Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › [Official] BenQ XL2730Z Owner's Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] BenQ XL2730Z Owner's Club - Page 81

post #801 of 814
Hello everyone!

I have owned this monitor now since August of last year and I am hoping to find some answers to some questions here. First off, I love this monitor as far as the color (after calibrating) and sheer smoothness of 144hz. I do own a Geforce 1070 card so I didn't get this for the freesync tech obviously.

I keep having an issue though and I have gone through many steps, and money, to try and solve it.

I (did)own a 60hz 1080p monitor as my 2nd monitor along with this Benq. I use my system for mostly gaming.

After I got the monitor though I would notice issues in some games. I like to play Dungeon Crawlers and RPGS like Diablo 3 and Grim Dawn. I play a lot of Grim Dawn with my friend and we now are playing Van Helsing: Final Cut. What I notice with this monitor though is very annoying.

In Grim Dawn I can be running around and notice that when loot drops the images(or words since the loot drops as words) are blurry at times. Not a constant blur, but enough that I would call it flickering. I am able to reproduce this in Diablo 3 and also now in Van Helsing. In games like Overwatch, Battlefield1 I dont notice it. I'm not sure if its because they are FPS or what. Oh and also Titanfall2 was fine.

I have scoured forums and google for answers. I do see quite a few threads about windows 10 having issues with 2 monitors of different refresh rates causing flicker/stutter. I had also read about nvidia drivers causing issues.

I have taken many steps to try and fix this, such as:

Tried blur reduction on/off, AMA on/off/high/premium ... all combinations
Different drivers
Drivers for the monitor installed for windows10
Checked multiple times that this monitor is running on 144hz (and it is)
I have also run blurbusters many many times to look at it. I did find that if I would run blur busters with something up on my 2nd screen it would default my Benq to 60hz. I turned chrome hardware accell on/off to remedy.

Finally.. I said screw it and bought a 2nd 144hz monitor (not a benq). I just got an Acer FX240H... cheapest one I could find that is 144hz with displayport.

Just hooked it up yesterday with my fingers crossed... NOPE, same issue frown.gif

So then today I had read that some DP cables do not run high res monitors with high refresh correctly. I had a Cablesmatters cable from Amazon. I read bad reviews on them.. so just went out to bestbuy and got a legit DP cable. Hooked it up... still issues.

At this point I'm at a loss. I don't want to try and return the monitor because I still think it to be an awesome monitor.. and its only with those games I listed. I just cant believe these issues though.

Does anyone have any idea of what could be wrong? Or any suggestions to try? I have also tried going to 120hz... but tbh, why in the hell did I buy a 144hz monitor only to run in 120 anyway. Either way, that didnt fix it either.

The only thing that is now correct is that when I have a browser open in my 2nd monitor it doesnt default my main monitor to 60hz anymore. So 1 issue solved. Windows10/Nvidia need to fix that!

Lastly, I like to game in borderless fullscreen in case you couldnt tell since I like to look up things while in game. I have tested it out using full screen also.

Oh, and no I don't use Vsync or fast sync or whatever... though I've tried that too tongue.gif

Sorry for the long post but this is driving me completely insane.
post #802 of 814
edit: wrong benq thread
Edited by gene-z - 1/30/17 at 5:28pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k, 4.2ghz @ stock voltage asus gene-z evga 1060 ssc gskill 2x4gb ddr3 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
samsung ssd 830 256gb w10 pro x64 dell s2417dg g-sync @ 165hz pok3r mx silent 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
zowie fk1 @ 400 dpi, 1000hz zowie ps-r, zowie camade fulla 2 dac, akg k7xx sony a5000, 20.1mp 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k, 4.2ghz @ stock voltage asus gene-z evga 1060 ssc gskill 2x4gb ddr3 1866mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
samsung ssd 830 256gb w10 pro x64 dell s2417dg g-sync @ 165hz pok3r mx silent 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
zowie fk1 @ 400 dpi, 1000hz zowie ps-r, zowie camade fulla 2 dac, akg k7xx sony a5000, 20.1mp 
  hide details  
Reply
post #803 of 814
Hi all

This lovely monitor just arrived today and I am blown away more than anything with how responsive it is.

That 144hz is unbelievable good and not a single dead pixel either so Yay!

I just wanted to know what would be the best way of going around getting the monitors freesync range lower than 40hz. It is good in most, but some games dip below that and give me an annoying stutter eg areas of novigrad witcher 3.

Also cant find the current fps on the monitors OSD, I'm pretty sure thats needed in order to see if your monitors freesync range overclock is valid.

