Originally Posted by clubber_lang
Hey guys , I know most of you in here are all talking about the Gsync version , and even though I own the FreeSync version of this monitor I wanted to ask something anyways.
Is the FreeSync chip and the Gsync chip the only difference in these monitors? ( I mean build wise.) I was one of the very first on here to own the FreeSync version since I really wanted to run AMD this time around. Either there isn't a lot of FreeSync users out there for this monitor with problems , or I got super lucky...I don't know which.
When I picked this thing up at the beginning of October , I also matched it with a new Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X card.....and to this day I still haven't had one issue , with anything ( Knock on wood! ) No dead pixels , very , very little back bleeding after I used it a couple hours.
I'm wondering if these monitors go through a different assembly line. If I would of gone the Nvidia route , I for sure would of picked up the Gysnc version instead , but damn , that Gsync XR34CK was damn near $500.00 more than my FreeSync version. I got mine for like $890.00 + shipping. The money I saved from going with the FreeSync version damn near paid for my R9 Fury......and in the sim racing world I play in.....my god , playing with this monitor and that video card has been a dream come true. Freakin' amazing!
Why are the Gsync versions having a bunch of issues? The Nvidia cards kickass for sure , but what the hell is going on with the Gsync model of this monitor?
For the most part, yes. Same panel in both. Only real differentiating factor is Gsync and 100 Hz.
In regards to seeing more complaints on the X34, you have to take in consideration there's a bigger sample size. Just on Newegg alone there's almost 3 times as many reviews for the X34 than there is the XR34. It makes sense considering Nvidia have around 80% of the graphics card market.
I've seen issues being reported for the XR34 on Acer's forums as well, so if yours is problem free consider yourself lucky
I haven't had any issues with my X34 for the record, and I don't see the scanlines some people reported at all - I've tried looking for them at low FPS with my eyes almost pressed to the screen, nada. Not saying they don't exist but I just don't see them, and I consider myself pretty picky, just recently returned a PG279Q due to uniformity issues. Quality wise this panel is as good as the LG UM95 it replaced, just with Gsync and 100 Hz on top of the ultrawide goodness. I'm really satisfied.