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Title: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on July 27, 2018, 01:32:54 am
New content, review links and summaries, and important site updates are posted in here, along with links to the Best Reviewed Flicker Free Monitor (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/) buying guides I put the reviews I source from these 15+ sites across the realm (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-advice-by-ncx/best-monitor-review-sites/).

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Title: July 26th 2018
Post by: NCX on July 27, 2018, 01:36:53 am
Started Qnix UHD32R Review: 4K Glossy* AUO AHVA Panel with AMD Free-Sync   (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/qnix-uhd32r-review-4k-glossy-auo-ahva-panel-with-amd-free-sync/msg208/#msg208)

Added review links for the iiyama XUB2395WSU (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=133) and iiyama T2454MSC-B1AG  (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/).

Re-formatted and updated the design of my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4K+ and 32" 4K+ AHVA/IPS/PLS & VA Panel and 240hz Monitors Buying Guides.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 07, 2018, 12:29:36 am
Answering questions and slowly working on finishing the HP 24 Envy and Qnix UHD32R reviews, as well as few other updates.

Added this to my 32" buying guide: (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/)

Samsung U32J590UQ

4K 31.5" matte Samsung VA panel with perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel, AMD Free-Sync and a semi-wide gamut panel which over-saturates green and red significantly.  The U32J590UQ lacks a proper sRGB mode to tame the over-saturation, and can't fully cover the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space either, but this is to be expected for a budget 4K monitor.  The Samsung uses LED PWM Dimming or flicker when the brightness is set below 31%.


Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/972878) (=DEAD=)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56759289)
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 09, 2018, 01:55:05 am
Added four reviews to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.  The Acer X27 and Asus PG27UQ are both 98hz 4K HDR G-Sync AHVA panels with 384 dimming zones which allows them to have 3,000:1 native contrast.  Both also offer real HDR.

Acer X27

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Review by Lims Cave (https://youtu.be/u8iIZCDizkc)

Asus PG27UQ

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Added 2x Asus PG27UQ reviews (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/):

Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_asus_rog_swift_pg27uq_4k_hdr_144_hz_i_g_sync_w_jednym_stali_domku-6899.html)
Review by TFT Central  (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg27uq.htm)

Dell U2718Q

Matte 4K LG AH-IPS with height adjustable stand and 4x USB 3.0 ports.  It's not as accurate as well as more reflective than the P2715Q which also has a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel versus the U2718Q's fake frame-less casing's black bezel.  The U2718Q uses a newer LG panel, but until more reviews come out I can't determine if it has less glow.

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/u2718q)

Added the Acer XB252Q review by PRAD here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-240hz-monitors/?message=176).

Finished the HP 24 Envy (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/hp-24-envy-review-glossy-1080p-ips-with-75hz-amd-free-sync/) and Qnix UHD32R Review (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/qnix-uhd32r-review-4k-glossy-auo-ahva-panel-with-amd-free-sync/)s which are available here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/).
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 16, 2018, 04:11:41 pm
AOC X24P1

Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-x24p1)  to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/msg131/#msg131)

Acer X27

Added Acer X27 review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/predator-x27) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

Asus PG27UQ

Added Asus PG27UQ Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8555/asus-rog-swift-pg27uq-review-4k-met-144hz-eindelijk) and Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/439047/asus-rog-swift-pg27uq/testresultaten), and the Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/asus-pg27uq/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.


Eizo EV2450

Added Eizo EV2430 Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/464603/eizo-ev2430-bk/testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/msg131/#msg131)

Eizo EV2750

Added Eizo EV2750 Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_eizo_flexscan_ev2750/) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/msg289/#msg289) buying guide.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 19, 2018, 10:49:47 pm
Added the LG 27UK650 to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

LG 27UK650

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27uk650)

Matte with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, 2x USB 3.0, and a height adjustable stand.  It is quite accurate and offers excellent all around performance.   It can display an HDR signal, but all it can do is max the brightness resulting in black looking grey, more obvious back-light bleed and glow, and vastly de-saturated HDR content viewing since it lacks a wide gamut panel.  Keep HDR turned off.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 22, 2018, 12:25:05 am
Major updates and full restoration of my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/msg278/#msg278) which was originally hosted on wecravegamestoo.

Added:

AOC 27V2Q

AOC 27V2Q: Matte 1080p LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync and native 75hz.  Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56790819) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.


BenQ SW240

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56798525) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/msg131/#msg131)
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on August 28, 2018, 11:38:57 pm
Asus PG27UQ

Added Asus PG27UQ Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-pg27uq-4k-hdr-gaming-monitor-der-superlative/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

LG 27UK650W

Added LG 27UK650W Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_lg_27uk650w/) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

AOC 24V2Q

AOC 24V2Q: Matte 1080p LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync and native 75hz.  Added the 24V2Q Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56817843) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/).




Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 04, 2018, 02:03:40 pm
Acer PE270K


Matte 4K four sided border-less LG AH-IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync, height adjustable stand, a monitor hood and 4x USB 3.0 ports.

Added Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/acer-pe270k-review.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

Acer X27

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Added Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_predator_x27/) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

Acer G257HU

Added Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/g257hu-g7-series) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 25" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS  (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-25'-2560x1440p-monitors-ahvaipspls/)thread.

Dell UP2518

Added Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/u2518d) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 25" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS  (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-25'-2560x1440p-monitors-ahvaipspls/)thread.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 11, 2018, 06:54:17 am
LG 27UK650W

Added LG 27UK850 Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lg-27uk850-gaming-monitor,5708.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) thread.

Fake HDR monitor with less accurate color presets than the cheaper 27UK650 and a few superior competitors mentioned in my thread linked to above.

Acer X27

Added Acer X27 Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/455497/acer-predator-x27/testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) thread.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 19, 2018, 03:01:15 pm
Dell S2719D

Added the Dell S2719D Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2719dm/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/msg278/#msg278) buying guide.

The Dell lacks a height adjustable stand and is not VESA compliant, as well as drop or skip frames when overclocked above 74hz when connected to Nvidia graphics cards.  It has fake HDR (lacks wide gamut 8 bit panel with full DCI-P3 color space coverage, local dimming and high brightness), only two HDMI, and the matte coating is slightly grainier than some competitors according to PC Monitors.

Dell S2419H

Add the Dell S2419H Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2419h/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) guide.

Almost-Glossy/Low haze coated 6 bit +FRC LG AH-IPS panel with excellent preset color accuracy and gaming performance (balanced overdrive and negligible input lag) for a 60hz AHVA/IPS/PLS panel.  It is not VESA compliant, does not support Free-Sync, and suffers from very obvious interlaced artifacts when overclocked above 60hz (71hz=max without frame skpping):

Quote from: PC Monitors
Some models display static interlace patterns, not linked to motion and observed when the monitor is simply displaying a static image as well. Some shades may appear as faint horizontal bands of a slightly lighter and slightly darker version of the intended shade. We did observe static interlace patterns on this model, with some light and medium blue, yellow and orange shades in particular showing this. The horizontal bands were reasonably faint and not everyone would notice or find them bothersome. Curiously, if you reduced the refresh rate to 50Hz they became even more faint. Increasing the refresh rate much beyond 60Hz (refer to a note on ‘overclocking’ in the next section) made these extremely obvious.

BenQ SW271

Added BenQ SW271 review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/benq-sw271-27-inch-professional-monitor,5785.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg35/#msg35) thread.

Matte 4K wide gamut AUO AHVA panel with hardware calibration (BenQ Palette Master Element), a height adjustable stand, Adobe RGB (97.8%) and decent HDR (89% + 350cdm/2 max brightness; color controls are locked when HDR is enabled) support.  It also has Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, an SD Card Reader and 2x USB 3.0 and USB-C

The HDR mode locks the color controls and suffers from a light preset blue tint, and the other important modes (aRGB, REC 709 and sRGB) suffer from a light preset green tint meant to adhere to the DCI 1.2 standard:

Quote from: Tom's Hardware
Choosing one of the SW271’s color presets reduces calibration options. We could still pick from fixed color temps and gamma curves, but the RGB sliders were locked out. We opted for the two Custom memories where we created calibrations for DCI-P3 and sRGB.

The first three charts show results for Adobe RGB, DCI-P3 and sRGB modes. BenQ’s default DCI-P3 mode conforms to the film version (DCI 1.2), which has a greenish cast. This is meant to offset the color temperature of the xenon bulbs used in large commercial projectors, which are deficient in green. If you want a DCI preset with D65 white, you’ll need to create it yourself. Our chart takes this into account, which is why it looks the same as the others. In general, the fixed modes were a bit green at the higher brightness steps. Out-of-box grayscale accuracy is the SW271’s one weakness.

Fortunately, fixing it required just 30 seconds with the RGB sliders. The last two charts are among the best results we’ve ever captured and why we consider the SW271 reference-level. When properly set up, it can be used to dial in color meters, pattern generators, or other measurement equipment. It truly doesn’t get better than this.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 20, 2018, 04:57:21 pm
AOC 24B1

Added AOC 24B1 Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56896902) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1920x1080 LG AH-IPS with HDMI and VGA, fairly accurate color presets, typical 60hz gaming performance (negligible or <3ms lag and balanced overdrive with no overshoot) and barely average contrast under 800:1.

BenQ SW240

Added the BenQ SW2420 Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-sw240-guenstiger-grafik-monitor-ueberzeugt/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/msg129/#msg129) buying guide.

