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This BenQ monitor and Gsync equivalent from Dell, are atm the most well rounded gaming monitors on the market, even taking all the negative TN aspects in consideration. Assuming you dont get one with some extensive BLB or bad pixels (which is not THAT common with this panel as far as user reports go), its a pretty solid monitor, esp. considering its price. You get a Blur Reduction mode incase you need it and Freesync (Adaptive Sync).

It is a real visual upgrade coming from those 144hz 24" TN monitors, that have abysmal colors. Even the best 24" 144Hz TN monitors, that have the best color quality in their class, dont quite come up to the level of the 2730.

The higher PPI and native 8-bit panel are an absolutely noticeable visual upgrade even for an untrained eye.

Again after using my BenQ for several months now, coming from the 1440p IPS monitors, the only thing I wish was different is the AG coating.

Now could I tell the visual difference going back to a IPS- yes ofcourse, it has even better contrast, viewing angles and overal better colors, but the downside is- it still has more motion blur and all the negative aspects mentioned above. I hated the extensive glow in corners when playing dark games, the rather bad color homogenity on the PG279Q unit that I had and BLB. Not to mention a few bad pixels and a dust spot that my PG279Q also had.

The funny thing is I even use the XL2730Z with a Nvidia card, even though Im not using Adaptive Sync mode right now, its still a legit visual upgrade compared to the 24" 144Hz TN monitors. I might buy an AMD card, later when the 490 comes out, to be able to use Adaptive Sync.
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It really is the best in show at the moment for 1440 144hz. I was recommnded it by a Tri SLI Titan user who was using it while his Acer IPS G Sync was in for RMA and he said it was so good he would have kept it otherwise. Impressive for a TN and more stable than the Swift and co.
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Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of the "stuck at 60 Hz or 100 Hz" bug?

I tried new DP cables, different DP ports, different driver versions and even a different GPU (R390, Fury).
As soon as the BenQ is turned off for some hours, the bug occurs.

In order to get rid of it I have to do a factory reset every time.
post #574 of 837
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Originally Posted by HalongPort View Post

Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of the "stuck at 60 Hz or 100 Hz" bug?

I tried new DP cables, different DP ports, different driver versions and even a different GPU (R390, Fury).
As soon as the BenQ is turned off for some hours, the bug occurs.

In order to get rid of it I have to do a factory reset every time.

Oh man, I had this problem for so long and I was losing my mind with it, luckily for you I figured out how and why it happens.

Yes, the only way to get rid of the low refresh rate issue is to do a factory reset, what you can do is prevent this issue from happening in the first place.

How to do that you say? Plug it into a quality Active PFC UPS, that's it.

I saw this bug happen in front of my eyes, and it only happened when the house electricity cut off for a moment and came back, as frustrating as that is I had my PC connected to my CyberPower 950W UPS but my monitor was in the wall, after the electricity came back the bug was back as well.

I *Biological waste* you not, minutes after factory resetting the monitor and fixing the issue the electricity dropped down again, and the bug came back... Again.

This bug only happens when the monitor energy source is interrupted while the monitor is turned on, or when the monitor is asleep (Asleep = The screen is turned off but the LED light in the power button is orange).

You want this to stop happening? Don't unplug your monitor while on, don't let it be asleep overnight (In case of electricity drops), or connect it to an UPS, problem solved.
post #575 of 837
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Oh man, I had this problem for so long and I was losing my mind with it, luckily for you I figured out how and why it happens.

Yes, the only way to get rid of the low refresh rate issue is to do a factory reset, what you can do is prevent this issue from happening in the first place.

How to do that you say? Plug it into a quality Active PFC UPS, that's it.

I saw this bug happen in front of my eyes, and it only happened when the house electricity cut off for a moment and came back, as frustrating as that is I had my PC connected to my CyberPower 950W UPS but my monitor was in the wall, after the electricity came back the bug was back as well.

I *Biological waste* you not, minutes after factory resetting the monitor and fixing the issue the electricity dropped down again, and the bug came back... Again.

This bug only happens when the monitor energy source is interrupted while the monitor is turned on, or when the monitor is asleep (Asleep = The screen is turned off but the LED light in the power button is orange).

You want this to stop happening? Don't unplug your monitor while on, don't let it be asleep overnight (In case of electricity drops), or connect it to an UPS, problem solved.

