honestly, can't tell. i just like that it's higher. i reconnected the alienware yesterday before giving it off to the friend i'm selling it to and i could not tell the difference, actually the perceived smoothness was better on the alienware i think, i think the gsync module does something better there. i have the issue with the F model that manifested yesterday and this morning too. the computer was off during the night, but i do not turn the monitor off. when i cold start the computer, the screen is all purple tinted and has a bright green vertical stripe in the middle. it fixed itself when i turned the screen off and on again. IT crowd style. have to google this, i think i saw someone mention that it might be the DP cable (using the supplied one) and if not, i will have to return. problem is, i already sold the AW :-\ edit: found a photo of the same issue on reddit: https://i.redd.it/sd53rr9745m21.jpg i have 2 weeks to diagnose this before my return expires, so we'll see.