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[Best Buy] Dell 27" WQHD 144Hz 1ms GTG TN LED G-SYNC Gaming Monitor (S2716DG) - $469.99

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Luyuan20 wrote:
May 30th, 2018 1:54 pm
Is there any 144hz IPS panels that even exist??
With G-Sync, yes: the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q and the Acer Predator XB271HU
Both are around $900-1000.

The FreeSync equivalents are a little less expensive.
hystavito wrote:
May 30th, 2018 1:56 pm
This or wait till HDR becomes more common?
If you have the budget, the first versions will be coming out soon and will be at least $2,000 (4K G-Sync 144 hz)
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chatbox wrote:
May 30th, 2018 10:51 am
Such a strong internal / psychological conflict in my head:
144Hz - Yay
TN panel - Bummer

Buy now, think later?
You want ips with gsync? 4 ms min
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Great monitor for people who's just getting into 1440p G-Sync at 144hz gaming. I personally starting off with this because at the time it was the cheapest and everyone recommended it at its' price point. The first thing I noticed was, colors out of the box was rather "pale" and you'd need calibration done.

Take a look at this site for a review http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_s2716dg.htm and calibration profile.
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TN panel is not that bad, I had Asus G sync 27'' with IPS , terrible black light bleed on the corners and I payed for it like 700$, simply returned it and bought used BenQ ZOWIE for to250$ and I'm happy.
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Damn did this just go out of stock? Can't buy anywhere
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audacity wrote:
May 30th, 2018 3:25 pm
Do you have nvidia or amd?
Nvidia. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
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All things considered - new in box vs used, warranty vs not, nvidia vs amd, you might want to consider the Dell but it's up to you.
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is gsync really that big of a difference? i have a normal 1080p 144hz tn monitor was thinking of going 1440p but wanted ips at 144hz.
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audacity wrote:
May 30th, 2018 2:05 pm
With OLED, HDR, 4K+144hz, and other display technologies on the horizon (and out of touch price-wise), I think this is a really good buy for the next year or two until the new wave of monitors become mainstream. This is a pretty high end monitor for sub-$500. It's also one of the best TN panels available. It's surprisingly nice while next to my Dell Ultrasharp IPS.

You can see on amazon this monitor (and other 27" 144hz 1440p monitors with exact same panel) selling for $650+.
To be fair, I think we're still a long way away from legit 4K 144HZ gaming (3+ years).

It's currently 3K USD for Nvidia's newest card, Titan V; which barely gets 100 FPS on average for AAA titles at 4k. Also, not all games support SLI, but if they want to max out that performance, it's 6K USD for 2x cards.
If they plan on using a "more affordable" 1080Ti; they can have fun at sub 60 FPS gaming at 4K (some games were averaging 40-50 FPS on benchmarks).

IMO, 1440p is the sweet spot right now and will be for the next few years. Using affordable cards (1070/1080), you can get really good frame rates on that resolution.
Lastly, most monitors I see coming out right now are 4K HDR on a 27", which is pretty ridiculous. I can't imagine anyone using that without having some serious eye strain. I feel like 34"+ is a must for 4K. They are also priced at $2000USD+.

I would love a 4K, HDR, OLED, 144HZ, G-Sync, 34" monitor. But it's not realistic for most people to drop 3K+USD on a monitor 6K USD on video cards alone and still have under 100FPS. Even two years down the line, you're probably looking at least 50% of this cost. Video cards prices and 1440p 144hz monitor prices haven't really decreased in the past 2-3 years either.

Now if someone released a 1440P, HDR, OLED, 144HZ, G-Sync 27/34" monitor, that would be a game changer.

TLDR:
Realistically, most people looking for 144hz are not looking for 4K HDR and vice versa.
For performance gaming, I think 1440p is going to be around for a loooooong time and this deal is great for a 144hz 1440p.
Just remember that 1080p was being adopted in early 2000's but didn't become a gaming standard until 2009ish when affordable video cards were released that had enough power to play at that resolution. . We're kind of in the same spot now with not enough affordable GPU power for the resolution, but it is possible depending on your budget.
By the time 4K HDR 144HZ gaming becomes viable and affordable, people are going to be asking whether they should wait for the 8K HDR 144HZ monitors (maybe it will be 16K by then).

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