Originally Posted by sub0seals
So what is a good monitor with these specs good for gaming and pretty descent for movies as well. Every time i read reviews for a week before i choose a monitor just when it seemed clear Dell was the obvious choice you guys are badgering the hell out of it! I was going with ASUS ROG SWIFT,but no....way to many complaints in the forums and ASUS CS really sucks i hear!!
Dell is very good for movies IMO, I watch movies from about 2 meters away and sitting a little bit lower than my usual position, the colors are great. Frankly I like it more on the S2716DG than my MX27AQ IPS cause there's no glow and almost no backlight bleed.
I don't think we're badgering the hell out of it,every monitor has its problems, but the ones on this Dell you can live with. Look at other monitor threads and see people send it back 5 times to get a good one. Mine arrived almost impeccable with only very minimal blb in the right bottom corner, but having owned IPS before this is still about 20x better than what I've seen for a long time. There's banding but show me a TN which has none. So far games that show banding are:
-Max Payne 3 (acceptable)
-GTA 5 (only some)
Games that do not have any or very minimal banding:
-The Witcher 3
-Far Cry 3
-Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Haven't had time to test many more, some of them I only played for a few hours to see how they play with g-sync. Some of these games just have poor built in color calibration,you can't correct gamma to your liking. And I'm using sb else's profile, a color calibration device might sort some of this stuff out. I wouldn't take the Swift, it's still TN but it's more expensive and I hear it has even more issues than S2716G. If I was considering any other options than the Dell, they would be either MG279Q (IPS 144hz 1440p, but no g-sync - cost a tiny bit less than S2716DG, you trade g-sync for IPS) or PG279Q. Both are IPS, and Asus QC isn't known for checking for issues thoroughly before packing it up for sale. Of course the #1 gaming monitor IMO is Acer Z35 ATM, but that price tag....Edited by Klocek001 - 1/22/16 at 11:07pm