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Best 144hz 1080p Monitors
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:20:59 pm »
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My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.  This is a restoration and updated version of my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-240hz Monitors Version 2.0 buying guide originally hosted on wecravegamestoo which was shut down in spring 2018.

Best Monitor Review Sites: Monitor Review Resource Center

Many monitors not found in this thread likely perform well, but it makes more sense to buy well reviewed monitors, and I like having sources to refer to, even though I do not always agree with them.

If a monitor is not mentioned it is because it has not been reviewed properly, been reviewed at all or is mediocre.  All monitors suffer from regular quality control issues: back-light bleeding and pixel issues (dead and stuck pixels).

Recommendations are PWM or Flicker Free:

I do not recommend monitors which use low LED PWM Dimming frequencies since they ruin motion clarity and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects.
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Banding
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 07:22:38 pm »
Banding

Dawn Engine Banding by Dr NCX, on Flickr

AUO TN panels tend to suffer from very obvious and frankly horrific banding when viewing the above Dawn Engine image, as well as when viewing this 60fps Westworld trailer.  These three monitors all suffer from the same obvious banding when displaying the above image

Dawn Engine Banding

Dell S2417DG Banding 2 by Dr NCX, on Flickr


Westworld Banding
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The BenQ Zowie RL2460, Dell S2719DGF and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd (all tested by me) are free from very obvious banding when viewing both the Dawn Engine image and Westworld trailer both before and after calibration, but I did see minor banding and compression artifacts not present on my AHVA, IPS and PLS panels when viewing some dark content on the TN panels listed above.  The banding is caused by both the source and the monitors.  If I zoom in very closely to the Dawn Engine image on my ViewSonic VP2780-4K (8 bit +FRC 4K IPS with 14 3D LUT) a tiny bit of banding is preset.  Here are the BenQ Zowie RL2460 and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd

BenQ Zowie RL2460 TN Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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Qnix QX2710 PLS Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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Samsung F2380MX C-PVA Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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ViewSonic VX2458-mhd TN Panel Dawn Engine Lights On
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When the lights are off a bit of banding is visible, especially on the F2380MX which performs the worst despite using a true 8 bit panel, though the banding is only very obvious when viewing the monitor off angle.

None of the monitors mentioned suffer form obvious banding when displaying this screen shot from The Order 1886 which I display and take a photo of every monitor I test

Reddit Posts with banding:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/9jjcio/24_1080p_144hz_gaming_monitor_without_colorbanding/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/95t20w/dell_s2417dg_s2716dg_owners_is_color_banding/
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Abnormalities & Quality Control Warnings
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 07:22:48 pm »
1ms TN vs 4ms AHVA (Marketed as IPS)

List of cards which support Free-Sync.

These numbers are bogus along with dynamic contrast, 160 degree+ viewing angles, and sometimes even the maximum brightness listed in the display specifications.

TN panels have slightly faster measured pixel response times, but there's barely a perceivable difference, and many of the "1ms" TN panels suffer from obvious overshoot ghosting which can't be reduced (Dell S2716DG), or are not faster than the 4ms AHVA (listed as IPS) panels once their overdrive settings are lowered/reduced to minimize overshoot ghosting.

"1ms" 144hz TN vs "4ms" 144hz AHVA Pursuit Camera Testes & Oscilloscope Measurements by TFT Central

"1ms" Asus MG248Q @60hz vs "4-8ms" AHVA/IPS/PLS @60hz

I can cite many other sources to prove that "1ms" TN panels are not significantly faster than "4ms" AHVA panels, but there's no point. Usually the only time "1-8" ms times should be believed is in the case of "5ms" TN panels since they tend to actually be significantly slower than "1-2ms" TN panels.
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1ms TN vs 4ms AHVA (Marketed as IPS)
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 07:23:01 pm »
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences

Curved VA panels have less sharp text than AHVA/IPS/PLS and TN panels:

IBXT Curved C24FG70 VA Text Blur Analysis
PC Monitors Curved VA Panel Text Blur Analysis

TN panels suffer from vertical gamma shift: their colors and shades are uneven from top (top quarter is too dark) to bottom (bottom half is washed out), as well tend to have more banding, and always have vastly less wide, or more restrictive viewing angles, though all LCD panel types look the worst when viewed from above, or looked down at.

