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Poll Results: Those who tried both which who you prefer ? thx

Poll expired: Apr 23, 2015  
  • 85% (35)
    Acer XB270HU (IPS / 1440P / 144Hz / G-Sync)
  • 14% (6)
    Asus ROG Swift (TN / 1440P / 144Hz / G-Sync)
41 Total Votes  
post #11 of 46
The only thing I miss from the swift is the gsync indicator light. The swift stand stand was nicer, but I care more for how it displays and works. I wasn't an IPS snob to my knowledge before I got the swift, but the swift turned me into one. I returned the swift because of how poor it looked compared to an IPS. Plus I had to go to extreme measures to compensate for the brightest backlight I have ever seen.

Gsync on the acer seems to work better for me than I remember on the swift. Perhaps nvidia driver improved it or my swift had a faulty gsync module. I can see the smoothness difference with the Acer monitor, and I didn't think there was much of a difference from vsync on with the Asus swift. I did have the asus swift and drivers configured properly for gsync.
post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by Qwixt View Post

The only thing I miss from the swift is the gsync indicator light. The swift stand stand was nicer, but I care more for how it displays and works. I wasn't an IPS snob to my knowledge before I got the swift, but the swift turned me into one. I returned the swift because of how poor it looked compared to an IPS. Plus I had to go to extreme measures to compensate for the brightest backlight I have ever seen.

Gsync on the acer seems to work better for me than I remember on the swift. Perhaps nvidia driver improved it or my swift had a faulty gsync module. I can see the smoothness difference with the Acer monitor, and I didn't think there was much of a difference from vsync on with the Asus swift. I did have the asus swift and drivers configured properly for gsync.

I wonder if you did have a bad Swift, my Acer is set to a slightly lower brightness to obtain the same actual brightness as my Swift (~140 cd/m²).

G-Sync drivers were improved about a month after the Swift came out, I am not sure when you tried them. This is only for behavior above and below the VRR though. G-sync probably gets tuned for some games as well, like SLI but less so. tongue.gif

eduit: And SLI, the drivers had an G-Sync+SLI fix around then too.
Edited by Asmodian - 4/10/15 at 2:55pm
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post #13 of 46
Obviously the Acer looks better. The IPS panel is pretty great, but the response time of the Swift wins for me.
post #14 of 46
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I wonder if you did have a bad Swift, my Acer is set to a slightly lower brightness to obtain the same actual brightness as my Swift (~140 cd/m²).

G-Sync drivers were improved about a month after the Swift came out, I am not sure when you tried them. This is only for behavior above and below the VRR though. G-sync probably gets tuned for some games as well, like SLI but less so. tongue.gif

eduit: And SLI, the drivers had an G-Sync+SLI fix around then too.

If you can believe this, I had to set the rgb values for the monitor to 70, 70, 70, and reduce the gamma in nvcp to about .75. Brightness was set to about 20.
post #15 of 46
MenacingTuba, Asmodian: thank you.

so it's what can be expected from TN vs IPS: the swift has a bit faster response, the acer the better image.

regarding glossy overlords, i have one here too. but i'm using it with my internet box, not with my gaming pc, for one reason: shooters on it are a blurry mess, even at 120 hz.
i notice blur immediately and it gives me a headache. so i prefer gaming on the 2411z, which looks very poor in comparison, but stays CRT-clear in motion.

hence my interest primarily in ULMB, but if g-sync makes things so smooth as you say, i'll end up using it. haven't tried g-sync yet.

tbh the swift's grainy matte coating puts me off. if they're very similar for gaming purposes (regarding motion blur and input lag) then image quality should be the most obvious factor.
post #16 of 46
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If you can believe this, I had to set the rgb values for the monitor to 70, 70, 70, and reduce the gamma in nvcp to about .75. Brightness was set to about 20.

agree thumb.gif i had almost same settings on my ex-Swift.
post #17 of 46
I have this profile that works great for the swift.
ROGPG278QLow.zip 458k .zip file

I can vouch, that this monitor is gorgeous. Regardless if its a TN, or if it has a matte finish.
Also if you get one now, im sure it is the second revision. Fixes some issues.

The G-sync, the trace free 1ms response time, the 144hz, the on-the-fly Hz switching, the light indicator, the 3D, the 120hz ULMB, the thin bezel, the build quality, the stand/swivel, the menu joystick.

It looks amazing in game. This photo was taken with my iPhone. And it still does it no justice,

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post #18 of 46
Which is the way in order to recognise the second revision on ASUS ROG ?
post #19 of 46
Matt finish doesn't effect everybody the same and is subjectional vs glossy panels in a room with back lighting and reflections against it. Doesn't make one inferior over the other.
     
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post #20 of 46
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Matt finish doesn't effect everybody the same and is subjectional vs glossy panels in a room with back lighting and reflections against it. Doesn't make one inferior over the other.


avoiding disturbing light where you can (at home) is better than relying on screen filters.

see vega's matte film removals:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1359419/ar-film-removed-matte-vs-glossy-lcd-coating-film-direct-comparison-same-panel-polarizer

the last pic is pretty obvious.

also, macro photography of various screens:

http://www.overclockers.ru/images/lab/2013/05/02/1/23_kristaleffect_big.jpg

this being said, i had a glossy TN, the samsung S27A750D (which i sold when lightboost came up). i had it TN next to the overlord on my desk, and the image quality was the best i've seen on a TN yet. sure it's not quite IPS-like, but very good.
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