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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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TheAccountant wrote:
May 30th, 2018 4:44 pm
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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If only this was a IPS panel Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes
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As an alternative, I just purchased an ASUS MG28UQ Gaming Monitor - 28" 4K 3840x2160 1ms HDMI DP FreeSync (B-STOCK) from Skadi Electronics for $399.99+tax (refurbished).

https://www.skadi.ca/collections/monito ... playwidget

I don't know much about G-Sync vs. FreeSync so I can't comment but it gets decent reviews. It is also a TN panel.
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MastaOogway wrote:
May 30th, 2018 3:51 pm
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.
I would say so. Keep in mind 1080p doesn't require as much GPU power.
The answer also really depends on what games you're playing, but if you are upgrading to a 1440p, I can almost guarantee that your frames will drop below 144FPS for games like Overwatch unless you have a Titan V. If your FPS drops below 144, you will experience screen tearing or stutter - depending if V-Sync is enabled. Whether it's noticeable or not to you, I'm not sure; but for the extra $100-200 premium, I'd say it's worth it for that ease of mind.
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who_ca wrote:
May 30th, 2018 4:58 pm
As an alternative, I just purchased an ASUS MG28UQ Gaming Monitor - 28" 4K 3840x2160 1ms HDMI DP FreeSync (B-STOCK) from Skadi Electronics for $399.99+tax (refurbished).

https://www.skadi.ca/collections/monito ... playwidget

I don't know much about G-Sync vs. FreeSync so I can't comment but it gets decent reviews. It is also a TN panel.
That one is 60Hz
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who_ca wrote:
May 30th, 2018 4:58 pm
As an alternative, I just purchased an ASUS MG28UQ Gaming Monitor - 28" 4K 3840x2160 1ms HDMI DP FreeSync (B-STOCK) from Skadi Electronics for $399.99+tax (refurbished).

https://www.skadi.ca/collections/monito ... playwidget

I don't know much about G-Sync vs. FreeSync so I can't comment but it gets decent reviews. It is also a TN panel.
You at least know that you need an Nvidia GPU for G-Sync and an AMD card for FreeSync right? Here is hoping you have the latter as you will want to use FreeSync since you'll be hard pressed to draw a constant 60 FPS in AAA titles at 4K.
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Hoffman wrote:
May 30th, 2018 3:27 pm
Nvidia. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition
Then you wouldn't benefit from your co workers Asus. You'll need the Dell with G-Sync since your gpu is nvidia.


MastaOogway wrote:
May 30th, 2018 3:51 pm
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.
Quite lengthy but you will understand how it works after: https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync ... -settings/
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blyndfyre wrote:
May 30th, 2018 5:06 pm
You at least know that you need an Nvidia GPU for G-Sync and an AMD card for FreeSync right? Here is hoping you have the latter as you will want to use FreeSync since you'll be hard pressed to draw a constant 60 FPS in AAA titles at 4K.
Thanks, yah I have an AMD card. I bought the monitor mostly as it was a reasonably cheap 4k panel (that seems to get decent colour reproduction despite being a TN panel) that I'll probably use for office stuff and a bit of gaming.
McLaren__F1 wrote:
May 30th, 2018 5:01 pm
That one is 60Hz
Good point, that makes a pretty big difference. I was less concerned about gaming so it wasn't quite as big a deal for me.
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Good price but Oos pretty much everywhere... I'm looking to get ultrawide as my next monitor anyway
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Depends on your use case. For this monitor it's gaming and at $469 this is a great buy hence it's sold out now.
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I have this monitor for the specs its a great price, HOWEVER thats only if you didnt get a defective model. If you guys google "dells2716dg banding" There's a high number of monitors with defective panels, I have one right now and need to get it warrantied by dell. I believe there's a high rate of being defective on the first gen models.

https://www.dell.com/community/Monitors ... -p/5108149
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who_ca wrote:
May 30th, 2018 4:58 pm
As an alternative, I just purchased an ASUS MG28UQ Gaming Monitor - 28" 4K 3840x2160 1ms HDMI DP FreeSync (B-STOCK) from Skadi Electronics for $399.99+tax (refurbished).

https://www.skadi.ca/collections/monito ... playwidget

I don't know much about G-Sync vs. FreeSync so I can't comment but it gets decent reviews. It is also a TN panel.
sort of odd for a monitor, ultra high resolution with low response time, but tn panel + low refresh rate...if you're not gaming on it, then what is your reason for getting it?
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Has anyone tried calling dell to get them to price match?
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Ugh, I was gonna jump on it but I need freesync, using AMD video card
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Does anyone think they killed this deal, as in it didn't actually sell out? Only reason I'm suspicious is that it sold out at my local store and that surprises me, just from past experience, being an expensive non-mainstream item in my small city.

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