VA panels suffer from horizontal gamma shift which causes the sides of VA panel to be significantly lighter or washed out compared to AHVA, IPS and PLS panels. VA panel gamma becomes lower, and colors and shades become more washed out the further away from the center.

AOC AG271QG (1440p AUO AHVA Panel):

AOC AG271QG GB Stripes by Dr NCX, on Flickr


BenQ Zowie RL2460 (1080p AUO TN):

BenQ Zowie RL2460 Gamma Shift 15s by Dr NCX, on Flickr


Samsung 43NU7100 (Samsung VA Panel):

Samsung 43NU7100 GB Stripes by Dr NCX, on Flickr


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AHVA vs TN vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 07:23:18 pm »
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs TN Panel Image Quality Differences

All TN panels have very restrictive viewing angles and suffer from vertical gamma shift, therefore all TN panels have bad image quality. AHVA/IPS/PLS panel glow is not a problem if viewed correctly, and not in the dark with the brightness cranked:


Since TN panels suffer from vertical gamma shift, their colors and shades are uneven from top (top quarter is too dark) to bottom (bottom half is washed out), as well tend to have more banding, and always have vastly less wide, or more restrictive viewing angles, though all LCD panel types look the worst when viewed from above, or looked down at.

It does not matter if one sits directly in front of their TN panel (correct way to view a TN), or how much one pays, especially since the majority (excluding Dell S2716DG & S2719DGF) of the most expensive 27" 1440p TN panels use grainier/sparklier matte coatings than AHVA/IPS/PLS panels. Calibration can vastly improve inaccurate TN panels, but a TN is a TN, and all TN suffer from obvious vertical gamma shift.

Dell S2716DG (AUO TN) v BenQ XL2420G (AUO TN) v Qnix QX2710 (Samsung PLS):


Dell S2716DG v BenQ XL2420G v Qnix QX2710 by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Calibrated with an X-Rite i1 display pro colorimeter with ICC profile activated to correct the gamma in 2015.

Acer XB271HU (AUO AHVA) vs Dell S2716DG (AUO TN):


Acer XB271HU vs Dell S2716DG by Dr NCX, on Flickr

Calibrated but connected to a PS4 so there's no gamma correction; both monitors have non-linear and low-ish gamma below the target of linear 2.2

Are 27" 1440p TN panels Better? No

I reviewed the Dell S2719DGF (144hz 2560x1440 8 bit AUO TN from 2018) which has better image quality than the S2716DG (144hz 2560x1440 8 bit AUO TN from 2015) , but has worse image quality than the BenQ Zowie RL2460 since it can properly cover SDR (HTDV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces while both Dell monitors over and under-saturate colors, as well as can come with low preset gamma (the S2719DGF I tested came with sub 2.0 preset gamma):


e by Dr NCX, on Flickr



BenQ Zowie RL2460 vs Dell S2719DGF Calibrated Color Gamut Comparisons::

BenQ Zowie RL2460 vs Dell S2719DGF Color Gamut Comparison by Dr NCX, on Flickr

The BenQ Zowie (6 bit +FRC AUO TN panel) can fully cover both SDR color spaces (HDTV/REC709 & sRGB) without any under-saturation and only a bit of under-saturation while the Dell S2719DGF significantly over and under-saturates some colors compared to both the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color space, and does so significantly more when un-calibrated.  When un-calibrated it significantly over and under-saturates some colors compared to both the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color space.  The top left side of the triangle (HDTV/REC 709 color gamut) falls short resulting in the under-saturation of blue and medium to dark greens. Medium to light greens, yellows, oranges and some reds are all over-saturated, a phenomenon typical of AUO panels, including both their 27" 2560x1440 and 32" 3840x2160 AHVA (more balanced or pure) panels which also over-saturate the same colors resulting in green and yellow tints to browns, greys and whites, even after calibration.


