Originally Posted by Frankyplz
This is reviews sums up the exact problems I have with this monitor I hope the second monitor they send me does not do the same damn thing.
- FreeSync does not work as advertised. (See below)
- Stand is terrible. You will have to use an aftermarket stand, factor this into the price.
- Dead Pixel, some stuck pixels.
- Speakers are pretty bad, but functional.
To start off with, this monitor was a phenomenal deal. I picked it up due to positive reviews here and elsewhere, despite my unfamiliarity with the brand. After unboxing it and attaching it to the incredibly flimsy stand, I booted it up and everything seemed relatively fine. There is one dead pixel on the left side of the monitor, but that's not really a huge deal. On further inspection, the whole display is not level. The stand fails to keep the monitor level, also it wobbles from very slight motion. Again, not a huge deal to me.
The main problem arose trying to actually set up the FreeSync function. The manual is basically worthless and essentially repeats what you can read on the on-screen menu. Long story short, after setting the display to 144hz and turning on FreeSync in the monitor menu and Radeon settings, it should work. Unfortunately, it does not, and the more I've tried to fix the issue the stranger the monitor behavior has become.
After setting FreeSync up and confirming it worked in the monitor menu, I got massive tearing in games and artifacts like vertical lines. Vsync on/off doesn't help. Issue occurs at FPS below 60 and every time the fps hits 63 exactly. Also occurs in many games when opening in-game menus. (GTA V, Civ 6, LoL, etc). Tried CRU to tweak refresh rate range and was able to get FreeSync working perfectly! Finally!
But only at ranges from 55-120hz.
Using CRU to "fix" the FreeSync (by setting refresh rate 55hz to 144hz) issue causes Windows to recognize it as 120hz monitor. Monitor menu confirms that refresh rate doesn't exceed 120. Strange. Software issue?
I checked and updated graphics drivers and monitor firmware. Rinsed and repeated the whole process, same results.
I'm not sure if this is an issue with AMD drivers or the monitor at this point, but right now it looks like you have to choose between having 144hz or having FreeSync. For me, this is a product not working as intended, but many people may not notice or care.
Monitor Firmware: M270QHD V07
Production date 08.16
tl;dr: It's a great display that as of now doesn't have the feature set that was promised.