Originally Posted by boredgunner
I do get horrid strobe crosstalk no matter the frame rate in Penumbra, so maybe Diablo 3 is a strange case like that. Otherwise, at 120 FPS I only get it in the bottom half of my screen and I consider it mild.
I actually like using ULMB on the desktop. Can scroll and read/look at pics at the same time.
I bought an Acer Predator XB271HU (the XB270HU was not available any longer) so that I could compare the two monitors side by side:
- The Acer has a bezel-less design like the Dell, just the bottom plate is thicker. Some more stickers on the bottom plate but no problem, you can use tape to cover all of it.
- Its deep sleep works, I had problem with the Dell there.
- Its mounting (red devil horns turned towards the user) is not so decent than the Dell one.
- ULMB strobe crosstalk is much more visible. On fast movements not just two but three trailing images can become visible if only for a short moment. The trailing image is visible a lot more often even when ULMB@120 Hz aligns with a rate of 120 frames per second.
- ulmb on the desktop does result in similar strobe crosstalk effects like in games.
- No difference in Diablo 3 on the Acer compared to the Dell, I start to suspect the reason could be related to how the game produces frames. But with the Acer I notice strobe crosstalk when you move the pointer in the game. It is actually visually different than the double image you usually have.
- Like with the Dell, pixel overdrive is disabled in ULMB mode.
- I cannot see any backlight bleeding (black image fullscreen, dark room) sitting in front of the monitor.
- There is no vertical interlace effect on scroll movements in browsers of movements in first person games
Before I bought the Dell S2710DG (TN panel) I had a Dell U2410f (IPS panel) for three years and I notice the difference especially when you move around slightly (few centimeters) you can see the effects typical for a TN panel: Even a minor change in view angle is visible on the dell tn panel.
Since you cannot have both the quality of IPS panel and the fast reaction times of a TN panel without having the disadvantages of one or the other the only possible decision to take if you want to have both advantages is to keep both monitors and find a suiting mounting solution so that you can swap quickly anytime you want.
Personally I rather tend to the Dell for games since after such a long time with an IPS panel monitor I do not want to give up the good ULMB experience of the Dell S2710DG. You just have to maintain the refresh rate <-> fps synchronization (ergo for 1440p have a gtx 1080 or better and adequate graphic settings).
I could not find any panel problems with the Dell except two areas in the lower part of the screen which become visible as darkened or shadowed areas on brighter uniform backgrounds. No idea what it is exactly or how it is produced.
Eventually this is not the outcome I expected but that is what the current (and affordable) technology seems to be capable of.
EDIT: Just for information and to reduce confusion, there is also another model from Acer, the XB271HUA
, which is different from the Acer XB271HU only for the fact that it has a TN panel instead of an IPS panel.Edited by dx234 - 8/18/16 at 4:57am