Keep in mind that the S2719DGF is calibrated and has its gamma fixed in the below comparison versus being too low out-of-the-box and significantly more washed out.  Click here to see comparisons of the Dell pre-calibration or un-calibrated versus calibrated to see what a unit with low-preset gamma looks like.

1.)  AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:

AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF STALKER CLEAR SKY 2 by Dr NCX, on Flickr


2.) AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:

AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF STALKER CLEAR SKY 1 by Dr NCX, on Flickr


3.) AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:

AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF 3 by Dr NCX, on Flickr
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Best 24-27" 144hz 1080p Monitors with Free-Sync
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 07:27:54 pm »
Best 24-27" 144hz 1080p Monitors with Free-Sync

List of cards which support Free-Sync.

Curved VA panels have less sharp text than AHVA/IPS/PLS and TN panels:

IBXT Curved C24FG70 VA Text Blur Analysis
PC Monitors Curved VA Panel Text Blur Analysis

AUO TN panels tend to suffer from some degree of washout or contrast, gamma and uniformity loss at 144hz.  Read my post about AUO TN panel dark scene banding before reading this post.

1.) Asus VG279Q (AHVA marked as IPS)
2.) AOC C27G1 (curved VA)
2.) MSI MAG271C (curved VA)
3.) Samsung C24FG73 & C27FG73 (curved VA)
3.) MSI MAG24C (curved VA)
4.) Viewsonic VX2458-mhd (TN)
5.) AOC G2590PX (TN)
6.) Viewsonic XG240R (TN)
7.) Acer XF240H (TN)

The Asus VG279Q uses an AUO AHVA panel (marketed as IPS) which provides the best balance between image quality and pixel response times since AHVA panels are free from color evenness and vibrancy reducing gamma shift, and have wider viewing angles than TN and VA panels.  Fast AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) like the VG279Q have significantly faster pixel response times than VA panels, and are usually only slightly measure-ably (with an oscilloscope) slower, and barely perceive-ably slower than TN panels.

The MSI MAG271C is pretty much the same as the AOC C27G1.  Both use curved matte VA panel with much higher contrast, more vibrant and even colors than TN panels, and less bleed and glow than AHVA/IPS/PLS, but VA panels suffer from horizontal gamma shift, black crush in the center, slightly less sharp text than non-curved VA panels.  The AOC's do not have an sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation like the Samsung VA C2xFG7x panels, and the AOC's have slightly slower pixel response times than the Samsung's, but also less overshoot ghosting.  The AOC C24G1 and MSI MAG24C are significantly less accurate than the 27" versions out of the box, as well as have lower contrast; the C24G1 can be improved by switching to the sRGB mode, but it locks the brightness and color controls, and cranks the brightness.  The AOC C27G1 is ranked above the MSI and Samsung VA monitors since the AOC has more balanced overdrive with less over-shoot, and is more accurate when the semi-wide gamut over-saturation is not accounted for.  The Samsung C27FG73 and C27FG73 also use semi-wide gamut VA panels which over-saturate color, but they have sRGB modes which prevent the over-saturation.

The Samsung C24FG73 uses a curved matte VA panel with much higher contrast, more vibrant and even colors, less bleed and glow than AHVA/IPS/PLS, and vastly superior image quality compared to all TN panels but it does suffer from horizontal VA gamma shift, black crush in the center, more overshoot ghosting and slightly less sharp text than non-curved VA panels. C24FG70's made before November 2016 suffer from very obvious purple overshoot ghosting when displaying some colors while the newer C24FG73 has a higher chance of coming with the overshoot ghosting reducing firmware (Source=Lims Cave).  The Samsung uses a semi-wide gamut VA panel with 25% over-saturation (125% sRGB), but it has an sRGB mode which prevents the over-saturation and does not de-saturate colors.

