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Title: Best 144-170hz 1440p Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:13:20 pm
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Best Reviewed Flicker Free 144-165hz 1440p Monitors

Always purchase from retailers with hassle free return and exchange policies.  Read retailers return and exchange policies before buying.

My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.

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

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

Recommendations are PWM or Flicker Free:

I do not recommend monitors which use low LED PWM Dimming frequencies since they ruin motion clarity (https://flic.kr/p/qSbVjo) and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm#side_effects).
Title: Re: Best 144hz Monitors
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:14:36 pm
Table Of Content
More 144-240hz Monitor Buying Guides (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg332/#msg332)
Banding (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg333/#msg333)
1ms TN vs 4ms AHVA/IPS/PLS (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg334/#msg334)
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg335/#msg335)
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs TN Panel Image Quality Differences (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg336/#msg336)
Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with Free-Sync (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg337/#msg337)
Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with G-Sync (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg338/#msg338)
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg339/#msg339)
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg340/#msg340)
Acer (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg341/#msg341)
AOC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg342/#msg342)
Aopen (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg343/#msg343)
Asus (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg345/#msg345)
BenQ (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg346/#msg346)
Crossover (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg347/#msg347)
Dell (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg348/#msg348)
Eizo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg349/#msg349)
Gigabyte (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg350/#msg350)
HP (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg351/#msg351)
Lenovo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg353/#msg353)
LG (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg353/#msg353)
Monoprice (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg354/#msg354)
MSI (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg355/#msg355)
Nixeus (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg356/#msg356)
Philips (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg357/#msg357)
Pixio (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg465/#msg465)
Razer (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg476/#msg476)
Samsung (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg574/#msg574)
ViewSonic (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg780/#msg780)
Viotek (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg803/#msg803)


Title: More 144-240hz Monitor Buying Guides
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:14:42 pm
More 144-240hz Monitor Buying Guides

Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1080p 144hz Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-144hz-1080p-monitors/)
Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1440p 144-165hz Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg330/#msg330)
Best Reviewed Flicker 240hz TN Panels (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-reviewed-flicker-free-240hz-monitors/)

Title: Banding
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:16:41 pm
Banding
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46792705905_abb7f11063_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ehURet)
Dawn Engine Banding (https://flic.kr/p/2ehURet) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr

AUO TN panels tend to suffer from very obvious and frankly horrific banding when viewing the above Dawn Engine image, as well as when viewing this 60fps Westworld trailer (https://tinyurl.com/y75ejtkt).  These three monitors all suffer from the same obvious banding when displaying the above image

Dawn Engine Banding
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46792705845_6ba5ec113f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ehURdr)
Dell S2417DG Banding 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2ehURdr) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr


Westworld Banding
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The BenQ Zowie RL2460, Dell S2719DGF and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd (all tested by me) are free from very obvious banding when viewing both the Dawn Engine image and Westworld trailer (https://tinyurl.com/y75ejtkt) both before and after calibration, but I did see minor banding and compression artifacts not present on my AHVA, IPS and PLS panels when viewing some dark content on the TN panels listed above.  The banding is caused by both the source and the monitors.  If I zoom in very closely to the Dawn Engine image on my ViewSonic VP2780-4K (8 bit +FRC 4K IPS with 14 3D LUT) a tiny bit of banding is preset.  Here are the BenQ Zowie RL2460 and ViewSonic VX2458-mhd

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

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

Reddit Posts with banding:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/9jjcio/24_1080p_144hz_gaming_monitor_without_colorbanding/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/95t20w/dell_s2417dg_s2716dg_owners_is_color_banding/
Title: 1ms TN vs 4ms AHVA/IPS/PLS
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:17:04 pm
1ms TN vs 4ms AHVA/IPS/PLS

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

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

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

"1ms" 144hz TN vs "4ms" 144hz AHVA Pursuit Camera Testes & Oscilloscope Measurements by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/asus_rog_swift_pg279q.htm#pursuit)

"1ms" Asus MG248Q @60hz vs "4-8ms" AHVA/IPS/PLS @60hz (http://flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/28509648495/)

I can cite many other sources to prove that "1ms" TN panels are not significantly faster than "4ms" AHVA panels, but there's no point. Usually the only time "1-8" ms times should be believed is in the case of "5ms" TN panels since they tend to actually be significantly slower than "1-2ms" TN panels.
Title: AHVA/IPS/PLS vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:17:38 pm
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences

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

IBXT Curved C24FG70 VA Text Blur Analysis (https://www.ixbt.com/monitor/samsung-c24fg70fqi.shtml#micro)
PC Monitors Curved VA Panel Text Blur Analysis (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/#Calibration)

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

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

AOC AG271QG (1440p AUO AHVA Panel):
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/47232564481_1fdb8fd73e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eXMeS2)
AOC AG271QG GB Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/2eXMeS2) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr


BenQ Zowie RL2460 (1080p AUO TN):
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40726302963_7ccbe476d4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/253QWZi)
BenQ Zowie RL2460 Gamma Shift 15s (https://flic.kr/p/253QWZi) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr


Samsung 43NU7100 (Samsung VA Panel):
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/32290483277_57518d9c56_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RcpaGi)
Samsung 43NU7100 GB Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/RcpaGi) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr
Title: AHVA vs TN vs VA Panel Image Quality Differences
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:18:18 pm
AHVA/IPS/PLS vs TN Panel Image Quality Differences

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

IPS vs TN: Right & Wrong Ways To Use Or View;
How To Vastly Reduce AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow & Increase The Perceived Black Depth (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/display-improvement-advice/ips-vs-tn-right-wrong-ways-to-use-or-view-how-to-vastly-reduce-ahvaipspls-glow-i/)

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

It does not matter if one sits directly in front of their TN panel (correct way to view a TN (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/44824488472/in/dateposted-public/)), or how much one pays, especially since the majority (excluding Dell S2716DG & S2719DGF) of the most expensive 27" 1440p TN panels use grainier/sparklier matte coatings than AHVA/IPS/PLS panels. Calibration can vastly improve inaccurate TN panels, but a TN is a TN, and all TN suffer from obvious vertical gamma shift.

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

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1692/23713024279_95c63a52be_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C8rrYc)
Dell S2716DG v BenQ XL2420G v Qnix QX2710 (https://flic.kr/p/C8rrYc) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr

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

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

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/42803339141_1855bc7086_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28doitT)
Acer XB271HU vs Dell S2716DG (https://flic.kr/p/28doitT) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr

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

Are 27" 1440p TN panels Better? No

I reviewed the Dell S2719DGF (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/dell-s2719dgf-review-matte-27'-2560x1440-144hz-auo-tn-panel-with-amd-free-sync/) (144hz 2560x1440 8 bit AUO TN from 2018) which has better image quality than the S2716DG (144hz 2560x1440 8 bit AUO TN from 2015) , but has worse image quality than the BenQ Zowie RL2460 since it can properly cover SDR (HTDV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces while both Dell monitors over and under-saturate colors (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/30591335857/), as well as can come with low preset gamma (the S2719DGF I tested (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/dell-s2719dgf-review-matte-27'-2560x1440-144hz-auo-tn-panel-with-amd-free-sync/msg438/#msg438) came with sub 2.0 preset gamma):

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/30591335857_21e0186c66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NBfAn8)
e (https://flic.kr/p/NBfAn8) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr



BenQ Zowie RL2460 vs Dell S2719DGF Calibrated Color Gamut Comparisons::
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7926/46649791134_7d3ec339ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e5hnDG)
BenQ Zowie RL2460 vs Dell S2719DGF Color Gamut Comparison (https://flic.kr/p/2e5hnDG) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr

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

Keep in mind that the S2719DGF is calibrated and has its gamma fixed in the below comparison versus being too low out-of-the-box and significantly more washed out.  Click here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/dell-s2719dgf-review-matte-27'-2560x1440-144hz-auo-tn-panel-with-amd-free-sync/msg441/#msg441) to see comparisons of the Dell pre-calibration or un-calibrated versus calibrated to see what a unit with low-preset gamma looks like.

