Question Scaling Issue, VA Panel quirk, or Other?

Oct 21, 2021
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Text and images on my new ASUS TUF VG32VQ monitor seem surprisingly blurry and boxy given the 1440p resolution, and I'm trying to get to the bottom of why. Below are a few comparisons to another (admittedly more expensive) 1440p monitor that was on display at the store.

Here's the store display's taskbar up close - View: https://i.imgur.com/wzGq8gm.jpg


and here's mine - View: https://i.imgur.com/B5JwzHw.jpg


My search icon looks like it's made of disconnected dots rather than a solid line, my Cortana icon has very little "core" black circle and is mostly grey fuzz, and I seem to have an extra row of white pixels horizontally bisecting my Windows logo.

Here's a web page on the store display - View: https://i.imgur.com/rnlUnSV.jpg


And here's the same page on mine - View: https://i.imgur.com/2am8YwZ.jpg


The thin text on my display tends to fade in and out and even the larger text to the right looks boxy rather than rounded like the store display.

Is this a scaling issue that I can fix by adjusting my settings, something to do with my panel being VA rather than IPS, or just the way the pixels are laid out on my much cheaper monitor? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 
May 21, 2021
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Try messing with the displays sharpness setting. Windows also has a tool to make test look better, I forget what it’s called but look for it in the windows settings menu under display.
 
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Thanks, my sharpness is already maxed, looks even worse when turned down. I also have Windows ClearType enabled.
That’s the one! Sorry I can’t help, looks like your panel’s pixel structure is to blame. My super high end 1440p ultra wide VA panel looks super sharp and clean so it’s definitely not a generic VA panel problem.
 
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