Originally Posted by Katawa
The video is so bad I sincerely can't see a difference
Originally Posted by Deadboy90
I can't see a difference. If they hadn't zoomed into the "gsync" logo on the screen on the right I could have guessed the left computer was the G sync one.
Originally Posted by Mirotvorez113
I'm not sure if I ever actually noticed any tearing yet. But either way, it does not seem worth $175 premium, $30-$50 maybe. Optimizing the experience is always a good thing however, will see how this will be adopted.
I saw it clearly on the rotating around the columns one
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ
Or maybe you are just naive? It has nothing to do with the pursuit of performance. It's about seeing a gimmick by using better judgement.
Look if people want to get the wool pulled over their eyes by plain in sight marketing bull, that's their prerogative (and yours clearly). But sane people who think for themselves, know better and know this is nothing more than a money grubbing marketing bullcrap scheme - just like PhysX is (another barely used feature in games).
You sound almost like you work for nVidia with that extremely long, and basically nonsensical rebuttal (that absolutely derails from all the points made, or flat out ignores them). This is because you don't understand. And that's why people like you will get nVidia's money from their G-Sync monitor bullcrap.
It's malarkey. Get over it. PC Enthusiasts would buy a Golden plated goose turd if you slapped a fancy name on it, from reputable company, and told them it will make them a better gamer.
Your arguments refute themselves with their inherent contradictions. To borrow from Bill Maher, you are approaching technology "from the bubble" .....anything that agrees with your preconceived bias is a good source and is admitted inside the bubble; anything that doesn't is blocked and not allowed inside. You used the car argument that people don't need to see things for themselves as if that was somehow different from PC components.... you call the rebuttal nonsensical w/o providing a single reason why that is so. If anything was nonsensical it was the proposition that people would spend less "in person" time with a 5 figure purchase of a car than 2 or 3 figure purchase that G-Sync will involve.... Curious that ya have no condemnation of Lightboost too. I was damn impressed by the reviews and was surprised there wasn't more hoopla from nVidia in this regard
I don't believe in brand loyalty. I clearly pointed out the example where green fanboiz dismissed the Eyefinity's 3 screen technology and decided it didn't matter because "their team" didn't have it. But since that deflates your intended argument of bias, that statement wasn't admitted inside the bubble. Over the years I have generally chosen AMD at the low - mid range and nVidia at the mid - high end, because like most reviewers, I have recognized where each has established their strengths. I also don't operate from a mindset that everyone else is an idiot because they don't agree with me. If the buying public was so convinced as you are that nVidia's products were overpriced and offering phantom benefits, I'd think AMD would have at least one product in the top ten in GPU sales. At this point their biggest selling card is in 14th place.....and let's also take note which ones they are ...
14th - Radeon HD 7850
16th - Radeon HD 5770
21st - Radeon HD 7770
The 7970 comes in 13 spots behind the 680
The 7950 comes in 27 spots behind the 670
I used the 7850 in quite a lot of builds until the 650 Ti Boost came along and topped it.
You are mounting this campaign for what purpose ? Do you see yourself as performing some sort of public service protecting people from bad decisions ? You have established your position that we can trust reviewers only in certain instances (when you agree with them) but somehow they will all be lying when it comes to this product. Why not let purchasers decide for themselves.....where's the downside .... where's their risk ?
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There's the return policy for the G-Sync capable ASUS VG248QE ..... so if we buy a G-Sync monitor and it turns out the reviewers are all pro nVidia conspirators or paid off by nVidia as you claim, when the product arrives, if after almost a month of use we don't agree with them, we can return the product for a refund. Thirty days should be more than enough for each user to do that "in-person" evaluation that you feel is so necessary before committing our money. Since anyone can return the product if their personal evaluation doesn't live up to the reviewers praises "where's the beef " ? It seems the thing you are most afraid of is not that hordes of purchasers will have to pack it up and run over to the UPS office but that they will agree with the reviewers and keep it.
Originally Posted by Jack Mac
Yeah, here in the US on Amazon, the VG248QE can be had for $240 (Tempting me to buy two for surround with my lone XL2420T) and the second cheapest 144Hz monitor is the XL2420TE which goes for $299 on a good day to around $330. I have no idea why, but the prices of BenQ monitors are always fluctuating on Amazon, which makes it best to just wait for prices to go down a bit before buying. It's what I did to get an XL2420T for $270.
Newegg has it for $270 w/ + $30 off w/ promo code EMCWWXR222, ends 11/11 . As for the BenQ pricing.... abiy=t outdated but hints at the pricing structure
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/11/13 at 8:47am
With both having their pros and cons the real clincher could be the price and availability. In the United States only the ASUS is currently available – and is available at an excellent price of under $300. In many other regions the price is a bit higher and the BenQ model is actually available to consider. In the UK, for example, the ASUS typically costs around £300 whereas the BenQ typically costs £240 or under. The only real reason to plump for the VG248QE, for £60 more, would be if you know that the inverse ghosting would bother you.