1.)  AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7905/47320112912_02cc10f0da_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f6vWXJ)
AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF STALKER CLEAR SKY 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2f6vWXJ) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr


2.) AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/46649736984_ab7d9dbff5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e5h6y5)
AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF STALKER CLEAR SKY 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2e5h6y5) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr


3.) AOC AG271QG (AUO AHVA) versus Dell S2719DGF (AUO TN) calibrated with a Spectracal C6 HDR 2000:
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7813/32646384727_b3a874efe2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RJRfNc)
AOC AG271QG vs Dell S2719DGF 3 (https://flic.kr/p/RJRfNc) by Dr NCX (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with Free-Sync
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:18:43 pm
Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with Free-Sync

Official G-Sync compatible AMD Free-Sync Monitor List

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

IBXT Curved C24FG70 VA Text Blur Analysis (https://www.ixbt.com/monitor/samsung-c24fg70fqi.shtml#micro)
PC Monitors Curved VA Panel Text Blur Analysis (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/#Calibration)

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

1.) Acer Nitro VG270UP (40-144hz AMD Free-Sync & 120hz back-light strobing = Visual Boost Response); AHVA version
1.) Eizo FS2735 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync & back-light strobing) AHVA; from 2015
1.) Acer XF270HUA bmiidprzx (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
2.) LG 27GL850 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) LG IPS
2.) LG 27GL83A (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) LG IPS
2.) Pixio PX7 Prime (20-144hz AMD Free-Sync) IPS type
2.) ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD (20-144hz AMD Free-Sync) IPS type
3.) Acer Nitro XV272UP (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync & back-light strobing) Innolux IPS
3.) ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q  (48-170hz AMD Free-Sync & back-light strobing)
4.) BenQ EX2780Q (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) IPS type
5.) Razer Raptor 27 (20-144hz AMD Free-Sync) IPS type
5.) Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) Innolux IPS
5.) Samsung C27HG70 (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) curved VA
6.) Asus MG279Q (30-90hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
6.) Nixeus NX-EDG27Sv2 & NX-EDG27v2 (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) AHVA
7) Acer Nitro VG270UP (40-144hz AMD Free-Sync & 120hz back-light strobing = Visual Boost Response); Innolux IPS version
8.). Acer VG271 (40-144hz AMD Free-Sync & 120hz back-light strobing = Visual Boost Response); Innolux IPS
9.) AOC 273QCX (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) curved VA
10.) MSI MPG27CQ (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) curved VA
11.) Monoprice 33822 QHD (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync) VA
12.) Asus MG278Q (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) TN
13.) AOC AG273QCG (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync) TN
14.) BenQ XL2730Z (30-144hz AMD Free-Sync and Blur Reduction) TN
15.) AOC AG271X Agon (30-165hz AMD Free-Sync) TN

The Acer Nitro VG270UP (AUO AHVA panel) and Eizo Foris FS2735 is the best 144hz 1440p AHVA panel since they are very accurate as well as supports back-light strobing; the Acer is significantly cheaper, but lacks a height adjustable stand and USB ports, and Acer replaced it with an inferior Innolux IPS panel which is less accurate and has slower pixel response times. 

The Acer XF270HUA uses an AHVA panel with faster pixel response times (less ghosting) than the Innolux IPS panels, as well as is very accurate.  The  Acer Nitro XV272UP and Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD are very similar, but the Acer is more accurate out of the box and when set to the over-saturation reducing sRGB mode.

The 27GL850 is also excellent, but has low contrast (<800:1) and needs to be set to the sRGB mode (which is very accurate and has adjustable brightness but locked color controls (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#srgb)) to prevent the wide gamut panel from over-saturating the color of non-HDR content.  The 27GL850 has negligible or very low input lag and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#detailed_response), but the overdrive needs to be set from Normal to Fast at 144hz to provide the fastest pixel response times, and to Normal at 60hz to prevent obvious overshoot ghosting (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#response_times).

The Pixio PX7 Prime and ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD have negligible input lag, superior gamma tracking and sRGB (99.5% measured by Rtings) color space coverage than the LG 27GL83A-B which has faster pixel response times (less ghosting) and less color bleed (in gradient tests) than both the Pixio and ViewSonic.  The Pixio PX7 Prime comes with a height adjustable stand, 165hz support and more inputs than the Viewsonic, but the ViewSonic  VX2758-2KP-MHD has better black uniformity (based on Rtings reviews) and slightly faster pixel response times (less ghosting).

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD (Innolux IPS) is the most consistently accurate 144-165hz 1440p AHVA/IPS panel with Free-Sync along with the Eizo FS2735, has a semi-wide gamut Innolux IPS panel with some HDR support and great gaming performance, but it is slower than the AHVA panels and LG IPS panel in the LG 27GL850.  Read my in depth Gigabyte analysis here (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg348/#msg348) for much more information about how the reviewed units compare.

The 170hz ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is faster than the Gigabyte monitors, BenQ EX2708Q and a few others, but also over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by over 30% and does not have a good SDR color mode.

The BenQ EX2780Q is very accurate when set to the Standard and Rec 709 Picture modes; the Standard mode uses the native wide gamut which covers 94% of the DCI-P3/HDR color space and over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 33% while the REC 709 mode accurately emulates the REC 709 color space without significant over or under-saturation and should be used when not viewing HDR content.  The BenQ has negligible input lag (<4ms measured with the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times when the preset AMA High Response Time setting is used, but it's not as fast as IPS competitors like the LG 27GL850 which Playwares measured a 3ms pixel response average (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/838/061/3279dc9b2459fb44c63b84591602b9a5.png) time compared to the BenQ's 6-7ms average (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/442/065/99b983892094b5c6d2fc3736e15da7d1.png).

The Razer Raptor 27 is very accurate, but has a slight preset red tint (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/3) and over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 36% since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel  (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/thwhgvcLXhPysxjWpjJFLE-650-80.png)without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The HDR mode is more accurate than the SDR modes (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/4), and the Razer has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/5) for a non-TN panel.

Do to a lack of reviews I can't determine if the BenQ is faster than the Razer or vice versa, but I do know that the BenQ has a properly functioning SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) mode.

The Samsung C27HG70 uses a VA panel with both back-light strobing, Free-sync and decent HDR support for the price.  It has much better image quality than the TN panels, but slightly less sharp text caused by the curved VA panels pixel structure, and slower pixel response times which causes more ghosting, or smearing of black, browns and greys, especially medium and dark variants of these colors and shades.

The Samsung C27HG70 is more accurate than the Monoprice 33822 QHD, and the Samsung has a semi-wide gamut panel with good HDR color space coverage (95% DCIP3), back-light strobing, a properly functioning and accurate sRGB mode to prevent over-saturation of non-HDR content, and has a perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel versus the Monoprice's fake bezel/frame-less casing's inner black bezel.  The Samsung offers a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel significantly better HDR support than the AC 273QCX which uses a fake bezel/frame-less casing with a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel, but has faster pixel response times and is completely PWM free.

