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post #3821 of 4042
I can get this monitor brand new for 570 usd, is it worth it?

I have pre-ordered the Acer Predator X34 but it's a hell of a much money though.
post #3822 of 4042
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I can get this monitor brand new for 570 usd, is it worth it?

I have pre-ordered the Acer Predator X34 but it's a hell of a much money though.

Definitely worth it, assuming it's the IPS one and not the TN one which has a very similar name. I'd avoid the Predator X34. 34" IPS = insane amount of easily visible IPS glow when sitting in front of it. Even TFTCentral, who is very generous with regards to IPS glow, complained about it. CallsignVega posted this picture recently. The Predator X34 is up front. Don't mind the flawless blacks of the OLED TV in the back.

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Definitely worth it, assuming it's the IPS one and not the TN one which has a very similar name. I'd avoid the Predator X34. 34" IPS = insane amount of easily visible IPS glow when sitting in front of it. Even TFTCentral, who is very generous with regards to IPS glow, complained about it. CallsignVega posted this picture recently. The Predator X34 is up front. Don't mind the flawless blacks of the OLED TV in the back.

f1219f25_IMG_0379.jpeg
Owww. that IS bad... guess I won't buy that one wink.gif
post #3824 of 4042
Let's all hunker down and refuse to buy these shoddy IPS monitors until we get OLED monitors tongue.gif
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Let's all hunker down and refuse to buy these shoddy IPS monitors until we get OLED monitors tongue.gif

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I'll see you in 2020.

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Am I the only one wondering whether these monitors can be Overclocked with the 2560x1440 165Hz Asus monitor driver when it comes out? It's the same panel...and unless the GSYNC module inside them is different which I haven't heard (though I heard some BS about "binned GSYNC modules" that I don't buy)...it should theoretically be possible, no?
post #3828 of 4042
Might want to ask ToastyX about that. I know Gsync monitors do NOT have hardware scalers so I don't know what limits the maximum refresh rates on them. It could still be the firmware. Ask him on his forums or PM him.

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post #3829 of 4042
Honestly, there is no way to know that your refresh rate is actually being implemented.

A lot of monitors people think they're OC'ing, they're not actually doing anything. So you could set it to 165hz, it could seemingly be operating under that in the menu, but in reality the monitor isn't actually doing more than 144hz.

There are a lot of monitors that do 75hz at a less than native resolution, but they're not actually displaying 75 fps, they're still only doing 60hz.

I wouldn't even see the need to attempt to overclock, as the results would probably be impossible to tell, and it could potentially cause visual issues, like gamma shifts and pixel overdrive prediction issues.
Edited by AMDATI - 9/27/15 at 2:25pm
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Honestly, there is no way to know that your refresh rate is actually being implemented.

A lot of monitors people think they're OC'ing, they're not actually doing anything. So you could set it to 165hz, it could seemingly be operating under that in the menu, but in reality the monitor isn't actually doing more than 144hz.

There are a lot of monitors that do 75hz at a less than native resolution, but they're not actually displaying 75 fps, they're still only doing 60hz.

I wouldn't even see the need to attempt to overclock, as the results would probably be impossible to tell, and it could potentially cause visual issues, like gamma shifts and pixel overdrive prediction issues.

It's quite easy to verify 144Hz vs. 165Hz operation. Just record slomo video and check the number of frame changes. As for the issues you mentioned when overclocking...remember how this panel actually performs better at 144Hz than at 100Hz for example, with faster pixel transition? Who's to say the same wouldn't apply when going from 144Hz to 165Hz? I mean, Asus wouldn't have enabled it if it messed things up. A +14.5% refresh rate boost is no joke. I wouldn't sell my monitor for it...but it still has me intrigued.

Also keep in mind I used to be sent monitors from Korean distributors to test for actual refresh rate vs. reported rate before they sold them as a monitor capable of those rates. tongue.gif
Edited by HyperMatrix - 9/27/15 at 2:35pm
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