Monitor for GTX 1080

reyazjunior

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I was looking for a monitor for my PC
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
MSI B350 Gaming Pro Carbon
Corsair H100i V2
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB DDR4 RAM
Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD
Phanteks Enthoo Pro
EVGA PSU
Just recommend me a monitor for my GTX 1080
I am not a competitive gamer, but ultrawide or large screen sizes are good for me. A high refresh rate is also good for me, as I play racing games
 

ubercake

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I would argue that the IPS "gaming" panels incorporating G-sync are pretty poor IPS quality panels (other than speed-related performance). Yeah, you'll get the viewing angles and color accuracy associated with IPS, but the backlight bleed is atrocious. I wish I would have kept my PG278Q (TN). It was better than my PG279Q or the XB271HU I had and returned after a day.

I still run with the PG279Q, but it definitely wasn't worth the IPS premium. If I hadn't sold my PG278Q just before picking up the XB271HU (could stand this for about a day) and subsequently the PG279Q (also not good but not as bad as the Acer), I would have also returned my PG279Q.

What good is color accuracy if the bottom right and top right corners of the screen (bottom right is especially terrible on both the Acer and the Asus IPS) in dark scenes are washed out with the backlight bleed?

What good are mega viewing angles if you're sitting directly in front of the panel? Maybe so your friend can watch the same thing your looking at while sitting to your left or right? The backlight bleed also makes the viewing angles a moot point for darker scenes.

I think Acer and Asus produce poor excuses for 27" IPS gaming monitors (although the Asus PB278Q non-gaming monitor I use for work is fantastic).

That being said, I'd prioritize my monitor selection as such with a GTX 1080:
1) G-sync - Greatest thing since sliced bread.
2) 1440p - Best res to use with a GTX 1080 to stay well above the 60 fps mark with just about every title (most around 120fps).
3) 120Hz+ - Helps with the smoothness of the image.
4) Good contrast. This helps with discerning details in darker scenes.

I really don't think the panels they use with the Asus and Acer 27" IPS gaming monitors are worth the IPS premium since they are of a lesser quality than those IPS panels historically known for the color accuracy and viewing angles.

Do you want top of the line TN or low-end IPS? If I could go back, I would have stuck with a top of the line TN.
 
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WDcMnQ/acer-monitor-umcx1aa002
or
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vhkwrH/asus-monitor-rogswiftpg348q
or
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz
or
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XvfmP6/asus-monitor-pg279q

*FYI, the CUSTOMER SCORES (i.e. 5-star scores) are not reliable at pcpartpicker. I don't know how they get them, but I've seen vastly different scores looking at this, NEWEGG and other sites.

Amazon is definitely useless too as they mix different scores.

NEWEGG is good if comparing Product A to Product B both at NEWEGG site, but even then sometimes a product is fixed in manufacturing but still shows a crappy score.
 


Most of those are TN panels. They are cheaper, but have crappier image quality (worse color, and washed-out off angle).

Of those, the DELL was probably not bad, though I wouldn't buy without SEEING IT IN PERSON.

Update: nope to the DELL and probably all the TN panels
https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/dell-s2716dg-review/
 

ubercake

Splendid
Moderator
I would argue that the IPS "gaming" panels incorporating G-sync are pretty poor IPS quality panels (other than speed-related performance). Yeah, you'll get the viewing angles and color accuracy associated with IPS, but the backlight bleed is atrocious. I wish I would have kept my PG278Q (TN). It was better than my PG279Q or the XB271HU I had and returned after a day.

I still run with the PG279Q, but it definitely wasn't worth the IPS premium. If I hadn't sold my PG278Q just before picking up the XB271HU (could stand this for about a day) and subsequently the PG279Q (also not good but not as bad as the Acer), I would have also returned my PG279Q.

What good is color accuracy if the bottom right and top right corners of the screen (bottom right is especially terrible on both the Acer and the Asus IPS) in dark scenes are washed out with the backlight bleed?

What good are mega viewing angles if you're sitting directly in front of the panel? Maybe so your friend can watch the same thing your looking at while sitting to your left or right? The backlight bleed also makes the viewing angles a moot point for darker scenes.

I think Acer and Asus produce poor excuses for 27" IPS gaming monitors (although the Asus PB278Q non-gaming monitor I use for work is fantastic).

That being said, I'd prioritize my monitor selection as such with a GTX 1080:
1) G-sync - Greatest thing since sliced bread.
2) 1440p - Best res to use with a GTX 1080 to stay well above the 60 fps mark with just about every title (most around 120fps).
3) 120Hz+ - Helps with the smoothness of the image.
4) Good contrast. This helps with discerning details in darker scenes.

I really don't think the panels they use with the Asus and Acer 27" IPS gaming monitors are worth the IPS premium since they are of a lesser quality than those IPS panels historically known for the color accuracy and viewing angles.

Do you want top of the line TN or low-end IPS? If I could go back, I would have stuck with a top of the line TN.
 

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