The Asus MG279Q has a limited Free-Sync range, but is fairly accurate, has faster pixel response times than the Innolux IPS version of the VG270UP and Nixeus, and has a perceived black depth increasing matte grey bezel.  The Free-Sync range can be increased to 60-144hz with the Custom Resolution Utility made by ToastyX.

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.

I'm not sure if the Nixeus is slower than the IPS version of the VG270UP since they were tested by different reviewers, and the Nixeus as better preset gamma accuracy than the VG270UP, but it can be improved by selecting the sRGB mode which locks the brightness and color controls.  Both are two of the cheapest 144hz 1440p non-TN panels, so until more reviews come they will be equally ranked.

The AOC 273QCX uses a 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.
Title: Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with G-Sync
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:19:25 pm
Best 144-165hz 1440p Monitors with G-Sync

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

IBXT Curved C24FG70 VA Text Blur Analysis (https://www.ixbt.com/monitor/samsung-c24fg70fqi.shtml#micro)
PC Monitors Curved VA Panel Text Blur Analysis (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-c24g1/#Calibration)

1.) Viewsonic XG2703-GS (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA*
2.) AOC AG271QG (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA*
3.) Asus PG279QE or QZ (60-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA
3.5) Asus PG279Q (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA*
4.) ViewSonic XG270QG 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) IPS*
5.) Acer XB271HU (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) AHVA*
6.) HP 27 Omen (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
7.) AOC AG273QCG (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN
8.) Asus PG278Q (30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync) TN

*Support 165hz overclock

There are five 144-165hz 2560x1440 matte AUO AHVA panels (marketed as IPS) with Nvidia G-Sync, of which the AOC AG271QG is currently the best since the Viewsonic XG2703-GS was discontinued.  The other two options are the Acer XB271HU (least accurate), and Asus PG279Q (overpriced and worst build quality) and PG279QZ, but none have gamma settings to combat potentially low preset gamma, the Acer suffers from a bit of overshoot ghosting at 60hz (important for console gaming), and the Asus can not scale 1080p very well.  All of these monitors suffer from an obvious preset green/yellow tint, as well as tend to under-saturate blue.  The Acer is the least accurate of the bunch, and AOC tends to purposefully preset their monitors gamma too low, but at least AOC has multiple useful gamma settings to achieve more linear 2.2 gamma while the Acer and Asus's gamma can only be lowered resulting in more washed out colors.

The XG270QG is very accurate aside from a slight warm preset green tint (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Calibration), and can fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, but has average contrast (850:1) and over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Colour_reproduction) (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The ViewSonic XG270QG has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a non-TN panel (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Responsiveness) at all refresh rates with the response time is set to the Standard (no overshoot) and Advanced (faster but with minor overshoot) settings.

I'm not sure if the HP 27 Omen (more information and comparisons (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-144hz-monitors/msg349/#msg349)) suffers from the same dark scene banding as the Dell S2417DG and S2716DG, but it is more accurate than the AOC AG273QCG and Dell monitors which is why it is ranked higher.

The AOC AG273QCG 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 (700:1) contrast which is normal for curved TN panels.  While flawed, the AOC offers better image quality than the Dell S2417DG and S2716DG which suffer from horrific dark scene banding, overshoot ghosting (S2716DG), and similar contrast and accuracy flaws.

The Asus PG278Q comes in last place because it is very expensive, uses the grainiest matte coating used by a 1440p monitor since 2011 (http://overclockers.ru/lab/65051_5/obzor-i-testirovanie-igrovogo-monitora-asus-pg278q-dlya-izbrannyh.html#19), often comes with pathetically low average gamma (1.7 gamma average=washed out colors) and has many quality control and functionality related issues.
Title: Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:19:41 pm
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read The Article (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/display-improvement-advice/ips-vs-tn-right-wrong-ways-to-use-or-view-how-to-vastly-reduce-ahvaipspls-glow-i/) and/or watch The Extended YouTube Version (http://tinyurl.com/y98akyte)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
Title: Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:19:56 pm
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article (https://steemit.com/displays/@ncx/high-display-brightness-and-room-lighting-the-importance-of-light) and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
Title: Acer
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:25:39 pm
Acer

Acer XB270HU

Discontinued original 27" 2560x1440 144hz AUO AHVA panel with Nvidia G-Sync.

Spoiler (hover to show)


Acer XF270HUA bmiidprzx

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

Review By Lim's Cave (https://www.limscave.com/acer-xf270hua)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-xf270hua-gaming-monitor-ueberzeugt/)
Review by Trusted Reviews (http://trustedreviews.com/acer-xf270hu-review-image-quality-gaming-and-verdict-page-2)

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.

Acer XG270HU

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

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Acer XB271HU

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_predator_xb271hubmiprz/) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/328970/acer-predator-xb271hubmiprz/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/7580/16-gaming-monitoren-review-de-144hz-voorbij)
Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100059/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16058-acer-xb271hu-review-27-2560x1440-matte-165hz-ahva-g-sync.html) (archived version)
Review by PC Mag (http://pcmag.com/review/343158/acer-predator-xb271hu)
Review by Rtings (http://rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/predator-xb271hu-gaming-monitor)
Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/25232-acer-xb271hubmiprz-premiumskarm-med-ips-panel-och-nvidia-g-sync-i-165-hz)
Review by Trusted Reviews (http://trustedreviews.com/reviews/acer-predator-xb271hu-image-quality-and-verdict-page-2)

It's pretty much the same as the PG279Q.  The Acer XB271HU uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has good color presets aside from a preset green tint, a frame-less casing with an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  G-Sync (Nvivida GPU required) works from 30-165hz (144hz is the default maximum refresh rate but it can be overclocked to 165hz), eliminates tearing and lag, but Lightboost is limited to 120z.  It also has an HDMI input which allows it to work with external devices like consoles.


Acer Nitro VG270UP

VG270UP AHVA Panel Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_vg270up/)
VG270UP Innolux IPS Panel Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/testirovanie_monitora_acer_nitro_vg270up/)
Review by Les Numeriques (http://lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/acer-nitro-vg270up-p51183/test.html) (unsure if AUO AHVA or Innolux IPS panel)

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.


Acer Nitro XV272UPBMIIPRZX

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_acer_nitro_xv272upbmiiprzx/)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-nitro-xv272up-allrounder-mit-klasse-bild/) (minor 720p scaling issue (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-nitro-xv272up-allrounder-mit-klasse-bild/3/#HelligkeitSchwarzwertKontrast))

Fully adjustable matte 144hz 2560x1440 10 bit (8 bit +FRC) Innolux IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Disaplayport (144hz), HDMI 1.4 (70hz), HDMI 2.0 (144hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Innolux IPS panel is wide gamut and supports 95% of the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space natively, so the monitor must be set to the sRGB mode to prevent the over-saturation of SDR media (HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB) color.  The XV272 is very accurate out of the box, as well as when set to the sRGB mode which should be used to prevent color over-saturation when not viewing HDR content.  The HDR modes limited dynamic range causes severe black crush or the loss of detail in dark content in games like Resident Evil 7 tested by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-acer-nitro-xv272up-allrounder-mit-klasse-bild/6/).  The XV272UPBMIIPRZX has the same overdrive as the Innolux IPS panel in the VG270UP which means that it is slower than the 144-165hz 1440p AUO AHVA panels.


