Author Topic: Best 144-170hz 1440p Monitors  (Read 45147 times)


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« on: August 29, 2018, 07:26:22 pm »


Matte 2560X1440 144hz AHVA panel with Nvidia G-Sync.

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

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

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Review by Belgium Hardware and Measurements by Belgium Hardware
Review by Playwares (Set Gamma to 3)

Matte curved 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a Displayport, 2x HDMI and a height adjustable stand.  It's far less accurate and has half the contrast ratio (2,500:1) as the 1080p C32G1 (5,000:1) which also has slightly faster pixel response times or less ghosting the the best overdrive/response time setting (Medium) is used.  Playwares unit came with slightly too low preset gamma (2.05 average) which was improved by setting the Gamma to Mode 3.


Added the Review by TFT Central

Matte curved 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut VA panel with a height adjustable stand, 2x Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The AOC is fairly accurate (full sRGB color space coverage with >20% over-saturation), has average contrast for a  VA panel (2,200-2700:1; 2275:1 after TFT Central's calibration), negligible input lag and decent overdrive (for a VA panel) at 144hz when the Strong overdrive setting is enabled which without adding obvious overshoot ghosting, drastically reduces the pixel response times which greatly reduces VA smearing and streaking.  The AOC is a very poor choice for 60hz console gaming since it has  slow pixel response times at 60hz regardless of which overdrive setting is selected, and either suffers from very obvious VA smearing and streaking, or obvious overshoot ghosting if the overdrive setting is turned up.


Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD (<700:1 contrast)

Semi-wide gamut, curved, matte 165hz 2560x1440 AUO TN with Nvida G-Sync (30-165hz range), with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, HDMI and a medium matte coating which is normal for 1440p TN panels.  The AOC has fairly linear gamma and a semi-wide gamut panel which slightly over-saturates colors, but has strong preset green tint (Belgium Hardware) and may come with low contrast (PRAD).


Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by PC Monitors (low gamma)
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD (low gamma)

Curved (1800R) matte 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut fake bezel/frame-less VA panel with back-light strobing (120hz MBR), 2x Displayport, Free-Sync (48-144hz range over Displayport & HDMI) 2x HDMI 2.0, VGA, 4x USB 3.0, 3.55mm Audio In and a fully adjustable stand.  The AOC  Belgium Hardware tested came with proper preset gamma while the unit PC Monitors (lowest preset gamma) and PRAD tested came with low preset gamma resulting in washed out image quality which can be vastly improved by setting the Gamma to 3 which increases the gamma to 2.2 which provides proper saturation of colors and shades.  The AOC has an sRGB mode to prevent the wide gamut over-saturation of non HDR (DCI-P3) content, but suffers form a present green tint and has locked color controls.  The Medium overdrive setting is best for 60hz while Strong is the best for 144hz.  The Strong overdrive setting suffers from a bit more smearing than the faster Samsung C27HG70 which has a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.  The AOC is G-Sync compatible, but it flickers and the overdrive setting is locked to Off which reduces the pixel response times and causes very obvious smearing.


Review by PRAD

Curved, matte, fully adjust-able, 2560x1440, 165hz VA panel with 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 (144hz limit), 4x USB 3.2 and 3.5mm Audio Out.
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