Very accurate matte wide gamut panel with a 14 bit 3D Look Up Table, hardware calibration (Pallet Master; requires colorimeter and has some issues mentioned here by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-sw240-guenstiger-grafik-monitor-ueberzeugt/4/)), height adjustable stand, an SD Card Reader and 2x USB 3.1.  It has supports 1:1 pixel mapping and can scale 1920x1080 without relying on a graphics card to prevent distortion (stretching).  It has negligible input lag (<3ms SMT Tool measurement by Playwares and <3ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement by PRAD), as well as fairly balanced overdrive with a bit of overshoot with AMA set to On, which is the default setting.

LG 32UD99

Added the LG 32UD99 Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ud99-w) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

2017 Monitor with AMD Free-Sync, hardware calibration via LG Tru Color Pro (requires compatible colorimeter) and good HDR color support.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 25, 2018, 06:00:29 pm
iiyama XU2395WSU

Added the iiyama XU2395WSU Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_monitora_iiyama_prolite_xu2395wsu_format_16_10_powraca_do_lask-7097.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/msg129/#msg129) buying guide.

Low-ish sRGB color space coverage (89.5% measured by IT Hardware PL; 93-97% gamut volume), but otherwise excellent 2018 model with a height adjustable stand, 75hz, AMD Free-Sync and USB 3.0.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 26, 2018, 06:15:26 pm
HP 27Q

Added HP 27Q Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/hp/27q) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/msg291/#msg291) thread.

Matte IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), 75hz, decent preset color accuracy, Displayport, 1x HDMI 1.4 and 3.5mm audio out.  Has high input lag (28ms) unless the Gaming Free-Sync Viewing Mode is enabled in the menu, and suffers from image retention.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 27, 2018, 02:47:35 am
Asus XG258Q

Added Asus XG258Q Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56914352) to myBest Reviewed Flicker 240hz TN Panels (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-240hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1920x1080 240hz AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-240hz range) and back-light strpbing (ELMB @100/120hz) and good preset color accuracy, as well as gamma controls to combat potentially low preset gamma (washed out colors) 240hz panels can come with.

BenQ PV270

Added BenQ PV270 Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56904196) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) thread.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on September 27, 2018, 10:31:27 pm
Separated and nearly restored the best 1440p 144-165hz portion of my Best 144-240hz 2.0 buying guide from wecravegamestoo (https://web.archive.org/web/20180301140202/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16325-best-reviewed-flicker-free-144-240hz-monitors-version-2-0-a.html#post1502237) which was lost, but has become available fully from The Archive.org (https://web.archive.org/)/The Way Back Machine along with my Monoprice RTD2795  (https://web.archive.org/web/20180305120609/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16338-monoprice-27-4k-rtd2795-ultra-slim-aluminum-ips-amd-free-sync-matte-3840x2160-ahva.html#post1507244)(27" 4K AHVA) review which I will restore.

Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1440p 144-165hz Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg330/#msg330) (In Progress)
Monoprice 27" 4K RTD2795 Ultra Slim Aluminum IPS Review: Matte 27" 3840x2160 AHVA with AMD Free-Sync (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/monoprice-27'-4k-rtd2795-ultra-slim-aluminum-ips-review-matte-27'-3840x2160-ahva/)
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on October 02, 2018, 09:18:08 pm
Monoprice 27" 4K RTD2795

Monprice advertises this matte 27" 4K monitor as a glass IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz range; not tested: I own a 980 ti); it uses a matte coated AHVA panel made by AUO:

Added my restored Monoprice Review by NCX (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/monoprice-27'-4k-rtd2795-ultra-slim-aluminum-ips-review-matte-27'-3840x2160-ahva/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

Replaced my SD card reader (broke my Galileo thermometer on the weekend which spilled what smells like paint thinner on mine) today so I can now take pictures of the S2719DGF for my review.

Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS

Big update to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on October 10, 2018, 05:17:12 pm
AOC 27E1

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56934382) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with accurate color presets and perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, but only 88% REC 709/sRGB color space coverage.  HDMI and VGA only.


Asus PA27AC

Matte fake frame-less 8 bit +FRC (unsure if AHVA/IPS/PLS despite marketing as IPS) panel with accurate color presets, AMD Free-Sync, 75hz and hardware calibration (requires colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 display pro) and 14 bit 3D LUT.  The hardware calibration feature can not provide as accurate results as free calibration software such as dispcalgui.  Reduce the Trace Free setting from 60 to 40 to reduce the obvious overshoot ghosting, and 20 to get rid of the overshoot entirely.

Added the PA27AC to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guide.

iiyama XUB2495WSU

24.1" 1920x1200 matte IPS panel with accurate preset color accuracy, a fake frame-less casing and perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.

Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/477745/iiyama-xub2495wsu/testresultaten) added to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

LG 27UD69

27" 4K matte IPS panel with accurate preset color presets, a fake frame-less casing and perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel.

Added the LG 27UD69 Review by Pro Hardver (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/lg-27ud69_monitor_teszt/lg_27ud69.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Philips 272B7QUPBEB

The Philips uses a fake frame-less (all frame-less monitors have perceived black depth ruining inner black bezels) matte 27" 2560x1440 LG IPS panel with a height adjustable stand, USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1100:1 contrast, accurate color presets, negligible input lag and excellent overdrive when the Faster Smart Response setting is used.

Add the 272B7QUPBEB Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-philips-272b7qupbeb-mit-usb-c-dockingstation/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guide.
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Post by: NCX on October 17, 2018, 03:02:49 am
Major updates (added many reviews) to my best 1080p (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) and 1440p (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) 144hz monitors buying guides and my Acer XF240H & Viewsonic XG2402 reviews.

Nice 75hz 32" 1440p IPS panel with 24-75hz AMD Free-Sync.

https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/viewsonic-vx3276-2k-mhd-p43965/test.html
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Post by: NCX on October 23, 2018, 08:15:40 pm
AOC C24G1 & C27G1

Added the AOC C24G1 Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/) and the  AOC C27G1 Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56955153) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/).

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, and its sRGB mode has a preset red dominance instead of the slight out-of-the-box blue dominance, locks the brightness controls, is very bright (242cdm/2) and drops the contrast to a pathetic 485:1. 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*.

IMO the overdrive of these panels is decent good enough, especially when considering the image quality downsides of faster TN panels.

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

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

More detailed analysis in IBXT's C24FG70 review:

https://www.ixbt.com/monitor/samsung-c24fg70fqi.shtml#micro

The CG271 seems like the best 1080p 144hz VA panel with Free-Sync.

AOC CQ32G1

Added the Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/478953/aoc-cq32g1/testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte curved 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI and HDMI.

Asus PG27UQ

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Added the PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art78889.html) and Tom's Hardware Review (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-rog-swift-pg27u,5804.html) to my Asus PG27UQ reviews (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/?message=37): to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

BenQ BL2480T

Matte 1920x1080 IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA and a height adjustable stand.  It's fairly accurate but has high preset gamma which averages around 2.4 and can only cover up to 92% of the sRGB color space which is a bit below average for a budget 1080p IPS/PLS monitor.

Added the BenQ BL2480T Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-bl2480t-ueberzeugender-ips-business-monitor/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/).

HP 22w

Added the Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/22w-p49271/test.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 21.5-23" IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-21-5-23'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with fairly accurate color presets (sRGB color space coverage amount not listed), average contrast (800:1), a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, HDMI and VGA.

Eizo EV3285

Added the Review (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8783/eizo-flexscan-ev3285-review-mercedes-onder-de-monitoren) and Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8783/10/eizo-flexscan-ev3285-review-mercedes-onder-de-monitoren-specificaties-en-testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 32" 4K IPS panel with outstanding preset color accuracy, >1300:1 contrast, a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, a height adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 2x USB 3.0.  Like most Eizo monitors the EV3285 has high, or nearly 2 frames (33ms) of input lag (30ms) delay (top screen Leo Bodnar measurement).

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Post by: NCX on October 25, 2018, 08:08:41 pm
AOC AG271QG

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-agon-ag271qg) to my

The AOC AGON AG271QG uses a 27" 2560x1440 essentially grain free matte AUO AHVA panel with 30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync range.  It has a fully adjustable stand, lots of inputs and a matte black bezel.  The AG271QG is the best of the AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) since it has better resolution scaling (vs Asus; important for console use and 1080p) and two different gamma settings to combat the potentially low preset gamma all 144hz 1440p G-Sync AHVA (marketed as IPS) panels can come with, as well as has 2 useful overdrive settings and better build quality than the Asus which has a fake-thin casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/38655328682/in/dateposted-public/).  The AOC AG271QC reviewed by PRAD came with low preset gamma while the rest of the tested units are great. 

AOC G2790

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=3&document_srl=56323438) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/).

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 PDS241

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-pds241) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with extended color gamut, 1x HDMI, lack of VESA support and no menu.

Asus PG27UQ

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews  (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/asus-pg27uq) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Asus VG278Q

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=2&document_srl=56725870) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/).

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

Matte 144hz (Displayport & HDMI) AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, HDMI x, VGA, 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.

BenQ EX3203R

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/26341-benq-ex3203r-32-tums-va-panel-med-144-hz-och-freesync-2-hdr) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte curved 120-144hz 2560x1440 VA panel with AMD Free-Sync and fake HDR which causes problems.  It supports 144hz over Displayport with AMD cards, 120hz with Nvidia cards and 100hz over HDMI for both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.  It suffers from more ghosting (dark color smearing) at 144hz when using Displayport with Nvidia graphics cards.

Samsung C27HG70

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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.