The MSI MAG24C also uses a curved matte VA panel with less overshoot ghosting and slower pixel response time than the Samsung's, and is less accurate than the the 27" AOC, MSI and both the 24 and 27" version of the C2xFG73 monitors.

The Viewsonic VX2458-mhd has a 48-144hz AMD Free-Sync range (limited to 120hz over HDMI) and has very accurate color presets, as well as very fast pixel response times with negligible overshoot ghosting when the over drive setting (Response Time) is set to Ultra Fast.  It does not suffer from the same horrific dark scene banding as the Dell S2417DG, S2716DG, and Viewsonic XG2402 (tested by me).  The VX2458-mhd's Ultra Fast Response Time setting offers superior overdrive to the XG240R PRAD tested: VX2458-mhd versus XG240R's best overdrive setting which is the Faster setting.

The AOC G2590PX does not suffer from the dark scene banding according to both PC Monitors and a Reddit G2590PX owner, and nor does the XG240R.  The AOC G2590PX suffers from contrast lottery (650 vs 1000:1), as well as can not fully cover the HDTV/REC 709 or sRGB color space, however, it does over-saturate some colors as well as under-saturate them. 

The ViewSonic XG240R suffers from gamma lottery and tends to have worse preset gamma than the AOC G2590PX and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd, but is still one of the best 144hz 1080p TN panels.

I did not check for the dark scene banding which ruins the Dell S2417DG, S2716DG, and Viewsonic XG2402 (tested after I tested the Acer) when I tested the Acer XF240H since I did not think of doing so at the time since I erroneously presumed the 24"1080p  AUO TN panels did not suffer from the same dark scene banding.

I removed the LG 24GM79G from my list the unit Belgium Hardware reviewed was very inaccurate, and because I don't know if it suffers from dark scene banding.
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Best 32" 144hz 1080p Monitors with Free-Sync
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 07:28:34 pm »
Best 32" 144hz 1080p Monitors with Free-Sync

1.) Philips 328C7Q (Matte VA Panel)
2.) AOC C32G1 (Matte VA Panel)
3.) AOC AGON 322FCX (Matte VA Panel)
3.) Viewsonic XG3202-C (Matte VA Panel)
4.) BenQ EX3200R (Matte VA Panel)

The Philips offers both accurate color presets on par with the Viewsonic, 5,000:1 contrast and an extended color space as large as the AOC's. The AOC 322FCX and Philips have slightly higher input lag than the Viewsonic, but the Philips has better image quality than both and matches the others overdrive performance once it's overdrive setting (Smart Response) is switched from the default setting (Off) to the Faster setting.  The AOC C32G1 has very low input lag, an extended color space or semi-wide gamut panel, and is very accurate one switched to the sRGB mode which locks the color and brightness controls.

The Viewsonic has more accurate color presets with nearly 2.2 linear gamma while the AOC averages around 2.08, but the AOC has an extended color space which completely cover the sRGB color space with a little extra saturation. The Viewsonic has lower input lag (5-7ms SMT Tool Measurement by Playwares vs AOC 11-13ms), as well as higher contrast (>5000:1), but the higher contrast difference could be the result of panel lottery.

The AOC has a perceived black depth ruining glossy black bezel and a height adjustable stand while the Viewsonic lacks a height adjustable stand, but has a superior dark matte black plastic, but matte black bezels also decrease the perceived black depth compared to dark matte grey and white bezels.