Acer VG271UP

Added the Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/vg271up) 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 144hz 2560x1440 10 bit (8 bit +FRC; 10 bit color only supported at 120hz) Innolux IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Disaplayport (144hz), 2x HDMI 2.0 (144hz), 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Innolux IPS panel can decode HDR, but lacks all features a panel needs to truly display HDR content such as a true wide gamut panel.  The VG271UP is fairly accurate (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/vg271up#comparison_1467), but not as accurate as the wide gamut panel in the Acer XV272.  The VG271UP has negligible input lag (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/vg271up#comparison_1426) and fast pixel response times without overshoot ghosting (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/acer/vg271up#comparison_1425), but the Innolux IPS panel in the VG/XV Acer's and Gigabyte AD27QD are not as fast as the 144hz 1440p AHVA panels in competitors like the Acer XF270HU.


Acer XF272U PBMIIPRZX

Review by PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art83640-4.html)

Fully adjustable matte 144hz 2560x1440 TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Disaplayport (144hz), 2x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XF272U has an 876:1 contrast ratio, slightly too low but still very accurate preset gamma (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/020/monit-1500/Acer%20Nitro%20XF272UP-gamma.jpg), an accurate (RGB levels (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/020/monit-1500/Acer%20Nitro%20XF272UP-RGB%20w%20bieli.jpg)) wide gamut TN panel with 91.5% DCI-P3 (HDR) color space coverage (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/020/monit-1500/Acer%20Nitro%20XF272UP-gamut.jpg).  The Acer over-saturates SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color by over 30%.  The XF272U has negligible input lag (measured with an oscilloscope) and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot when the default Normal OD (overdrive) setting is used.
Title: AOC
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:26:22 pm
AOC

AOC AGON AG271QG

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

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AOC AG241QX

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

Spoiler (hover to show)


AOC AG271QX

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

Spoiler (hover to show)


AOC CQ32G1

Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8789/aoc-c32g1-en-cq32g1-review-een-letter-maakt-veel-verschil) and Measurements by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/product/478953/aoc-cq32g1/testresultaten)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57135927) (Set Gamma to 3)

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


AOC AG322QC4

Added the Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/aoc_agon_ag322qc4.htm)

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.


AOC AG273QCG

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)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-ag273qcg/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57434475)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-aoc-ag273qcg-extrem-schnell-ganz-ohne-lag/) (<700:1 contrast)

Semi-wide gamut, curved, matte 165hz 2560x1440 AUO TN with Nvida G-Sync (30-165hz range), with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, HDMI and a medium matte coating which is normal for 1440p TN panels.  The AOC has fairly linear gamma and a semi-wide gamut panel which slightly over-saturates colors, but has strong preset green tint (Belgium Hardware (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/504671/6/aoc-agon-ag273qcg.jpg)) and may come with low contrast (PRAD).


AOC AG273QCX

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)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/aoc-ag273qcx/) (low gamma)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57236879)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-aoc-ag273qcx-144-hz-mit-schneller-va-technologie/) (low gamma)

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


AOC AG273QX

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-aoc-ag273qx-ein-traum-fuer-zocker/)

Curved, matte, fully adjust-able, 2560x1440, 165hz VA panel with 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 (144hz limit), 4x USB 3.2 and 3.5mm Audio Out.
Title: Aopen
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:27:43 pm
Aopen 27HC1R

Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aopen-27hc1r-review.html)

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), Dual-Link DVI (120hz),  HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The 27HC1R has low (1.97) average preset gamma (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-cv27f-review.html#n8) resulting in washed out colors and shades, can not properly, but comes to fully covering the sRGB color space (https://www.ixbt.com/img/x780x600/r30/00/02/21/92/gamutsrgb.png) and is inaccurate.  It has a 7ms delay (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-cv27f-review.html#n10) and fast pixel response times (for a VA panel) and minimal overshoot at 165hz.
Title: BenQ
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:28:42 pm
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Title: Asus
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:29:13 pm
Asus

Asus MG278Q

Matte 2560x1440 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz AMD Free-Sync.

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Asus MG279Q

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AHVA panel with 30-144hz AMD Free-Sync.

The Asus MG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets when the Racing mode is selected, a high quality matte grey bezel which vastly increases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag, but the has >10ms delay when not set to 144hz.

Review by Daywalker (http://prohardver.hu/teszt/asus_mg279q_144_hz_freesync_wqhd_monitor/bevezeto_kulso.html)
Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/916421)
Review by Extrahardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/freesync-144-hz-ips-2560-x-1440-bodu-je-asus-mg279q-perfektni-recenze)
Hardware Info Test Results (http://be.hardware.info/product/293002/asus-mg279q/testresultaten)
Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/asus-mg279q-p42807/test.html)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/index.php?mid=dpreview&page=5&document_srl=47103350#)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-asus-mg279q.html)
Review by SWECLOCKERS (http://sweclockers.com/test/20675-asus-mg279q-gaming-med-ips-panel-144-hz-och-amd-freesync)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_mg279q.htm)

List of cards which support Free-Sync (http://support.amd.com/en-us/search/faq/219).

Asus PG278Q

Matte 2560x1440 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync.

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Asus PG279Q

Matte 2560x1440 144hz AHVA panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync.

The Asus PG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has good colour presets aside from a preset green tint, a matte black bezel and an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  G-Sync (Nvivida GPU required) works from 30-165hz (144hz is the default maximum refresh rate but it can be overclocked to 165hz), eliminates tearing and lag, but Lightboost is limited to 120z.  It also has an HDMI input which allows it to work with external devices like consoles.

Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/923340)
Review by Digital Versus (http://digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/asus-rog-pg279q-p28671/test.html)
Review by Extrahardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/recenze-asus-rog-swift-pg279q-165hz-vladce-hernich-monitoru-s-ips-g-sync)
Review by Hardware.Info (http://nl.hardware.info/product/323897/asus-pg279q)
Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100325/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16012-asus-pg279q-review-g-sync-144-165hz-matte-1440p-auo-ahva.html)
Review by PC Lab PL (http://pclab.pl/art66315.html)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-asus-pg279q.html)
Review by Sweclockers (http://sweclockers.com/test/21139-asus-rog-swift-pg279q-kvalitetsgaming-med-165-hz-och-g-sync)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg279q.htm)

Asus PG27VQ

Curved matte 2560x1440 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync.

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Asus PG279QZ

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/asus/rog-swift-pg279qz#page-top)

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.


Asus VG27AQ

Review by Ashun (https://www.aperturegrille.com/reviews/ASUSVG27AQ/)
Review by =DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/995296/obzor-asus-tuf-gaming-vg27aq)
Review by Global HD Russia (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq/)
Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/asus-tuf-vg27aq-p54127/test.html)
 Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57601005)
Review by TECHSPOT (https://www.techspot.com/review/1972-asus-tuf-gaming-vg27aq/)
Review by TFT Central (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm)

The VG27AQ is a fully adjust-able, matte, 144hz (over-clocks to 165hz over Displayport), 2560x1440 AUO AHVA panel (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#panel) with AMD Free-Sync (48-165hz range), back-light strobing (ELMB (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#elmb-sync)) Displayport (over-clock-able to 165hz), 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG27AQ has very accurate preset color accuracy (Racing Mode (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#colour)), and has very low or negligible input lag (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#lag).  The VG27AQ needs to have the overdrive (Trace Free) reduced from 60 to 0 to get rid of excessive overshoot ghosting at 60hz and has slow pixel response times at 60hz (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#response_times), but performs well at 144, 155 and 165hz when the over drive (Trace Free) setting is kept to the default 60 setting.  TFT Central provides Trace Free 80 measurements (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_tuf_gaming_vg27aq.htm#detailed_response) which prove that the VG27AQ suffers from over 20ms of overshoot ghosting during many transitions which I find unacceptable which is why I recommend using Trace Free 60.