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/viewsonic-xg3240c) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Quote from: Trusted Reviews
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 doesn’t 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 it’s not really suitable for content creation.
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Post by: NCX on October 30, 2018, 05:11:56 pm
Lenovo T2224dA

Added the Review by Prohardver (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/lenovo_t2224da_monitor_olcso/lenovo_thinkvision_t2224da.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1080p IPS/PLS monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-21-5-23'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/msg6/#msg6) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, Displayport, VGA, a 22ms delay, accurate sRGB preset mode which is limited to 86.3% sRGB color space coverage which is below average result for budget IPS/PLS panels, but normal for 21.5-23" panels.

LG 24MP59G

Added the Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/24mp59g) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

The LG uses a matte 1080p IPS panel with a perceived black depth glossy black bezel, an inner black bezel, Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 40-75hz AMD free-Sync (DP & HDMI), 75hz back-light strobing (Motion Blur Reduction or MBR) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It suffers from an obvious preset red tint, but has failry accurate gamma and average sRGB color space coverage which peaks at 93%.

MSI Optix MAG271CR

Added the Review by Global HD Russia (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/msi_optix_mag271cr/) and the Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/optix-mag271cr-p45957/test.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/).

Curved matte 144hz (Displayport & HDMI) AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range), Displayport, HDMI x2, 3.5mm Audio Out, 2x UXB 2.0, a height adjustable stand and a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth decreasing inner black bezel.  It's pretty accurate, but has a preset blue tint and a wide gamut VA panel which over-saturates colors b by >40% unless the Cinema or Custom presets are used, but the Strategy mode provides the most accurate RGB color and gray scale balance.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on November 01, 2018, 03:59:17 am
Acer X27

Added the Review by Dmitry Vasiliev (https://3dnews.ru/977430) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

BenQ Zowie XL2456

Added the XL2456 Review by PC Labl PL (https://pclab.pl/art78985.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 240hz TN Panels (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-240hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 240hz TN panel with back-light strobing.  The XL2456 has the worst preset color accuracy I've seen in a review aside from the first 2560x1440 AH-IPS panel with Plasma Deposition Coating from Monoprice in 2013 thanks to the BenQ's FPS modes very low gamma (<1.6) and contrast (300:1). Fortunately the BenQ can be improved by switching from the abysmal preset FPS Mode to the Standard Mode to provide decent results for a TN panel, as is the case for all of their gaming monitors. Choose between some overshoot ghosting (preset AMA High overdrive setting) or slow pixel response times versus competitors (AMA Off), this also sadly applies to most BenQ gaming monitors.
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Post by: NCX on November 08, 2018, 02:11:31 am
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AOC C32G1

Added the Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8789/aoc-c32g1-en-cq32g1-review-een-letter-maakt-veel-verschil) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/).

Matte curved 1080p 144hz VA panel with a very accurate sRGB mode, Displayport, 2x HDMI and a height adjustable stand.

AOC CQ32G1

Added full Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8789/aoc-c32g1-en-cq32g1-review-een-letter-maakt-veel-verschil) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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.

Philips 276E9

Matte 1080p IPS AMD Free-Sync (40-75hz), accurate color presets but 114% sRGB which causes up to 14% color over-saturation.  It has Dual-Link-DVI, HDMI, VGA and 3.5mm Audio Out.  Set Smart Response to Fast.

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57007284) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/)



Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on November 13, 2018, 09:51:02 pm
Acer RG270

Added the Revivew by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-rg270-gaming-monitor,5875.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm Audio Out and VGA and nearly perfect preset color accuracy.

AOC C27G1

Added the Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/aoc-c27g1-p45265/test.html) (low preset gamma; set gamma to 2) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.

The C27G1 (1800 R curve) is significantly more accurate out of the box than the C24G1, and its sRGB mode has a preset red dominance instead of the slight out-of-the-box blue dominance, locks the brightness controls, is very bright (242cdm/2) and drops the contrast to a pathetic 485:1. 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*.

IMO the overdrive of these panels is decent good enough, especially when considering the image quality downsides of faster TN panels.

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

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

BenQ EX3203R

Added the Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8819/benq-ex3203r-review-144-hz-qhd---geen-esports-wel-een-gaming-monitor) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte curved 120-144hz 2560x1440 VA panel with AMD Free-Sync and fake HDR which causes problems.  It supports 144hz over Displayport with AMD cards, 120hz with Nvidia cards and 100hz over HDMI for both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.  It suffers from more ghosting (dark color smearing) at 144hz when using Displayport with Nvidia graphics cards.

Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8819/benq-ex3203r-review-144-hz-qhd---geen-esports-wel-een-gaming-monitor)

LG 27UK850

Added the 27UK850 Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-27uk850-w-attraktives-gesamtpaket/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

Matte with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, 2x USB 3.0, USB-C, LG Tru Color Pro (hardware calibration which requires a colorimeter to use), and a height adjustable stand.

Philips 328P6VUBREB

Added the Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/philips-328p6vubreb/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K VA panel with wide gamut HDR panel, HDR 600 certification, very accurate color presets, a high quality sRGB mode which does not under-saturate colors and high (28ms) input lag.  It has a matte black bezel (superior to glossy black but still decreases the perceived black depth compared grey bezels), a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio Out, 4x USB 3.0 and RJ-45 Ethernet power port.


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Post by: NCX on November 15, 2018, 10:43:40 pm
AOC C24G1

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57028284) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.


The C27G1 (1800 R curve) is significantly more accurate out of the box than the C24G1, and its sRGB mode has a preset red dominance instead of the slight out-of-the-box blue dominance, locks the brightness controls, is very bright (242cdm/2) and drops the contrast to a pathetic 485:1. 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.

IMO the overdrive of these panels is decent good enough, especially when considering the image quality downsides of faster TN panels.

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

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

MSI Optix MPG27CQ

Added the Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/977659) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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.
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Post by: NCX on November 18, 2018, 06:17:45 pm
Acer X27

Added the Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/acer-predator-x27-4k-gaming-monitor,5807.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.
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Post by: NCX on November 21, 2018, 02:18:25 am
HP 25x

Added the Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/470723/hp-25x/testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 144hz 24.5" AUO TN panel with low contrast, but fairly accurate color presets (slightly too low 2.11 average gamma), negligible input lag,and fast pixel response times.  It has a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range), Displayport (144hz), HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Out. 

iiyama XUB2792UHSU

Added the Review By Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8865/iiyama-prolite-xub2792uhsu-review-indruk-maken-met-meer-dan-een-late-binnenkomst) and Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8865/10/iiyama-prolite-xub2792uhsu-review-indruk-maken-met-meer-dan-een-late-binnenkomst-specificaties-en-testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.


Matte 4K IPS with very accurate color presets, negligible input lag, but slower than average pixel response times.  It has a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (1440p), HDMI 2.0, 2x UXB 3.0 (1x fast charging), and 3.5mm Audio In and Out.
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Acer Nitro VG270UP

Added the Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_vg270up/) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

The Acer uses  a fake bezel/frame-less (it has an inner black bezel (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/fc9/fc92857e0f05d9a8b1a9f39856b72fff.jpg) which reduces the perceived black depth versus a grey bezel) 144hz AUO M270DAN02 AHVA panel (advertised as IPS) with Displayport (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range), HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It supports AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range), 120hz back-light strobing (named VRB=Visual Boost Response,  can completely cover the sRGB color space without significant over or under-saturation, and has quite accurate color presets (sRGB mode is a bit better and reduces the brightness to 153cdm/2), above average contrast (1100:1 vs 800:1 for AHVA/IPS/PLS and TN), and the typical balanced preset Acer overdrive (OD: Normal) with very fast pixel response times and minimal to no overshoot ghosting.  =DEAD= did not measure the input lag, but I'd be shocked if the VG270UP can not be considered delay free (<5ms delay) since almost all 144hz AHVA panels are.

ACER AG322QC4

Added the Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/aoc_agon_ag322qc4.htm)  to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guides.

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.

BenQ EW3270U

Added the Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/benq/ew3270u) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K VA panel with an extended color space and faux HDR support.  The BenQ has a good sRGB mode which prevents over-saturation and does not significantly under-saturate colors like some 4K 32" VA panel using competitors.

Eizo EV3285

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-eizo-ev3285-bk-premium-4k-monitor/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 32" 4K IPS panel with outstanding preset color accuracy, >1300:1 contrast, a fake frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, a height adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 2x USB 3.0.  Like most Eizo monitors the EV3285 has high, or nearly 2 frames (33ms) of input lag (30ms) delay (top screen Leo Bodnar measurement).
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Acer XF270HUA

Added the Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-xf270hua-gaming-monitor-ueberzeugt/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

Accurate matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA (marketed as IPS) panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range supported by the Displayport and HDMI 2.0) with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dul-Link DVI, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (144hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In and Out.

BenQ PD2700U

Added the Review by Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/978703) (=DEAD=) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Very accurate matte 3840x2160 AH-IPS in a fake frame-less casing with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, mini-Displayport, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 Downstream, 2x USB 3.0 Upstream and a 3.5mm Audio Out. It has an HDR emulation mode, but lacks a wide gamut panel required to properly support HDR.

HP 27F

Added the Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/hp/27f) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/)

Fairly accurate (for a budget monitor) matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), native 75hz for both AMD and Nvidia cards, 2x HDMI (Free-Sync) and 1x VGA.  Set the Response Time setting to Level 2 for the best balance between fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot ghosting.

