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27 " - 120-144 hz - low input lag - maybe even strobe tech .. what are my options

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I've Read through quite alot on this section of the forums but nothing really answers my question properly.

Basically ill give a slight background before i start.

I currently have a BenQ XL2420TX - its a 120hz monitor with Lightboost and it will do 2d lightboost. But I find it seems input lag is better with 2d lightboost off and the brightness and detail is lacking with light boost on so i stopped using 2d lightboost and overall the monitor is decent but i find it small.

I previously had a 27" 60hz led backlit monitor and i really miss the larger screen as i used to be able to spot things in FPS games alot easier due to larger objects although I do find the 120hz helps with fast gameplay and i can tell the difference now that ive used 120hz for over a year.

So basically Im looking for a 27" or larger screen - 120-144hz refresh rate With low"read best/lowest" input lag and no ghosting "low gtg ms?".

And i've read some monitors are doing the strobing tech now without 2d lightboost on so perhaps they can run that tech without effecting input lag now? and also do it without dropping down brightness and contrast levels to poor levels? perhaps someone can comment on those features and tell me if they also come at a compromise like 2d lightboost does or not.

I can spend about 600$ for a monitor And im really not needing G-sync as I may or may not have a Nvidia card in the comeing months currently im on 290x's under water but that may change.

Some clairity on these new features and monitors would be nice Id really like to buy with no regrets last time i bought the XL2420TX and 3 weeks later BenQ announced the 27" version for like 25$ more and it was kind of upsetting tbh.

I do like some of the Benq featuers on this monitor but tbh i could live without Black Eq ect as long as imput lag is as low as it can get and no performance issues in FPS Games. I really hate hw being a problem.

Ty for any help
sf
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i am subscribing to this post.
I am looking for the exact same thing, but i am afraid it does not exist yet.
    
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I think this would be the ideal monitor for your requirements. The Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q seems to fit exactly what you are looking for although unfortunately it is not available yet.
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I was looking at the BenQ XL2720Z but I saw some issues with the strobe tech on early revisions the swift is the only 1440p at 120-144 hz that I've seen its nice but doesn't appear to have non 2d lightboost strobing. Perhaps I'm wrong on that let's keep the opinions coming. Anyone know who's king of low input lag Now?
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I had the benq 24 120Hz & now use the 27 for the exact same reasons you are looking into it. I've had zero issues with it & fast paced gaming is fantastic. The only downside I could find was that the 24 had better color. With them side by side I couldn't make the 27 look like the 24. It's a bit more washed out & whites aren't as white from any view. Still, I don't think I could ever go back to 60Hz with lag and screen tearing or down in size.
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I think this would be the ideal monitor for your requirements. The Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q seems to fit exactly what you are looking for although unfortunately it is not available yet.

Another option, and you might prefer this one actually, is the BenQ XL2720T. I have heard really good things about this monitor and it has all the BenQ features that you like as well.

From my research, I think those are the only two 1440p 120hz gaming monitors available right now so unfortunately, you do not have many options.

The BenQ you linked says it's 1920x1080. The Asus is the only one I know of that's 1440p 120Hz.
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I was looking at the BenQ XL2720Z but I saw some issues with the strobe tech on early revisions the swift is the only 1440p at 120-144 hz that I've seen its nice but doesn't appear to have non 2d lightboost strobing. Perhaps I'm wrong on that let's keep the opinions coming. Anyone know who's king of low input lag Now?
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And i've read some monitors are doing the strobing tech now without 2d lightboost on so perhaps they can run that tech without effecting input lag now? and also do it without dropping down brightness and contrast levels to poor levels?

It's the same thing, it's just no longer called hacked lightboost. That wasn't the best description as lightboost mode was designed to boost light with 3d shutter glasses i believe~

It's called by low motion blur mode, blur reduction etc, or ULMB - which the ROG swift has i believe (as well as many gsync monitors to come)

Some issues are fixed, not others. I don't perceive an input lag difference between strobing on and off @120hz (vg248qe), especially if you can adjust the strobe timing or strobe is timed well it should be minor to imperceptible

There is a thread for 120hz/lightboost/etc, you should be able to find with searching. It's a good place to ask questions

edit: http://www.overclock.net/t/1339384/lightboost-g-sync-turbo240-120hz-strobe-backlight-lcds-no-motion-blur
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The BenQ you linked says it's 1920x1080. The Asus is the only one I know of that's 1440p 120Hz.

Oh wow you're right. I don't know how I missed that doh.gif
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I assume you're not interested in the Qnix/X-stars? They are the only other 1440p 120hz monitors out there with low input lag. I was able to overclock mine to 120hz, but not everyone is able to although 95% get at least 96hz. You do take big risks such as no warranty and possible dead pixels and backlight bleeding, but you get an outstanding high-end PLS panel (-A grade).

Otherwise it is just the waiting game for the major brands to bring them out.
    
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Qnix/X-stars is possibility but I've heard horror stories about them having dead pixel's and I'm also worried about the input lag with those as well if a decent company would bring those to market with a good retailer with 0 dead pixel warranty and if proven they had low input lag i may take plunge.

EIZO monitors look great but expensive and only have 24 inch versions of the 120"240" hz gamer setups which to me is a no go as i took that risk once with this XL2420TX and its just a bit too dang small plus a 27" version released literally not even a month later haha.

So as of right now my choices are really

BenQ XL2720Z

SWIFT PG278Q

or
take a risk on Qnix/X-stars
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