Best Monitor in the World.

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Enthusiast Extreme, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Enthusiast Extreme

    Enthusiast Extreme Limp Gawd

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    Hello everyone, I most recently had an LG 34UC97-S curved monitor that went out on me after a year of usage. It was a perfect monitor other than a few minor draw backs. It had a 10 bit panel, IPS, 3440x1440.... Now I'm trying to find something to replace it and I want the best possible monitor on the market similar to what I had. I have went ahead and bought a OLED C7 55' tv to use as a monitor, and while the colors are amazing, it's too big and making me dizzy and nauseous so I'll be returning that.

    Here is what I am comparing:

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    ASUS ROG Swift Curved PG348Q

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    Alienware AW3418DW



    If money was no object, what monitor would you buy, and why? I'm also open to other options, these two are just the ones most similar to what I had.

    I know asus is coming with
    ROG Swift PG35VQ but it will be a while and I keep hearing it's a VA panel and I prefer IPS... I need something asap so I can't wait.
     
  2. Jeff G

    Jeff G n00bie

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    From my personal research, the Dell is the current top 3440x1440 monitor to have. Hits the most check boxes for must haves.
     
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  3. geok1ng

    geok1ng [H]ard|Gawd

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    If it is IPS, it will not be the best monitor in the world, by a large margin: low contrast, backlight bleed and IPS glow.

    With caveat that after gaming on OLED, everything will look terrible to you.
    You will need at least VA+ULMB to counter OLED contrast and 0.1ms response time.
     
  4. Lepardi

    Lepardi [H]Lite

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    First of all I wouldn't buy a gimmicky ultrawide, the standard will probably never even get proper support. Nor would I buy IPS, these modern day panels with bleed, excessive IPS glow and lack of A-TW polarizer aren't worth the IPS hype.

    The new LG 32GK850 seems a really really awesome monitor, good 165Hz VA panel with nice response times + no obvious uniformity issues or "VA glow" because of bad black viewing angles like on the Samsung CHG70's.
     
  5. geok1ng

    geok1ng [H]ard|Gawd

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    lack of ULMB puts it miles behind the CHG70s when it comes to gaming. VA without ULMB= eye raping blur.
     
  6. NukeDukem

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    ULMB is only useful if you can maintain 120 FPS without dips, using V-Sync to cap games to 120 FPS. Otherwise G-Sync (or FreeSync) is the way to go for most people in most graphically intensive games.

    I have the new LG 32GK850G-b and with G-sync on it is far from "eye raping". It's a fantastic gaming monitor.
     
  7. vincentsixtysix

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    c7 but don't want that size or heavy price
     
  8. Lepardi

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    I was fine even with the CHG70 with strobing disabled. The 32GK850 is supposed to be even better without strobing than the CHG70?
     
  9. geok1ng

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    I dont condone buying monitors without checking pursuit camera images first. CHG70s are a blurry mess without scanning ( they allegedly do not strobe, but instead scan), adn i am yet to see a VA that does not degrade image quality when running above 120Hz.

    just check this review to compare Va with and without ULMB:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_strix_xg35vq.htm#response
     
  10. Lepardi

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    CHG70 is far from blurry mess though. My laptop IPS screen is a blurry mess, or U2312HM without overdrive is a blurry mess, but the CHG70 is just fine unless you really start nitpicking.

    The real problem with the CHG70 is gray uniformity and low black viewing angles.
     
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  12. Enthusiast Extreme

    Enthusiast Extreme Limp Gawd

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    I like the IPS screen because of the color vibrancy and saturation.... That's why I also like this OLED, but it's just too big. So far I've yet to find a viable replacement. I prefer something with G sync because there will be less motion blurr and my titan XP SLI setup with a I9 7980xe will have no problem pushing 100+ frames on most games.
     
  13. Q-BZ

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    I've seen some stray comments about image retention on these early run OLEDs. Is that really true in the year 2017 practically 18?
     
  14. Betauser

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    I'd trade you my ASUS X34 for your OLED :D Hopefully you'd find what you're looking for. I for one looking for OLED
     
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  15. Enthusiast Extreme

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    I have a 2 year replacement on image burn in with OLED (if it happens). The problem is the size of the screen. I wish they made OLED monitors.... The only OLED monitor is dell for 3.5k. and even then that’s a flawed design vs a HDR OLED C7 tv.
     
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    I'm not moving to using ULMB until I can have both G-Sync and ULMB. We know NVIDIA has researched this, filed patents, and has yet to apply those patents to released products.
     
  17. geok1ng

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    you mean, blatantly stole the work of Mark from Blur busters?
     
  18. StormClaw

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    Get the LG 38UC99

    It's 38" widescreen. The size and resolution is fantastic. I prefer it over 34" widescreen.
     
  19. Enthusiast Extreme

    Enthusiast Extreme Limp Gawd

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    Yeah I just don’t know why any company in their right mind would pair a 1500$ dollar monitor with FreeSync and not Gsync....
     
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    We all know it would be $2000+ if it was paired with Gsync. Nvidia tax FTW! ;)
     
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  22. StormClaw

    StormClaw Gawd

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    i'd still buy it cause it would have been fucking perfect
     
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  23. Gatecrasher3000

    Gatecrasher3000 Limp Gawd

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    Love my x34, it has everything I currently want in a screen, and its over two years old.
    when a GPU can push 4k at 120fps, then maybe Ill look at a new screen, until then though its x34 for me.
     
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  24. Enthusiast Extreme

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    I’m thinking I’m going to give Asus PG348Q a try.
     
  25. Q-BZ

    Q-BZ Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Eizo and NEC Display are AWOL in this scene.
     
  26. Larry Gilmore

    Larry Gilmore n00bie

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    After searching in Google and found Acer S277HK is the world best monitor in 2017. Hope its correct. :)
     
  27. Enthusiast Extreme

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    I got th Asus PG348Q, and the colors looked so washed up compared to the OLED that I literally couldn’t stand it lol! I guess I’m going to stick with my LG C7 55’ for now.... nothing better it seems is out for now.
     
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