I need help regarding monitors!

Discussion in 'Battlestations' started by lewis062, Oct 29, 2017.

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  1. lewis062

    lewis062 New Member

    Hey guys,

    Looking at a new monitor and was wondering which one i should lean towards.
    • 27" Gaming Monitor (AOC 27" 1920x1080 16:9 LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (G2778VQ))
    • 32" LED monitor Samsung (S32F351FUE 32" Full HD LED Monitor)
    • 27" curved display (Philips 27" Full HD 1920x1080 Curved Monitor with FreeSync (278E8QJAB))

    It is mostly just for gaming i am currently using a 27" samsung lcd. about 5+ years old.

    Should i be looking at freesync or a larger LED monitor?

    they are all the same price (give or take $20) so they are in my budget of approx $300aud

    Thoughts?
     
  2. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Just looking at the manual for the 32", it says that it does have FreeSync, so ...
     
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  3. lewis062

    lewis062 New Member

    there's the answer then! thanks Legend!!
     
  4. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Just in case, make sure you do some research with whatever vendor you plan on buying from. I couldn't find mention of the 32" having FreeSync on the Samsung website, but then a vendor mentioned it in their listing. That's when I downloaded the manual and found that info. It was pretty far into the manual, too. Just double-check in case I was misinformed.
     
  5. Zemphus

    Zemphus New Member

    Do be aware 27 inch with 1080p you might be able to see pixels. But it is okay if you keep it a bit far. Keep that in mind cause pixel peeping ain't a nice thing to see (personally)
     
  6. ChiefNieth

    ChiefNieth Active Member

    I recommend the first one. Curved isn't that great, and IMO Samsung is more price than quality. If money isn't an issue, though, then I would recommend Samsung.
     
  7. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I'm partial to BenQ monitors myself. Really great quality.
     
  8. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Which ever one has the highest Hz, it's very noticeable when it's over 60. Like was said a 27" at 1080 is going to be getting pixely, a 32" would for sure unless its far away.
     
  9. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    To actually answer the question, I like Samsung one. You already had a 27 may as well try something new. :smile_:
     
  10. I think you should looking at freesync monitor. It is better for gaming.

    I think you should looking at freesync monitor. It is better for gaming.

    According to me, You should go with first option AOC 27" monitor. AOC monitors are better for gaming.
     
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  11. booruu52

    booruu52 New Member

    freesync only works with AMD cards, so unless you are using one then its pointless. I'm leaning towards whichever has the highest refresh rate (haven't checked them sry)
     
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  12. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    How does that even work? One is nvidia and one is AMD? I've seen bits and pieces about it, but I'm not really sure how that works.
     
  13. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    Yes. it supposed to help with a smoother transition from data transfer of the gpu (decoding) to your screen. I think I got that right anyway, correct me if I'm wrong.

    Nvidia = Gsync
    AMD= Freesync
    https://www.techspot.com/article/1454-gsync-vs-freesync/

    @lewis062 I have a Freesync monitor that has treated me well. Its from MSI and I have nothing to complain about other than some slight back light bleed. Its a curved panel and was the first one they built and released from last year. Its 27 inch 144 hz 1080 p. They now have a few others in the line up and I'm sure they have improved since I bought the first one they released. Back then it cost me just under 200 I believe because it was a promotion for first release through newegg. Here is the site if you want to check out the monitors.
    https://us.msi.com/Monitors#?category=Optix-Series
     
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  14. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    Are you interested in this technology and does it actually work? I'm still stuck on Nvidia 3D for the foreseeable future. So all this is future type stuff to a person like me.
     
  15. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    It's nothing fancy and yes it definitely works. All it does is prevent tearing, much like Vsync, but that adds latency, and if your fps drops below your max monitor Hz then it still tears. Adaptive sync (generic term for gsync and freesync) keeps your frames from your pc to your monitor the same so you don't get tearing. If that doesn't make sense watch some youtube videos on it:wink_: Also if you're at 144hz you don't notice tearing as much as at 60, so if you had a beast pc with a non adaptive sync monitor it would still look pretty good.
     
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  16. dabigpotato

    dabigpotato Member

    Freesync, if I dont have the nae mixed up with something totally different, it depends on your GPU, more specifically the maker. FreeSync is AMD's version of Nvidia's gsync, which put simply makes it so that there's no screen tearing and frames are smoother. If you want that and have an AMD card, look for anything with FreeSync and you should be good, other than that its mostly preferance
     
  17. booruu52

    booruu52 New Member

    Gsync needs a specific module from nvidia and thats why most gsync are more expensive compared to freesync which uses standard display port 1.2. Cheapest brand new gsync i can find is around 800 aud.
     
  18. BlutigEisbar

    BlutigEisbar Active Member

    To quote "FreeSync was developed by AMD and released in 2015 in response to Nvidia's proprietary, closed, and more expensive G-Sync. FreeSync is royalty-free, free to use, and has no performance penalty"

    At this time I believe only AMD cards properly support free sync but they are betting on Intel or maybe even NVidia later on supporting the feature.
     
  19. All this talk of Freesync and Gsync and no ones linked blurbusters? Here's the only site you'll ever need for refresh rates and anti-blur technology https://www.blurbusters.com/
     
  20. Also, unless specifically stated as using either Gsync or Freesync, Samsung monitors use Samsung's proprietary anti-blur technology. I have a Samsung C24FG70 and the anti-blur works very well. I'm also very happy with the VA panel.
     
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