HP 24w

Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/hp-24w-p49525/test.html)

Fairly accurate matte 1080p IPS with HDMI and VGA, but it uses LED PWM Dimming or is not Flicker Free so I can't recommend it.

LG 32GK650F

Added the Review (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8877/lg-34gk950f-en-32gk650f-review-lg-pakt-door-met-qhd-gaming-monitoren) and Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/493841/lg-32gk650f/testresultaten) by Belgium Hardware to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/)

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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Acer X27

Added the Review by PC Mag (https://www.pcmag.com/review/363810/acer-predator-x27) and the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/acer-predator-x27) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.

Lenovo L27m-28

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Matte 1080p IPS with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync, HDMI 1.4, USB-C, 2x USB 3.1, 3.5mm Audio Out and VGA and good preset color accuracy marred by a slightly skewed gamma curve in the Web Pic mode, and a stronger blue tint, but better gamma when switched to the Text Mode.
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Adding more soon.

LG 24MK430

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/470713/lg-24mk600/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8901/budget-monitor-update-wat-is-het-verschil-tussen-de-lg-24mk400-24mk430-en-24mk600)

Matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA and a 3.5mm Audio Out.  It has very low preset gamma (1.8 average), which causes colors and shades to look very dull and washed out.

LG 24MK600

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/481117/lg-24mk430h-b/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8901/budget-monitor-update-wat-is-het-verschil-tussen-de-lg-24mk400-24mk430-en-24mk600) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), a perceived black depth decreasing fake bezel/frame-less black bezel, 2x HDMI, 1x VGA and a 3.5mm Audio Out.  The 600 is significantly more accurate than the 430 which has very low preset gamma (1.8 average), which causes colors and shades to look very dull and washed out.

Philips 276E8VJSB

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8899/10/philips-276e8vjsb-review-zo-goed-kan-een-instap-4k-monitor-zijn-specificaties-en-testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8899/philips-276e8vjsb-review-zo-goed-kan-een-instap-4k-monitor-zijn) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

The Philips uses a very accurate 4K fake bezel or frame-less LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out jack.
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Acer Nitro XV273K

Added the Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_nitro_xv273k.htm#panel) and to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

The Acer XV273K has an accurate 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO HAVA panel which can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color space, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is available.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0,4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.


AOC C24G1

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-c24g1) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.

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, and its sRGB mode has a preset red dominance instead of the slight out-of-the-box blue dominance, locks the brightness controls, is very bright (242cdm/2) and drops the contrast to a pathetic 485:1. The CG241 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*.

IMO the overdrive of these panels is decent good enough, especially when considering the image quality downsides of faster TN panels.

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

Added the Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-c27g1) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.

The C27G1 (1800 R curve) is significantly more accurate out of the box than the C24G1, and its sRGB mode has a preset red dominance instead of the slight out-of-the-box blue dominance, locks the brightness controls, is very bright (242cdm/2) and drops the contrast to a pathetic 485:1. 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.

IMO the overdrive of these panels is decent good enough, especially when considering the image quality downsides of faster TN panels.

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


MSI Optix MPG27CQ

Added the Review by PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art79198.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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.


Viewsonic VX2458-mhd

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx2458-mhd-gaming-monitor-neuheit/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.

The Viewsonic uses a very accurate matte 144hz 1080p AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) with Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  Set the Response Time to Extreme to speed up the pixel response times without obvious overshoot ghosting.   Set the Response Time to Extreme to speed up the pixel response times without obvious overshoot ghosting.


Viewsonic XG240R

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-xg240r-ueberzeugende-gaming-performance/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guide.

The Viewsonic uses a matte 144hz 1080p AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range) with Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI (48-120hz Free-Sync range), 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out. 


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Acer PE270

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-pe270k-4k-grafik-monitor-mit-blendschutzhaube/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_prodesigner_pe270k/) (=DEAD=)
Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/acer-pe270k-review.html)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-pe270k-4k-grafik-monitor-mit-blendschutzhaube/)

Accurate (excluding the unit PRAD tested which came with very high, black crush causing 2.6 average gamma) matte 4K four sided border-less LG AH-IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync, height adjustable stand, a monitor hood and 4x USB 3.0 ports.


AOC C27V1

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57101631)

Fairly accurate (gamma is slightly too low) 75hz curved matte VA panel with, Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 3.5mm Audio Out.


AOC XP241

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/450867/aoc-x24p1/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  It suffers from slight blue and gamma under-coverage, but is still quite accurate. 


BenQ BL2411PT

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/181171/benq-bl2411pt/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


BenQ SW240

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/438825/benq-sw240/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Very accurate matte wide gamut panel with a 14 bit 3D Look Up Table, hardware calibration (Pallet Master; requires colorimeter and has some issues mentioned here by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-sw240-guenstiger-grafik-monitor-ueberzeugt/4/)), height adjustable stand, an SD Card Reader and 2x USB 3.1.  It has supports 1:1 pixel mapping and can scale 1920x1080 without relying on a graphics card to prevent distortion (stretching).  It has negligible input lag (<3ms SMT Tool measurement by Playwares and <3ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement by PRAD), as well as fairly balanced overdrive with a bit of overshoot with AMA set to On, which is the default setting.


HP E243i

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/407185/hp-elitedisplay-e243i/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Accurate semi-wide gamut (20% over-saturation) matte 1920x1200 LG IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 3.0 and a fully adjustable stand.


Viewsonic VP2768-4K

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vp2768-4k-monitor-fuer-bildbearbeitung/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

Fully adjustable and very accurate matte 4K IPS panel with hardware calibration.  It has Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.  Set the Response Time to Ultra Fast for the best overdrive performance with fast pixel response times and negligible overshoot ghosting.

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Asus BE24AQLBH

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/423845/asus-be24aqlbh/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Very accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  Set the Trace Free (overdrive) setting to 40 to get rid of overshoot ghosting.


Dell U2415H

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/270190/dell-ultrasharp-u2415/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, mini-Displayport, HDMI, 4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.

HP Z24n G2

Added the Measurements (http://hhttps://be.hardware.info/product/392532/lg-24bk55wy-b/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Accurate matte 70hz 1920x1200 LG IPS with 2x mini-Displayport, USB-C, 4x USB 3.0 and a fully adjustable stand.


LG 24BK55WY-B

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/315617/samsung-s24e650dw) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Semi-accurate fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, 2x USB  and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


Samsung S24E650DW

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/399862/samsung-s24h650gdu) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Fully adjustable, semi-accurate matte 1920x1200 PLS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA and 2x USB 3.0,  It suffers from a preset blue dominance and can't fully cover the sRGB color space (91.8% maximum).


S24H650GDU

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/424435/hp-z24n-g2/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 PLS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 2x USB 2.0.
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Monoprice 33822 QHD

Added the Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/monoprice-33822-qhd-144hz-gaming-monitor,5929.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Curved 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 curved, 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.

Samsung C27HG70

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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 U32J590

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The Samsung uses a fairly accurate matte semi-wide gamut 32" 4K VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz range supported by Displayport & HDMI), but isn't as accurate as the more expensive BenQ EW3270U, LG 32UD598 (non-wide gamut) and Philips  328P6VUBREB (28ms delay vs competitors low/negligible lag), and the Samsung uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker when the brightness is set below 50%, as well as lacks a properly functioning sRGB mode to prevent wide gamut color over-saturation.  It has Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (4K @60hz + Free-Sync support), and 3.5mm Audio Out.


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Acer Nitro XV273K

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The Acer XV273K has an accurate 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO HAVA panel which can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color space, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is available.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0,4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.

AOC Agon AG251FZ

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The AOC uses a 240hz matte 6 bit +FRC AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, suffers from the typical contrast and gamma lottery (TFT Central set the gamma from Mode 1 to 3), but has accurate preset RGB levels, especially the unit tested by Belgium Hardware. The AOC has very fast pixel response times with zero overshoot ghosting when the overdrive setting is set to Medium.

The AOC has mediocre image quality due to its low preset gamma and sRGB color space coverage (89% out of the box and 91.1% after calibration).


BenQ BL2711U

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Matte 27" 4K IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (4K @30hz), 1x HDMI 1.4 (4K @30hz) 1x HDMI 2.0 (limited to YCbCr 4:2:0), 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out, a fully adjustable stand and a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel.  It's fairly accurate aside from a strong preset blue tint.  The unit tested by Belgium Hardware is less accurate, but has lower input lag (2ms) than the unit tested by IBXT in 2015 (20ms).

Dell U2718Q

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Fairly accurate matte 4K LG AH-IPS with height adjustable stand, Displayport, HDMI 2.0, mini Displayport, 4x USB 3.0 ports and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It's not as accurate as well as more reflective than the P2715Q which also has a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel versus the U2718Q's fake frame-less casing's black bezel. The Dell uses LED PWM Dimming or Flicker which decreases motion clarity and may cause some people to suffer from health issues such as eyestrain and/or headaches.

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The Dell U2718Q uses a dual PWM flicker to dim the backlight. There is a 10 kHz flicker that is always present, but this flicker is not visible at all. There is a secondary flicker at 650 Hz, but due to the secondary wave the backlight does not completely shut off



Lenovo P27u

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Matte wide gamut 27" 4K IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI, Mini Displayport, USB-C, 3x USB 3.0 and a fully adjustable stand.  It's fairly accurate, but suffers from a preset blue dominance.


Lenovo ThinkVision X1

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Matte 27" 4K IPS with Displayport, HDMI, USB-C, 4x USB 3.0 and a web camera.  The gamma average is a bit too high (2.35 average), the RGB level accuracy is off, and it suffers from a preset blue dominance.


