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So, I came from an iiyama ProLite E2607WS-1which I was using for about 8 years. I was super happy with it, great colors, reactiontime and everything, but decided I want a 16:9 monitor, because 16:10 gave me a few disadvantages in some games.

I talked with some co-workers for a few days and decided I won't be doing a big mistake with buying the Asus VN279QLB. Bought it about 6 weeks ago and had plenty, oh plenty of problems with it. No dead pixels but brightness problems, color problems, noize problems, changed from HDMI to DP which solved some of them. But there is still some 'ghosting' or however you want to call it when I'm scrolling black text on white background. Besides that you can't turn the brightness below 90% without getting a really annoying noize. I read alot in different forums and it seems I am not the only one with serveral of those problems with the VN279QLB.

Now I decided I'm trying to sell it to get maybe 200€ back of the 300€ I payed for it. Read alot in this forum today and I am now sure I should increase my standards and look for a monitor that provides 120/144hz and 1440p. Maybe - but just maybe - it should also provide G-Sync.

Some facts for you:

  • Using a Sony-TV connected to my PC for Movies and Controller-Games (Action-RPGs like Assassins Creed or Dark Souls and stuff)
  • PC primarly for Starcraft 2 and browsing
  • From time to time I am playing AAA FPS Games (most recently Far Cry 4 and Wolfenstein)
  • Got a brand new PC last year with a NVIDIA Geforce 970GTX

As I said I'm looking for
  • 120/144hz & 1440p
  • Optionally G-Sync (do I really need it?)

Most important for me is that there is no ghosting / cords and that the monitor has a good reaction time.

If I'm getting back like 200€ for my Asus, I'm willing to pay about 400-600€ for a good monitor.

When looking on this forum, I have no idea what's a good choice and what's a bad choice.
When looking on Amazon, every single monitor seems to be bad.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 9
You sound like you'd appreciate ULMB as it removes all motion blur. With your budget this leaves you with two options; ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q and Dell S2716DG. Both have G-SYNC which can use instead of ULMB in games that drop to lower frame rates.
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You sound like you'd appreciate ULMB as it removes all motion blur. With your budget this leaves you with two options; ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q and Dell S2716DG. Both have G-SYNC which can use instead of ULMB in games that drop to lower frame rates.

The "ghosting" he described is most likely trailing that occurs when the response time is higher than the frame time, not sample-and-hold blur. VA panels are known for ghosting on dark colors. That said ULMB is pretty great if you can maintain a stable refresh rate. I'd also recommend one of these two same monitors.
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Thank you two.

After some research I decided the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q seems to be really big gamble. So much RMA. So many issues.
The Dell S2716DG on the other hand seems to be the exact same monitor, but with better QC and a little bit cheaper.

Ordered the Dell few minutes ago. You will hear from me in a few days.
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So, received the monitor two days ago and already sold the Asus for 250€.

I'm so happy with the Dell. Thank you guys for your advice! 144hz is a charm, the higher resolution obviously aswell. There is not the smallest sign of ghosting, tearing or motion blur, just perfect for gaming.

Colors are obviously no IPS and viewing angles could be better, but that was not what I was looking for. Guess I also had luck with no dead pixels and no real backlight bleeding.

If anyone is thinking about some kind of monitor similar to what I was looking for, I can advice you without any hesistation to get you the Dell S2716DG.
post #6 of 9
Just packed up my BenQ 3200PT and looking for a new monitor aswell, but I cant stop thinking about ACER XB270HU

It`s IPS+gsync+144hz its all I ever dreamed of, or is there a reason to choose the dell over the ACER XB270HU.
The only thing I hated about 2411Z was the TN panel colors were terrible.
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 1/30/16 at 11:54am
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

Just packed up my BenQ 3200PT and looking for a new monitor aswell, but I cant stop thinking about ACER XB270HU

It`s IPS+gsync+144hz its all I ever dreamed of, or is there a reason to choose the dell over the ACER XB270HU.
The only thing I hated about 2411Z was the TN panel colors were terrible.

Hah, sometimes I wonder if I should sell my XB270HU and get the BenQ BL3200PT instead. You'd be sacrificing a whole lot of image quality with the move from BL3200PT to XB270HU. You'd get back high refresh rates, ULMB, G-SYNC, and better motion clarity though.
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So, received the monitor two days ago and already sold the Asus for 250€.

I'm so happy with the Dell. Thank you guys for your advice! 144hz is a charm, the higher resolution obviously aswell. There is not the smallest sign of ghosting, tearing or motion blur, just perfect for gaming.

Colors are obviously no IPS and viewing angles could be better, but that was not what I was looking for. Guess I also had luck with no dead pixels and no real backlight bleeding.

If anyone is thinking about some kind of monitor similar to what I was looking for, I can advice you without any hesistation to get you the Dell S2716DG.

I have the Dell S2716DG as well. I am happy with the performance but it does have a washed out look to it. Do you have any tips for setting it up?

So far i have: Brightness 70%, Contrast 75%, Custom Color: R 86%, G 97%, B 94% and Response time set to "Fast". Then with Windows 10 and Nvidea Control Panel "Video" section I have these settings: Dynamic range Limited (16-235), Gamma all 1.0, Color: Bright +51%, Contrast +50%, Hue +179 degrees, Saturation +50%. Under "Display" Desktop Color Settings: All channels: Brightness 55%, Contrast 70%, Gamma 0.80, Digital vibrance 50%, Hue 0 degrees.

Just now I adjusted the Gamma from 0.80 to 0.63, Brightness 55 to 42%, Contrast 70 to 90%. This really helped the white wash look I had.
Edited by jleslie246 - 1/30/16 at 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by jleslie246 View Post

I have the Dell S2716DG as well. I am happy with the performance but it does have a washed out look to it. Do you have any tips for setting it up?

So far i have: Brightness 70%, Contrast 75%, Custom Color: R 86%, G 97%, B 94% and Response time set to "Fast". Then with Windows 10 and Nvidea Control Panel "Video" section I have these settings: Dynamic range Limited (16-235), Gamma all 1.0, Color: Bright +51%, Contrast +50%, Hue +179 degrees, Saturation +50%. Under "Display" Desktop Color Settings: All channels: Brightness 55%, Contrast 70%, Gamma 0.80, Digital vibrance 50%, Hue 0 degrees.

Just now I adjusted the Gamma from 0.80 to 0.63, Brightness 55 to 42%, Contrast 70 to 90%. This really helped the white wash look I had.

Brightness 29
Contrast 75
RGB: 99/100/96

Standardsettings in Nvidia Settings.

Very happy with those settings. Maybe you try these aswell.
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