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** POTENTIALLY THE BEST GAMING MONITORS YET!! ** Acer 34" Ultra-wides

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Gibbo, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. hrockh

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 22, 2012

    Posts: 110

    Location: Derby

    any chances that this monitor will fall in price due to the new competition by Samsung / Asus?
     
  2. Westie

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 21, 2003

    Posts: 6,759

    Location: Torquay - Devon

    doubt it as its still the best for gaming when tied with 1080/1080ti imo!

    i have one (x34) from first batch last december and its flawless.. very minimal BLB no dead pixels 100hz etc

    had it turned on every day since as i never turn my pc off and its made gaming alot more fun!
     
  3. fenchu

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 8, 2014

    Posts: 305

    well i ened up taking my panel back today the bleed was one thing but noticed the panel had marks on it also. The build on these things is rubbish the top bezel on 3 models i looked at today were all wobbly.

    Anyhow no coil whine new panel hits 100hz but at 100hz i have scan lines top half of screen very faintly , blb bleed minimal (better then last panel) and glow usual.

    I thought scan scan lines were supposed to be on lower hz ie 30 50 area :/
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  4. fenchu

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    Joined: Sep 8, 2014

    Posts: 305

    well returned the 2nd acer i owned checked another today in store and the bq is roughly the same on all wobbly top bezel (doesnt sit flat) , marks bezel.

    I returned it because of a 50 mm faint hortizontal black line on screen roughly just above crosshair (middle of screen), i think this is to do with the packaging the poly that they use on front panel.

    Anyhow swapped to asus pg34 builds better , miss the led lights but same stuff overall minimal blb minimal scan lines no coil whine 100hz out the box fine.
     
  5. Chipper500

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 2, 2013

    Posts: 417

    still got mine, had it since release...

    loving it
     
  6. olliej82

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 8, 2013

    Posts: 197

    I've had mine a year now, still love it and have no problems at all. Do you think we will get a firmware update to add HDR? I don't know if it would be possible but I know that some 4K TVs from 2015 received firmware updates to add the feature
     
  7. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 23,521

    HDR is not possible on this monitor or any current monitor. No monitor meets the current requirements.
     
  8. Mr Lazy

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 8, 2010

    Posts: 15

    Apologies for the necro, I am hoping that some existing XR341 (Freesync) owners are still subbed to this thread. Has anyone run the XR341 with an Nvidia card? I am trying to decide whether to upgrade my 390X with a 1080 or wait for the custom Vega 64 cards and am currently favouring the 1080 route. But when the XR341 was reviewed frame-skipping was noted above 60hz with Nvidia cards, which is concerning. I've done much googling and can't find any (recent-ish) user reports of this.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
  9. Howling

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 1,989

    I didn't do too much testing because the initial impression totally put me off on certain games, but I was running a Fury X on the XR34 since the monitor released so I was pretty accustomed to how the screen feels with AMD - sold my Fury X and moved to a temporary 1070 for the month or 2 leading up to RX Vega and games most DEFINITELY ran less smooth - to the point where I outright refused to play Rocket League or Tekken until Vega. Some games, like PUBG, seemingly suffered less from the stuttering (though it still wasn't as smooth as running on the AMD cards) for some reason - I can only assume because the frame rate was sufficiently low enough to not encounter the issue. As I said though, I didn't really test too much - I just saw horrible stuttering and avoided most gaming for a while :p
     
  10. JediFragger

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    Location: y0 Momma's a$$

    Wait for the Vega64 AiB designs m8, I think the 75Hz+Freesync benefit will be worth it. Personally I think a Vega56 Reference would be worth a go, as once tweaked and undervolted they don't run loud from what I gather :)
     
  11. Mr Lazy

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    Joined: Dec 8, 2010

    Posts: 15

    Thanks for both replies. I've now managed to find a couple of people saying they had no frame-skipping, but I've also found a couple of people saying they did have it, so perhaps it depends on monitor revision or something user-specific. I've tried one game so far (Elite Dangerous) at 75Hz with Freesync turned off and there was no frame-skipping or stuttering (I know it's not a perfect test but still). I might chance it, can always return the 1080 if there is a problem. To be clear, the primary reason for going the 1080 route is to do with temperatures. I'm fed up with my 390X turning my room into a sauna and I don't believe the custom Vega cards will be any better. I may wait until reviews of the ASUS custom cards are out (but with recent news it's not looking good), though I'd want a LC edition which are probably months away (I'm done with waiting) and based on current prices of the reference cards will be £700-800 minimum, which is just silly.
     
  12. old gamer

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    Joined: Jan 6, 2011

    Posts: 4,344

    Location: bristol

    i run a vega 56 undervolted and overclocked and temps are not to bad, up to you but the 56 will do a decent job running your xr34, if i remember right your freesync range is 35-75 and the 56 will have no problem with that
     
  13. CyberScy

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 29, 2015

    Posts: 102

    Location: UK

    IF only they had 4k 144hz HDR GSync 1ms, my dream monitor
     
  14. Robzere31

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    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 4,138

    Location: Redditch

    Bit late to the party, but picked up an X34a yesterday. My it's a great monitor.
    Picture is crisp & vibrant, additional desktop space is nice & build quality is good.

    Just got to find some nice 3440x1440 desktops now.