LG 27UD58

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27" 4K matte IPS with perceived black depth ruining glossy black bezel


LG 27UD88

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LG 27UK650

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Matte with 40-60hz AMD Free-Sync, 2x USB 3.0, and a height adjustable stand.  It is quite accurate and offers excellent all around performance.   It can display an HDR signal, but all it can do is max the brightness resulting in black looking grey, more obvious back-light bleed and glow, and vastly de-saturated HDR content viewing since it lacks a wide gamut panel.  Keep HDR turned off.


LG 27UK850

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Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware

Philips 272P7VPTKEB

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Very accurate matte 27" 4K IPS with 2x Displayport, min-Displayport, HDMI 2.0, VGA, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm In and Out, and a fully adjustable stand.  Set the overdrive (Response time) to Faster for the best performance.
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AOC Q27P1

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Matte 27" 1440p IPS with a fully adjustable stand, perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.1, and 3.5mm  Audio In & Out.  The AOC has very low preset gamma (<1.75=very washed out colors and shades), but can be improved by setting the Gamma to 3, suffers from a strong preset green tint and can't, but almost covers the HDTV/REC 709 or sRGB color space, and slightly under and over-saturates colors.

Philips 276E8VJSB

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The Philips uses a very accurate 4K fake bezel or frame-less LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out jack.
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Acer BM320

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The Acer uses a 3840x2160 matte wide gamut AUO AHVA panel with color/uniformity compensation, Displayport, mini-Display-Port, Dual-Link DVI (3840x2160 @30hz) HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio In & Out and a fully adjustable stand.  Since it uses a wide gamut panel the Acer's colors are vastly over-saturated for SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content, but has multiple color space emulation modes such as the Adobe RGB, sRGB and REC 709 (HDTV/ movies), however, severe and non-reduce-able black crush is introduced when the color space emulation modes are selected, which makes them useless and leaves on at the mercy of their operating system and/or programs ability to use color management to prevent vast over-saturation.


BenQ EW3270U

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Matte 4K VA panel with an extended color space and faux HDR support.  The BenQ has a good sRGB mode which prevents over-saturation and does not significantly under-saturate colors like some 4K 32" VA panel using competitors.


HP 27 Omen

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


Samsung C27JG50QQI

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LG 32UL950

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Accurate matte standard gamut 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz) Displayport, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, USB-C and a fully adjustable stand.


Samsung C27JG50QQI

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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 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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AOC AG273QCG

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Curved, semi wide gamut, matte 165hz 2560x1440 AUO TN with Nvida G-Sync (30-165hz range), a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, HDMI and a medium matte coating which is normal for these types of monitors.  The AOC has failrly linear gamma and a semi-wide gamut panel which slightly over-saturates colors.


Dell S2719DC

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HP 27Fh

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Significantly less accurate (than the 27F) matte 1080p IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), native 75hz for both AMD and Nvidia cards, a height adjustable stand, 2x HDMI (Free-Sync) and 1x VGA.  Set the Response Time setting to Level 2 for the best balance between fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot ghosting.
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LG 32UL950: Not Recommended

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Standard gamut 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz) Displayport, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, USB-C, and a fully adjustable stand.  The preset color accuracy is bad for the price, it doesn't support HDR since it lacks a wide gamut panel (yes it can take the signal but the panel is not wide gamut), and it uses motion clarity ruining 240hz LED PWM Dimming or flicker (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ul950#comparison_1425), which makes it a joke. 
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AOC CQ32G1

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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.


Asus VG279Q

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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).


BenQ GW2480

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Matte 1920x1080 IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  It's fairly accurate but has low sRGB color space coverage compared to the best options, and has high preset gamma which averages around 2.4, but can be improved by changing the Gamma.


Dell S2719DM

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Matte 1920x1080 fake* four-sided border/frame-less IPS with AMD Free-Sync (48-75hz range), 2x HDMI, 3.5mm Audi Out and fairly accurate color presets hampered by the skewed and slightly too high gamma curve.

*Four sided border/frame-less monitors have a thin inner black bezel which reduces the perceived black depth.


HP DreamColor Z27x G2 Studio (2NJ08AT)

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Fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 wide gamut IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio Out, 4x USB 3.0 and USB-C.  The HP suffers from a slight preset green tint (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/504601/7/hp-dreamcolor-z27x-g2-studio-2nj08at.jpg), has nearly 2.4 average gamma and high input lag (35.7ms Leo Bodnar device measurements).


Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

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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 (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/507015/7/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd.jpg), but has a very minor preset pink tint, and slightly slower pixel response (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8995/9/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd-review-gaming-monitor-debuut-met-noise-cancellation-gaming-responstijd-en-inputlag) (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% (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd_z_panelem_ips_qhd_144_hz_i_hdr_monitor_idealny-8352-4.html)) and capability (>400cdm/2 brightness), but it does have a good sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation.

Viewsonic XG240R

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Fully adjust-able matte 144hz 1920x1080 AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz from all inputs), Displayport, 2x HDMI (120hz), 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Viewsonic has accurate 60hz image quality, but suffers from a significant gamma drop (60hz 2.3 to 1.9 at 144hz), and loss of color and shade accuracy and vibrancy when set to 144hz.  Setting the Gamma to 2.6, and setting the Gaming Settings to Custom 1 and 2 (best) improve the 144hz gamma.  The Viewsonic has negligible input lag, balanced overdrive (fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot) with the Faster Response Time OD setting, but has a perceived black depth decreasing matte black bezel versus the XG2401's perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.
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Asus PG279QZ

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The Asus PG279QZ is an updated version of the PG279Q (2015), released in 2019, and with zero improvements.  The PG279QZ is fully adjustable, has Displayport (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync), HDMI, G-Sync (Nvidia GPU required), ULMB (120hz back-light strobing), 2x USB 3.0 and the same fake-thin matte grey casing with an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth.  The PG279QZ Rtings tested has excellent all-around performance, however, without more reviews available, it's impossible to know if it is consistently accurate unlike the PG279Q.
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Post by: NCX on January 31, 2019, 09:05:59 pm
Dell S2719DGF

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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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Post by: NCX on February 06, 2019, 04:55:33 pm
AOC I2790PQU

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Fully adjustable and very accurate matte 1920x180 LG AH-IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The I2790PQU is more accurate than the 24" version, and the 27" version is one of the most accurate, and best 60hz 27" 1080p IPS/PLS monitors.

Dell S2719DGF

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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.


Philips 275P4VYKEB

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Accurate wide gamut, glossy 5120x2880 resolution Samsung PLS panel with a fully adjustable stand, 2x Displayport (required for full 5K signal) and 3x USB 3.0
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Post by: NCX on February 12, 2019, 01:45:31 am
HP 27x

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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.  Not recommended.

iiyama XUB2493HS-B1

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Fully adjustable matte 1920x1080 IPS with Displayport, HDMI, 2x 2W speakers, VGA, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The iiyama can't fully cover the sRGB color space (87.6% coverage) and has low preset gamma resulting in very washed out colors. 


LG 24CK550W-3A

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Fully adjustable matte 1920x1080 IPS with a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel,  Displayport, HDMI, 4x USB 2.0 (side, 2x USB 3.0 (back() and 3.5mm Audio Out & Microphone In (side).  The LG is fairly accurate, but can't fully cover the sRGB color space (90% out of the box versus 95% for the best 24-25" IPS/PLS) and has slightly too low preset gamma.
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Post by: NCX on February 14, 2019, 04:22:48 pm
Asus VG279Q

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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).

Eizo CG279X

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Matte, fully wide gamut and fully adjustable 2560x1440 resolution LG AH-IPS panel with a built in colorimeter, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, USB-C, 2x USB 2.0 (back), 2x USB 3.0 (side) and a 16 bit 3D LUT.  The Eizo has very accurate color presets aside from the DCI-P3 mode which has very high, 2.6 preset gamma which causes black crush, but it is important to note that the point of monitors like the CG279X is to be hardware calibrated with an accurate colorimeter, and used for work with programs which support color management.  The Eizo has slow pixel response times, but fairly low input lag (9ms) for a professional display.


Philips 276E8VJSB

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The Philips uses a very accurate 4K fake bezel or frame-less LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out jack.
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Post by: NCX on February 19, 2019, 07:04:16 pm
BenQ PD2700U

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Very accurate matte 3840x2160 AH-IPS in a fake frame-less casing with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, mini-Displayport, HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 Downstream, 2x USB 3.0 Upstream and a 3.5mm Audio Out.  It has an HDR emulation mode, but lacks a wide gamut panel required to properly support HDR.


Dell U2719DC

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Fully adjustable, matte, 2560x1440 IPS with Displayport In & Out (for Daisy Chaining), HDMI, 4x USB 3.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio OUt and accurate out-of-the-box color accuracy in the default Standard mode.


Philips 328P6VUBREB

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Matte 4K VA panel with wide gamut HDR panel, HDR 600 certification, very accurate color presets, a high quality sRGB mode which does not under-saturate colors and high (28ms) input lag.  It has a matte black bezel (superior to glossy black but still decreases the perceived black depth compared grey bezels), a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 3.5mm Audio Out, 4x USB 3.0 and RJ-45 Ethernet power port.


