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Old February 4, 2013, 11:32 AM
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... and soon they will even offer a 24" 1920x1200 panel for those interested.
Now if they offered a 27" at 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 I'd be interested.



BTW, they don't guarantee a refresh rate above 60Hz for any of their monitors despite overclocking claims.
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The only way I got use to mine was by selling off my other displays. It looked really bad when I had it next to my iMac.
10e warned me before selling it to me, but I had to try! Went back to a 24". I'm currently saving for a U2713HM
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BTW, they don't guarantee a refresh rate above 60Hz for any of their monitors despite overclocking claims.
Correct, only the X270OC can get UP TO 120Hz. Some people can get to 130Hz, some people get as little as 110Hz. Either way, they are superior to current 60Hz panels at prices that are indisputably second to none (The closest competition is made by 120Hz.net and costs a whopping $719.99).

The PCBs they are using is from the famous Catleab 2B monitors that people discovered early last yet before the price doubled and the PCB got restricted to ~67Hz. They are currently working on an in-house PCB that can might do 120Hz natively, we'll see.
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10e warned me before selling it to me, but I had to try! Went back to a 24". I'm currently saving for a U2713HM
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Now if they offered a 27" at 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 I'd be interested.



BTW, they don't guarantee a refresh rate above 60Hz for any of their monitors despite overclocking claims.
I used to have a Dell 2709W. 1920x1200 and 27".

I have an Overlord Tempest X270OC. The 120hz improves mouse and screen smoothness, but in terms of blur reduction it's a let-down. I feel that these are not overdriven panels because motion blur is worse than the other 27" 2560x1440 monitors I've used.. In addition, tearing at this resolution is less of a problem due to needing a super-rig to get 120hz at 2560x1440 without seriously reducing eye candy. There's no lag on this, but I didn't care so much about a little lag, as I did blur reduction.

Alternatively the "zero motion blur" thread over on [H] has shown me an LCD experience that is 98% as good as CRT for motion blur reduction using my BenQ XL2420T and lightboost. I actually bought a second GTX 670 to get my rig as close to 120hz as I can to maximize this benefit. But I digress.....

Another worthy competitor is the Viewsonic VP2770-LED. Factory calibrated as well and uses a Samsung PLS panel.
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Now if they offered a 27" at 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 I'd be interested.



BTW, they don't guarantee a refresh rate above 60Hz for any of their monitors despite overclocking claims.
they also dont offer pixel perfect displays anymore.
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Hmm, that doesn't seem right, your experience is quite the opposite of mine. When did you buy your panel? I got mine about a month ago.

I came from 3 Dell u2312HM 23" 1920x1080 displays in eyefinity. Even a single 23" Dell U2312HM had more evident motion blur than my X270OC. The U2312HM had slightly less input lag (something I was comfortable sacrificing coming from 3x1920x1080 to a single 2650x1440). This new 120 refresh rate was very evident in games like Guild Wars 2, TF2 and L4D2 and even caused two of my close friends to buy their own X270OC immediately after trying out mine. As I have said before, the panels that are being used are the same panels used in the 27" Apple Cinema Display. Luckily for me my wife has two of them so I have had the opportunity to compare them side-by-side in order to see the Tempest excel above and beyond the capabilities of a stock 27" 2560x1440 60Hz panel (same goes for the 27" Dell).

You are correct, the panels don't use an overdrive function as that causes dark discolored trailing and major artifacting issues beyond 60Hz. I will admit that there are a select few monitors that do use Overdrive effectively but the BenQ XL2420T and the Dell U2312HM are the only shining examples that I can think of. Most other monitors including the old BenQ XL2410T have a horrible Overdrive implementation.
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You don't really need a super rig to power that resolution. If you can afford a $500 monitor a single decent graphics card is the least of your worries. Although two graphics cards would be just sublime, a single $300-$400 graphics card (570, 670, 6950, 6970, 7950, 7970) can run most games at 2560x1440 just fine. I'm using a 6950 flashed to a 6970 that is overclocked to 940/1450 and I can run most games max and still get well over 100fps (excluding Far Cry3 and Chivalry). I get better framerate now than I ever did in eyefinity :).

The problem that I have seen (besides being just a 1080p Twisted Neumatic panel) with the BenQ XL2420T is that it blows out the brightness and causes the colors to look slightly washed out. I'm not saying the overlord is perfect but it does a pretty phenomenal job for being an extremely affordable 27" 2560x1440 display capable of up to 120Hz.

For someone who is interested in 2560x1440 displays, I don't think there is a better choice or better price imho.
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

I went a head and pulled the trigger on the Asus PB278Q today just because I got it for a really good price at a local shop that guaranteed me I could return it within 30 days if I have any problems with it or defects.

I really do like the Dell displays but some of the user reviews on the Dell website kind of scared me off. I will report back with results on the ASUS once I receive it and let you guys know if I end up keeping it or taking it back.

If I do end up returning it, I will go ahead and order the Dell next.

Thanks again guys!
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I've got the Samsung 27A850D, and love it.

My friend also picked one up same day as myself and agree its very nice.

Its image quality is excellent, and I do not have any issues running games at max resolutions with the latest games through my GTX680.
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

I went a head and pulled the trigger on the Asus PB278Q today just because I got it for a really good price at a local shop that guaranteed me I could return it within 30 days if I have any problems with it or defects.

I really do like the Dell displays but some of the user reviews on the Dell website kind of scared me off. I will report back with results on the ASUS once I receive it and let you guys know if I end up keeping it or taking it back.

If I do end up returning it, I will go ahead and order the Dell next.

Thanks again guys!
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I have a Dell U2711 and have had it for about 3 years. Before that i went through many monitors but after i got this one I have never looked at another one. Its perfect.
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