Asus XG32VQR

Review by PROHARDVER (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/asus_rog_strix_xg32vq_monitor_teszt/asus_rog_strix_xg32vq.html)

Matte, fully adjust-able 31.5 inch, 144hz, 2560x1440 resolution Samsung SVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz range), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG32VQR is preset to the Racing mode which is washed out due to the low (1.9 average) preset gamma (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/asus_rog_strix_xg32vq_monitor_teszt/szinhelyes_beallitasok.html), but can be improved by switching it to the sRGB mode which is very accurate.


Asus PG279QE

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/chetyre_goda_v_razdumyakh_obzor_i_testirovanie_igrovogo_wqhd_monitora_asus_rog_swift_pg279qe/)

Fully adjustable, matte, 2560x1440, 165hz AUO AHVA panel with 30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync, Displayporty, HDMI 1.4 (no G-Sync nation), ULMB (120hz back-light strobing) and 2x USB 3.0.  The Asus PG279QE is an updated version of the PG279Q (2015), released in 2019, and an alternative to the PG279QZ which is also an updated version of the PG279Q with zero improvements and slightly different casing and stand material.  The PG279QE is very accurate, delay free and has excellent overdrive with minimal to no overshoot.


ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/)

Fully adjust-able, matte, semi-wide gamut, 170hz, 2560x1440 IPS (probably AHVA) panel with AMD Free-Sync, ELMB (back-light strobing), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG279Q has 1100:1 contrast (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/3/#HelligkeitSchwarzwertKontrast), and is quite accurate DCI-P3 color space coverage (91%; it over-saturates SDR color by over 25% and does not have a good sRGB mode) and colors aside from a minor blue tint (6900k measured color temperature) (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/4/#Farbwiedergabe) and slightly too low and downward-sloping gamma (https://www.prad.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/asus-xg279q-native.png) which averages around 2.09.  The XG279Q has negligible input lag (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/5/#Latenzzeit), great 60hz (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/5/#Overdrive60Hz) and 144-170hz overdrive (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-asus-xg279q-monitor-mit-elmb-sync-ueberzeugt/5/#Overdrive144Hz) with fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot when the Overdrive 3 setting is used.
Title: BenQ
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:32:34 pm
BenQ

BenQ EX3203R

Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8819/benq-ex3203r-review-144-hz-qhd---geen-esports-wel-een-gaming-monitor)
Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/26341-benq-ex3203r-32-tums-va-panel-med-144-hz-och-freesync-2-hdr)

Matte curved 120-144hz 2560x1440 VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (40-144hz range) 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.


BenQ EX2780Q

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/vsye_kak_nado_obzor_i_testirovanie_igrovogo_wqhd_monitora_benq_ex2780q/)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57577452)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/benq/ex2780q)

Matte 144hz, 2560x1440, wide gamut (DCI-P3/HDR coverage) IPS panel (unsure if AHVA or IPS) with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, a remote control, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The BenQ is preset to the M-Book mode which has very high, black crush inducing 2.6+ gamma (https://i.rtings.com/images/reviews/monitor/benq/ex2780q/ex2780q-pre-gamma-small.jpg) and is not very accurate (https://i.rtings.com/images/reviews/monitor/benq/ex2780q/ex2780q-pre-white-balance-small.jpg), but can be improved by switching to the vthe Standard Picture Mode which uses the native wide gamut which over-saturates SDR color (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 33%.   The REC 709 mode locks the color controls, has high, slight black crush inducing 2.4 gamma (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/vsye_kak_nado_obzor_i_testirovanie_igrovogo_wqhd_monitora_benq_ex2780q/) and is limited to 93.6% sRGB color space coverage which combined with the locked color controls, is below average.  The BenQ has negligible input lag (<4ms measured with the SMT Tool) and fast pixel response times when the preset AMA High Response Time setting is used, but it's not as fast as IPS competitors like the LG 27GL850 which Playwares measured a 3ms pixel response average (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/838/061/3279dc9b2459fb44c63b84591602b9a5.png) time compared to the BenQ's 6-7ms average (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/442/065/99b983892094b5c6d2fc3736e15da7d1.png).
Title: Crossover
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:33:14 pm
Crossover

Crossover 27 Fast 144

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/49272445)

The Crossover 27 Fast 144 uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets, a matte black and silver bezel, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate. Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag.
Title: Dell
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:33:46 pm
Dell

Dell S2417DG

Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/dell-s2417dg-24-inch-165hz-g-sync-gaming-monitor,4788.html) (Low contrast but decent color accuracy)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2417dg/)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2417dg) (low contrast and bad color accuracy)

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

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

#1 Dell S2417DG banding horror story with Proof from Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/95t20w/dell_s2417dg_s2716dg_owners_is_color_banding/)
#2 Dell S2417DG banding horror story with Proof from Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/9jjcio/24_1080p_144hz_gaming_monitor_without_colorbanding/)

Dell S2716DG

Review by =DEAD= (http://3dnews.ru/931322)
Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20171117023755/http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16036-dell-s2716dg-review-144hz-8-bit-matte-tn-nvidia-g-sync.html) (grainy matte coating)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2716dg/) (low gamma)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2716dg) (low contrast and gamma; A07 revision (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2716dg#comparison_1929))
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_s2716dg.htm) (low gamma)

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

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

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

Dell S2719DGF

Review by NCX (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-reviews-by-ncx/dell-s2719dgf-review-matte-27'-2560x1440-144hz-auo-tn-panel-with-amd-free-sync/msg375/#msg375) (low preset gamma)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/dell-s2719dgf/) (low preset gamma)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2719dgf)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dell-s2719dgf-155hz-gaming-monitor,5881.html) (review submitted by MagicalChicken (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/ask-for-advicehelp-the-update-thread/general-discussion/?message=497))

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 (<1.9 versus 2.2 target), resulting and dull and washed out image quality.
Title: Eizo
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:34:03 pm
Eizo

Eizo FS2735

Review by Extra Hardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/eizo-foris-fs2735-herni-supermonitor-co-kamaradi-s-mobilem-test)
Review by Hardware Info (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/6515/eizo-foris-fs2735-review-gaming-beeldscherm-met-bluetooth)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-eizo-fs2735.html)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_foris_fs2735.htm)

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

*Dark matte grey bezels increase the perceived black depth even more.
Title: Gigabyte
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:34:20 pm
Gigabyte

Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

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 =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_aorus_ad27qd/)
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)
Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-ad27qd-review.html)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-ad27qd/)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/aorus/ad27qd#comparison_1467)
Review by TFT Central (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/gigabyte_aorus_ad27qd.htm)

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.


