Author Topic: Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors  (Read 6798 times)

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Crossover
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 07:29:13 pm »
Crossover

Crossover 27 Fast 144

Review by Playwares

The Crossover 27 Fast 144 uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets, a matte black and silver bezel, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate. Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2018, 07:32:34 pm »
Dell

Dell S2417DG

Review by Tom's Hardware (Low contrast but decent color accuracy)
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Rtings (low contrast and bad color accuracy)

The S2417DG suffers from less overshoot ghosting than the S2716DG and uses a less grainy matte coating than the original S2716DG revisions, but suffers from the same banding and panel quality (large contrast and color accuracy differences between multiple tested units) variances.

Quote from: PC Monitors
The monitor uses a light matte anti-glare screen surface with a relatively smooth surface texture. This is similar to the surface used on newer revisions of the S2716DG and provides superior clarity and vibrancy potential compared to stronger matte screen surfaces, such as that used on earlier S2716DG revisions and various other 144Hz+ monitors. The screen is free from obvious graininess, even when observing the brightest shades, whilst quite effective glare-handling characteristics are maintained.

#1 Dell S2417DG banding horror story with Proof from Reddit
#2 Dell S2417DG banding horror story with Proof from Reddit

Dell S2716DG

Review by =DEAD=
Review by NCX (grainy matte coating)
Review by PC Monitors (low gamma)
Review by Rtings (low contrast and gamma; A07 revision)
Review by TFT Central (low gamma)

According to PC Monitors updated review revision of A01 and higher no longer have HDCP issues and have a much lighter matte coating.

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The monitor uses a light matte anti-glare screen surface with a relatively smooth surface texture. This is similar to the surface used on newer revisions of the S2716DG and provides superior clarity and vibrancy potential compared to stronger matte screen surfaces, such as that used on earlier S2716DG revisions and various other 144Hz+ monitors. The screen is free from obvious graininess, even when observing the brightest shades, whilst quite effective glare-handling characteristics are maintained.

Like the S2417DG, the S2716DG suffers from horrific banding in dark scenes, suffers from significant contrast variance and tends to have low preset gamma.  I tested the original version with the grainy matte coating, but my unit had significantly better preset color and gamma accuracy, as well as >900:1 contrast.  The S2716DG also suffers from obvious overshoot ghosting which shows up even when scrolling text (black text on a white background), and is significantly more obvious at 60hz.

Dell S2719DGF

Review by NCX (low preset gamma)
Review by PC Monitors (low preset gamma)
Review by Rtings
Review by Tom's Hardware (review submitted by MagicalChicken)

Fully adjustable 155hz (overclocked; 144hz native) 2560x1440 AUO TN panel with a grainy and sparkle free matte coating, Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, and 2x 3.5mm Audio Out, of which one is amplified or has volume control while the other has fixed volume output for speakers.  The Dell has excellent preset color accuracy aside from the gamma which may be too low, resulting and dull and washed out image quality.
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Eizo
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2018, 07:33:14 pm »
Eizo

Eizo FS2735

Review by Extra Hardware CZ
Review by Hardware Info
Review by PRAD
Review by TFT Central

The Eizo FS2735 uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, excellent colour presets, a high quality matte black bezel which increases the perceived black depth*, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate. Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 56-144hz/fps, eliminates tearing and lag, it is the only AHVA Free-Sync monitor with back-light strobing, and has excellent 1080p scaling which makes it the best all around 27" 1440p AHVA 144hz monitor for PC and console gaming, and watching 1080p content.

*Dark matte grey bezels increase the perceived black depth even more.
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Gigabyte
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2018, 07:33:46 pm »
Gigabyte

Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by IT Hardware PL

Fully adjustable matte 144hz 2560x1440 Innolux IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) Displayport, 2x HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Gigabyte has very accurate preset color accuracy, but has a very minor preset pink tint, and slightly slower pixel response (some transitions are 2-3ms slower) times, and significantly more overshoot ghosting (20%) than 144-165hz 1440 AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) Belgium Hardware tested such as the Acer XB271HU (15%), Asus MG279Q (5%), and Asus PG279Q (3%).

