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XL2420Z vs VG248QE

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I'm in the market for a new monitor primarily for FPS gaming, particularly CS:GO. I cap my FPS at 200 and it never fluctuates from that point.

I've been researching and can't decide between the two. The BenQ is about $100 more (give or take $25 or so) and is also much more aesthetically appealing if you ask me.

However, I want the better performing monitor. I know the ASUS has LightBoost and it sounds like BenQ has it's own equivalent of that? However, the ASUS has a new term I'm not super familiar with called G-Sync. Why would the ASUS have both LightBoost and G-Sync?

Which monitor is better?
post #2 of 7
g-sync to me is quite useless. it helps fluidity when your fps drop by lowering refresh rate accordingly, so its completely useless for competetive players - as they want to make sure to have a steady framerate to begin with.

I think the benq would be a rather safe bet tho, but do your research
post #3 of 7
I have the VG248QE and its great no complaints so far. The benQ is the same basically, just paying for more useless stuff. get the vg248qe
    
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So then what is all the hype about G-Sync then?
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The Asus doesn't come with GSync Built in. You need to order a module for about 150$~ or order it with it built in from a special vendor for 499$. Gsync removes screentearing and has less input lag then vsync. Go with the BenQ
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The Z model of the BenQ comes with an "updated" Lightboost from BenQ called Blur Reduction. The v2 firmware version of the monitor also allows you to utilize a 3rd party utility to tweak the persistence/crosstalk in real-time.

http://www.blurbusters.com/benq/strobe-utility/

Basically it gets LB to look a lot more like your monitor is in normal mode, because LB is generally pretty dark.

1st gen Lightboost (on the VG248QE and the XL2420TE BenQs) was pretty dark in SOME games, but did not really bother me in CS:GO.

IMO if you're playing CS:GO where you will always have a guaranteed FPS above 120, Lightboost is a must. G-Sync is really beneficial for games where the FPS will dip/spike all over the place (e.g. BF4), you won't see much of a benefit in CS:GO (or other Source engine games) unless you're really, really susceptible to screen tearing (that occurs with vsync off). It's a pretty cool feature to have once it becomes more mainstream and monitors will give you the choice to use either LB or G-Sync (such as the new ASUS ROG 27" model that's supposed to come out later this year) depending on the game you're playing.

I would go with the Asus if you want to save some money. Can't go wrong with either one IMO.
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post

The Z model of the BenQ comes with an "updated" Lightboost from BenQ called Blur Reduction. The v2 firmware version of the monitor also allows you to utilize a 3rd party utility to tweak the persistence/crosstalk in real-time.

http://www.blurbusters.com/benq/strobe-utility/

Basically it gets LB to look a lot more like your monitor is in normal mode, because LB is generally pretty dark.

1st gen Lightboost (on the VG248QE and the XL2420TE BenQs) was pretty dark in SOME games, but did not really bother me in CS:GO.

IMO if you're playing CS:GO where you will always have a guaranteed FPS above 120, Lightboost is a must. G-Sync is really beneficial for games where the FPS will dip/spike all over the place (e.g. BF4), you won't see much of a benefit in CS:GO (or other Source engine games) unless you're really, really susceptible to screen tearing (that occurs with vsync off). It's a pretty cool feature to have once it becomes more mainstream and monitors will give you the choice to use either LB or G-Sync (such as the new ASUS ROG 27" model that's supposed to come out later this year) depending on the game you're playing.

I would go with the Asus if you want to save some money. Can't go wrong with either one IMO.

Nice advice, definitely spot on.

If you mainly play CSGO, gsync wont offer much if at all to you.

Both monitors will be great and you just need to figure out if the premium on the BenQ is actually Worth it compared on Asus's.

I currently have the VG248QE and find it really sweet for CSGO and most games. It's price range certainly is a big plus imo.
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