The BenQ EX3200R also has a height adjustable stand, but it offers the least sRGB color space coverage, though it does have lower input lag than the AOC.
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Best 24-27" 144hz 1080p G-Sync Monitors
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 07:30:12 pm »
Best 24-27" 144hz 1080p G-Sync Monitors


1.) Acer Z271 (30-1654hz Nvidia G-Sync) VA
2.) Lenovo Y27G (30-1654hz Nvidia G-Sync) VA
3.) Acer XB241H (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
4.) Asus PG248Q (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync with slightly over-saturated colors) TN
5.) AOC G2460PG (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN

The Acer and Lenovo use VA panels with more color streaking and smearing than TN panels, but are still very fast, have neglgible input lag, more vibrant and even colors than TN panels, 2.5x higher contrast or darker black, and non-restrictive viewing angles.

It has been alleged that tha AOC G2460PG was changed and has worse image quality than the units tested in 2014. I can not confirm this due to the lack of colorimeter measurements and reviews.

The BenQ XL2420G has been discontinued and used to cost significantly more than the rest, but it offers very similar performance once it is switched from the horrible FPS preset to the Standard picture mode.
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Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 07:31:11 pm »
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read The Article and/or watch The Extended YouTube Version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
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Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
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Acer
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 07:31:51 pm »
Acer

Acer XB241H

Matte 144hz 1080p TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync.

Measurements by Malinkadink with X-Rite i1 Display Pro
Review by Kit Guru

The Acer has excellent color presets and bested the Viewsonic XG2401 he tested.

Acer Z271

Matte 1080P VA panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync.

Review by =DEAD= (=DEAD=)
Review by Les Numeriques
Review by Sweclockers
Review by TFT Central

The Acer Z271 uses a 1920x1080 144hz curved VA panel with a fake frame-less casing and an inner black bezel which reduces the perceived black depth, Displayport (required for G-Sync), HDMI a fully adjustable stand and 4x USB 3.0 ports. The Acer has more accurate colors than the Lenovo Y27G which has low preset gamma.

Acer XB272

 Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with Nvidia G-Sync.

Review by Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by Les Numeriques

The XB272 is fairly accurate but has bad image quality due to it's very low sRGB color space coverage of <91% which results in it looking obviously less vibrant and accurate than the best 144hz TN panels. Low sRGB color space coverage is normal for 240hz TN panels.

Acer XF240H

Acer XF240H & Viewsonic XG2402 Review by NCX

It has a fully adjustable stand, perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel and excellent all around performance once the Black Level and Gamma settings are changed to counter the 144hz gamma drop.
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AOC
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2018, 07:32:07 pm »
AOC

AOC G2770PQU

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel from 2013.

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AOC G2770

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with AMD Free-Sync.

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AOC G2460PG

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with Nvidia G-Sync from 2014.

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AOC G2460PF

Review by PC Monitors
Review by Sweclockers

The AOC G2460PF suffers from very low preset gamma which makes colors look light, lifeless and dull, but it does have a nice perceived black depth increasing brushed matte black bezel, support AMD Free-Sync, and is better than the Acer GN246HL and Asus VG248QE.

AOC 322FCX

Matte 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync.

Review by Playwares

The AOC uses a curved, matte 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with AMD Free-Sync.

AOC G2590PX

Review by IT Hardware PL (low 650:1 contrast, high preset gamma and only 90% sRGB)
Review by PC Monitors (excellent)

Along with preset color accuracy and contrast consistency, the AOC G2590PX's main issue (aside from it being a TN panel) is that unlocking the color controls (set Game Mode To Off) slows the pixel response times down slightly, however this is not important unless one is going to calibrate (requires a colorimeter) or play with the settings since the monitor is very accurate out of the box. This is interesting since unlocking the XG2401's color controls increases the color accuracy when the Color Adjust setting is set to User Color, though this is common for Viewsonic monitors.