Viewsonic VP2768-4k

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Fully adjustable and very accurate matte 4K IPS panel with hardware calibration.  It has Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.  Set the Response Time to Ultra Fast for the best overdrive performance with fast pixel response times and negligible overshoot ghosting.
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Post by: NCX on February 27, 2019, 08:41:27 pm
Acer XB273K

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The Acer XB273K has very accurate accurate (SDR/sRGB & HDR color modes; color controls are locked when HDR is enabled) 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO HAVA panel which can cover 87.65% (https://img.purch.com/r/711x457/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9UL0kvODI0MDIyL29yaWdpbmFsLzEzLWdhbXV0dm9sLnBuZw==) of the DCI-P3 color space, provide 460cdmn/2 peak brightness, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is selected.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 1x Displayport, 1x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out and Nvidia G-Sync.

Reading the monitors included manual and/or Tom's Hardware's review is necessary in order to properly understand how to use a wide gamut monitor, and fully make use of all its features such as the 384 zone local dimming or dynamic contrast, and prevent wide gamut color over-saturation.


Dell U2719D

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Fully adjustable, matte, 2560x1440 PLS (LTM270DL11) with Displayport In & Out (for Daisy Chaining), HDMI, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out and accurate out-of-the-box colors in the default Standard mode aside from the color temperature of the unit TFT Central tested which is too warm at 5653k (preset orange and red dominance).  The U2719D has a medium matte coating which looks slightly grainy/sparkly when viewing light colors and white according to PC Monitors.


LG 32UL950

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Fully adjustable matte 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync (40-60hz) Displayport, hardware calibration (requires compatible colorimeter), HDMI 2.0, HDR Color*, Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, USB-C.  The LG needs to be hardware calibrated to be truly competitive, as well as operate as well as possible.

*Belgium Hardware was able to achieve 90% DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage through hardware calibrate with an accurate colorimeter (X-Rite i1 Spectrophometer) while Rtings unit was limited to 76% DCI-P3 which is achievable by standard or non-wide gamut panels, and basically fake HDR.

The unit PRAD tested uses high khz PWM (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-32ul950-w-nano-ips-und-hardwarekalibrierung/6/#Backlight) (non detect-able flicker), high DCI-P3 color space coverage (91% before calibration and 95% after) and decent preset color accuracy.

The preset color accuracy of the unit Rtings tested is mediocre for the price, and it uses motion clarity ruining 240hz LED PWM Dimming or flicker (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/32ul950#comparison_1425), which makes it a joke.


ViewSonic VP3268-4K

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Matte, fully adjustable 10 bit (8 bit +FRC) 3840x2160 AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, mini Displayport, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VP3268-4K is very accurate, and supports hardware calibration with a compatible accurate colorimeter such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro and has a 14 bit 3d LUT which reduces banding and preserves the quality of gradients when calibrated.  The overdrive (Response Time) is set to Standard, but can be improved without adding overshoot ghosting by selecting the Advanced setting.
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Post by: NCX on March 05, 2019, 09:44:31 pm
Acer Nitro VG270UP

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The Acer uses a fake bezel/frame-less (it has an inner black bezel (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/fc9/fc92857e0f05d9a8b1a9f39856b72fff.jpg) which reduces the perceived black depth versus a grey bezel) 144hz AUO M270DAN02 AHVA panel (advertised as IPS) with Displayport (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range), HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It supports AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range), 120hz back-light strobing (named VRB=Visual Boost Response,  can completely cover the sRGB color space without significant over or under-saturation, and has quite accurate color presets (sRGB mode is a bit better and reduces the brightness to 153cdm/2), above average contrast (1100:1 vs 800:1 for AHVA/IPS/PLS and TN), and the typical balanced preset Acer overdrive (OD: Normal) with very fast pixel response times and minimal to no overshoot ghosting.


MSI MAG27CQ

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Fully adjustable, curved, matte 144hz 2560x1440 VA panel with Dual-Link DVI, Displayport, HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MAG27CQ has a strong preset blue dominance, and very low preset gamma (1.89 average) (https://static.techspot.com/articles-info/1742/images/2018-11-22-image-2.png) resulting in very washed out image quality, which is unrivaled, assuming awfulness is the goal.


MSI MPG27CQ

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Curved semi-wide gamut (22% over-saturation or 122% sRGB) matte 2560x1440 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.  The MPG27CQ is worth paying more for to those who do not own accurate colorimeters since the MPG27CQ offers good preset color accuracy while the MAG27CQ is awful.


Viewsonic XG240R

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Fully adjust-able matte 144hz 1920x1080 AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz from), Displayport, 2x HDMI (120hz), 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Viewsonic has accurate 60hz image quality, but suffers from a significant gamma drop (60hz 2.3 to 1.9 at 144hz), and loss of color and shade accuracy and vibrancy when set to 144hz.  Setting the Gamma to 2.6, and setting the Gaming Settings to Custom 1 and 2 (best) improve the 144hz gamma.  The Viewsonic has negligible input lag, balanced overdrive (fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot) with the Faster Response Time OD setting, but has a perceived black depth decreasing matte black bezel versus the XG2401's perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.


Viotek GFT27DB

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Matte 144hz 2560x1440 semi-wide gamut and 8 bit AUO TN panel with low preset gamma (2.04 average), a preset blue dominance (https://static.techspot.com/articles-info/1790/images/2019-02-08-image-5.png) and wide gamut color over-saturation of non-HDR content since the Viotek lacks an SDR color space (HDTV/REC 709 or sRGB) emulation mode.
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Post by: NCX on March 08, 2019, 02:09:19 am
Acer Nitro VG270UP

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The Acer uses a fake bezel/frame-less (it has an inner black bezel (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/fc9/fc92857e0f05d9a8b1a9f39856b72fff.jpg) which reduces the perceived black depth versus a grey bezel) 144hz AUO M270DAN02 AHVA panel (advertised as IPS) with Displayport (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range), HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0 (Free-Sync + 40-144hz range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It supports AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range), 120hz back-light strobing (named VRB=Visual Boost Response,

The reviews by =DEAD= review contains photos of the Test UFO Ghosting test which proves that the AUO AHVA panel is faster (OD Normal) out of the box, has a useful Extreme overdrive setting with only a bit of overshoot ghosting, which is noted in this section of the review (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_vg270up/#elem-12).

Test UFO Ghosting Test (https://testufo.com/ghosting#background=004040&separation=160&pps=960&graphics=bbufo.png&pursuit=0) Overdrive Comparisons: AUO AHVA (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/e90/e904aee9d1eb12c02782c5633bf45e8b.jpg) versus Innolux IPS (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/705/705e43f9481b31bdcfb17f81dea16d19.jpg)

The AUO AHVA panel has significantly more accurate preset color accuracy, especially the gamma since  the Innolux IPS has low gamma (http://=https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/testirovanie_monitora_acer_nitro_vg270up/#elem-31.98 average) (scroll down to see this chart (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/83e/83e585e85a75ff5e0169c44d2d6888e0.png)) while the AUO AHVA panel has nearly perfect 2.2 preset gamma (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/192/1926c1cb51593bb425e8884b90f5f558.png) and 93% DCI-P3 color space coverage for games with HDR support. The Innolux panel does use a semi-wide gamut panel which over-saturates the colors of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content out of the box, but does have an sRGB mode to prevent the 34% over-saturation, as well as offer proper 2.2-ish gamma; AHVA (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/6f5/6f533e3613a5c9601aff722b0c738506.png) vs IPS sRGB  (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/f7f/f7f78c43e091812778c4409b3c83b011.png)Color Space comparisons.

The last significant difference is the AUO AHVA panel suffers from white glow when viewing black while the Innolux IPS suffers from brownish-red glow; compare multiple photos: AUO AHVA (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_vg270up/#elem-13) vs Innolux IPS (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/testirovanie_monitora_acer_nitro_vg270up/#elem-10).

Conclusion:

The AUO AHVA panel is better since it has superior preset color accuracy or image quality for the majority of consumer content which use SDR color spaces (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB), and has faster pixel response times and less overshoot ghosting than the Innolux panel. The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD has similar overdrive, but is significantly more accurate than the Innolux VG270UP, and has a height adjustable stand which makes it worth the extra money since height adjustable stands cost at least 50$ US, and the 150$ US X-rite Colormunki is the cheapest accurate colorimeter. 

AOC 273QCX

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Curved 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut and matte VA panel with Nvidia compatible (requires 10 series or better) AMD Free-Sync, 2x Displayport, HDMI 1.4 (75hz 2560x1440), HDMI 2.0 (144hz & Free-Sync support), HDR 400, RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0, VGA and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Game Mode 1 and 2 presets offer the most accurate colors, but over-saturate some by over 20% since the 273QCX uses a semi-wide gamut panel.  AOC included a fairly accurate sRGB mode which prevents over-saturation, but locks the color controls.  The AOC claims HDR400 support, but lacks a full 10 bit and wide gamut (91.3% DCI-P3 coverage) panel with 1000cdm/2 or nit brightness (it can output 400cdm/2 as advertised) and local dimming to provide real HDR, which is to be expected from monitors under 1300$ US.  The 273QCX has a very low 8ms delay (SMT Tool measurement) and fast pixel response times (for a VA panel) without obvious overshoot ghosting.


BenQ SW320

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Fully adjustable matte, wide gamut (98% Adobe RGB color space coverage after calibration) 10 bit 3840x2160 AH-IPS with a 14 bit 3D LUT, Displayport, Hardware Calbiration (requires compatible colorimeter; the X-Rite i1 Display Pro & i1 Pro 2 are the best compatible colorimeters), HDMI 2.0, mini-Displayport, monitor hood, perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, SD Card Reader, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In.  The BenQ SW320 is preset to the Adobe RGB mode which vastly over-saturations the colors of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces unless the monitor is used with programs which support color management such as Photoshop.

