Need a new, 34GK950G-B or AW3418dw?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by fisker770, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. fisker770

    fisker770 n00b

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    Hey guys.

    I cannot decide between these two:

    apperently the LG has over saturated colours, but i dont know by how much? since this is a new panel perhaps it has better lottery aswell


    And the alienware has a big issue with flickering when you OC the monitor. Many reports around. And i dont want to do the hassle sending it back etc.



    Lets pretend they cost the same.. which one should I go for?
     
  2. dvsman

    dvsman 2[H]4U

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    That flicker - I just switched to a 3418dw myself and it's definitely true. At OC refresh rates it does flicker. Sure it's a bummer I can't get 120 but 115 isn't too bad. I'll trade off everything at max and a lower refresh rate any day. As long as it's consistently above 60 or maybe 75 - I'm a happy camper.

    I don't have any experience with the LG to offer info but another factor would be your use case and preference. If you like the colors on one vs the other.and does GSync mean anything to you? Now that variable refresh rate on Pascal/Turing is a thing, you might be able to expand your search to non-Gsync / Free sync only monitors as well. FWIW!
     
  3. fisker770

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    thanks you.

    I have looked into their variable sync, but so far theres not really any ultrawides worth mentioning. and who knows if the lg F version will ever be supported. hmm
     
  4. Anemone

    Anemone Gawd

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    I saw a Google sheets somewhere where they were tracking the models that worked with Gsync VRR, and the F model was listed. If I were making the choice that's where I'd go, HDR, full DP 1.4 with 10 bit, a low latency mode and VRR support? Make sure you check more before launching however. We'd ideally like to find some folks who report back on the pro's and con's
     
  5. fisker770

    fisker770 n00b

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    Ah good idea, thanks.
    I found this via reddit, a bunch of sheets, but i cannot find the f-model so far :/ guess I should wait for it and see. hopefully they'll all support it at somepoint. seeing theres ALOT more monitors listed than what nvidia postet



     
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  7. fisker770

    fisker770 n00b

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    I love you.

    lol . haha thank you so much dudes!
     
  8. Archaea

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    My Alienware aw3418dw doesn’t flicker at 120hz

    You aren’t guaranteed 120hz, you are guaranteed 100hz. That’s why they sell it as an overclock. But most people do get 120hz without flicker.

    The difference between 100hz and 120hz is pretty much indistinguishable

    Heck I can’t tell the difference between 75Hz and 144hz in my gaming testing with two nice Freesync monitors. Both felt buttery smooth. If you turned Freesync off I could tell, but not with Freesync on.
     
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  9. Aluminum

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    FWIW, the F version of the LG 34" ultrawide with latest firmware basically removes any rational reasons to pay $200+ extra for the G version: Input lag + pixel response is now in the same "pro gamer" class (previously had like 10ms extra processing delay vs basically none on gsync module) has native 144hz instead of 120hz OC, works fine with gsync, does not lock you out from adjusting to normal gamut colors if you want them.

    I guess there is still a difference if you want the "frag harder disco light ring" on the back, but you can do your own a lot cheaper ;)

    Its a fair bit pricier than the AW though, 1k is the cheapest recent sale I've seen. If you like wider gamut gotta pay for it.
     
  10. Archaea

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    From TFT. The Alienware AW3418DW 34” still has less input lag than most gaming monitors including the LG you champion, 4ms vs 14ms total (input and pixel combined). If that’s discernible or not is a valid question — but there is a difference and I wouldn’t say that LG is clearly in the “pro-gamer” category based on this lag chart. I would say the LG is perfectly acceptable for gaming based on my own subjective tastes and requirements at that 14ms.
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  11. Phlorge

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    AW3418DW owner here. Mine overclocks to 120. Also I know for a fact if it ever doesn't - Dell advance ships replacements for you. It also has incredibly low lag as the previous person before me shows.


    Not to mention is regularly 800$. The monitor is a no brainer. I paid 1000$ for it and I have zero regrets.

    I bought a colorimeter for it as well and it benefits heavily from that due to the poor calibration out of the box. Gamma control in the OSD is obviously preferred, but with Nvidia automatically applying .icc profiles to all games now - there is very little that should be holding people back at this point.
     
  12. Aluminum

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    Thanks for showing you didn't really read what I wrote, just skimmed it. Too busy running off to grab a chart to "be right" I guess?

    That test is from October, there is new firmware out that fixes this.

    Coincidentally on the front page of http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ it also mentions:

    They don't exactly test a lot a monitors (let alone re-test) as they seem to be rather picky about what they spend their expertise on.

    And then we can have nice new numbers to argue about. Several people who have already updated theirs seem to be happy with the change.
     
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