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Not that there is anything wrong with you if you want to buy this, and not that 240hz isn't obviously better than 60hz, but I am not sold on the high refresh rate thing.

Two years ago Linus from LMG did a blind test with a "bro gamer" and he did no better than chance comparing 60fps to 90+ fps. Linus tried it himself afterwards, and he did only a little better than chance.

I was playing an older Assassings Creed title on a GTX 960, which is capble of playing the game at 4k 60fps in a few scenes. I didn't realize that with vsync enabled that the game will automatically throttle to 30fps if you dip below 60fps. I played 2/3rds of the game at 30fps and never even realized it. It was only after I had happened to leave fraps on benchmarking another game that I noticed I was only playing at 30 frames.

When I altered the settings to get 60fps again I immediately noticed a difference. Higher refresh rates are better. Still, I was able to enjoy the game just fine playing at 30 frames. In my experience, it doesn't really matter that much if input lag is bad and framerates are low, so long as the experience is uniform and consistent.

My NON-gamer friend (who is now playing games for pretty much the first time in his life, thanks Overwatch) lamented how my computer feels so much "smoother". His hits 60 without issue, but my monitor's 120hz. And no, I didn't nerd out and tell him anything about it beforehand - he just sat down to play and made that comment. There's a significant difference between 60 and 120.
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This thing screams planned obsolescence to me. If this exists, surely they could have made a DP 1.3/1.4 240hz 1440p monitor. I guess monitor companies have to do SOMETHING to make impatient consumers swap monitors every few years, since most people won't upgrade so frequently.

According to a Swedish monitor reviewer there will be monitors that'll be presented in early 2017 with DP 1.4 supporting 1440p 144hz+ and 4K @120hz.

I can't wait to get my hands on an ultrawide monitor with the above specifications. drool.gif
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The problem with this monitor (and any of its kind) is that they're good only for games like CS:GO or Overwatch (wherein you can get 200+ FPS). If that's all you play, especially if you play "competitively" (i used the term loosely, as the majority doesn't even make money out of it, but enjoys the nomenclature), this is a great buy.

For everyone else, it's a waste. Several games are CPU limited, regardless of resolution or graphical settings, and will drop below 200 FPS quite frequently.
    
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Does Asus even have a 1440p Gsync IPS 144hz monitor that has decent QC?

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It's almost as if these companies conspire to intentionally hold back on their hardware so they can sell slightly improved monitors every a few years.

There's always a drawback. They're either too small (ie. 24"), come with crummy TN panels that are terrible to look at, only 60Hz, have high response times, or come with an ancient 1080p resolution.
post #46 of 163
i can still notice the difference between lcds and crts. this might improve the ghost and lag but i m sure they will overprice this thing lol
Edited by jmcosta - 10/17/16 at 2:08am
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How is the Asus PG279Q by the way? 1440@165Hz with an IPS panel and G-sync sounds pretty good. It is 4ms, so not the greatest, but is it still fast?
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How is the Asus PG279Q by the way? 1440@165Hz with an IPS panel and G-sync sounds pretty good. It is 4ms, so not the greatest, but is it still fast?
Last I heard it was absolute disaster in terms of QC issues. Blacklight bleed, IPS glow, etc all over the place and people were reporting on getting re-packed panels as replacements. That was from the OCN thread for that monitor, also the Newegg reviews aren't particularly shining either: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236660

Pretty much the main reason I stayed away from the Asus/Acer 1440p 144hz panels and went for a BenQ.
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So how would increasing refresh rate compare to simply using a strobed back light like ULMB mode?
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Does Asus even have a Gsync monitor that has decent QC?

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