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Is it recommended to buy this screen? I'm running a Radeon 290 (no idea when I'll be able to upgrade, given current availability) and I've been eyeing the Eizo FS 2735 for almost a year now. What stopped me was the apparent poor quality of those screens.

The German Amazon reviews are non-existent and the US ones basically say stuff akin to "I lucked out and only have 3/4/5 dead pixels". That doesn't sound too encouraging, even with Amazon's nice return policy. Is it possible to get a panel without such obvious damage?

I now run on a Samsung PLS, 1080p @ 27" & 75 Hz (oc) and I feel that I could maintain 150-160 Hz absolutely without issue in Overwatch at my settings (almost everything low), even with render scale (0.5 - 0.75x of 1440p).
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They are all so far the 2015 AUO IPS 27" 1440p M270DAN02.X panel including EIZO. The EIZO is so much not worth it's price it costs over double of the cheaper models and you get quite similar panel lottery with any brand including EIZO.
I've tried 3 XF270HUAs 2.6 borderless, overall they have minimal BLB but glow can vary, no dead pixels but one has many many bright parts of subpixels and IMHO Acer is dumping failed QC panels into the freesync variants and keeps better panels in the Gsync variants that cost a lot more.
Nixeus as far as I know uses the same panel 2.3 with border as PG279Q but with hopefully a better plastic frame to avoid too much BLB. Does it work or not, check this thread I suppose and reviews elsewhere. There have been the same amount of complaints about Nixeus as about other branded monitors based on this AUO panel. There is no silver bullet. None of the brands has any extensive QC, maybe EIZO tries but then you pay double the price.

All monitors for quite some time are a lottery when buying, so be sure to have an easy at best free return option. Same reviews as seen on .com or any other site apply to what you will find sold in EU, it comes from the same factory.
Unfortunately Nixeus is doing the same mistake as Acer and offers their reasonably priced M270DAN2.x only in western part of EU where people are more likely to pay more for a Gsync variant while central and eastern probably northern and southern too are left with no options other than the expensive variants. They go after the easiest, biggest, most wealthy markets, UK and DE, leaving everyone else dead in the water, unfortunate. And reshipping to work around these brand region locks adds additional cost and hassle.

If you get dead or bright pixels or obvious bleed etc., well that's an easy return. Sadly a lot of these M270DAN2.x panels suffer from yellowing, some have worse angles and increased glow, poor color temperature uniformity, etc. some people are willing to tolerate these issues, some not. And there are many more odd issues you can have, mistakes within the panel that shine bright, cracks/scratches, and so on.

There is nothing else much you can choose either, the new Samsung 27" VAs are possibly even worse QC wise. TNs have crazy 1.8 gamma by default, made for different gamma curve or something, some can be OSD tuned to 2.2 some not.

If you can roll a dice a few times on the Nixeus EDG 27" I would say go for it. Or other of the cheaper variants unless you can find say Acer XB271HU/HUT at a good price or used, this is the model I see people settling with in the end when they can afford it or find one that is decent.

There may be an updated version of this panel from AUO in 2018 but probably not sold before the end of 2018 as production is rumored to start now. Maybe Nixeus knows more but probably can't say anyway a thing about future products of theirs or of AUO.
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What a nicely detailed answer! Unfortunately it perfectly articulates my thoughts as well frown.gif

At this rate, 2018 shapes itself to be yet another year I spend at 75 Hz, 1080p and with Radeon 290; hopefully with a Ryzen 2000, but who can say...
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What a nicely detailed answer! Unfortunately it perfectly articulates my thoughts as well frown.gif

At this rate, 2018 shapes itself to be yet another year I spend at 75 Hz, 1080p and with Radeon 290; hopefully with a Ryzen 2000, but who can say...

I just got the panel and it did not have any physical issues, see my post on previous page. I also have 290s. Only concern was that freesync was not playing Witcher 3 smoothly even though the frames were at 60-70. Peter Nexus noted that the current AMD drivers are having issues with freesync. I'm waiting for the next AMD driver to reassess.
 
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If you don't mind smearing then look at the 2017 32" Samsung VA based monitors. The 27" would be better but they have so far tragic QC. There is a new VA LG 850 32" but it's insanely priced. The rest new are all/mostly 4k, ultrawide and so on, $1-2k monitors.
When you do find a reasonable quality AUO M270DAN2.x it's decent. I'm on XF270HUA right now still before sending them all back. M270DAN2.x is a reasonably fast panel for 144Hz, it can do it, colors are OKish if you find one without yellowing parts or other annoying issues.
It's a lottery a big one especially with 100Hz+ panels.

If you can buy and if needed return cheaply the Nixeus or other brand variant, try a few. Everyone has to and everyone does as there is no QC almost for any monitor for quite some time, companies trying to sell any and every panel possible, putting the returns losses to cost of the product.

FS vs GS, I prefer FS/AS but neither implementation is 100% issue free and with FS/AS you can't even get a good enough card to run high refresh on 1440p and above for modern games.
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Just dropping to say I decided to try this after returning my Crossover 27 Fast 144 with stuck pixels and a couple of hours in I think I've finally found the monitor I've wanted. Can't find any problem pixels and glow, backlight bleed and all are well within my (small) tolerance. I run an Nvidia GPU, but honestly I'm as happy not paying for G-Sync and just using Nvidia Fast sync on a high refresh rate monitor. I bought the EDG 27S (non-adjustable stand) for $400 and the "gamer"-styled stand was my last favorite part of the whole display anyway.
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Myself, I'm now also eyeing the Benq XL2740 (6 bit TN, 27 inch, 1080p). I think I'll get both and return one.
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