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ROG Swift PG278Q or Eizo Foris FG2421

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

Has anyone used both of these screens? If so, I'd be interested to know what your opinion is regarding which is better for gaming.

I'll be upgrading to a GTX 980 (from a 670) in the next few months.

Thank you!

Asus: http://www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG_SWIFT_PG278Q/

Eizo: http://gaming.eizo.com/products/foris_fg2421/
Edited by Vigil - 10/19/15 at 12:40pm
post #2 of 27
G-Sync > All
post #3 of 27
Well if I was you I'd go for the asus. I wanted one back when it was first shown. Plus I ended up with 290x's and felt like I'd be wasting money on awesome gsync monitor. I've read both monitors having issues and others having none. There is also going to be competitors monitors comming out (IPS 120hz) and im sure other 1400p 1600p monitors will show. Basically if you can wait it will only benifit you neither of thoes monitors are going anywhere.
post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
Sorry, is that an IPS with G-SYNC?
post #5 of 27
TN vs VA Eizo wins
Black contrast 1000:1 vs 5000:1
1440p, 27'' vs 1080p, 24'' Pixel density Asus wins
144mhz vs 120mhz (240mhz) Tie
G-Sync vs no G-Sync Asus wins
Physical look <-- I think asus looks better but this is kinda irrelevant

Go for Asus on this one imo but hey if you really care abt graphics, TN is a no go on a 27'' monitor and I am pretty sure everyone can tell the difference between 1000:1 and 5000:1 contrast ratio. So if you watch a movie or play games in a dark cave. That matters.


I am also looking for a new monitor with high refresh rate. really looking into this Overlord Tempest X270OC This is the only 1440p non tn high refresh rate I found so far. Anyone knows other displays like this?
Edited by GhostHitWall - 9/22/14 at 8:48am
post #6 of 27
As an owner of the Asus, Its mind blowing no matter what numbers it compares too. I have it sitting right next to an IPS Asus monitor and sure there is a slight color difference, but this whole TN to IPS color difference think is so big, is no longer that big with the new TN Asus Panels. I'd say go Asus anyday. Gsync is the coolest thing ever, seriously, makes every game feel the way it truly should feel.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I was leaning toward the Swift before I created this thread; I've read and seen a lot of positive reviews for it anyway. I just wondered if anyone has used both. Thanks for everyone's input so far.
Edited by Vigil - 9/22/14 at 12:22pm
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by GhostHitWall View Post

TN vs VA Eizo wins
Black contrast 1000:1 vs 5000:1
1440p, 27'' vs 1080p, 24'' Pixel density Asus wins
144mhz vs 120mhz (240mhz) Tie
G-Sync vs no G-Sync Asus wins
Physical look <-- I think asus looks better but this is kinda irrelevant

Go for Asus on this one imo but hey if you really care abt graphics, TN is a no go on a 27'' monitor and I am pretty sure everyone can tell the difference between 1000:1 and 5000:1 contrast ratio. So if you watch a movie or play games in a dark cave. That matters.


I am also looking for a new monitor with high refresh rate. really looking into this Overlord Tempest X270OC This is the only 1440p non tn high refresh rate I found so far. Anyone knows other displays like this?

 

Pixels on your common IPS (not IGZO IPS) cannot physically fully transition fast enough at 120Hz/144Hz. That Overlord has the chance of doing 120Hz refresh rate, but you are still going to have miserable motion blur because the pixel won't be fully transitioning between refreshes. That is the reason why TN is so commonly used in high refresh rate monitors. IGZO-IPS has the pixel response times to achieve what TN can, but it is so ludicrously expensive right now to produce.

 

As for VA vs TN, black crush ring a bell? VA is completely unusable personally for me due that exact problem. TN panels thankfully don't exhibit that problem.

post #9 of 27
Thx for the info, I know that motion blur is a problem. It's just I never see it b4. I read benchmark on Overlord monitor, mostly they can push it to 90~110.

I switched from a 22'' 1080p IPS monitor to a 27'' 2160p TN both refresh rate at 60hz (can oc it to 65hz but I feel nothing at all by doing that)
I feel the TN panel really gives me ****ty color and I can even notice the color difference at the very corner. That's why I am trying to find a Non-TN high refreshrate.
What would be your recommendation when picking high refreshrate panels?


IGZO is way too expensive for my budget. VA doesn't seem like to be an option for anyone who's really looking into graphics due to what you just said.
Edited by GhostHitWall - 9/22/14 at 12:04pm
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by GhostHitWall View Post

Thx for the info, I know that motion blur is a problem. It's just I never see it b4. I read benchmark on Overlord monitor, mostly they can push it to 90~110.

I switched from a 22'' 1080p IPS monitor to a 27'' 2160p TN both refresh rate at 60hz (can oc it to 65hz but I feel nothing at all by doing that)
I feel the TN panel really gives me ****ty color and I can even notice the color difference at the very corner. That's why I am trying to find a Non-TN high refreshrate.
What would be your recommendation when picking high refreshrate panels?


IGZO is way too expensive for my budget. VA doesn't seem like to be an option for anyone who's really looking into graphics due to what you just said.

In that case, what about the X-star Korean monitors, people overclock those to 110hz -120hz. Also you will never notice a difference from 60hz to 65 hz. The difference is strong when you can feel even 120hz+.

Also the PG278Q is the best TN panel in terms of color due to its 8-bit panel not 6bit in most TN panels.
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