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You could try using reduced blanking mode but that seems to make the monitor a little blurry (as in motion blur kinda thing, have to disable in game motion blur or it gets rediculous!).
You could also try another DVI cable although that didn't help for me.

I just settled for 110Hz. Watched a movie like that and it seemed ok to me. (I rarely watch movies anyway)
96Hz doesn't quite cut it for that smooth feeling in game like 120 does, 110 gets close, but not quite there.
Thinking about dumping this monitor and getting a 144Hz 1080P screen just to see how buttery smooth that is. thumb.gif

I'm using LCD reduced
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I tighten my timings even tighter than lcd reduced and it makes the image slightly less latent/(respond faster) and overall image quality seems to improve I think blanking is critical on CRT but I don't think LCD is the same way tho for some reason some buffering or time lag between lines(why vertical blanking is not necesssary hence total pixels 1444) is necessary. I was using 154hz off my god crt before this but not at this high of a resolution and while it was slightly more responsive than 120hz and felt directly connected to the mouse the difference between 120hz and 154hz is minor even when it comes to extremely competitive gaming(your skill is going to determine if you lose not 34hz on your monitor at these speeds). Also 1080p at 144hz is a slower pixel clock rate than 2560x1440p120. This monitor can't be beat for overall speed by anything else except higher resolutions which are unusable by todays graphics cards(other than movies and just rendering window guis) and cost 1000 to 4000 dollars(Asus 4k). Really 2560x1440p120 is too high for truly competitive gaming thank god for scaling but also the other pitfal of the 144hz /lightboost preference that is for some reason popular on this forum(people with no taste or understanding of technology) is that TN panels are completely inferior in color preproduction white reproduction its uncomfortable on the eyes and if a cfl is back there flickering away its going to have the same flicker quality of CRT. I have the god crt and this monitor side by side right now because if i turn off crt it may not be able to turn back on and charge the tube without shorting the circuitry due to static/feedback and its odd cause if you stick a spoon in your mouth and pluck the end like a harp the LCD screen stays perfectly static and the CRT starts to warp around like we all know about. Only reason I would want to see lightboost is to test this effect on a flickering LCD. 1080P is not enough resolution for me not in movies,games, or the desktop and not enough to not see the pixels when you are working on it from computer monitor distance; size will also be smaller and if you somehow found a 1080p 27 or 30" the pixels would definitely be obvious. Its not enough for photo or film editing either. I use google chrome windows with 100 tabs open at a time. I litter my desktop with files and icons. I need a big superbar with a wide selection 1080p would make me claustrophobic.

Nvidia Custom Resolution Timings: Still only 80hz for now so if your going higher set your timings slightly looser 10 above on the big numbers maybe 4 or 5 above on the 1s
Horizontal Vertical
Active pixels 2560 1440
Front porch 1 1
Sync width 1 1
Total pixels 2640 1444
Why can I set the middle numbers to one? I think they are negated and are set based on the total pixel figure???

Oh yeah I finished Bioshock Inifinite this morning. Nice game about to get Clash in the Clouds. A little stiff and it has some lag but what an immersive game like premium console graphics a bit consolish on the whole but its so primo that none of that matters. Mechanics a bit stiff but overall the FPS gunplay is good so much so I now wan to play the DLC which is waves of combat only. Fun for experienced players if you like hitting only headshots but overall somewhat of an easy game. One of those new games that makes your eyes swim in graphics love that about it(Almost like an upgraded sequel to dishonored 2012 vs big step up 2013 grahics difference apparent). Only negative is it seems to be an extreme form of anti-american propaganda. It uses George Washington as the bad heavy and seems to take the side of communists...........OO just play the game and youll see what i mean. I'm understating things to say the least.
Edited by ColdFlo - 9/2/13 at 11:29am
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It seems that when I actually play a game in Full Screen mode, 96hz is giving me issues (on one monitor).

It starts to flicker then crashes my drivers constantly. The minute I set it to 60hz it becomes stable. Is this a case of a monitor not being able to handle it or is it a driver issue? I just tried 85hz and it seems to be stable as well..

My second monitor seems to be able to do any hz.

Edit: I guess one of my monitors can't do above 85hz without crashing or flickering when I alt tab during a full screen game.. Kind of weird, but that's fine.
Edited by gl0ry - 9/2/13 at 11:34am
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Hello ladies and gents,

I have been absorbing this thread since I ordered a Qnix Perfect Pixel from green-sum Thursday August 29th 20:27 GMT+2 :-)
The price was 342 AU$ ~ 306 US$ ~ 231 € excluding 32 € customs and 49 € VAT which made it 313 €.
I ordered neither matte nor glossy and when the monitor was on its way to Germany I asked green-sum which I would get and he (actually they..) answered within reasonable time. Lucky me, I got a matte Qnix.

