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Do i need G-Sync ?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by solidair, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,271

    Problem for me is that the premiums certain catagories of monitors have are not worth it due to inherent limitations and QC problems. I dont feel like playing lotto with a purchase that expensive.
     
  2. ttaskmaster

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 5,081

    Location: Reading, UK

    What limitations?
    QC issues are covered by RMAs, no? Both my current monitor and the one it's replacing were sent out to replace unacceptably bad deals on the original lottery models, the latter of which is a documented defect that OCUK were happy to accept as unacceptable and promptly got another out.
    Quite simply, don't ditch the old one until the new one you get is confirmed as good enough.
     
  3. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,271

    Take IPS for example. So fare my preferred panel type but even at 144hz its a bit blurry. You could use ULMB or something similar which helps a good deal removing blur to the point that I am certainly not bothered or even really notice it but then you run into a situation where you dont have access to gsync/freesync anymore and the screen darkens a bit to much. As i said limitations. And regarding QC issues well a lot of backlight bleeds and ips glow wont be RMAd and if you use your 14 days return here in Denmark where i live they are allowed to cut a certain % off the refund depending on condition. Heck i have had that happen to me with one company returning a perfect monitor only to have them refuse to check it on delivery and then 6 days later claim it was slightly scratched. Its just to much hassle when paying top dollar/pound/DKK to have to worry about backlight bleeding and IPS glow. It should be such a rare thing but its not.
     
  4. solidair

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 95

    Am a bit pi**ed off got the monitor today and it looked mint then I switched it on half the way up the screen a horizontal line about a mm thick
     
  5. Phixsator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 10, 2012

    Posts: 2,271

    Sorry to hear that.. have tried that as well. Its frustrating to say the least, I mean its a lot of money for these premium monitors.
     
  6. solidair

    Associate

    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 95

    Got it from here so at worst i should get refunded just really annoying!
     
  7. NinjaSeb

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

    Posts: 326

    Just bought the Dell. So much better than all the garbage I previously bought and had to return.
     
  8. Hedge

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,770

    Location: Up Norf 2 Daan Saaf

    I recently bought a Gsync Ips. I find the high refresh rate fantastic and I find the way it masks framerate dips in The Witcher very nice.
    However I am not sure how important it's been because my Gtx 1080 can put out framerates that are high and steady in almost any other game so I doubt g sync is kicking in often anyway.

    I'm pretty sure all I needed was a 144hz monitor. The G sync is just an expensive addition.
     
  9. ttaskmaster

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 5,081

    Location: Reading, UK

    Then may I suggest going to a shop, having them set up the exact monitor you wish to buy and, if it isn't good enough, walk away in disgust?
    The more people who do this, the more shops will get narked, the fewer will buy stock not fully tested and proven, and the sooner Mfr's will up their QC.
     


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