Originally Posted by muSPK
I will say it again, I will never understand people buying this monitor and gonna pair it up with a GTX 970 / or waiting for Pascal (which can be a year off, atleast the Ti version). Even in the manual for this monitor, Asus says you need a GTX 980 Ti to get it to overclocked to 100 hz (though you will probably be able to run it to 100 hz with other grafic cards).
You are better off just buying a cheaper model that doesnt overclock if you really have to have a 3440x1400 monitor.
Yeah, it's not the least bit preferable from strictly gaming POV. I could keep this PG279Q, but since I've had tons of problems with these I went with the PG348Q instead. I absolutely need a new monitor now for both work and play, and this awesome ultrawide was the choice to go with after thinking long and hard of the options
My 970 (Even though oc'd to the max stable with BIOS mods) is struggling even with this PG279Q and will for sure struggle even more with the PG348Q -- but it's okay because I won't anyways have much time for gaming this year. Also it's not too bad if I can't get to 100hz, though that'd be great for work (web design).
Of course there are some cons compared to the more work-oriented IPS monitors, but the pros this has outweighed the cons for me. Cons include:
- No 6-axis color control
- Not "true" 10-bit but 8-bit + FRC
- Not factory-calibrated like some
- No fancy stuff like built-in calibrator
The reasons I went with this instead of the PA328Q or similar professional or semi-professional monitors are:
- This works well for gaming too
- More desktop space compared to a 27" 1440p monitor
- Less performance impact compared to 4K, won't go there or higher until OLED is more mainstream so maybe 2017-2019
- Exciting aspect ratio
- Perfect pixel density for my taste, just perfect!
- Doesn't need me to get a Quadro (can't find any info whether Maxwell and newer cards support 10-bit color, I guess I'll see that when the monitor comes..but this is 10-bit through FRC so I guess it doesn't really matter)
- Gotta say I like the design too, even though I've always preferred very subtle and minimal stuff..but this hits home
- Again, so much more desktop space without too small pixels (Even Win10 scaling isn't perfect)
And when I buy a monitor I try to keep it for years. The old one I had for 7 years, and the one before that was 6 years old. So this one seems to offer more in the long run too on paper at least.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I wonder what Interstellar on Blu-Ray will look like with this monitor.. can't wait to watch it again
I first ordered the XB270HU last Spring and have been shuffling monitors around since then, so I believe waiting for high end Pascal won't be too hard patience-wise Edited by kanttii - 2/24/16 at 9:16am