Old Irrelevant Pre-TFT Central Review Analysis
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Gigabyte Aorus CV27Q

Review by=DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/994747/obzor-igrovogo-wqhdmonitora-gigabyte-aorus-cv27q-vperedi-planeti-vsey) (2,000:1 contrast (https://3dnews.ru/994747/page-2.html#%D0%AF%D1%80%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C%20%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE,%20%D1%8F%D1%80%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C%20%D1%87%D1%91%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B3%D0%BE,%20%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%8D%D1%84%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82%20%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8))
Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/539379/gigabyte-aorus-cv27q#testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9583/gigabyte-aorus-cv27f-cv27q-en-fi27q-review-165hz-als-nieuwe-standaard)
Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-cv27q-review.html) (2,200:1 contrast)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-cv27q) (7,000:1 contrast)

Matte, curved (1500R), wide gamut, 2560x1440 165hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-165hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-165hz Free-Sync range). 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Gigabyte has 2,000:1 to 7,000:1 contrast (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-cv27q/2), very accurate color presets (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-cv27q/3) (the only issue is a preset blue dominance (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/539379/13/gigabyte-aorus-cv27q.jpg)) for DCI-P3, or HDR content.  The CV27Q has a wide gamut panel which over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content significantly (30%), and its sRGB mode is quite inaccurate and not useful even though it does reduce the over-saturation.  The HDR mode suffers from a strong preset green tint  (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-cv27q/4)which can not be reduced since the color controls are locked.  The CV27Q has low input lag and fast pixel response times (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/aorus-cv27q/5) for a VA panel.


Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q

The FI27Q supports 4K up-scaling over HDMI which is a great feature for those who also console game since the PS4 Pro only supports 1080p and 4K.

Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/539379/gigabyte-aorus-cv27q#testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9583/gigabyte-aorus-cv27f-cv27q-en-fi27q-review-165hz-als-nieuwe-standaard)
Review by=DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/999208/obzor-gigabyte-aorus-fi27qp)
Review by IBXT (https://www.ixbt.com/3dv/aorus-fi27q-review.html)
Review by It Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_monitora_gigabyte_aorus_fi27q_czyli_nowej_wersji_popularnego_ad27qd-10589.html)
Review by PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art82425.html)
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q-p/)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q) (2.3-2.4 preset gamma average (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q/3))

Fully adjust-able matte 2560x1440, 165hz wide gamut/HDR IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The FI27Q over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) out of the box by over 30% (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/019/Gigabyte-Aorus-FI27Q/Gigabyte%20AORUS%20FI27Q%20-%20gamut%20vs%20sRGB.jpg) since it has a wide gamut panel which tries to cover the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space, but it is very accurate preset gamma (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/019/Gigabyte-Aorus-FI27Q/Gigabyte%20AORUS%20FI27Q%20-%20gamut.jpg) and color (https://pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/markowal/019/Gigabyte-Aorus-FI27Q/Gigabyte%20AORUS%20FI27Q%20-%20RGB.jpg) (previous 3x hyperlink source=PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art82425-3.html)), especially when the Color Temperature setting is switched to User Define (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q-p/#Calibration).  The sRGB emulation mode of the unit IT Hardware (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_monitora_gigabyte_aorus_fi27q_czyli_nowej_wersji_popularnego_ad27qd-10589.html) and Tom's Hardware tested (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q/3) are quite accurate while the FI27Q's sRGB mode Belgium Hardware tested significantly reduces the gamma and RGB level color accuracy (Standard (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/539377/10/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q.jpg) versus sRGB (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/539377/14/gigabyte-aorus-fi27q.jpg)), as well as looks washed out since the sRGB mode's gamma is too low.  The FI27Q has negligible input lag and less (2.7%) overshoot ghosting than the AD27Q (20%), but slower pixel response times resulting in more color streaking or ghosting.
Title: HP
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:38:58 pm
HP

HP 27 Omen

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

Review by Review by =DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/969357) (Proof of lighter matte coating vs non-Dell G-Sync TN panels)
Hardware Info Review (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/7031/hp-omen-27-review-gaming-monitor-volgens-hp) and link to the colorimeter and oscilloscope measurement page (https://be.hardware.info/product/408040/hp-omen-27/testresultaten).

No mention of banding or the matte coating.

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

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

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

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/hp/omen-27)

They state the color grey scale and color gradient banding is worse than that of the S2417DG and S2716DG, but they don't mention the dark scene banding the Dell monitors suffer from (https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/9000nf/s2716dg_noteworthy_comparison_with_ips/). The HP has significantly better preset color accuracy than both Dell monitors they tested, but the contrast is still below average (800:1) at 755:1 (calibrated contrast).

Here are some comments I made about the Belgium Hardware review I surmised and posted 7 months ago (https://www.reddit.com/r/Monitors/comments/7vcv71/hardware_info_review_of_the_hp_27_omen_2560x1440/):

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

I tested the original S2716DG with the very grainy matte coating (slow loading archive review link (https://web.archive.org/web/20171214100351/http://wecravegamestoo.com:80/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/16036-dell-s2716dg-review-144hz-8-bit-matte-tn-nvidia-g-sync.html)) and, better preset color accuracy and 900:1 contrast, as well as did not see obvious banding in dark scenes, but I did not view the Dawn Engine loading screen typically used to show the banding on the S2716DG (https://imgur.com/a/zg1Nj02). The Acer XF240H and Viewsonic XG2402 I tested both suffered from the same banding in the Dawn Engine image, but not in any of the other dozens of photos (The Order 1886 example (https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/42278787655/in/album-72157668030267727/)) and screen shots I displayed on both. My 8 bit overclock-able glossy 1440p H-IPS (2011 panel tech) and PLS (worse since it requires more corrections by the ICC profile) also suffer from noticeable banding in the bright light source in the center of the crescent, my 32" 4K 8 bit UHD32DR (AHVA panel) has a tiny bit, and my VP2780-4K (AH-IPS) has even less since it has a 14 bit 3D LUT. I think the source has banding natively since it is of low quality, but the bad FRC of the AUO TN panels definitely makes it far worse.


HP 27x

Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/hp-27xq-p50867/test.html)

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.
Title: Lenovo
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:39:23 pm
Lenovo
Title: LG
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:39:52 pm
LG

LG 32GK850G

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

Review by Hardware Info (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7802/lg-32gk850g-review-lg-doet-weer-mee-met-gaming-monitoren)
Review (Video) by Lims Cave (https://tinyurl.com/y7exqx8k)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/55862022)

It's pretty accurate, but needs to have the Gamma set to 3, has good color space coverage (up to 98% out of the box vs 105% for the best 1440p AHVA panel the Viewsonic XG2703-GS), negligible input lag on par with 144-240hz competitors (3-6ms measured by the SMT Tool vs CRT) and has fast pixel response times similar to the 144hz 1440p AHVA panels marketed as IPS. While their oscilloscope pixel response time measurements indicate that some of the LG VA panels pixel response times are faster versus the AHVA XG2703-GS, it is obvious that then blue-green transitions suffer from some obvious ghosting in Playwares own slow-motion+high frame rate videos:

LG 32GK850G (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TlVca0mvFhg) vs Viewsonic XG2703-GS (http://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=9_jf9H_bi9Y)
LG 32GK650F

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
Review by TECHSPOT (https://www.techspot.com/review/1845-lg-32gk650f/)

Matte 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, 2x HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The unit Belgium Hardware tested suffers from black crush caused by slightly too (2.35-2.4) gamma in the 10-40% white range.  Both the units tested by Belgium Hardware (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/493841/6/lg-32gk650f.jpg) and TECHSPOT have mediocre preset RGB Level accuracy (https://static.techspot.com/articles-info/1845/images/4default.png) and suffer from an obvious preset blue tint, but the unit TECHSPOT tested has significantly more accurate preset gamma which does not cause black crush.