And now I know why I never had this issue....I UPS everything except my Xbone because strangely anything but direct wall outlet makes it freeze. I have tried two UPS, a Belkin Surge Protector and just a plain power strip and it freezes on all but if I plug into the wall outlet direct(as per MS instructions strangely) it is flawless. I went through two console swaps on warranty before pinning it down because when you use battery backup for a console that is kind of the last thing you consider to be a problem. Anyway offtopic kinda but interesting tidbit and my street has terrible power so I am guessing the Xbone power brick will only take a few outages or one brownout before it tanks. I have coverage via the store and plan to use it to swap for the slim anyway which has an internal PSU anyway so hopefully that can be plugged into my UPS as I hate not having any protection...warranty or not.
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And now I know why I never had this issue....I UPS everything except my Xbone because strangely anything but direct wall outlet makes it freeze. I have tried two UPS, a Belkin Surge Protector and just a plain power strip and it freezes on all but if I plug into the wall outlet direct(as per MS instructions strangely) it is flawless. I went through two console swaps on warranty before pinning it down because when you use battery backup for a console that is kind of the last thing you consider to be a problem. Anyway offtopic kinda but interesting tidbit and my street has terrible power so I am guessing the Xbone power brick will only take a few outages or one brownout before it tanks. I have coverage via the store and plan to use it to swap for the slim anyway which has an internal PSU anyway so hopefully that can be plugged into my UPS as I hate not having any protection...warranty or not.

If I had to guess I'd say that's because the Xbox have an active PFC power supply, you must get an active PFC UPS (Which works with passive PFCs as well)

They are more expensive, but they're the absolute best and work with everything, mine costed 299$
Edited by Dargonplay - 7/21/16 at 11:45am
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

If I had to guess I'd say that's because the Xbox have an active PFC power supply, you must get an active PFC UPS (Which works with passive PFCs as well)

They are more expensive, but they're the absolute best and work with everything, mine costed 299$
Cool can you provide a link to the exact model please? wink.gif
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post #578 of 837
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Originally Posted by Stars View Post

This BenQ monitor and Gsync equivalent from Dell, are atm the most well rounded gaming monitors on the market, even taking all the negative TN aspects in consideration. Assuming you dont get one with some extensive BLB or bad pixels (which is not THAT common with this panel as far as user reports go), its a pretty solid monitor, esp. considering its price. You get a Blur Reduction mode incase you need it and Freesync (Adaptive Sync).

It is a real visual upgrade coming from those 144hz 24" TN monitors, that have abysmal colors. Even the best 24" 144Hz TN monitors, that have the best color quality in their class, dont quite come up to the level of the 2730.

The higher PPI and native 8-bit panel are an absolutely noticeable visual upgrade even for an untrained eye.

Again after using my BenQ for several months now, coming from the 1440p IPS monitors, the only thing I wish was different is the AG coating.

Now could I tell the visual difference going back to a IPS- yes ofcourse, it has even better contrast, viewing angles and overal better colors, but the downside is- it still has more motion blur and all the negative aspects mentioned above. I hated the extensive glow in corners when playing dark games, the rather bad color homogenity on the PG279Q unit that I had and BLB. Not to mention a few bad pixels and a dust spot that my PG279Q also had.

The funny thing is I even use the XL2730Z with a Nvidia card, even though Im not using Adaptive Sync mode right now, its still a legit visual upgrade compared to the 24" 144Hz TN monitors. I might buy an AMD card, later when the 490 comes out, to be able to use Adaptive Sync.

I just wanted to point out that adaptive sync is usable on my gtx 1070, I didnt know it came with it till i started messing around with settings.

Edited by junit87 - 7/21/16 at 1:33pm
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@junit87- thats adaptive Vsync and its something different than Freesync/Adaptive Sync smile.gif
post #580 of 837
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Originally Posted by Thoth420 View Post

Cool can you provide a link to the exact model please? wink.gif

This is a behemoth for connecting a crossfire/SLI Gaming PC, TV, Monitor and peripherals, very beefy PSU with ACTIVE PFC.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00429N19W/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469137540&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=cyberpower+ups&dpPl=1&dpID=41lq+DF1BpL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

I don't doubt there are beefier ones but 950W is enough for 95% of enthusiasts.
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