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Thoughts? Is it better than the XB271HU for movies and TV shows? I understand we won't see 4k/144hz/g-sync monitors until next year.
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This is a crazy good deal because the WQHD (1440p) version was front paged at this same price last week! Nice find!
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This is a crazy good deal because the WQHD (1440p) version was front paged at this same price last week! Nice find!
Was thinking the same. Starting to feel buyer's remorse as I don't see my rig passing 60 frames all that often.
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Was thinking the same. Starting to feel buyer's remorse as I don't see my rig passing 60 frames all that often.
Well in that case it wont come close to 4k @ 60hz anyway, so you would need to turn down the resolution to something like 1440p which again doesn't make sense over WQHD version
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Well in that case it wont come close to 4k @ 60hz anyway, so you would need to turn down the resolution to something like 1440p which again doesn't make sense over WQHD version
I plan to upgrade the GPU sometime within the next few weeks once a deal for a 1080 pops up.


Issue I'm having is 1080p movies and tv shows tend to look very grainy on the 1440p. I'm hearing that 4k displays can show 1080p displays by having 4 pixels instead of just 1 showing the same color. But the same media on 1440p displays seems to not be able to do that thanks to the aspect ratio not being a perfect match?
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Was thinking the same. Starting to feel buyer's remorse as I don't see my rig passing 60 frames all that often.
I bought the WQHD version last week too, and I'm happy with it. Accessible 4K gaming is still so far away that it doesn't really make sense for the normal user to buy this just yet, unless you're ready to spend a ton of money on upgrading your PC.

WQHD and G-sync are already a big improvement for me. (coming from 1920x1200 res)

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I have this monitor, and i tried to tell everyone why this is better than the freesync version. But now i dont have to, RTINGS.com now reviews monitors! , http://www.rtings.com/monitor/rev...ng-monitor

Look at motion, it shows you images side by side with ULMB (also known as BFI) : Black Frame Insertion .
Even though it limits to 120hz, you can clearly see the image as its moving. vs 144hz/165hz which has a blur.
Yes 144hz/165hz is fast enough to show you the objects, but its not a clear object, its a blurry object @ 144hz/165hz.
You gotta turn on ULMB (BFI) @ 120hz, so that you can clearly and accurately see without blur.

This is critical in pubg, when someone stands up from the brush, you gotta see their head clearly, not a blur that might be a backpack.
When someone is crouch walking, and you're turning really fast, you gotta know that facing you is a head and not a backpack before you fire.

144hz/165hz can show you the shape of the enemy clearly, but just the shape, its ULMB (BFI) that shows you exactly which part of the person you're looking at, the front of their head or the back of their head.

If they are looking right at you, its fire first, ask questions later.
If they are looking away from you, you need to steady that shot first because if its not head shots, then they are just going to run away from you.

In conclusion, GSYNC includes ULMB (BFI), and freesync does not.
Turn it up to 100% brightness + ULMB and you will have more visual detail than you could ever get from the freesync version that is brighter.

And for those that say ULMB is too dark, just turn up the Dark Boost setting, and youll see everything clearly, even if its not brighter, its still clearer.
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I have this monitor, and i tried to tell everyone why this is better than the freesync version. But now i dont have to, RTINGS.com now reviews monitors! , http://www.rtings.com/monitor/rev...ng-monitor

Look at motion, it shows you images side by side with ULMB (also known as BFI) : Black Frame Insertion .
Even though it limits to 120hz, you can clearly see the image as its moving. vs 144hz/165hz which has a blur.
Yes 144hz/165hz is fast enough to show you the objects, but its not a clear object, its a blurry object @ 144hz/165hz.
You gotta turn on ULMB (BFI) @ 120hz, so that you can clearly and accurately see without blur.

This is critical in pubg, when someone stands up from the brush, you gotta see their head clearly, not a blur that might be a backpack.
When someone is crouch walking, and you're turning really fast, you gotta know that facing you is a head and not a backpack before you fire.

144hz/165hz can show you the shape of the enemy clearly, but just the shape, its ULMB (BFI) that shows you exactly which part of the person you're looking at, the front of their head or the back of their head.

If they are looking right at you, its fire first, ask questions later.
If they are looking away from you, you need to steady that shot first because if its not head shots, then they are just going to run away from you.