The Gigabyte over-saturates SDR (130% or 30% over-saturation of the HDTV/REC709 and sRGB color spaces used by non-HDR content) colors by default since it has a semi-wide gamut panel with DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage (>92%) and capability (>400cdm/2 brightness), but it does have a good sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation.
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HP
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2018, 07:34:03 pm »
HP

HP 27 Omen

Matte 144-165hz AUO TN panel with Nvidia G-Sync (30-165hz range) and back-light strobing (ULMB up to 120hz)

Review by Review by =DEAD= (Proof of lighter matte coating vs non-Dell G-Sync TN panels)
Hardware Info Review and link to the colorimeter and oscilloscope measurement page.

No mention of banding or the matte coating.

It's quite accurate and vibrant (without over-saturation) since it has accurate preset gamma (2.19 average which is significantly superior to the S2716DG) and 96% sRGB color space coverage. The contrast ratio of the unit tested is under 900:1 which is slightly below average but normal for 27" 1440p TN panels. It can also output 410cmd/2 brightness when ULMB (back-light strobing) is enabled vs 120cdm/2 maximum a few years ago.

It has 13% average overshoot when the bet overdrive setting is used versus the overshoot ghosting plagued S2716DG which has 35%. A direct competitor, the PG27VQ has 3% along with the PG279Q.

The top screen 60hz Leo Bodnar (limited to 1080p @60hz) input lag measurement is half a frame (16.7ms) @8ms, similar to the 7-11.7ms of competing 1440p TN panels with G-Sync. The fastest monitors measure around 1.8-4ms. The 165hz lag value will be less, and 8ms is not something to fret about unless you are the Flash.

Review by Rtings

They state the color grey scale and color gradient banding is worse than that of the S2417DG and S2716DG, but they don't mention the dark scene banding the Dell monitors suffer from. The HP has significantly better preset color accuracy than both Dell monitors they tested, but the contrast is still below average (800:1) at 755:1 (calibrated contrast).

Here are some comments I made about the Belgium Hardware review I surmised and posted 7 months ago:

"It has 13% average overshoot when the bet overdrive setting is used versus the overshoot ghosting plagued S2716DG which has 35%. A direct competitor, the PG27VQ has 3% along with the PG279Q."

I tested the original S2716DG with the very grainy matte coating (slow loading archive review link) and, better preset color accuracy and 900:1 contrast, as well as did not see obvious banding in dark scenes, but I did not view the Dawn Engine loading screen typically used to show the banding on the S2716DG. The Acer XF240H and Viewsonic XG2402 I tested both suffered from the same banding in the Dawn Engine image, but not in any of the other dozens of photos (The Order 1886 example) and screen shots I displayed on both. My 8 bit overclock-able glossy 1440p H-IPS (2011 panel tech) and PLS (worse since it requires more corrections by the ICC profile) also suffer from noticeable banding in the bright light source in the center of the crescent, my 32" 4K 8 bit UHD32DR (AHVA panel) has a tiny bit, and my VP2780-4K (AH-IPS) has even less since it has a 14 bit 3D LUT. I think the source has banding natively since it is of low quality, but the bad FRC of the AUO TN panels definitely makes it far worse.


HP 27x

Review by Les Numeriques

Fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO TN panel with Nvidia G-Sync, Displayport, HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  I don't know what type of matte coating it uses or if it suffers from the same dark scene banding as the Dell S2417DG or S2716DG, and it has very poor preset color accuracy and washed out colors thanks to the average 1.8 preset gamma.
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iiyama
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2018, 07:34:20 pm »
iiyama

iiyama GB2760QSU-B1

Matte 2560x1440 144hz TN panel with AMD Free-Sync.

Review by IT Hardware PL
Review by PRAD

iiyama GB2760QSU-B

Review by Les Numeriques

MAtte 2560x144hz 144hz AUO TN with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), Dual-Link DVI, HDMI (50-144hz Free-Sync range), a height adjustable stand, fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel and 2x USB 3.0.  It has very accurate color presets and balanced with minimal color streaking and overshoot ghosting when the 0 setting is selected.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2018, 07:38:58 pm »
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LG
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2018, 07:39:23 pm »
LG

LG 32GK850G

Matte 2560X1440 144hz VA panel with Nvidia G-Sync and back-light strobing.