The SW320 has negigble input lag (2.3ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement) and passable (but not great) overdrive (AMA Off; the preset High setting causes obvious overshoot ghosting (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-benq-sw320/6/)) for media viewing and casual gaming.  The SW320 is a waste of money if not bought to make use of its Adobe RGB color space coverage and hardware calibration which requires a compatible, and ideally accurate colorometer such as the X-Rite i1 Display Pro & i1 Pro 2. though the hardware calibration BenQ offers is not as good as the programs offered by Eizo and NEC according to PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-benq-sw320/9/#Bewertung).   


Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Added the Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/aorus/ad27qd) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

This is the third very accurate Gigabyte AD271QD tested (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/aorus/ad27qd#comparison_1467), and a store bought unit which makes the accuracy consistency even more impressive, and humiliating for the AUO AHVA G-Sync monitors which used to cost 700-950$ US, and were quite inconsistent, especially in the case of the AOC AG271QG and Asus PG279Q. The Acer XB271HU was consistently mediocre (for the price) while the Viewsonic XG2703-GS was consistently good. The Gigabyte is the most consistently great 144hz AHVA/IPS panel preset color accuracy wise along with the vastly more expensive Eizo FS2735 and discontinued Viewsonic XG2703-GS.

While not stated below or on my site, I think the AD271QD's overdrive performance is unimpressive due to the increased overshoot ghosting it suffers from versus the Acer XB21HU, and 1-3ms slower pixel response times. All of the 144-165hz AUO AHVA panels except for the Acer XB271HU offered great 60hz overdrive; the Gigabyte suffers from more overshoot than the Acer which makes the Gigabyte the worst option for console and PC gaming.

Rtings Surprise Rtings Gigabyte Overdrive Analysis (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/aorus/ad27qd#comparison_1427) Versus Acer XB271HU (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/predator-xb271hu#comparison_1427) Versus Asus PG279Q Versus Asus PG279QZ (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/rog-swift-pg279qz#comparison_1427)

Rtings rated the Gigabyte's overdrive 9.5/10 (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/aorus/ad27qd#comparison_1425) which surprised me since they rated it higher than the XB271HU and PG279QZ, and because Belgium Hardware measured 1-3ms slower pixel response times and 5% more overshoot ghosting than the Acer XB271HU. I'm not sure what to make of these differences except that both reviews vastly conflict with some commenters on Reddit.

Original Analysis:

Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/507015/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8995/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd-review-gaming-monitor-debuut-met-noise-cancellation)
Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd_z_panelem_ips_qhd_144_hz_i_hdr_monitor_idealny-8352-2.html)

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 (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/507015/7/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd.jpg), but has a very minor preset pink tint, and slightly slower pixel response (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8995/9/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd-review-gaming-monitor-debuut-met-noise-cancellation-gaming-responstijd-en-inputlag) (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% (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd_z_panelem_ips_qhd_144_hz_i_hdr_monitor_idealny-8352-4.html)) and capability (>400cdm/2 brightness), but it does have a good sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on March 22, 2019, 06:10:45 pm
Acer X27

Added the Review by TECHSPOT (https://www.techspot.com/review/1695-acer-predator-x27/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.  Read my X27 versus PG27UQ comparison here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg29/#msg29).


Acer Nitro XV273K

Added the Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/27054-acer-nitro-xv273k-144-hz-och-4k-uhd-till-slagkraftigt-pris/1#content) and to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

The Acer XV273K has an accurate 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO AHVA panel which can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color space, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is available, but doing so locks the color controls.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0,4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out


AOC AG273QCX

Added the Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-ag273qcx/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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, 3.255 Audio In and a fully adjustable stand.  The AOC has low preset gamma (1.9 average) 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.


Asus PG27UQ

Added the Review by Sweclockers and the Review by TECHSPOT (https://www.techspot.com/review/1681-asus-rog-swift-pg27uq/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.  Read my X27 versus PG27UQ comparison here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg29/#msg29).


Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Added the Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_aorus_ad27qd/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut Innolux IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


MSI Optix MPG27CQ

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57246644) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

Curved semi-wide gamut matte 2560x1440 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.  The MPG27CQ is worth paying more for to those who do not own accurate colorimeters since the MPG27CQ offers good preset color accuracy while the MAG27CQ is awful.


MSI Optix MAG271C

Added the Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57257444) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guides.

Very accurate, curved, matte, 144hz  1920x1080 semi-wide gamut VA panel with Displayport (144hz), Free-Sync (48-144hz) 2x HDMI (120hz) and 2x USB 2.0 ports.  The MAG271C is pretty much the same as the AOC C27G1.


Samsung C32HG70QQ

Added the Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/25622-samsung-c32hg70qq-32-tums-va-panel-med-freesync-2-i-144-hz-och-hdr) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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 (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/samsung_c32hg70.htm#contrast_stability). Back-light strobing is activated (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/samsung_c32hg70.htm#strobing) when the Response Time setting is switched from Standard to Faster, and Fastest.  The Samsung is fairly accurate, but Sweclockers unit came with high preset gamma which averages around 2.36 which causes black crush or loss of detail in dark scenes.  Changing the gamma to mode 2 brings the gamma closer to averaging around 2.2 and increases the accuracy, as well as reduces black crush.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on March 27, 2019, 10:10:03 pm
 
Dell UP2518

I was informed about the fact that the U2518D suffers from screen tearing when connected to the PS4.  Here's video proof (https://bit.ly/2FJNL5N) and a post about the issue in the Dell forums (https://www.dell.com/community/Monitors/U2518D-PS4-1080p-Gaming-Screen-Tearing/td-p/6186641).  Best Reviewed Flicker Free 25" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-25'-2560x1440p-monitors-ahvaipspls/) buying guide.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on April 02, 2019, 06:23:11 pm
Acer Nitro XB273K

Added the Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/acer-xb273k/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

The Acer XB273K has very accurate Standard mode preset  (SDR/sRGB & HDR color modes; color controls are locked when HDR is enabled), 144hz (compressed 4:2:2 YCbCr422 color signal called instead of 8 bit 4:4:4 YCbCr444 @120hz and 10 bit 4:4:4 YCbCr444 @98hz), 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO HAVA panel which can cover 87.65% (https://img.purch.com/r/711x457/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9UL0kvODI0MDIyL29yaWdpbmFsLzEzLWdhbXV0dm9sLnBuZw==) of the DCI-P3 color space, provide 460cdmn/2 peak brightness, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is selected.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 1x Displayport, 1x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Out and Nvidia G-Sync.

Reading the monitors included manual and/or PC Monitors and Tom's Hardware's review is necessary in order to properly understand how to use a wide gamut monitor, and fully make use of all its features such as the back-light dimming (SDR Variable Back Light), and sRGB mode (SDR Colors sRGB) to prevent wide gamut color over-saturation.


Acer X27

Added the Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/acer-predator-x27-review.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Matte 4K AHVA panel with 98hz (8 Bit +FRC / 10 bit HDR 4:4:4), Nvidia G-Sync, height adjustable stand, 4x USB 3.0, local dimming and true HDR color.  Proper color (YcBcr 4:4:4) is only supported up to 98hz.  Image quality is degraded at 99-144hz.  Read my X27 versus PG27UQ comparison here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg29/#msg29).


AOC AG273QCG

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/504671/aoc-agon-ag273qcg/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/9167/aoc-ag273qcx-en-ag273qcg-review-lang-gewacht-toch-gekomen---de-nieuwe-agon-3-gaming-monitoren), and the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-aoc-ag273qcg-extrem-schnell-ganz-ohne-lag/) (<700:1 contrast) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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 (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/504671/6/aoc-agon-ag273qcg.jpg)) and may come with low contrast (PRAD).


AOC AG273QCX

Added the Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/509959/aoc-agon-ag273qcx/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/9167/aoc-ag273qcx-en-ag273qcg-review-lang-gewacht-toch-gekomen---de-nieuwe-agon-3-gaming-monitoren), and the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-aoc-ag273qcx-144-hz-mit-schneller-va-technologie/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) buying guide.

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.


Asus VG279Q

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-vg279q-freesync-auch-mit-nvidia-grafikkarten/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144hz 1080p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/) buying guides.

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).


HP 25f

Added the Review by NCX (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/hp-25/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24-25'-1080p-ipspls-monitors/) buying guide.

Fairly accurate 1920x1080 almost-glossy or low haze coated LG AH-IPS with AMD Free-Sync, native 75hz, 2x HDMI and 1x VGA.


LG 27MD5KA

Added the Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/517661/lg-27md5ka/testresultaten) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Fully adjustable matte and wide gamut 5120x2880 LG AH-IPS panel with a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel, a webcam and 3x USB-C.  It has excellent preset RGB balance accuracy (https://be.hardware.info/product/517661/lg-27md5ka/fotos#open), but slightly too high preset gamma and the Adobe RGB mode RGB balance is worse (https://be.hardware.info/product/517661/lg-27md5ka/fotos#open).
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on April 09, 2019, 06:48:26 pm
Eizo EV2457-BK

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-eizo-ev2457-bk-toller-allrounder-fuer-jeden-schreibtisch/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24'-1200p-ipspls-monitors/) monitors buying guide.

