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It's as matte as matte can be. You can see it on solid bright colors that they are not clean but have that "broken" up look. It's not crystal matte as DELL loved to butcher their monitors with. But it's still fairly matte and not what I would call a semi matte or semi glossy.
I don't like blacks smearing and viewing angles on VA so I went with this one. For the money around 200 EUR... it's good considering those 144Hz panels and monitors at 2-4x cost are often worse in picture quality...

I have my gallery of pixel structure here for now if you want to compare: https://imgur.com/a/0ewvudg
The AOC pixel structure photo is in OP.

Cleanest most glossy like so far that I took a picture of is probably Z24i (old LG IPS) and 32GK850G (recent AUO VA). The Samsung VA and AUO IPS are probably behind that.

Personally I'm OK with matte but of course would prefer semi glossy/near glossy coating instead if possible, something probably that is on the VA variant although that one looks as if it's almost glossy (maybe too much glossy).
See the first photos of dark screen for comparison:
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-q3279vwf/
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-q3279vwfd8/

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Have you tried the BenQ Zowie XL2730 or other 1440p 144hz TN panels (except Dell)? If yes, is the coating just as bad or better?
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No I only played on the Dell and browsed windows some other time on it. Hard to tell without having it at home. You could check review photos for coating:
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-xl2730z/
https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/

From PCM's photos, the first photo in review of dark screen, it looks about same as these TN in terms of how matte it appears to be.
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The Dell has a much better coating than the BenQ, that's why I'm asking. The Dell's coating is almost perfect while the BenQ one was unbearable for me.
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Then your only choice is to see the 32GK850G, C27HG70, XF270HUA close ups and compare to Q3279VWFD8 close up photo.
There is no cross hatching etc. but it's definitely miles "dirtier" looking than the near glossy VA variant.
This is most visible on bright sites such as OCN, I don't notice the matte much elsewhere, bright solid colors then one can see that it's matte.

And I do not think there is any easy fool proof way to go and rip the coating off. The frame is pressed together and getting into it means prying it open. I know people used to do this risky butchery on some old monitors to remove bad matte coatings, if it's even still possible on these newer panels.

Panda made the VA almost glossy, BOE makes this IPS with a matte coating, AOC might not even get a choice of coating. From BOE the panel is advertised 60Hz with semi set backlight, TPV takes it puts on a wider gamut backlight, adds electronics that drive it at 75Hz and sells it under AOC brand. Browsing Philips catalog is a nightmare and finding their monitor to buy almost the same, they could potentially offer something similar if they wanted to, another company under TPV.

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Jack, what's your opinion about this Philips?

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Set range of the monitor in CRU to 36-76Hz. It will run 38-74fps synced + <38fps with LFC to at least as low as 1fps (tested now with RTSS limiting in a DX11 windowed fullscreen game, I can't see any tearing at low fps, may be different in exclusive fullscreen applications, many games run only windowed mode nowadays). No Vsync like stutters, no tearing. At near 0fps it may occasionally flicker, rare but can happen, probably no different than a Gsync monitor really when it comes to these inconsistencies.
There is no need to add FreeSync range in the extension block.
with 36-76 in cru (amd gpu) you dont get flickering?

i get heavy flickering in the range of ~35-38 in pendulum (full screen ticked) and in 1 game i tried (not the best game to try i guess... its The Council ) in borderless fullscreen, in just (exclusive) "fullscreen" freesync doesnt activate (dont know why, maybe game specific?).

please give as much info you have >.<
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Well, I kind of accidentally ordered one.
196€, so it's worth taking a very minor, from what I gather, risk.

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Quote: Originally Posted by iakoboss7 View Post
with 36-76 in cru (amd gpu) you dont get flickering?

i get heavy flickering in the range of ~35-38 in pendulum (full screen ticked) and in 1 game i tried (not the best game to try i guess... its The Council ) in borderless fullscreen, in just (exclusive) "fullscreen" freesync doesnt activate (dont know why, maybe game specific?).

please give as much info you have >.<
I tried it on GTX 1060. I can get it to activate by running a fullscreen adaptive synced application such as Pendulum demo and turning the monitor soft off/on while the application is running, this seems to be an issue on all units so far, there is a decent German list of Gsync compatibility reports from users made by a site: https://www.computerbase.de/forum/th...ungen.1848940/ by I don't think many people figured it out yet that most monitors with issues can be made to work this way. This I think has to do with how GPU driver and Monitor activate/detect adaptive sync and on some monitors they fail to sync unless an adaptive sync output is coming from GPU and monitor detects that. I think it can be resolved by driver update, something that AMD has been doing probably but Nvidia did not since they did not support anything but their Gsync module.

Borderless mode is Windowed mode so you need to enable adaptive sync for fullscreen AND windowed mode. Then it seemed windowed fullscreen mode was adaptive synced to me on Nvidia. Still running windowed mode you often run the risk of having Vsync enforced in some situations especially without adaptive sync you pretty much may get Vsync all the time in that mode, it can depend on the game and GPU overrides for the game.

Are you sure it's exclusive fullscreen and not only windowed fullscreen? So many developers lately are a bit lazy and they only offer windowed modes. When you ALT+TAB out of game and into it does the screen blinks to black and the computer kind of "hangs" for a short time as it switches modes? If it does noticeably blink to black then that is likely exclusive fullscreen. If there is no delay and you're immediately on desktop then that is not exclusive fullscreen mode.

In GPU drivers for selection of adaptive sync:
fullscreen = exclusive fullscreen
windowed = windowed, windowed borderless, windowed fullscreen

Overall no has yet gotten this monitor to work flawlessly without doing the above off/on trick on Nvidia I think. And the sync that trick makes only lasts until monitor goes to sleep or monitor restarts in any way, probably PC restart will unsync it again, as long as you keep the monitor it will work but once the monitor changes modes, goodbye sync and I get back a previous frame duplication.

I've set range to 1-144Hz and tried to find where the limits on lower and upper range are, when does it start to flicker and when does it start to tear. 38-74fps worked for me and with upper limiter I can run 38-75Hz adaptive synced, above 75Hz will start to show a tear, 37 and below flickers, so Nvidia starts LFC at below 38 when I set range to 36-76Hz and I then have 1-75Hz synced issue free (well OD is not ideal it gets stronger and stronger toward 38Hz, it's not adaptive).
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Well, I kind of accidentally ordered one.
196€, so it's worth taking a very minor, from what I gather, risk.
Please, write your impressions on this thread when you will receive it and spend a few days with it. Personally, I am not so much interested in games but I am interested in how well colors are displayed and how well it performs on movies.

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Hello there, from what I gather you have the same screen? How well does it perform when watching a movie and how accurate + vivid its colors are, would you say?


PS: my experience and measure of comparison are the two monitors shown in my sig_rig, from both of which I am very satisfied. Both are matte, I think

Thank you, and @JackCY , thanks a lot man for your input on that Philips. I've read it on Amazon com, as well... Too bad their power supply is like that. One cannot replace that, right?

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