In conclusion, GSYNC includes ULMB (BFI), and freesync does not.
Turn it up to 100% brightness + ULMB and you will have more visual detail than you could ever get from the freesync version that is brighter.

And for those that say ULMB is too dark, just turn up the Dark Boost setting, and youll see everything clearly, even if its not brighter, its still clearer.
Thread is for the HK version, 60hz.
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Oh wow... this is the 4k version I was way off lol . But I don't blame you guys. At 1440p with 1080ti I only get 95-110fps most of the time. So at 4k it ain't gonna go much higher than 60hz. I tried it on my tv and I could see right into Windows in pubg without all the anti alias issues. From far away !. So I dont blame anyone for choosing this one. I almost did myself. But I play other games that require higher frame rate heh.
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I think most people forget that you will need an expensive video card (or 2) to push the video to this thing. Dont think a 1070 or 1060 6GB is going to get you good FPS in any modern game and decent quality settings. I have a 1080 and the 27" 1440 version of this and I love it but it does struggle to play some newer games on max settings and at 1440 resolution and decent FPS.
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I think most people forget that you will need an expensive video card (or 2) to push the video to this thing. Dont think a 1070 or 1060 6GB is going to get you good FPS in any modern game and decent quality settings. I have a 1080 and the 27" 1440 version of this and I love it but it does struggle to play some newer games on max settings and at 1440 resolution and decent FPS.

Is it possible the top-end Volta cards will be able to pull it off?


I don't see 4k gaming really taking off for at least another couple of years either. If Sony launches a Playstation 5, whether it can run most games at 4k/60fps reliably at a $400-500 price point may come down to whether graphics cards in the $2-300 price point have really advanced that much.
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is this good for normal coding tasks. I don't have a high end rig yet but am planning to get one soon. But I am also looking for a good monitor and am wondering if this would fit bill for doing coding task on my MBP pro 2015?
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I have this monitor, and i tried to tell everyone why this is better than the freesync version. But now i dont have to, RTINGS.com now reviews monitors! , http://www.rtings.com/monitor/rev...ng-monitor

Look at motion, it shows you images side by side with ULMB (also known as BFI) : Black Frame Insertion .
Even though it limits to 120hz, you can clearly see the image as its moving. vs 144hz/165hz which has a blur.
Yes 144hz/165hz is fast enough to show you the objects, but its not a clear object, its a blurry object @ 144hz/165hz.
You gotta turn on ULMB (BFI) @ 120hz, so that you can clearly and accurately see without blur.

This is critical in pubg, when someone stands up from the brush, you gotta see their head clearly, not a blur that might be a backpack.
When someone is crouch walking, and you're turning really fast, you gotta know that facing you is a head and not a backpack before you fire.

144hz/165hz can show you the shape of the enemy clearly, but just the shape, its ULMB (BFI) that shows you exactly which part of the person you're looking at, the front of their head or the back of their head.

If they are looking right at you, its fire first, ask questions later.
If they are looking away from you, you need to steady that shot first because if its not head shots, then they are just going to run away from you.

In conclusion, GSYNC includes ULMB (BFI), and freesync does not.
Turn it up to 100% brightness + ULMB and you will have more visual detail than you could ever get from the freesync version that is brighter.

And for those that say ULMB is too dark, just turn up the Dark Boost setting, and youll see everything clearly, even if its not brighter, its still clearer.
I am an avg gamer. I watch movies and education purposes. Which 4k/2k monitor should i get. Going to buy 2 monitors.
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I bought the WQHD version last week too, and I'm happy with it. Accessible 4K gaming is still so far away that it doesn't really make sense for the normal user to buy this just yet, unless you're ready to spend a ton of money on upgrading your PC.

WQHD and G-sync are already a big improvement for me. (coming from 1920x1200 res)
I went the exact same route, coming from 1920x1200 and I am SUPER happy with the XB271HU! I was admiring the screen for a full 3 days lol. 1440p on 27" really is perfect, as most people recommended. 4K would be too small for me personally. So to wait for 32" 4K IPS and 144hz.. to come down to the $600 level, I'll give it like 2 more years at least. Not to mention personally for me, I would have to upgrade my GTX 970 which is another 5 bills. I feel we made a wise choice.

Not to TC on OP's thread, because I would love to have 4K as well Smilie

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