AOC C24G1

Review by PC Monitors
Review by Playwares
Review by Trusted Reviews

The C24G1's (1500 R curve) preset color accuracy is decent, but can be improves significantly by selecting the sRGB mode, but it locks the brightness controls and is very bright (220cmd/2). The C27G1 (1800 R curve) is significantly more accurate out of the box than the C24G1, but the C24G1 can be improved by selecting the sRGB Color Temperature option, but doing sock locks the brightness controls

Both monitors can be considered delay free (<4ms Leo Bodnar Device top screen measurements by Hardware Info and SMT Tool measurements by PC Monitors), and have decent overdrive without strong overshoot, but suffer from the typical dark color and shade transition smearing*.

Due to the pixel layout of these panels text is a bit blurrier; PCM mentions this here:

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/#Calibration

AOC C27G1

Review by Les Numeriques (low preset gamma; set gamma to 2)
Review by Playwares
Review By Trusted Reviews

The C27G1 (1800 R curve) is significantly more accurate out of the box than the C24G1, and does not need to be switched to the sRGB mode which locks the brightness and color controls.  The C24G1 has 3.-35K contrast while the C27G1 has 5,000:1.  Both monitors can be considered delay free (<4ms Leo Bodnar Device top screen measurements by Hardware Info and SMT Tool measurements by PC Monitors), and have decent overdrive without strong overshoot, but suffer from the typical dark color and shade transition smearing.

Due to the pixel layout of these panels text is a bit blurrier; PCM mentions this here:

https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/#Calibration

AOC G2790

Review by Playwares

Matte 144hz (Displayport & HDMI) AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, HDMI x2, VGA, 3.5mm Audio In & Out, 3x UXB 3.0 and a height adjustable stand.  It's pretty accurate, has gamma settings to improve the preset gamma (Gamma 3), and can nearly fully cover the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB color space.

AOC C32G1

Review by Belgium Hardware

Matte curved 1080p 144hz VA panel with a very accurate sRGB mode (locks the brightness controls), Displayport, 2x HDMI and a height adjustable stand.
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2018, 07:32:29 pm »
Asus

Asus MG248Q

2016 model.  Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz AMD Free-Sync.

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Asus PG248Q

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync and ULMB.

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Asus XG27VQ

Matte 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync and ULMB.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by Daywalker
Review by Global HD Russia
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD

The Asus XG27VQ uses a curved 1920x1080 144hz VA panel (Samsung LTM270HP02) with 48-144hz AMD Free-Sync and a fully adjustable stand. The XG27VQ has a miss-matched color gamut with some over-extension and under coverage which prevents it from displaying color as accurately and vibrantly as possible, and has slow pixel response times compared to 144hz AHVA (marketed as IPS) and TN panels. Use the Level 3 or third overdrive setting to get the best balanced overdrive performance without obvious overshoot ghosting.

Asus VG258Q

Review by PRAD

ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) is back-light strobing supported at 80-120hz.

It can only cover 91% of the sRGB color space (good TN panels can do 95%+) which prevents it from displaying colors as accurately and vibrantly as some competitors, and its preset gamma is quite skewed and too high from 75-100% white resulting in light colors being too dark and dulled.

I disagree with Prad's Good rating since it has below average image quality for a TN, and because it has a bit of input lag (10.1ms top screen Leo Bodnar measurement vs <4ms for most monitors @ 60hz, and 12.8ms measurement at 144hz with their own method), though it's not enough to impact a decent player.

Asus VG278Q

Review by Playwares

ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) is back-light strobing supported at 80-120hz.

Matte 144hz AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, Dual Link DVI,  HDMI, 3.5mm Audio In & Out, and a height adjustable stand.  It has high preset gamma (>2.4) which causes black crush (detail loss in dark scenes) and can't fully cover the sRGB color space, but comes close to doing so.

Asus VG279Q

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD

Fully adjust-able matte 1920x1080 144hz AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Asus can fully covers, as well as slightly over-saturates colors of the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB (SDR) color spaces, and has accurate color presets overall (default=Game Visual MOBA), which can be marginally improved by setting the Low Blue Light Filter to Level 1.  As expected, the Asus has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, even when using the default overdrive (Trace Free 60) setting, and has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool 2.0 vs a CRT).
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