LG 27GL850

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/bystree_chem_tn_obzor_i_testirovanie/)
Review by Les Numeriques (https://www.lesnumeriques.com/moniteur-ecran-lcd/lg-27gl850-p53835/test.html)
Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/monitoren.8/lg-ultragear-27gl850.537079#testresultaten) and Review by NL Hardware (http://=https://nl.hardware.info/artikel/9669/lg-27gl850-review-gaming-monitor-met-1-ms-en-ips)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57491997)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-lg-27gl850-b-schnellster-ips-gaming-monitor/)
Review by PROHARDVER (https://prohardver.hu/teszt/lg_27gl850_monitor_gamer/lg_27gl850.html)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b)
Review by TECHSPOT (https://www.techspot.com/review/1908-lg-27gl850/)
Review by TFT Central (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm)

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz wide gamut LG IPS with G-Sync compatible AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz over Displayport and 48-100hz over HDMI) Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0. RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out. To prevent the wide gamut (DCI-P3/HDR) panel from over-saturating the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content, the 27GL850 needs to be set to the sRGB mode (which is fairly accurate (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#srgb) and has adjustable brightness, but has a preset pink tint (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/537079/36/lg-ultragear-27gl850.jpg) and locked color controls.  The 27GL850 has quite accurate and nearly full DCI-P3/HDR color space coverage, but has a slight, though easily reduce-able preset blue tint (https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_1920x1080/537079/32/lg-ultragear-27gl850.jpg).  The 27GL850 has negligible or very low input lag and very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#detailed_response), but the overdrive needs to be set from Normal to Fast at 144hz to provide the fastest pixel response times, and to Normal at 60hz to prevent obvious overshoot ghosting (https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_27gl850.htm#response_times).


LG 27GL83A-B

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b)

Fully adjust-able matte 2560x1440, 144hz IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The 27GL83A-B does not over-saturate the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content since it has a standard, or non-wide gamut panel which tries to cover the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB (SDR) color spaces.  The preset Gamer 1 Picture mode is quite accurate (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b#comparison_1467), but not as accurate as some competitors, especially since the 27GL83A-B can not fully cover the sRGB color space (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b#comparison_1491) while the more accurate, and more expensive 27GL850 can (http://rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b#comparison_1491), even when set to the sRGB mode.  The 27GL83A-B has negligible input lag (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b#comparison_1435) and extremely fast pixel response times (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b#comparison_1425) which are faster than many competitors.
Title: Monoprice
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:40:11 pm
Monoprice

Monoprice MP27 Zero-G

Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/monoprice-mp27-zero-g-monitor,5086.html)

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

Monoprice 33822 QHD

Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/monoprice-33822-qhd-144hz-gaming-monitor,5929.html)

Matte 2560x1440 144hz (48-144hz AMD Free-Sync range) VA panel with a height adjustable stand, 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  It uses a semi-wide gamut panel with minor over and under-saturation, as well as suffers from a preset blue tint and has slightly too low preset gamma resulting in slightly washed out colors and shades, but still still preset color accuracy for a budget panel.
Title: MSI
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:40:33 pm
MSI

MSI MPG27CQ

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/977659) (=DEAD=)
Review by PC Lab PL (https://pclab.pl/art79198.html)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57246644) (very accurate)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/msi/optix-mpg27cq) (very inaccurate (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/msi/optix-mpg27cq#comparison_1467))
Review by Techspot (https://www.techspot.com/review/1742-msi-mag27cq-msi-mpg27cq/)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-optix-mpg27cq-gaming-monitor,5733.html)

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.  The preset color accuracy can very significantly, so read the reviews before buying.


MSI MAG27CQ

Review by Techspot (https://www.techspot.com/review/1742-msi-mag27cq-msi-mpg27cq/)

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 and awful image quality.


MSI MAG271CQR

Global Hardware HD (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/msi_optix_mag271cqr/) (sub 1.95 average gamma)
Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_msi_optix_mag271cqr_monitor_va_qhd_144_hz_za_niecale_1900_zl-9641.html)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57518295) (2.06 gamma)
Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/msi/optix-mag271cqr) (high & very skewed gamma (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/msi/optix-mag271cqr#comparison_1467))
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-optix-mag271cqr-144hz-curved-gaming-monitor,6213.html) (low, 2.01 average preset gamma (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/msi-optix-mag271cqr-144hz-curved-gaming-monitor,6213-3.html))

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 3.0.  The MSI has skewed preset gamma which varies significantly between the tested units, a slight blue tint and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) content by 20% (https://img.purch.com/r/711x457/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9UL00vODQzNDY2L29yaWdpbmFsLzEyLWdhbXV0dm9sLnBuZw==) since it has a semi-wide gamut panel which is also not capable of fully covering the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space, though MSI only claims it can cover 90% (IT Hardware PL measured 85%). 


MSI MAG321CQR

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57388531)

Matte, curved (1800R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-144hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range) and 2x USB 2.0.  The MAG321CQR has low (1.99) preset gamma and over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB content), but has negligible input lag, good overdrive for a VA panel and back-light strobing.


MSI Optix MAG272CQR

Review by Global HD Russia (https://ru.gecid.com/disply/msi_optix_mag272cqr/)

Matte, curved (1500R), semi-wide gamut, 2560x1440 165hz VA panel with a height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync, Displayport (48-165hz Free-Sync range), 2x HDMI 2.0 (48-120hz Free-Sync range), USB-C, 2x USB 3.2 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The MSI is uses a semi-wide gamut (https://ru.gecid.com/data/disply/202003160800-59250/img/mini-518_msi_optix_mag272cqr.png) (it over-saturates SDR color by >25%)  but is fairly accurate when set to the Custom Pro mode which also unlocks the color controls and increases the preset gamma (https://ru.gecid.com/data/disply/202003160800-59250/img/mini-549_msi_optix_mag272cqr.png) and RGB level (https://ru.gecid.com/data/disply/202003160800-59250/img/mini-539_msi_optix_mag272cqr.png) accuracy.  Unfortunately the contrast ratio is limited to around 2,200:1 (versus 3,000:1 spec) when using the most accurate preset modes, and when calibrated.  Global HD does not measure input lag and the PixerPixAn photo of the overdrive (https://ru.gecid.com/data/disply/202003160800-59250/img/mini-561_msi_optix_mag272cqr.jpg) indicates quiet slow pixel response times.
Title: Nixeus
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:41:09 pm
Nixeus

Nixeus NX-EDG27S v2 & NX-EDG27v2

Review by TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nixeus_nx-edg27s_v2.htm)

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.
Title: Philips
Post by: NCX on August 29, 2018, 07:42:02 pm
Philips

Philips 328M6

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57377101)

Curved, matte, semi-wide gamut 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), 2x Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, VGA and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The 328M6 is very accurate, has high contrast for a VA panel (4,000:1 versus 2,300-3,000:1 for most VA monitors), can display an HDR signal (not properly since it lacks all of the features required for true HDR), and has fast pixel response times and negligible input lag.  While not mentioned in Playwares review, expect typical VA smearing of black, browns and greys due to VA panels slower pixel response times. The Response Time setting needs to be switched from the preset Off setting to Faster for the best performance and fastest pixel response times without overshoot ghosting.


Philips 325M7

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57482123)

Curved, matte, semi-wide gamut (122% sRGB or 22% over-saturation of non-HDR content) 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), back-light strobing (MPRT), Displayport, HDMI 1.4, VGA and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The 325M7 is very accurate once set to the Gamer 2 mode, has above average contrast for a curved VA panel (3,000:1 versus 1800-2800:1), and has fast pixel response times and negligible input lag.  While not mentioned in the Playwares review, expect typical VA smearing of black, browns and greys due to VA panels slower pixel response times. The Response Time setting needs to be switched from the preset Off setting to Faster for the best performance and fastest pixel response times (Faster Smart Response or overdrive setting) without overshoot ghosting.

