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Poll Results: Should I buy another G-Sync monitor?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Yes, gaming without it just isn't worth it
  • 100% (2)
    No, just tough it out until AMD Vega arrives then use Freesync
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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
So with the launch of the Samsung CF791 just around the corner and having had every intention to buy it, I went ahead and sold my Acer XB270HU to my buddy yesterday. After gaming without G-Sync for the first time in over a year since I first bought the Acer back when it first launched, I'm kind of realizing just how much it sucks to not have any sort of VRR at all for games after getting so used to it by now. So I'm wondering if it's even worth it to pick up the Sammy when I'm using a GTX 1080 and cannot take advantage of Freesync until AMD launches their Vega GPU which won't even happen till sometime next year which is quite the wait. Should I just buy another G-sync monitor like a Dell S2716DG on sale to use for now? Or should I just tough it out without VRR until theres a worthy AMD card to pair with the Samsung CF791?
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post #2 of 4
You'll get used to non-VRR again just give it a couple weeks, we've lived without VRR for a long time, its nice to have but not necessary. I too am eyeing this new Samsung, as it would be a killer entertainment display, and im on a 970 and would most likely still be on a 970 when i get the Samsung as i wait for Vega. I imagine you sold your XB270HU for about $500? Seems wasteful not to mention a downgrade to buy that Dell for $500 that you just got.
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post #3 of 4
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Originally Posted by Malinkadink View Post

I too am eyeing this new Samsung, as it would be a killer entertainment display
Yeah, but is it worth the asking price of €1200?

The new Philips sounds more like an "entertainment" display, as you can play some 4K Netflix on it with killer contrast and semi-glossy screen, and it's curved to help offset the viewing angle gamma shift.

Anyway, i digress. I'd tough it out.
    
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post #4 of 4
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That Philips definitely looks killer, it's the display that original BDM4065UC should've been. But it's about to be 2017 and that display is going to be only 60Hz and most likely not even Freesync supported either, and I just can't live with that. If it was 100Hz+ with Freesync I wouldn't even be considering the Samsung at all.
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I7 5820k Msi X99S SLI Plus Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda 4TB 7200rpm LG 55B7A OLED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair RM1000 Corsair 750D Logitech G502 
AudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250ohm Objective ODAC+O2 Amp 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 8700k Msi Z370-A Pro EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 512GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB Cryorig H7 Windows 10  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell S2417DG Ducky Shine 3 Cherry MX Blue Cooler Master V750 Cooler Master H500P 
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