I have benefited from you guys a lot reading lots about BBL, overclocking and getting my first few huge wallpapers and colorprofiles.

Reading some of the parcel trackings also cheered me up sometimes when DHL would not display the status correctly. As for this reason: here is mine wink.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

21With delivery courier MUNICH - GERMANY 07:31

20Arrived at Delivery Facility in MUNICH - GERMANY MUNICH - GERMANY 06:06

19Departed Facility in MUNICH - GERMANY MUNICH - GERMANY 04:09

18Processed at MUNICH - GERMANY MUNICH - GERMANY 01:03


Sunday, September 01, 2013

17Arrived at Sort Facility MUNICH - GERMANY MUNICH - GERMANY 23:20

16Departed Facility in LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 22:42

15Processed at LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 21:50

14Clearance processing complete at LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 19:53

13Customs status updated LEIPZIG - GERMANY 19:53

12Processed for clearance at LEIPZIG - GERMANY LEIPZIG - GERMANY 15:03

11Departed Facility in HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG02:13

10Clearance processing complete at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG01:55

9Processed at HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG01:55

8Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG HONG KONG - HONG KONG00:53


Saturday, August 31, 2013
7Customs status updated HONG KONG - HONG KONG 21:26

6Departed Facility in INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.)20:33

5Processed at INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.)16:49

4Arrived at Sort Facility INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) INCHEON OUTSKIRT OF SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.)16:38

3Departed Facility in SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.)15:31

2Processed at SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.)15:21

1Shipment picked up SEOUL - KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH K.) 11:00

Shipping was really fast :-)

The Monitor itself is - as ordered - perfect pixel. There is some bleeding but nothing serious, I will work on that the next few days.

I am still waiting for my pr3m!uM-DvI-Du4l-Link-g0ld3n-cable *cough* *cough* but with the stock cable running 120 Hz is no problem - I will update you guys in time how much my QNIX is willing to take.

Thank you for this thread :-)

PS: My digital camera is not made for non-automatic-mode ^_°




*edit: Got the other cable, reached 135 Hz for the moment... but I have a feeling this could go even further...


Edited by wim1337 - 9/5/13 at 12:44pm
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They both overclock to 120hz (SLI) without any issues on desktop or windowed full screen mode for games, but I noticed the minute I activate full screen mode one monitor starts flickering and crashes my drivers. Cranking it down fixes the flickering but weird driver behaviors keep occuring until I down clock to 85hz.

I guess one of my monitors doesn't overclock as well as the other? That's the only explanation I have at the moment. I have them both set to 85hz for now, which is a decent balance between image quality and gaming. Would have preferred to keep them at 96hz but it doesn't really bother me that much.



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Anyone has a clue what the difference between the listed ebay models are?

When i check the store of sellers, they have listed the same monitor more then once but with a different price. As example green sum has the the same monitor listed for 329 and 349, both pixel perfect..

Why is one more expensive? Better pixel perfect or something?
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Anyone has a clue what the difference between the listed ebay models are?

When i check the store of sellers, they have listed the same monitor more then once but with a different price. As example green sum has the the same monitor listed for 329 and 349, both pixel perfect..

Why is one more expensive? Better pixel perfect or something?

Nope, just to confuse customers into buying the product.
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They both overclock to 120hz (SLI) without any issues on desktop or windowed full screen mode for games, but I noticed the minute I activate full screen mode one monitor starts flickering and crashes my drivers. Cranking it down fixes the flickering but weird driver behaviors keep occuring until I down clock to 85hz.

I guess one of my monitors doesn't overclock as well as the other? That's the only explanation I have at the moment. I have them both set to 85hz for now, which is a decent balance between image quality and gaming. Would have preferred to keep them at 96hz but it doesn't really bother me that much. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Awesome set-up mate!
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There are people who have been doing it for over a year without any issues. I think most people in this thread have overclocked. We're overclock.net after all!


I agree, and I'm very tempted to try and see what 90+ hz (hopefully) looks like.


I'm just wondering though, I keep reading on the web that overclocking a monitor is dangerous (mostly forum postings), and then I also read that it is safe (according to Nvidia too with their OC software option for the Titans).

What I'm wondering is, does anyone here know why, specifically, it is (or is not) safe to overclock your monitor? Why it won't cause damage or is highly unlikely to?
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I agree, and I'm very tempted to try and see what 90+ hz (hopefully) looks like.


I'm just wondering though, I keep reading on the web that overclocking a monitor is dangerous (mostly forum postings), and then I also read that it is safe (according to Nvidia too with their OC software option for the Titans).

What I'm wondering is, does anyone here know why, specifically, it is (or is not) safe to overclock your monitor? Why it won't cause damage or is highly unlikely to?

It is safe. If you see something weird, just revert to stock. It may bring extra heat to the pcb but monitors don't put out enough to melt it even at 120hz..
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