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Not sure it would be the monitor in this case. I play CS:GO at 1440p and 144 fps easily. The game stays at 144 fps maxed out with the XL2730Z.
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Thanks Steeps, Jedi and Falkentyne for your time.

I did go to my brothers and changed the monitor, and as expected the FPS stayed the same. Strange thing is that the game was way more fluid with the 2720!

As CS GO is supposedely CPU intensive, i will try to OC my 1055t, and see if it's really bottlenecking my GPU, and FPS >144.
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Sorry to hear that you are still having issues. Hopefully overclocking solves your issue.

Posting which motherboard you have will help us determine if it would be safe to do.
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My motherboard: Asustek M4A87TD/USB3
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Originally Posted by LuisFilipepio View Post


Also tried to run 1280*1024 to no great difference also... I also have a problem that whenever i go out of the native resolution, i got blurry fonts allover.

Also, that is normal for any LCD/LED screen. Make sure to use the "Display Mode & Smart Scaling" feature to resolve this issue.

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I'm posting this to help anyone else with the same issue as me. I'll repeat the details of my problem here.

My issues with this monitor

390X with XL2730Z running 1440p, 144Hz via Display port. I encountered frequent black screens while on the desktop, or in games. The black screen would last for 1-2 seconds, then return to where it left off. The PC wouldn't crash, audio would still play while the screen was black etc.

I also got occasional flickering while on the desktop - a white line near the top of the screen that lasted 0.1 seconds if that.

These issues only occurred while running via DP. I obviously had to run via DP to run 1440p 144Hz and to take advantage of Freesync, so using HDMI or DVI was not an option.

These problems were quite annoying - as I could be playing a competitive game and at a crucial moment I'd get a 2 second black screen - as you could imagine this is rather rage inducing, so this had to be fixed.

What I did to try and fix it


I ordered a 2M Accell DP cable to try and fix it - this did reduce the frequency of the black screens and flickering, but they still occurred. Note that the DP cable included with the monitor (Amphenol 2M) is indeed DP certified, though the Accell cables were highly recommended, thus I thought it was worth a go.

I tried running my 390X at full 3D clock speeds. This also reduced the frequency of black screens/flickering, though they still occurred.

I tried overvolting and undervolting my 390X. I also tried underclocking it. This made absolutely no difference.

I tried the 390X in another motherboard with a different CPU. Same issue occuered.

I tried the monitor on another GPU, a 7950 via mini DP. The same issue occurred on the desktop. I couldn't really test in games as the 7950 couldn't run freesync and produced too low FPS to bother testing.

The final solution

I decided to try a 1M display port cable. I saw that AMDmatt was recommending this cable to several people in various threads, though there is only one place in the UK stocking this (that I could find) and they were out of stock until 27th of December.

I also saw that AMD are recommending a less than 2M DP cable for their next generation GPU's that will use DP 1.3:



I understand they are talking about next gen GPU's with DP 1.3, though this made me curious as to why they were specifically recommending a <2M cable.

The 1M Accell cable arrived on the 28th of December, and I'm happy to report that I've not had a single black screen or flickering issue since. I've used the PC for a good fews hours every day since, so I'm 100% confident that this is a permanent fix.

Hopefully this might help some other poor soul who's having these frustrating problems out there.

Here's the exact model number of the cable:

"Accell B142C-003B" DisplayPort to DP Latching Cable

Now that my issues with this monitor are resolved, I'm extremely happy with my purchase. The monitor is simply excellent, 1440P 144Hz Freesync is stunning cool.gif
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Originally Posted by dave2150 View Post

I'm posting this to help anyone else with the same issue as me. I'll repeat the details of my problem here.

Dave thanks for your input. I have the exact same setup. 390x (MSI) and this monitor with the cable that came with it. I am happy to report I have none of the issues that you were experiencing. However I may go to a 1M just to be safe. Thanks!
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Hey guys, just thought I would join the discussion here. biggrin.gif

I purchased two monitors at Fry's over the weekend: an XL2730Z and an ASUS MG279Q (1440p, freesync, 4ms IPS). I had to see what all the IPS hype was about and now have the two side by side at home. Neither was on display at Fry's. As you can image, that's a fair bit of money to have tied up in monitors so one of them will be going back before the 30 day return period is up. I promised myself!

Anyways, if it's appropriate for this thread, I can try to answer any questions about the two technologies. I have a $150 point-and-shoot camera, so unfortunately I won't be able to capture the color differences that well.

Short initial impressions:
I really want to love the IPS. The colors are amazing compared to the TN and for every activity outside of gaming, I'd say it wins hand-down.

When it comes to gaming though -- especially competitive multiplayer -- the TN with blur reduction can't be beat. Just playing DOTA 2 with the screen panning speed a bit faster than default, you can easily see the difference in response time. There's just a few extra ms where you wait for the IPS to "re-focus"/adjust to the new scene. It's a little more difficult to see what team-fight action is going on if you're continuously panning.

Maybe the answer for me is a XL2730Z for gaming and a cheaper 60Hz IPS for everything else. I haven't looked into how much I'd actually be saving, esp at the same size & resolution.

EDIT: Just before I got these two monitors, I upgraded from a GTX 570 (no DP!) to an R9 390 Sapphire. Just FYI
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Is blur reduction available using either HDMI port on the monitor? Trying to figure out if I could use this with a Mac Pro connected to an HDMI input and have the strobing feature available to use or not. Thanks in advance.
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I really love benq blur reduction, I want a different monitor but I can't see them giving the same experience and benq hasn't brought and as far as I know, isn't bringing out new monitors for awhile still.. wanting something like IPS with blur reduction magic..
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