This thread is to serve as a rough review & tweaking guide for the Viewsonic VX3211-4K-mhd desktop monitor. Recommended settings, performance charts, and ICC profiles will be posted below.
Response time - Advanced
Freesync - on
Contrast - 70
Brightness - 68
Color temperature(custom) - R100, G97, B98
Contrast - 70
Brightness - 31
Color temperature(custom) - R100, G98, B99
All other settings left to their defaults.
Out of the box, the display has a noticeable purple tinge to grey tones and is over saturated due to the display’s native wide color gamut (~150% sRGB / 105% DCI-P3). Contrast ratio is relatively good at nearly 3200:1, which is about 3x better than a typical TN panel. ghosting is minimal for a 60hz panel.
(native gamut vs sRGB)
(native gamut vs DCI-P3)
Obtaining accurate colors:
For AMD graphics card owners, Radeon settings has an option for “auto color temperature” within the display tab’s color button, which takes EDID information from the monitor to provide a rough calibration to the sRGB gamut. If you don't want over saturated colors I recommend you enable this and use the appropriate ICC profile below.
I don’t own a 4k capable Nvidia graphics card, so I don’t know which driver settings are optimal for users of those cards. Perhaps an RTX owner can chime in below.
Backlight bleed is relatively good with each corner being slightly brighter than the center but not enough to notice in normal usage; there is no "hot-spot" effect where one section of the display is much brighter than the rest.
This image shows the bleed pattern but dramatically exaggerates the amount, in reality the backlight bleed/glow is much less noticeable.
The display takes to calibration well and is capable of mapping to both sRGB("standard gamut") and DCI-P3('wide gamut").
sRGB measurement report
DCI-P3 measurement report
ICC Profile download