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post #91 of 1242
I wish that people that hate TNs could come and see the gloriousness of my Acer G24 biggrin.gif

Its is beautiful, very decent viewing angles, perfect colour, contrast, crazy but awesome brightness.

And according to OCUK:

'Thank you for your webnote, I cannot compare it to your monitor, but i can assure you that the monitor you are getting will be, far superior than the one your normally use, you will see a massive difference. '

And if not I can play with it for a week, then send it back for a full refund. UK trading laws FTW.
Edited by bhav - 7/5/14 at 10:14am
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post #92 of 1242
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Am I the only person here that actually doesn't find IPS all that enjoyable? Constant severe ghosting issues due to slow pixel response times, and IPS glow really put a damper on the tech. Yeah, colors are beautiful, but at what cost?

This is really noticeable after you've used a panel like the LG 34um95. Its aspect ratio is so massive that even if you have a non-backlight bleeding panel, the IPS glow is a bit more noticeable on average than your 16:9. And after having noticed it on that monitor, it really tunes your eyes (unfortunately) to see it on pretty much every IPS panel, regardless of aspect ratio. IPS glow is annoying, and it is often forgotten as a CON of IPS.

Monitors are a game of having to give up something to gain something else. There are pros and cons to every panel type, including IPS.

And if the TN panel on this monitor is anything like the 4K TN panels in quality and viewing angles, then I can wholeheartedly say this will come extremely close to IPS in terms of overall quality. Viewing angles on 4K TN monitors are actually quite good (I've seen the Asus PB287Q and Dell P2815Q in person). And the colors aren't all that shabby to boot.

i think most people in here dont like IPS hence looking for stutter free/non ghosting monitor
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post #93 of 1242
Stutter free and non ghosting would be more important to me than having IPS definitely.

Gsync, resolution, 144 Hz, and everything else being way ahead of my current monitor, and that I've been waiting for a higher res 120 hz monitor for ages are why I'm getting it. Its exactly what I've been waiting several years for.

I dont want 60 Hz, and I want Gsync and 3D. Good luck getting these specifications on an IPS, plus the refresh rate.
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post #94 of 1242
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I had 4k for a little while, thinking it was going to blow my mind for gaming, but it didn't

Sure it was sharp, but it doesn't blow 1440p away like i thought it would, or like 1440p does to 1080p, for gaming

Could have been the fact it was only 24inches or just that current game textures can't really take advantage of the extra resolution

Which is exactly the same reason I will go 1440p gsync ROG.

If you have been around this forum and others, you will see that many agree that when they went from 1440p to 4k they were not blown away by it as the initial upgrade from 1080-->1440p.

1440p-->4k could not do the same wow factor.

Many have been selling thier 4k because of this reason, price did not justify anything for wow factor.
post #95 of 1242
4K could do the same wow factor on screens that were 4x larger ...

But cramming that many pixels into 24-27" in pure nonsense.
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post #96 of 1242
Hmmm, I've been googling for extended warranties on Asus monitors, and mostly finding ambiguous info about it.

With the cost of this monitor, I'd really like to have it covered for longer than 3 years, anyone know if you can extend the warranty on this monitor?
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post #97 of 1242
Curious if those saying 4K sucks have actually used it...

I am fortunate enough to have a system that can push 4k at max settings w/ 60 fps. It doesn't suck. The clarity and detail is amazing. We are still in the early days,but it is a clear and noticeable step up from even 2560x1400/1600 IMO.

Anyway...I am interested in this monitor again. I have 3 old Asus 120hz monitors with 3D Vision1. They are pretty outdated. Don't know if I will get 3 of these, but I am definitely interested in starting with one to phase out my current 120hz monitors.

Release date is needed though.....
post #98 of 1242
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Curious if those saying 4K sucks have actually used it...

I also really like my 24" 4K IPS for desktop work. Although, these 4K monitors are really bad at motion so I don't game on them.
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24" and 4k res ... How do you even read in game menus / dialogue?

Release date is 28th July, but with very limited numbers.
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post #100 of 1242
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24" and 4k res ... How do you even read in game menus / dialogue?

Release date is 28th July, but with very limited numbers.

It's called scaling - most of the programs/games have scaling built in and Windows has the scaling set beautifully - there is no issue except for a few programs where the menus are bad.

Of course, when you're on 3x 4K monitors - the screen size is great - not too small and not too large (like the 3 30" 1600P U3011s I had before).

The picture quality will destroy any 1440P and/or 1600P monitor out there. Plus, as an IPS 4K monitor, it takes any of the 4K TN monitors to the cleaners as well.

Playing in 4K Surround @60Hz:

4K Surround (outside view):

I went from 3x 1600P monitors @ 5160x2560 to 3x 4K monitors @ 6480x3840 - the step up is HUGE.

The visual fidelity is second to none and gameplay is great on most of the games. Some games, like Crysis 3, just hammer the GPUs and even 4x GTX-Titan Black SCs @ 1215Mhz give only about 30FPS when maxed out but many other new AAA games like AC Black Flag, BF4, BF3, etc. give 55 - 60FPS.

I will get one of these ROG Swift monitors for my secondary (X58) system just to see what the fuss is about 120Hz/144Hz. I've never used a 120Hz/144Hz monitor before. However, I prefer graphics quality and visual fidelity over framerate. I know I may be in the minority on that note but that's what I prefer.

I would rather play a game at 50FPS @ 25MP than 120 or 144 FPS @ 1440P. There is simply no comparison.

I've also tested just one 4K monitor w/ both 2x GTX-780 Ti, GTX-780 Ti Classified, and GTX-Titan Black SC.

Two GPUs are plenty to push most games around 60FPS @ 4K as long as you don't go overboard w/ AA.

The 3GB VRAM limit of the Ti's do limit some games @ 4K but to me, I prefer higher resolution to 8xMSAA @ 1440P or worse.

What I would be curious about is if one were to get 3x of these ROG Swift monitors in Surround, would 4x GTX-Titan Black SCs @ 1200+Mhz be enough for 120Hz/ or 144Hz? I think the GPU grunt required would be equivalent to 4K Surround @ 60Hz. Would be quite interesting to see. biggrin.gif

Of course, upcoming games like Witcher 3 and AC Unity look so incredibly good (going by the previews) that playing them in 4K Surround would be out of this world! I cannot wait for the new generation of games to come out - BF4 already looks absolutely fantastic @ 25MP!

BF4 maxed out @ 4K = 170+FPS:

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