocking reliability!
Read more about the recent Cat2B purchases HERE
Originally Posted by Sweetsixteam
Just picked one of these up, and i have to say i'm very pleased! I used some profiles from someone on here and it looks great at 120hz, thanks for the help overclocking it Toasty
Edit, ive settled at 110hz
Very nice! Can you tell us who you bought from (model link?) Did you use Color Sustainer to correct gamma shift? ... You might also find some useful info in Lawson's OC thread HERE
Originally Posted by Captaincaveman
how do you add refresh rates to monitor with nvidia? do you use CRU same as us AMD people?
Originally Posted by Roland2
No, you don't need CRU, You can just use Nvidia Control Panel (for the newer GTX600 series and above).
Originally Posted by BGKris
No patch needed as well.
... read more about OC'ing HERE
... all the above applies in your case also, single 780 ... no CRU, no patch needed
Originally Posted by OkanG
Really considering the Qnix qx2710 at this point. I have a 970, plenty of power to run games
What are the differences between these?
And I'm guessing I need to buy an AC adapter seperately since I live in Denmark, right?
EDIT: Found the X-star dp2710 as well, didn't know they had them on the UK Ebay.
What are the pros and cons of both? Should I be afraid of dead pixels, and things alike?
Originally Posted by JMattes
Well the difference between the varies Ebay listings are the True 10 and Evolution II models. The True 10 has multiple display inputs like HDMI and DVI-D, if you want to game with it I would recommend the Evolution II model as it is a DVI-D only model, but can be overclocked. Most units get 96hz to 120hz.
You also have your Pixel Perfect units which is the seller trying to get to get more $$ out of you by guaranteeing a maximum amount of possible dead pixels. Some say its BS.. most recent purchases I've seen made here were pixel perfect and no dead pixels are reported.
As for the X-Star it is basically the same unit. QNIX are just more commonly known.
I am new to this section and thread.. maybe 2 weeks, but I've learned some I guess so any Vets can step in and help answer or give me the nod of approval that would be cool. I am not yet a member of the club, but should be soon!
@JMattes well done +R
couple suggestions ... varies = various
They are all "Evolution II" models ... so the overclockable (96Hz-120Hz) short title should say QNIX PLS single-input
Also add the more info/proof link in the OP under [Monitor Information - 1st time buyer tips!] or direct link HERE
...Edited by TomcatV - 10/22/14 at 12:11pm