Thanks!
post #804 of 814
I'm pretty statisfied with the monitor but i noticed random "plastic cracking" noise, after turning the monitor off, which is really annoying if you want to go to sleep.
Is that the same for you guys or did i had bad luck? I still can return this monitor.
post #805 of 814
Delte :c
Edited by frenchmustache - 2/11/17 at 11:57pm
post #806 of 814
This bug drives me insane.

When I come from 2560x1440 144Hz desktop and start a game that should run at 1920x1080 144Hz it would go into 100Hz mode most of the time!!!

Games where I can set exclusive full screen or a refresh rate would require me to change the refresh rate to something lower than 144Hz and back to 144Hz to get the actual 144Hz.

You can see that it is not running at 144Hz but at 100Hz when vsync would only show 100fps or when the on screen display shows in the information as mode: "2560x1440@144" instead of "1920x1080@144". In other game I can only play with 100Hz.

I am no longer willing to tolerate this. This drives me insane for over a year with an Nvidia card and also a new AMD card.

Who is responsible for this? Benq with wrong driver or EDID info? Microsoft with wrong switching between display modes? Or AMD and Nvidia drivers?

I have this problem with Fallout 4, Tomb Raider games, Battlefield 1, Far Cry 3, Metro series, Witcher 3 and nearly every other game.
Edited by softskiller - 2/28/17 at 9:26am
post #807 of 814
Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeb23 View Post

In Grim Dawn I can be running around and notice that when loot drops the images(or words since the loot drops as words) are blurry at times. Not a constant blur, but enough that I would call it flickering. I am able to reproduce this in Diablo 3 and also now in Van Helsing
Not sure if it is the same issue, if it flickers

Try looking at texture quality settings in drivers and game settings. Turn off optimizations for texture filtering or set everything to high quality.
I had a similar problem when dashboard in Euro Truck Simulator 2 was blurry. Turns out one of those "optimizations" optimized so hard the textures lost quality.
post #808 of 814
Not sure if anyone's noticed or it's been discussed before, but I recently reinstalled Windows 10 after upgrading to AMD Ryzen, and noticed some odd behaviour with my BenQ XL2730Z and my GTX 1070.

The screen would black out from time to time during 3D applications like 3Dmark Firestrike. I was using the monitor with the antiblurring features turned on. Finally noticed things didn't look right and realized I was in 60Hz mode for the display adapter in Windows.

After setting everything to 144Hz, things were OK, until I fired up Fallout 4 with vsync on, it started blacking out again, but would be OK if I didn't use the antiblurring features of this monitor.

I also noticed in the device manager that the monitor was being detected as a Zowie XL with Zowie XL drivers.

My previous installation of windows never behaved this way, so I'm wondering if the drivers are faulty for the monitor?

I found the XL2730Z drivers on BenQ's website, so I'm about to try them out, but thought I'd share this with everyone, because I spent hours trying to figure out *** was going on with the blacking out. I thought I'd damaged something.

Anyways, wanna hear your thoughts.
post #809 of 814
So I bought an Asus MG279Q earlier this year and after trying 4 different panels, the best one I've received is actually the first one I got. It still has terrible IPS glow in 3 of the 4 corners and, when looking head-on at each corner, rather a lot of backlight bleed as well (bottom-right corner seems to be the worst for this monitor). I was wondering if it's worth trying out a BenQ XL2730 instead? The thing that annoys me is that it's actually more expensive than the MG279Q, despite being a TN panel, but what is the quality control like? I'm never going to get an issue-free MG279Q but if the BenQ has similar issues then I may as well stick with it for the superior image quality.
post #810 of 814
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonQ View Post

So I bought an Asus MG279Q earlier this year and after trying 4 different panels, the best one I've received is actually the first one I got. It still has terrible IPS glow in 3 of the 4 corners and, when looking head-on at each corner, rather a lot of backlight bleed as well (bottom-right corner seems to be the worst for this monitor). I was wondering if it's worth trying out a BenQ XL2730 instead? The thing that annoys me is that it's actually more expensive than the MG279Q, despite being a TN panel, but what is the quality control like? I'm never going to get an issue-free MG279Q but if the BenQ has similar issues then I may as well stick with it for the superior image quality.

I got a perfect panel first try on this one...not the case with anything before. IPS ones were a nightmare with the glow.
Kung Fury X
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
Kung Fury X
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium  Radeon R9 Fury X  16GB (8x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB WD Black Some external ASUS garbage Custom EK PETG with Bitspower Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win10 Pro 64 bit BenQ XL2730Z 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz Logitech G710+ Blue EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750 Watt 
CaseMouseAudioOther
NZXT 440 (White) Logitech g502 Bose Companion 2 Series III Satellite Speakers Xbox One Elite Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › [Official] BenQ XL2730Z Owner's Club