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LG 32GK650F

Review and Measurements by Belgium Hardware

Matte 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with fairly preset color accuracy, but slight black crush caused by high-ish (2.35-2.4) gamma in the 10-40% white range.
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Monoprice
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2018, 07:39:52 pm »
Monoprice

Monoprice MP27 Zero-G

Review by Tom's Hardware

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range), Displayport (144hz with Free-Sync), Dual-Link DVI (144hz no Free-Sync), HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (144hz with Free-Sync) and a perceived black depth increasing inner matte grey bezel.  It has below average contrast (700:1) and passable preset color accuracy since it suffers from a preset red tint and has low-ish gamma which averages around 2.1.

Monoprice 33822 QHD

Review by Tom's Hardware

Matte 2560x1440 144hz (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync range) VA panel with a height adjustable stand, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It uses a semi-wide gamut panel with minor over and under-saturation, as well as suffers from a preset blue tint and has slightly too low preset gamma resulting in slightly washed out colors and shades, but still still preset color accuracy for a budget panel.
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MSI
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2018, 07:40:11 pm »
MSI

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by PC Lab PL
Review by Tom's Hardware

Curved semi-wide gamut (22% over-saturation or 122% sRGB) matte 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) 2x USB 3.0, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, a height adjustable stand and a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.  It's pretty accurate aside from the gamma which is a bit high in the 0-10% white range resulting in a bit of black crush.  The Pro mode is the most accurate color preset.



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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2018, 07:40:33 pm »
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2018, 07:41:09 pm »
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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2018, 07:42:02 pm »
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Samsung
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2018, 02:52:18 am »
Samsung

Curved VA panels have slightly less sharp text than non-curved panels.

Samsung C27HG70

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by PC Mag
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Rtings
Review by Trusted Reviews

Curved matte 2560x1440 144hz (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync range; limited to 100hz over HDMI) VA panel with a height adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out, and 2x USB 3.0.  The Samsung uses a very accurate semi-wide gamut S-VA panel also offers decent HDR color space coverage (95% DCI-P3), and it comes with a fully adjustable stand and perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel.  Setting the Response Time to Faster and Fastest actives back-light strobing or blur reductio which reduces motion blur, but may cause some people to suffer from health issues like headaches and/or eyestrain.  It has slower pixel response times than the 1080p C2xFG73 monitors, but they suffer from green and purple overshoot ghosting.

Samsung C32HG70

Curved matte 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing and a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.  It uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker when the brightness is set below 70/100 which TFT Central measured to be a very bright 250cdm/2. Back-light strobing is activated when the Response Time setting is switched from Standard to Faster, and Fastest.

Review by TFT Central


Samsung C27JG50QQI

Review by Dmitry Vasiliev (=DEAD=)

The Samsung uses a curved standard gamut VA panel without Free-Sync in a fake border/frame-less casing which has a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel versus the older C27HG70's perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel.  The C27JG50QQI is fairly accurate, but can't fully cover the SDR color spaces (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) which prevents it from displaying colors as accurately and vibrantly as the C27GH70's sRGB emulation mode, and slightly over-saturated non-sRGB mode semi-wide gamut colors.
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« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2018, 07:25:10 pm »
ViewSonic

ViewSonic XG2703-GS

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AHVA panel with Nvidia G-Sync and back-light strobing discontinued in 2018.

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ViewSonic XG3240C

Matte curved 144hz 2560x1440 wide gamut VA panel with AMD Free-Sync and >89% HDR color space coverage and accurate color presets, but no sRGB or REC 709 mode to prevent vast over-saturation of non-HDR content.

Review by Trusted Reviews

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when it comes to the oversaturated colours, this is largely quite subtle but every now and then colours look just a bit brighter than they really should. In particular, there can be a red blotchiness to caucasian skin that doesnít look natural and green colour such as foliage in bright sunshine can look a little too vibrant. To be clear, this by no means ruins the overall image quality of the display but for sticklers for colour accuracy, it does knock this display down a peg or two, and means itís not really suitable for content creation.
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