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Hey guys. My friend showed me this monitor. Can someone shed some light on their opinion and the rating of these monitors?


http://overlordcomputer.com/products/tempest-x270oc-glossy


Thanks in advance
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Hey guys. My friend showed me this monitor. Can someone shed some light on their opinion and the rating of these monitors?


http://overlordcomputer.com/products/tempest-x270oc-glossy


Thanks in advance

It's one of the best all-round monitors money can buy atm. You won't find that high res IPS panel + high refresh-rate + good warranty/QC anywhere else.

I don't have that exact monitor, but mine uses the same LCD panel at the same refresh rate. 2560x1440 at 100hz + is quite nice.
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I own 4 of them. biggrin.gif

They are very nice glossy IPS screens with low input lag and can be overclocked near 120 Hz. None of mine actually work at 120 Hz but even the worst is fine at 110 Hz. They are nice IPS panels, colors look great and blacks are good for an IPS but the backlight isn't perfect for color accuracy and they do have varying levels of backlight bleed or IPS "glow". Not worse than other IPS screens at this price point but I actually opened mine and lightly bent the panels while on and displaying black to improve this. They seem pretty well built inside and I think they would be a good candidate for de-bezeling. At your own risk. wink.gif

As with all IPS panels they are a bit too slow to really do crisp 110 Hz but smoothness is much better vs a 60 Hz IPS. Noticeably worse motion blur compared to my Swift at a similar frame rate but no viewing angle issues.

Of the five screens I have used none had dead pixels. I did have to RMA one screen because of a dimmer and slightly more yellow back light. Overlord Computers was excellent and it was as painless as an RMA can be.
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Thanks for your guys' help. So if I wanted to get a new monitor that can run at 120 fps @ 2650 res & 1440p which one would you recommend?
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Plan on the overclockers as being 96hz monitors.... still one of the best available considering ips and 1440p
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Thanks for your guys' help. So if I wanted to get a new monitor that can run at 120 fps @ 2650 res & 1440p which one would you recommend?

Either the Asus ROG Swift or the Overlord Tempest OC, depending on what kind if games you mostly play.

The Qnix QX2710 is a cheaper, but less reliable/well built option.
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Can you please elaborate on the relationship between the monitors and the types of games being played?? Thank you
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Can you please elaborate on the relationship between the monitors and the types of games being played?? Thank you

The Tempest OC/Qnix use a higher quality panel than the Asus ROG swift, so colors will be more accurate and more vibrant. Viewing angles will also be better, and I think contrast/black levels should be too. The Asus ROG Swift has a slightly faster pixel response time. If you have an Nvidia card, it also supports G-Sync.

So IMHO, the Tempest OC is a better general usage/2D monitor and better for slower paced games. But on Nvidia cards, motion will be smoother on the Asus ROG swift, so it's better for twitch/competitive FPS games.


The Tempest OC is significantly cheaper than the ROG Swift, which makes it a better buy IMHO.
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The Tempest OC/Qnix use a higher quality panel than the Asus ROG swift, so colors will be more accurate and more vibrant. Viewing angles will also be better, and I think contrast/black levels should be too. The Asus ROG Swift has a slightly faster pixel response time. If you have an Nvidia card, it also supports G-Sync.

So IMHO, the Tempest OC is a better general usage/2D monitor and better for slower paced games. But on Nvidia cards, motion will be smoother on the Asus ROG swift, so it's better for twitch/competitive FPS games.

The Tempest OC is significantly cheaper than the ROG Swift, which makes it a better buy IMHO.

Actually the ROG Switf has much better color accuracy than the X270OC even counting the slight color change at the edges of the screen due to viewing angles.

The primaries of the backlight on the X270OC are a bit off and it is not factory calibrated so the white point isn't that good either. A lot of colors have quite high dE's on the Tempest out of the box. Using my i1 Display Pro I have been unable to calibrate my X270OCs as well as my ROG Swift was calibrated at the factory. The ROG Swift has almost perfect color accuracy and the effect on color due to viewing angle at the edges of the screen is less significant (visually) then the error my Tempest OCs have over their entire screens. The non-uniformity due to viewing angles is noticeable on the Swift but the color change is not extreme enough to counteract the excellent factory calibration if you are talking about color accuracy. The colors do look "better" in some way on the Tempest, it is an IPS while the Swift is a TN, but even that isn't very significant. The Swift is an amazingly good TN.

As a color accuracy nut I prefer the colors on the Swift; for example skin tones don't look quite right on the Tempest despite the best calibration I can do. However, most people don't seem to notice color errors of this magnitude, or even significantly worse.

Once you go G-sync you cannot go back. Even DA2 is better with G-sync and that isn't exactly a twitch/competitive game. wink.gif

Adding in price it is hard to compare, there isn't a better gaming IPS than the X270OC for any price but the Swift is a better gaming screen (when with an Nvidia GPU) than anything else available and it costs a lot more.
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The Tempest OC/Qnix use a higher quality panel than the Asus ROG swift, so colors will be more accurate and more vibrant. Viewing angles will also be better, and I think contrast/black levels should be too. The Asus ROG Swift has a slightly faster pixel response time. If you have an Nvidia card, it also supports G-Sync.

So IMHO, the Tempest OC is a better general usage/2D monitor and better for slower paced games. But on Nvidia cards, motion will be smoother on the Asus ROG swift, so it's better for twitch/competitive FPS games.

The Tempest OC is significantly cheaper than the ROG Swift, which makes it a better buy IMHO.

Actually the ROG Switf has much better color accuracy than the X270OC even counting the slight color change at the edges of the screen due to viewing angles.

The primaries of the backlight on the X270OC are a bit off and it is not factory calibrated so the white point isn't that good either. A lot of colors have quite high dE's on the Tempest out of the box. Using my i1 Display Pro I have been unable to calibrate my X270OCs as well as my ROG Swift was calibrated at the factory. The ROG Swift has almost perfect color accuracy and the effect on color due to viewing angle at the edges of the screen is less significant (visually) then the error my Tempest OCs have over their entire screens. The non-uniformity due to viewing angles is noticeable on the Swift but the color change is not extreme enough to counteract the excellent factory calibration if you are talking about color accuracy. The colors do look "better" in some way on the Tempest, it is an IPS while the Swift is a TN, but even that isn't very significant. The Swift is an amazingly good TN.

As a color accuracy nut I prefer the colors on the Swift; for example skin tones don't look quite right on the Tempest despite the best calibration I can do. However, most people don't seem to notice color errors of this magnitude, or even significantly worse.

Once you go G-sync you cannot go back. Even DA2 is better with G-sync and that isn't exactly a twitch/competitive game. wink.gif

Adding in price it is hard to compare, there isn't a better gaming IPS than the X270OC for any price but the Swift is a better gaming screen (when with an Nvidia GPU) than anything else available and it costs a lot more.

Oh, I didn't know that, I just assumed the TN panel was worse. +1. And yes, G-Sync is a huge deal, in fact it arguably justifies the premium of the ROG Swift.

All the ROG needs is a strobed backlight + a VA panel, and it'd be the perfect monitor.
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