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Asus could be waiting to stockpile enough of these monitors for a wide release. If they are suppose to hit the retailers the end of March or sometime in April, they are already well into manufacture and most of the release quantity are already built. That month long boat ride from China may have already begun with my monitor on it...
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Originally Posted by CallsignVega View Post

Asus could be waiting to stockpile enough of these monitors for a wide release. If they are suppose to hit the retailers the end of March or sometime in April, they are already well into manufacture and most of the release quantity are already built. That month long boat ride from China may have already begun with my monitor on it...

They haven't (at least a few days ago) even settled on a AG finish yet, so I doubt they are stockpiling them right now.
 
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Originally Posted by Hasty View Post

Specs I'm more reserved about:

- 2560 × 1440 WQHD:

On the one hand, given it's a 27 inch display, it will help making the picture sharper and more detailed.
It's a resolution of 108.8 pixel per inch. Had it been a 1920 x 1080 FHD monitor the resolution would only be 81.6 pixel per inch.

On the other hand, how are common people supposed to take full advantage of this display (I'm thinking specifically about high refresh rate and low persistence ULMB mode) at 2560 × 1440 in demanding games?
What kind of a setup is even able to achieve 120fps stable at 2560 × 1440 in demanding games?
A quad SLI of GTX TITAN Black? I'll take a guess and say it probably wouldn't even be enough.

So there is a bit of a paradox with this new product: It features the technology to provide top of the art motion quality (after high end CRT's of course) but the hardware capable of utilizing it at its full potential in modern AAA games doesn't even exist yet.

Why do people keep saying this stuff? We're not talking 8K resolution here, folks. To quote myself, there are plenty of recent titles that will benefit from this monitor without stripping down more than one or two graphics settings.

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Skyrim is very CPU limited. I max it out easily, with mods, at 1440p/120hz

Some recent releases like Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite (RIP Irrational) and Borderlands 2 are coded efficiently (use everything available, all the time) and are relatively easy to max out as well. Crysis 3 and BF4 are hogs, but most of that is in the fact that the jump from high to ultra-high settings in those games seems to be an order of magnitude more complex.

For Skyrim in particular, it actually breaks the physics engine if you run at over ~100fps. Which again, I can do fairly easily and consistently even with 30 different mods installed.

Most games today can be maxed out on an upper-mid range graphics card @1080 already, and with my setup I have a hard time finding games that run at lower than 60fps at 1440p. So naturally, PC gamers with decent GPUs are looking for something nice and shiny to put some stress on their rigs, and not everybody has enough money for a triple monitor setup and SLI 780ti to drive them. Hence, a 1440p/144hz monitor with Gsync to counteract the larger framerate flux at HD+.
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Dual OC'd GTX 670s say hi -







If I clock them a little more aggressively I can hit 100+ average FPS without too much trouble.

No TressFX because that alone probably requires an extra Titan, it just doesn't run well on NVIDIA.

As for AA, if you really need 4xSSAA @ 1440p, that's on your own dollar.
post #1904 of 8206
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Originally Posted by SniperCzar View Post

Why do people keep saying this stuff? We're not talking 8K resolution here, folks. To quote myself, there are plenty of recent titles that will benefit from this monitor without stripping down more than one or two graphics settings.

must maintain 120 fps with 4xmsaa and hair tesselation on extreme to feel comfortable buying monitor

hence my 1080p monitor with 2 kingpins =p
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post #1905 of 8206
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must maintain 120 fps with 4xmsaa and hair tesselation on extreme to feel comfortable buying monitor

hence my 1080p monitor with 2 kingpins =p

You mean your two Kingpins awaiting the ROG Swift? Right? Right????

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You mean your two Kingpins awaiting the ROG Swift? Right? Right????

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yeah ill for sure get this monitor, wont be happy with the performance hit, but that just means ill have to pick up 2 "880 kingpins" when they drop. apparently kingpin varients for the maxwell flagships are in the works.
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I have the Asus QE with the G-Sync module installed. It's absolutely amazing. It's basically v-sync without input lag... but even better. I like to make the comparison of going from HDD to SSD.

I prefer G-Sync in all scenarios over ULMB, for whatever it's worth. Although to be fair I haven't tried G-Sync at super high fps on a super efficient engine like Source @ 300fps. ULMB best shines in that area.

Thats likely why I'd be considering the 24" version over this, as much as i want 1440p my GTX770 isnt quite enough for it (And I JUST upgraded my GPU) Games like CoH2 and Rome Total War II dislike SLI (and I play them a lot) so im kinda screwed there...

-edit- although do you need less AA on 1440p because of the higher resolution? I think I remember reading that, or FXAA becomes more of an option because the blurring isnt as noticable
Edited by KenjiS - 3/7/14 at 10:27am
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-edit- although do you need less AA on 1440p because of the higher resolution? I think I remember reading that, or FXAA becomes more of an option because the blurring isnt as noticable

Both are true. On 1080p, I'd run 8x AA to get rid of jaggies. At 1440p, 2x does the same job for my eyes.

And at 1440p, fxaa is less blurry.
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post #1909 of 8206
Currently on with Asus support, they are looking at their NPI, which is their internal new product release schedule.......It goes out a month or more.

Edit:

Nothing of the display is on it as a pending release product. The rep did say they have gotten a lot of information requests for it, but as of right now Asus hasn't even given an internal release day.

At this rate, a month plus out puts us into May.

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I told George, the rep, we have been throwing our wallets at our screens, hoping to make it come out faster. He told me to let him know how that works out. biggrin.gif
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Question :

Does the currency change of monitors? will 800$ be 575€ ?
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