Originally Posted by anticommon
Any compromises required for 4k144hz?
From what I understand the $899 XV273K uses two DVI cables to reach [email protected]
(unless I am mistaken and am thinking of a different monitor). Would really like to see how these high-refresh 4k panels that do not come with the gsync module perform when connected to a nvidia GPU, I have been eyeballing one of these monitors but the reality is that my 34" ultrawide offers such a nice range of view that I don't know if I could go back to 16:9 even with higher refresh/resolution. Ideally there will be monitors in ~2160x5160 resolution supporting 144hz+ soon enough.
But still, does the response times seem any faster than the PG279Q? That's the monitor I had before my Alienware.
My understanding is to use 144hz i have to OC it and then you're limited to 4:2:2 Chroma, I'm at 120hz right now 4:4:4 and no issues because I'm willing to sacrifice the extra 24hz for 4:4:4 lol, the 10 bit panel doesnt have any signs of banding anywhere either which is really lovely.
The XV does have some other differences as far as i can tell, i looked into that one first but then found one review on this one at Tom's where it mentions the XB has some form of dimming.. And it does work to improve contrast.. it definitely has a lot deeper blacks and more depth to the image overall than the PG279Q, but the XV can do the 144hz using 2 DP cables and sacrifice Freesync. Now for all i know the XV might also have the same backlight and everything, but I dont 100% know this, I just know the XB says it has it and I couldn't find it stated either way on the XV. I'd say this IPS looks very very close to a VA panel in terms of shadow/black level, but with the color and viewing angles of an IPS, but im not really able to concretely test this, its definitely one of the best IPS-type panels ive ever seen
I also know some of the other monitors that are 4k and high refresh apparently cannot take high refresh at lower than 4k resolution, this one can, So i can easily go to 1440p if i REALLY desperately want high framerates, but the truth is when i want those really high framerates its usually something like League of Legends which will do 4k 120 all day on a potato. Overwatch goes along at 100fps solid
Motion is very silky smooth. The response feels about the same as the PG279Q, The only difference is, obviously, i cant run as many things at 100+ FPS anymore.. But I still get a really good 70+ in many things without sacrifice on my 1080 Ti and thats acceptable to me for the other things the screen offers
I did actually consider going the ultrawide route, but i was unsure on the curve with my photography and correcting distortion and etc. That was about the only other option to achieve a good color range plus higher than 60 refresh plus some form of adaptive sync solution (GSync or Freesync), I couldn't wait anymore for the Razer Raptor which looked quite interesting and this seemed like the best option i could do right now.