Originally Posted by Asmodian
That sounds a bit random to me, why go for 144 Hz if you don't care about smoothness? Why not an overclocked IPS if you don't care about response times? Ah well, to each their own and it is your money, but in your case a decent 60 Hz IPS with v-sync off sounds like a better deal then some crap 144 Hz monitor.
Why do you assume the 144Hz monitor is crap? In any case the smoothness when going from 60Hz to 144Hz is easily noticeable, even with overdrive off. I'll have to play with overdrive to see if I notice any difference.
Why not an overclocked IPS? Because they don't guarantee it's always overclockable to 120Hz, and you can forget about warranty if you buy a Korean panel. Overlord Tempests are just too overpriced for what they are. I have an IPS panel at work so I know how it compares to a TN panel, but I don't have picky eyes so I'm fine with either.
Also FWIW my 17" DTR laptop has a 90% NTSC gamut TN panel (AUO B173HW01 v4), and at least to my eyes I can honestly say the color quality is in no way at all inferior to my IPS panel at work.
Originally Posted by Mand12
You may not care, but synced, variable refresh is a strictly superior way of displaying video.
I didn't say it wasn't did I? Simply lamenting the fact that there isn't a 144Hz 1440p panel without VRR technology bundled in, thus driving up their prices. Having more choices is never a bad thing. Those who are sensitive and bothered by tearing can go for VRR panels, while folks like me can pick up a non-VRR panel and save a few bucks.
Originally Posted by 2010rig
Ok thanks for the clarification, just noticed that one was 1080p.
All I was getting at was that the ROG tax never makes for good comparisons if you know what I mean.
Get a ROG FreeSync Monitor, then compare away.
Well if we really wanted to be fair a 1080p G-Sync panel could be had for $400 on Newegg
. That IMO is a ridiculously good price, considering the G-Sync premium is about $200 already. The PC Monitors review
also appear to be decent.
That said, here is the "full" list
of G-Sync monitors. It's still missing the Acer XB270HU because that panel was just released. But thus far the XB270HU and the ROG Swift are the only two 144Hz 1440p panels. The Acer Acer XB280HK is a 60Hz 4K panel, and could be had for $634 @ NCIX right now, so that's also a very good deal.
But until more G-Sync monitors are released, the ROG Swift and the XB270HU are the only two 1440p monitors to compare against in terms of pricing, and neither is cheap for their own reasons.Edited by magnek - 3/27/15 at 10:12pm