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post #1921 of 3066
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Originally Posted by Wiluven View Post

A 6700k w/ 1080 will drive this monitor just fine at or near 100FPS, especially with gsync. Additionally, not everyone plays first person shooters competitively or even at all - me being one of them.

To your last point, you'd be surprised at how many games support 20:9 and if they don't, so what - got some black bars on the side which isn't a big deal at all.

I started going through my Steam library checking for 21:9 support and so far I've yet to come across a game that doesn't. I've found two so far that have minor HUD stretching (Doom, Bioshock) but Flawless Widescreen fixes that up effortlessly.

I'm currently running a single 1080 on mine and I think the performance is more than adequate. I'm sure there are more resource-demanding games out there that could change that but so far I haven't found any.
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Originally Posted by Nicholars View Post

How is the coil whine situation recently?

Considering swapping my X34 for another one, due to coil whine.

But on this monitor the coil whine is medium, I had 3 in total, 1 was worse and the other was almost silent, but then also this one works at 100hz and has relatively ok blacks and whites, still has the usual orange crap on the left on black background, but I think every X34 in existance has similar... I already kept this one out of 3... So I guess my chances of getting one without coil whine, but that does not work at 100hz or has worse BLB or white uniformity, is then not great.

Wish I could just get a monitor and they were all the same, instead of trying to get a compromise....

They should all have similar BLB, white uniformity, no coil whine and work at 100hz considering the RRP... But unfortunately I have to weigh up if its worth swapping this one due to coil whine, as I might then get one thats worse in other ways...

If coil whine is your only deal-breaker than I can report my March 2016 build does not suffer from it. Whether or not it's worth the RMA process is up to you. I think the odds of getting one that is completely free of all the known defects is pretty slim. I went through a fair number of these as well and every single one that I saw had a rather high amount of IPS glow as well as a dark horizontal band across the top. Interestingly if you watch YouTube reviews of the X34 you can spot the latter problem although the reviewers either did not notice or didn't care to mention it.

I think the bigger question is whether or not you want to pay top dollar for a product of questionable quality to be on the bleeding edge of gaming monitors. A sales rep where I bought mine summed it up best by relating it to the 680i motherboard of yesteryear. On paper everything looks great but it may take a few go rounds to get one that behaves itself. Even then it may not be a smooth ride.

Personally, I ended up with one where the problems were less apparent than the other examples so I decided to keep it and move on with life. The exchange process was getting tiresome and I firmly believe I could have opened every single example in their inventory and found at least one of the flaws discussed in this and various other threads. I know my X34 is flawed and I'm still not happy about it especially when I think about the amount paid but there are literally no other options out there today.

The thing is, as silly as it may sound, I tried to go back to my old 16:10 IPS after getting especially disgruntled with the X34 and I just couldn't do it. There really is no comparison and I knew immediately that keeping a flawed panel was a better proposition than going back to the old screen. If by some miracle of miracles someone launches a similar screen within my exchange window I will dump this X34 without hesitation. In the meantime, after much internal reflection, I've decided just to accept it as what it is.
post #1922 of 3066
Yes I agree, not perfect but still a lot better than anything else available.

Mine has a minor dark band on the top, but really not a big problem.

At 80hz I have almost no coil whine, bit annoying as 100hz looks nicer but at least it stops the coil whine. Runs at 100hz in games at 80 or 85hz desktop.
post #1923 of 3066
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I'm currently running a single 1080 on mine and I think the performance is more than adequate. I'm sure there are more resource-demanding games out there that could change that but so far I haven't found any.
If coil whine is your only deal-breaker than I can report my March 2016 build does not suffer from it. Whether or not it's worth the RMA process is up to you. I think the odds of getting one that is completely free of all the known defects is pretty slim. I went through a fair number of these as well and every single one that I saw had a rather high amount of IPS glow as well as a dark horizontal band across the top. Interestingly if you watch YouTube reviews of the X34 you can spot the latter problem although the reviewers either did not notice or didn't care to mention it.

I can second these observations with my April 2016 build as well. No coil whine but the typical IPS glow from the upper and lower left corners. I don't have the dark horizontal band but in the pendulum demo I have a horizontal band that lags behind in frame rate (imagine like when an old VHS tape would start to go bad.) I dunno if this is caused by my 780 or not.
post #1924 of 3066
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Originally Posted by nyxagamemnon View Post

The X34P Is based on the latest version of LG's curved panel also found in the LG UC98 model. It has more of a curve and minimal blb in the corners. It's LG's latest 34 inch panel. They are probably phasing out the current panels so yeah this update makes sense.

1900 curve = more distortion in Windows. Complete FAIL!

No thanks!

The current curve on the X34 is just right. Does not need any more.

I use my X34 for more work than gaming. Photoshop/DTP work would be awful. Lines would be so distorted.

Thank god I've got a very good example of a X34, 100hz, no whine, practically no BLB, glow etc!

Will do me fine till a OLED (which will be years away probably) equivalent comes out.
Edited by combat fighter - 6/7/16 at 4:49pm
post #1925 of 3066
Well this X34P video is in some kind of ungodly terrorist type talk, but easily a better video to see the curve of the X34P





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJQCmFQud0k

http://www.nordichardware.se/massor/computex-2016/acer-predator-x34p-levererar-battre-spelinlevelse-med-mer-bojning.html




In addition google translate says the following (Swedish)



"Acer Predator X34P otherwise has the same specifications as its predecessor with 100 hertz refresh rate, G-Sync support and an aggressive design that now also enriched with support for turning the screen on his foot.

Acer is expected to start selling Predator X34P shortly and the price tag is believed to be slightly above current X34 indicating an investment of around 12,000 to 13,000 crowns."
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I noticed someone say in this thread

theres a function where the leds turn white/red

to tell you G sync is on and working? can anyone tell me how to do this because id like to know when its on or not
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I noticed someone say in this thread

theres a function where the leds turn white/red

to tell you G sync is on and working? can anyone tell me how to do this because id like to know when its on or not
This would be very practical. I would like to know how this is done aswell.
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post #1928 of 3066
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I noticed someone say in this thread

theres a function where the leds turn white/red

to tell you G sync is on and working? can anyone tell me how to do this because id like to know when its on or not

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Originally Posted by Triggah View Post

This would be very practical. I would like to know how this is done aswell.

Menu -> Setting -> Ambient Light -> "MNT Status"

That should provide white under normal circumstances and red when G-Sync is active.
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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post


Menu -> Setting -> Ambient Light -> "MNT Status"

That should provide white under normal circumstances and red when G-Sync is active.

Thx. Worked like a charm. I did already try this feature but without knowing exactly what it did.
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post #1930 of 3066
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Menu -> Setting -> Ambient Light -> "MNT Status"

That should provide white under normal circumstances and red when G-Sync is active.


x2 thanks

did read a review but they said they had no idea what it was lol I would of read the manual but the box is far in the shed tongue.gif
Edited by Asus11 - 6/8/16 at 5:20pm
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