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Hi,

Just picked up a new GTX980, which is currently running on my U2412 IPS 60hz panel. It's running everything i throw at it at a smooth 60fps with vsync on. From GTAV to COD games. At settings to the max (for the most part)

I personally do not notice any input lag, but people are saying, once they've gone over to g-sync, they can never go back... So I'll take their word for it... Besides going up from a 24" to a 27" will be a nice upgrade & and may hopefully stretch my GPU a little more than its doing now. Stutter and screen tear does really bug me. So gsync does seem to be the perfect match for me.

I see the average power consumption is 41w... Whereas my current U2412 is 38w. Thing is heat is a problem where I'm at.. SW Florida.

My den, is the last run of my AC.. Plus my two kids have their gaming PC's running and LCD's, so the room can get hot and stuffy and uncomfortable.. This was the very reason, i switched out from my original U2410 to the U2412, and it really did a great job at reducing the heat in the room...

Worried the new G-Sync XB270HU will be a heat pumper like the U2410 was.

According to a PC review. The XB270HU used an average of 41 watts of power in tests when set to the Standard preset and 28 watts when set to the ECO preset.

Looking for real world users here....

Does this panel stay cool ? Its a lot of money, so looking for opinions. I know there's some quality issues, but if that's the case, i'll send it back for one that has no bleed or dead pixels.. So not too worried about that..
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Hi,

Just picked up a new GTX980, which is currently running on my U2412 IPS 60hz panel. It's running everything i throw at it at a smooth 60fps with vsync on. From GTAV to COD games. At settings to the max (for the most part)

I personally do not notice any input lag, but people are saying, once they've gone over to g-sync, they can never go back... So I'll take their word for it... Besides going up from a 24" to a 27" will be a nice upgrade & and may hopefully stretch my GPU a little more than its doing now. Stutter and screen tear does really bug me. So gsync does seem to be the perfect match for me.

I see the average power consumption is 41w... Whereas my current U2412 is 38w. Thing is heat is a problem where I'm at.. SW Florida.

My den, is the last run of my AC.. Plus my two kids have their gaming PC's running and LCD's, so the room can get hot and stuffy and uncomfortable.. This was the very reason, i switched out from my original U2410 to the U2412, and it really did a great job at reducing the heat in the room...

Worried the new G-Sync XB270HU will be a heat pumper like the U2410 was.

According to a PC review. The XB270HU used an average of 41 watts of power in tests when set to the Standard preset and 28 watts when set to the ECO preset.

Looking for real world users here....

Does this panel stay cool ? Its a lot of money, so looking for opinions. I know there's some quality issues, but if that's the case, i'll send it back for one that has no bleed or dead pixels.. So not too worried about that..
I think going from 38W to 41W isn't going to be a big deal at all.. mine has been on for 4 hours now and it's not even warm to the touch...nothing.. I used an infrared thermometer and the warmest point I could find when 'poking' around the monitor was 34.9 degrees Celsius where the rest of the screen is 25 to 26 degrees Celsius.

And yes no more tearing is awesome, I now find myself cringing when playing on other monitors, 'regular' 1080p 60Hz screens tongue.gif

If you do get one with no/minimal backlight bleed and of course no dust and/or dead pixels, then you're not gonna be disappointed... I have mine for 2 months now and I'm still in awe from time to time biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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I don't think this screen ever gets warm, it's cool to the touch. That tells you they've used good power equipment inside, because cheap chinese stuff usually puts out tons of heat. I bought a little 6watt CCTV camera from china, and both the camera and its power plug runs really warm to the touch to the point where I'm worried it might catch fire.

On the rear left of the panel, you can slightly tell there is warmth from the power equipment inside, but it's not an issue in the least. It's probably the coolest monitor I've ever owned, especially for the size. Keep in mind it's also LED, so compared to CCFL it's simply going to run cooler.

I'd say buy it from Amazon, they will have the latest manufactured stock. And I mean from Amazon as a seller, not the other sellers on Amazon. From what I can tell, the reports of issues dropped sharply with July manufacturing dates.

Don't believe all the bad talk about this monitor, it's expensive but it's nice, and I doubt anything with these specs is going to come out within the next year for cheaper. Nothing much better will come out for years unless it's a 4K 120hz+ IPS screen, Or a 120Hz+ OLED screen.
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