You also have to put “sense” vs. “must have” in to the equation, like atomicus was saying, and I don’t mean any offence to anyone here by that as I have been just as hyped about this monitor. I have the money, I am tempted to buy 2 possibly 3 of these monitors, but cant justify paying almost 500 squid more for each monitor, just for g-sync and “up to” 40hz more refresh rate, than buying a Dell U3415W. That would be 1K to 1.5K just for a slightly higher refresh rate.
I was in the electronics industry many years as a technical engineer for some of the leading manufacturers, so know exactly how much these things really cost to make, and the price up on this monitor is more like 600%, put you also have to put into that cost technology rights, packaging, design royalties etc, so its not just about the silicon and plastic.
Both the X34 and the PG348Q are beautiful monitors and I was so hyped about them, and came so close to pre-order a few times, even yesterday, after watching the new DOOM trailer, set to be released May 13th, I thought about how amazing it will be playing it on the PG348Q : -)
But I do plan to change my aging Titans for Pascal’s this year, and I am guessing they will have DP 1.3, seeing as AMD cards will.
I found this forum thread that has some interesting sections. Section 10 of 10 is the most interesting. Its about DP 1.3 and the last part in section 10 is about future monitors. But you have to scroll past a lot of stuff first to get there..
So if you are like me and plan to get the next AMD / Nvidia cards this year with DP1.3, it seems like holding out until the end of the year or 2017 may be a wiser choice. DP 1.3 will bring much better refresh rates and enhancements. Paying 1K for Pg348Q or X34 now, and then finding the price has dropped to 799 in a few months is going to hurt a little, but with UHD media out this year and players, and the new enhancements and higher refresh rates DP 1.3 will also bring to gaming, it will hurt even more next year.