The Eizo EV2457-BK uses a matte 1920x1200 LH AH-IPS panel with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport In & Out, Duak-Link DVI, HDMI, 4x USB 3.1 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out ports.  The EV2457-BK can scale external/non-PC 16:9 signals correctly, is fairly accurate and fast pixel response time wise (Standard overdrive setting), but has a 12ms delay according to PRAD's oscilloscope measurements.


Eizo EV3285

Added the Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_eizo_flexscan_ev3285/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 32" 4K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-32'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/) buying guide.

Fully adjustable, matte 31.5" 4K LG AH-IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C, 2x USB 3.1 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Eizo is very accurate once the brightness sensor (EcoView Optmizer) which reduces the color accuracy and changes the brightness automatically.  =DEAD= does not measure input lag and the Eizo has a fake bezel or frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel (https://4k-monitor.ru/upload/medialibrary/287/287b242f0e0002e2e27c87413aa1e76d.jpg).


Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Added the Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-ad27qd-review.html) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz semi-wide gamut Innolux IPS with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  IBXT's review is the fifth review to confirm that the Gigabyte is consistently very accurate, and that the Speed overdrive setting causes obvious overshoot.
Title: Re: Site Update Log
Post by: NCX on April 16, 2019, 05:57:40 pm
Acer Nitro XV273K

Added the Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_acer_nitro_xv273k_4k_144_hz_i_freesync_w_tanszym_wydaniu-9060.html) and Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-nitro-xv273kp-zocken-und-bildbearbeitung-geht-doch/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 4-5K AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-4k-3840x2160-ahvaipspls-panels/msg157/#msg157/) buying guide.

The Acer XV273K has an accurate 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO HAVA panel which can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color space, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is available.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0,4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.


Nixeus NX-EDG27Sv2 & NX-EDG27v2

Added the Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nixeus_nx-edg27s_v2.htm) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/) and Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (30-144hz over Displayport and HDMI), 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI2.0.  The non-S version, the NX-EDG27v2 does not come with a height adjustable stand.  The Nixues is very accurate, but is a bit too warm (5800k color temperature) or has a minor preset orange or red dominance.  It can be considered to be display free or to have negligible input lag (TFT Central measured <5ms with the SMT Tool (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nixeus_nx-edg27s_v2.htm#lag)), but has significantly slower pixel response times than some AHVA panel using competitors, however, it is important to remember that the Nixeus is one of the cheapest 144hz 1440p non-TN panels, and that the Innolux IPS panels are also slower than the best AHVA panels such as the Acer XF270HUA bmiidprzx.


Viewsonic VG2755-2K

Added the Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vg2755-2k-praedestiniert-fuer-das-buero/) to my Best Reviewed Flicker Free 27" 1440p AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-27'-2560x1440-ahvaipspls/) buying guides.

Fully adjustable, matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS with Displayport, HDMI, USB-C and 3x USB 3.1.  It's fairly accurate but can't fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709) color spaces (limited to 89%) which prevents it from being competitive.


Viewsonic XG240R

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Fully adjust-able matte 144hz 1920x1080 AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI (48-120hz Free-Sync), 2x USB 3.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out. 

The XG240R has accurate 60hz color presets, but the XG240R PC Monitors tested suffered from a significant gamma drop (60hz 2.3 to 1.9 at 144hz), and loss of color and shade accuracy and vibrancy when set to 144hz.  Setting the Gamma to 2.6, and setting the Gaming Settings to Custom 1 and 2 (best) improve the 144hz gamma.  The XG240R can't fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor__viewsonic_xg240r/#elem-5), and has slightly worse overdrive than the cheaper VX2458-mhd.  The VX2458-mhd's Ultra Fast Response Time setting offers superior overdrive to the XG240R PRAD tested: VX2458-mhd (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-xg240r-ueberzeugende-gaming-performance/5/#Netzdiagramme) versus XG240R's (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-vx2458-mhd-gaming-monitor-neuheit/5/#Netzdiagramme) best overdrive setting which is the Faster setting.




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Post by: NCX on April 23, 2019, 06:45:56 pm
Acer Nitro XV273K

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The Acer XV273K has an accurate 144hz (achievable only when connected with 2x Displayport cables) 3840x2160 or 4K matte wide gamut AUO AHVA panel which can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color space, and can fully cover the sRGB color space to prevent over-saturation when the sRGB mode is available, but doing so locks the color controls.  It has a fully adjustable stand, a monitor hood, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0,4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.


AOC U2777 UHD

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Matte 3840x2160 LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (3840x2160 @30hz), HDMI 2.0, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm In & Out.  The preset gamma (Mode 1) has low preset gamma of 2.05 which results in the monitor being washed out.  Setting the Gamma to Mode 2 increases the accuracy and gamma average to 2.26 resulting in good image quality.  It has a 22ms delay (measured with the SMT Tool) versus <8ms for most competitors.


MSI NXG251R

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Matte 1920x1080 240hz with a fully adjustable stand, Nvidia G-Sync (30-240hz), 144hz ULMB (back-light strobing) Displayport, HDMI (60hz), 3x USB 31 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The default Gaming mode offers fairly accurate color preset performance.  It has negligible input lag (3ms measured with the SMT Tool) and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot when the Fast Response Time setting is used.


Philips 276E8VJSB

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The Philips uses a very accurate 4K fake bezel or frame-less LG AH-IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out jack.  Set the overdrive (Response Time) to Faster for the best performance.  The unit PC Monitors tested is slightly less accurate than the other two, but still very accurate, especially when considering the price.


Samsung S27R750QEI

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Non-curved and non-semi-wide gamut matte 144hz 2560x1440 Samsung VA panel with HDMI, mini-Displayport and USB 2.0.  The unit =DEAD= tested is fairly accurate aside from the low preset gamma which can be improved by selected Gamma Mode 2.  It suffers from dark scene banding (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_samsung_s27r750qei/#elem-9), but it is not nearly as bad as the Dell S2417DG, S2716DG and ViewSonic XG2402.  It has high input lag at 60hz (25ms; Rtings measurement) for a monitor.
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Post by: NCX on May 04, 2019, 03:11:58 pm
Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

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Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz wide gamut Innolux IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, HDR support+, RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The sRGB mode must be selected to prevent the 30% wide color gamut over-saturation of non-HDR sources and ensure maximum color accuracy.  The sRGB mode locks the brightness and color controls and leaves the monitor stuck at over 180cdm/2. 

The Balance overdrive setting is the best for 60hz while both Balance and Speed are useful with 144hz, however, the Speed setting adds quite a bit of overshoot ghosting which may disturb even casual gamers and display users who usually do not notice overdrive flaws (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd.htm#detailed_response).  I recommend using the Balance setting for all refresh rates, as well as can't recommend this monitor to those who are upgrading from fast LED PWM Dimming or Flicker Free 120hz+ monitors.  The Balance overdrive setting has significantly slower pixel response times than all five* of the 144-165hz 1440p AUO AHVA (marketed as IPS) panels with G-Sync, however, the Gigabyte is significantly more accurate than all of them aside from the ViewSonic XG2703-GS which was discontinued in summer of 2018.

+It can accept an HDR signal and dsiplay 95% DCI-P3 color, but is less (470cdm/2 with HDR on) than half as bright as the HDR standard brightness of 1000cdm/2, and lacks local dimming result greyish black and washed out dark content due to the 1100:1 contrast ratio.  Bright bias (light placed behind the display) or room lighting can help trick the eyes into perceiving greyish black as true black.

*Acer XB270HU, Acer XB271HU, AOC AG271QG, Asus PG279Q and the ViewSonic XG2703-GS.


iiyama XUB2792UHSU-B1

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Matte 4K IPS with very accurate color presets, negligible input lag, but slower than average pixel response times for a 60hz AHVA/IPS/PLS panel.  It has a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (1440p), HDMI 2.0, 2x UXB 3.0 (1x fast charging), and 3.5mm Audio In and Out.

Below are PRAD's oscilloscope measurements of three 27" 4K monitors pixel response times, including the VP2780-4K from 2015 which I own.  The iiyama's +2 overdrive setting speeds up the pixel response times significantly, but also causes overshoot ghosting.  The +1 setting provides a better balance between speed and overshoot.  The iiyama's overdrive is fine for casual gaming, but there are better options.


Asus PB27UQ Trace Free 60
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Iiiyama Overdrive Off (Default)
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Iiiyama Overdrive +2 (Default)
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ViewSonic VP2780-4K Response Time Advanced
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Samsung S32R750UEI

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Non-curved and non-semi-wide gamut matte 60hz 3840x2160 Samsung VA panel with HDMI, mini-Displayport and USB 2.0.  The 32" version IBXT tested is very accurate, as well as more accurate than the 144hz 2560x1440 27" S27R750QEI =DEAD= tested which has low preset gamma which can be improved by selected Gamma Mode 2.
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Post by: NCX on May 11, 2019, 12:37:02 am
Nixeus NX-VUE27S

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The PRO Vue 27P uses coated tempered glass some call Plasma Deposition Coating (https://steemit.com/monitors/@ncx/glass-glossy-matte-and-plasma-deposition-coatings-part-1), is fairly accurate once set to the User mode (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nixeus-pro-vue-27p-27-inch-ips-qhd-monitor,4894-4.html), but has high input lag (>20ms) for a modern (2019) 1440p monitor.  PDC coated monitors are the clearest, least reflective and most vibrant type of glossy monitors, but the black looks greyish due to the perceived black depth decreasing glass covered black bezel.  The perceived black depth can be increased with bias lighting (light placed behind the display) or by placing non-stick silver tape tape on the black bezel.