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Hello, I currently own an ASUS PB287Q monitor which is 4k 60FPS, and am wondering if it is worth selling it and buying an ASUS PG279Q 144Hz 1440p Gsync monitor.
Thank You.
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Depending on what you use it for it is a bit of a downgrade. However if you play lots of first person shooters then the higher refreshrate will benefit you consideribly. For everything else like web browsing, MMOs, etc that would be a downgrade.
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Picture will look noticeably less crisp and noticeably more aliased, motion will feel much better.

You might want to wait for the upcoming ASUS 4k 144 Hz monitor which I wager will have G-SYNC and ULMB.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post

Picture will look noticeably less crisp and noticeably more aliased, motion will feel much better.

You might want to wait for the upcoming ASUS 4k 144 Hz monitor which I wager will have G-SYNC and ULMB.

along with a hefty price tag.
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Hello, I currently own an ASUS PB287Q monitor which is 4k 60FPS, and am wondering if it is worth selling it and buying an ASUS PG279Q 144Hz 1440p Gsync monitor.
Thank You.

I would have to say the G sync 1440p screen is a far more enjoyable gaming scenario ...

I have both a 4K screen (actually a 48" Samsung JS9000 TV) and a G Sync 1440p screen ... I've tested the 4K gaming on the Samsung and it's pretty dang gorgeous looking but I just can't get over the input lag and being tied to regular 60hz Vsync. The 27" G sync 1440p screen is just so much more enjoyable and fluid ... but then again, I hate all things laggy and the 4K TV, though quite gorgeous to look at, just falls way behind in gameplay/fluidity ...

I don't see myself committing to anything 4K (monitor wise) for at least another year or two ... 1440p is the sweet spot as far as I'm concerned and I can keep any title I play maxed out and still always be between 80fps and 144fps ...

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Youll lose one thing but gain two. Lost of high resolution but gain of high refresh rate and gsync. Id consider that an upgrade. Also I myself went from 4k 60hz (Samsung U28D590D) back down to 1440p with 144hz and gsync (Acer XB270HU) and have never regretted it.
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Thank you all for all of the input, for now it depends on whether I can even sell my current monitor tongue.gif
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I actually just did this with the same ASUS PB287Q 4K monitor.  I love the high resolution way too much, but once I tasted 144hz IPS 1440P i was hooked!  Granted i got three ASUS MG279Q 1440P 144hz monitors for eyefinity, i was a little bummed dropping in resolution but the smoothness beyond 60hz is amazing.  Now the challenge is finding a way to get my FPS up hahaha.

 

I retired my 4K monitor and placed it above my triples as another display for misc stuff and another system.

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Hello, I currently own an ASUS PB287Q monitor which is 4k 60FPS, and am wondering if it is worth selling it and buying an ASUS PG279Q 144Hz 1440p Gsync monitor.
Thank You.

If you can push 80 to 144+ FPS consistently across every game you play? Then no way is it a downgrade ...

I have a 60hz 4K (non g sync) screen and a 144hz G sync 1440p screen (2K) and I can't stand playing on the 4K screen ... perhaps if I had a decent G Sync 4K screen I might think otherwise but I don't thing so. I'm a total FPS Slut(tm) and can't stand playing anything lower than 75FPS ... so I never play on the 4K screen, *ever* ...
    
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