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So, it seems that the Asus MG279Q is still the best IPS 2K 144hz gaming monitor?

If you mean FreeSync ones then this was answered above. Also I think the XL2730Z is probably a better gaming monitor than the MG279Q; much greater FreeSync range (who wants to be limited to 90 Hz on a 144 Hz monitor?), blur reduction, no IPS glow, at the cost of viewing angles.
 
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If you mean FreeSync ones then this was answered above. Also I think the XL2730Z is probably a better gaming monitor than the MG279Q; much greater FreeSync range (who wants to be limited to 90 Hz on a 144 Hz monitor?), blur reduction, no IPS glow, at the cost of viewing angles.

AFAIK, there is nothing stopping you from turning on both 144hz and Freesync at the same time. Freesync kicks in where you're in range and automatically turns off when you exceed it, and some would argue that it isn't really necessary when you're hovering around 144hz anyway. I've been testing the Dell S2716DG for the past few weeks and the experience taught me that I am one of those people who can see a huge difference in visual quality between IPS and TN, to the point that TN is too washed out for me to use.

On the other hand, the Gsync IPS alternative is too expensive at $750, so I am considering defecting to team red for my next GPU upgrade.
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So, it seems that the Asus MG279Q is still the best IPS 2K 144hz gaming monitor?
for IPS Freesync yes

though you will only get 35-90Hz Freesync range which can be user modified to 56-144Hz Freesync


for TN Freesync 1440p 144Hz theres a few good options if you are ok with TN


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Gsync IPS alternative is too expensive at $750
true, but

(1) it better than either XF270HU or MG279Q and has a properly working Gsync Range of 30-144 or 30-165 with OC
(2) its much cheaper than the $1200-1300 Eizo Freesync
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AFAIK, there is nothing stopping you from turning on both 144hz and Freesync at the same time. Freesync kicks in where you're in range and automatically turns off when you exceed it, and some would argue that it isn't really necessary when you're hovering around 144hz anyway. I've been testing the Dell S2716DG for the past few weeks and the experience taught me that I am one of those people who can see a huge difference in visual quality between IPS and TN, to the point that TN is too washed out for me to use.

On the other hand, the Gsync IPS alternative is too expensive at $750, so I am considering defecting to team red for my next GPU upgrade.

I remember reading that to use Freesync on the MG279Q you had to set the refresh rate to 90Hz and it is disabled when you pick 144Hz, it doesn't work by just using 144Hz refresh rate and having it enabled when tour FPS is below 90FPS.

And as Chevidia said above, you can change the Freesync range of the MG279Q to 57-144Hz BUT you have to replaced the EDID, which is a lengthy and process that you must be willing to go through, plus it voids the warranty, but I'd recommend doing it anyway.

Regarding the XL2730Z, I gave up my IPS AHVA panel for this TN and it looks just the same minus the viewing angles, the XL2730Z is one of the few monitors with true 8 bit depth native displays with no Dithering/FRC, which used to be a feature exclusive to IPS panels making them "superior" in regards to image quality.

I'd say the XL2730Z looks just as good as the best gaming IPS panels minus the viewing angles.
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And as Chevidia said above, you can change the Freesync range of the MG279Q to 57-144Hz BUT you have to replaced the EDID, which is a lengthy and process that you must be willing to go through, plus it voids the warranty, but I'd recommend doing it anyway.

Regarding the XL2730Z, I gave up my IPS AHVA panel for this TN and it looks just the same minus the viewing angles, the XL2730Z is one of the few monitors with true 8 bit depth native displays with no Dithering/FRC, which used to be a feature exclusive to IPS panels making them "superior" in regards to image quality.

I'd say the XL2730Z looks just as good as the best gaming IPS panels minus the viewing angles.

Agreed with all of this, and even if you can enable FreeSync at 144 Hz on the MG279Q (when the range is set to the default 30-90 Hz) that doesn't really help. It can't really be argued that variable refresh rate isn't needed above 90 FPS, as it will still get tons of tearing once you're out of the FreeSync range. FreeSync only isn't needed if you can maintain 120 or more FPS, during which blur reduction is the better choice which the MG279Q lacks.

So it really boils down to viewing angles (who doesn't sit right in front of their monitor?) vs blur reduction and better FreeSync range, the latter for a lower cost too. Easy choice I think.
 
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So it really boils down to viewing angles (who doesn't sit right in front of their monitor?) vs blur reduction and better FreeSync range, the latter for a lower cost too. Easy choice I think.

The BenQ XL2730Z 27 sounds tempting at its current $500 price point, but I feel so burned by the Dell S2716DG that I am afraid of trying another TN panel. it didn't seem that I got a defective model, but maybe the Dell panel is just bad even by TN standards.
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The BenQ XL2730Z 27 sounds tempting at its current $500 price point, but I feel so burned by the Dell S2716DG that I am afraid of trying another TN panel. it didn't seem that I got a defective model, but maybe the Dell panel is just bad even by TN standards.

They are very similar panels, the Dell may have just had poor out of the box calibration. Actually that does bring up one con I left out; TN monitors often lack gamma options while IPS monitors almost always provide them. Although such gamma options are nothing compared to actually calibrating the gamma curve.
 
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They are very similar panels, the Dell may have just had poor out of the box calibration.

Well, that doesn't sound too promising. I think i'll just wait for AMD to release Vega to choose between Team Red or Green, and then go for either the Asus MG or shell out the 200 extra dollars on an Acer XB271
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What's the alternative to the BenQ for 1080p?
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How's this monitor at today's $399 asking price?

Edit:. Thinking of this monitor and a Fury X for $800 right now. I'm not impressed with the RX 480 reference and it's AIB prices are out of hand when I can spent $100 more on a Fury X...

Any input would be appreciated 😀
Edited by iRUSH - 7/27/16 at 9:40am
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