Philips 325M8

Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/57790049)

Curved, matte, semi-wide gamut (123% sRGB mode or 25% over-saturation in the Gamer 2 mode for non-HDR content) 2560x1440 144hz VA panel with height adjustable stand, AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), back-light strobing (MPRT), Displayport, 2x HDMI and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The 325M8 is very accurate when set to the Gamer 2 or sRGB mode which also provide remarkably high 6800:1 contrast, and very accurate colors, but with around 25% over-saturation of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since the 325M8 uses a semi-wide gamut panel.  The Philips has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool), but below average pixel response times at 144hz even when the best (Fast) Smart Response overdrive setting is used.
Title: Pixio
Post by: NCX on October 17, 2018, 02:52:18 am
Pixio

Pixio PX7 Prime

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime)

Fully adjust-able, matte 2560x1440, 165hz IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (20-165hz), 2x Displayport, HDMI 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The PX7 Prime is quite accurate (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime#comparison_1467), and can fully cover the SDR (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime#comparison_1491) (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces.  The PX7 Prime has neligible input lag (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime#comparison_1426) and very fast pixel response times when the Middle overdrive setting is used (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/pixio/px7-prime#comparison_1425), but it's not as fast as a fastest AHVA/IPS/PLS competitors, those being the the LG 27GL83 (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b#comparison_1425) and 27GL850 (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b#comparison_1425) which are faster and almost overshoot free unlike the Gigabyte AD27Q (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/gigabyte/aorus-ad27qd#comparison_1425).
Title: Razer
Post by: NCX on October 25, 2018, 07:25:10 pm
Razer

Razer Raptor 27

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/razer/raptor-27) (inaccurate)
Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27)

Matte, fully adjust-able, 144hz, HDR/wide gamut, 2560x1440 resolution IPS* panel with AMd Free-Sync and G-Sync compatibility.  The Razer Raptor has Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB-C and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Razer Rtings tested is quite inaccurate RGB balance wise (4.8/10 rating for over-saturation of red and under-saturation of blue's in the RGB balance measurements) while the Razer Tom's Hardware tested is very accurate, but has a slight preset red tint (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/3).  The Razer also over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) by 36% since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel  (https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/thwhgvcLXhPysxjWpjJFLE-650-80.png)without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The HDR mode is more accurate than the SDR modes (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/4), and the Razer has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/razer-raptor-27/5) for a non-TN panel, but it's a bit slower than some of the fastest panels.
Title: Samsung
Post by: NCX on January 29, 2019, 12:50:02 am
Samsung

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


Samsung C27HG70

Measurements (https://nl.hardware.info/product/403192/samsung-c27hg70/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/8157/4/dit-zijn-de-beste-qhd-monitoren-de-beste-27-inch-qhd-monitoren)
Review by PC Mag (https://www.pcmag.com/review/365537/samsung-chg70-27-inch-curved-monitor)
Review by PC Monitors (http://pcmonitors.info/reviews/samsung-c27hg70/)
Review by Rtings (http://rtings.com/monitor/reviews/samsung/chg70-curved-gaming-monitor)
Review by Trusted Reviews (http://trustedreviews.com/reviews/samsung-chg70)

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


Samsung C32HG70

Review by Sweclockers (https://www.sweclockers.com/test/25622-samsung-c32hg70qq-32-tums-va-panel-med-freesync-2-i-144-hz-och-hdr)
Review by TFT Central (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/samsung_c32hg70.htm)

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.


Samsung C27JG50QQI

Review by Dmitry Vasiliev (https://3dnews.ru/974553)

The Samsung uses a curved standard gamut VA panel without Free-Sync in a fake border/frame-less casing which has a perceived black depth reducing inner black bezel versus the older C27HG70's perceived black depth increasing dark matte grey bezel.  The C27JG50QQI is fairly accurate, but can't fully cover the SDR color spaces (https://3dnews.ru/974553/page-2.html#Результаты%20при%20стандартных%20настройках) (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) which prevents it from displaying colors as accurately and vibrantly as the C27GH70's sRGB emulation mode.


Samsung S27R750QEI

Review by =DEAD= (https://4k-monitor.ru/reviews/obzor_samsung_s27r750qei/) (low 1.95 preset gamma)
Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/samsung/space-sr75) (25ms delay @60hz)

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.
Title: ViewSonic
Post by: NCX on September 14, 2019, 05:08:19 pm
ViewSonic

ViewSonic XG2703-GS

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

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ViewSonic XG3240C

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

Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/viewsonic-xg3240c)

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.


ViewSonic XG3240C

Review by =DEAD= (https://3dnews.ru/987004)

Matte curved 144hz 2560x1440 wide gamut VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), 2x Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The wide gamut panel is quite accurate gamma and RGB level preset wise, but does not have a properly functioning sRGB mode resulting in the over-saturation of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 and sRB) color by 25-30% and can only cover 86% of the HDR (DCI-P3) color space, as well as fails to meet any of the criteria required to achieve the HDR standard.  It suffers from a bit of banding when displaying the Powered By Dawn Engine image (https://3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2019/05/06/987004/band1.jpg).  The Response Time settings do not work and it has slower pixel response times than many competitors, but does not suffer from overshoot ghosting.


ViewSonic XG270QG

Review by Ashun (https://www.aperturegrille.com/reviews/ViewSonicXG270QG/) (low gamma & inaccurate RGB (https://www.aperturegrille.com/reviews/ViewSonicXG270QG/#Gamma))
Review by PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-xg270qg-gaming-monitor-rockt/)

Matte, fully adjust-able, 165hz, HDR/wide gamut, 2560x1440 resolution IPS* panel with G-Sync and 120hz ULMB (back-light strobing) over Displayport.  The ViewSonic XG270QG has Displayport, HDMI 1.4, 3x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG270QG is very accurate aside from a slight warm preset green tint (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Calibration), and can fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, but has average contrast (850:1) and over-saturates the color of non DCI-P3 content (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Colour_reproduction) (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) since it uses a wide gamut and HDR capable panel without a properly functioning sRGB emulation mode.  The ViewSonic XG270QG has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times for a non-TN panel (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/viewsonic-xg270qg/#Responsiveness) at 144-165hz with the response time is set to the Standard (no overshoot; 60hz measurements by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-xg270qg-gaming-monitor-rockt/5/#Overdrive60Hz)) and Advanced (faster but with minor overshoot; 165hz measurements by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-viewsonic-xg270qg-gaming-monitor-rockt/5/#Overdrive165Mhz)) settings.  The XG270QG does not support YCbCr 4:2:2 and YCbCr 4:4:4 signals properly when connected via HDMI (http://Supported colour models and signal level); read the Unterstützte Farbmodelle und Signallevel (Supported colour models and signal level) section at the bottom of page 8 in PRAD's review for more information.


ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD

Review by Rtings (https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/viewsonic/vx2758-2kp-mhd)

Matte, 144hz, 2560x1440, IPS panel with 20-144hz AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The Pixio PX7 Prime and ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD have negligible input lag, superior gamma tracking and sRGB (99.5% measured by Rtings) color space coverage than the LG 27GL83A-B which has faster pixel response times (less ghosting) and less color bleed (in gradient tests) than both the Pixio and ViewSonic.
Title: Viotek
Post by: NCX on November 03, 2019, 02:26:17 pm
Viotek

Viotek GFT27DB

Review by Techspot (https://www.techspot.com/review/1790-viotek-gft27db/)

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.