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[Amazon.ca] HOT Acer XB271HU (Gsync,1440p, IPS, 144Hz) Lowest Price ever 799.99

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[Amazon.ca] HOT Acer XB271HU (Gsync,1440p, IPS, 144Hz) Lowest Price ever 799.99

Been waiting for this to come down, according to Camel, this is the lowest price it's ever been...... Picked one up :)
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I think newegg has it for $100 cheaper
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Sigh ... thats a good monitor for those who can drive those frames and pixels but i my 580gtx wont do it and video cards are still hella expensive. i paid almost the same for my fell U2715H

I have a feeling they are going to release the new 4k 144hz monitor at the same time with the new Nvidia 20xx series
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otakuz wrote: Sigh ... thats a good monitor for those who can drive those frames and pixels but i my 580gtx wont do it and video cards are still hella expensive. i paid almost the same for my fell U2715H

I have a feeling they are going to release the new 4k 144hz monitor at the same time with the new Nvidia 20xx series
the question is when. i just bought 8700+1080 but i dont know if i should return it and wait for next gen. btw is 1080 good to play on 2k for 144hz? i feel it might be not power enough
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Ill be using a 1070, sure it wont max it out at 144hz but should be able to hold out until next gen comes out :)
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It sucks I love PC's and in front of them day and night working from home. But I'm too damn broke to ever own one of these lol.
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rebelcherry wrote: the question is when. i just bought 8700+1080 but i dont know if i should return it and wait for next gen. btw is 1080 good to play on 2k for 144hz? i feel it might be not power enough
Well.. yeah 1080 is good enough for 2k . but like others said depend on which game and what setting. but you will be ok for most game .... i play LOL in 2k max settings and bf3 in 2k low medium and its ok with a gtx 580. i still believe 2k 144hz 27" is the sweet spot for gaming and its IPS !
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rebelcherry wrote: the question is when. i just bought 8700+1080 but i dont know if i should return it and wait for next gen. btw is 1080 good to play on 2k for 144hz? i feel it might be not power enough
Im playing PUBG in 2k 144hz at ultra and im stable around 100-130 fps depending on the map. GTA V around 80fps
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You'd need 2 1080ti together to get 144hz with that res
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Damn, this ticks all the checkboxes I'm looking for in a monitor. Only problem is I'm still using an R9 390x, but I'm planning to get a 1080 or 1080ti sometime in the near future.

Anyone know if I can still use this even though I'm using an AMD card?
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HKPolice wrote: https://www.costco.ca/Acer-Predator-XB2 ... 83385.html

34" Gsync 120hz+ LCDs will be hitting the market soon. This is the new regular price.
Damn I bought this last year for $899 at costco.ca.

Honestly it's a great montior, checked all my boxes and has been going strong since I bought it September 2017. Running pubg in 2k 144hz with 70-80fps with a GTX 980.
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**** I bought this 3 months ago at 1000$ on Amazon.ca ...
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I chose the Dell monitor s2716dg over this. Same specs but is a TN panel instead of IPS. Worse colour, but faster response time at 1ms. The dell monitor can also be gotten for $200 cheaper and has a cleaner look instead of the gamer orange/red accents.
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How’s this one compare with dell S2716DG (27 2k 144hz) ? 399usd +8.75% newyork tax
Heard from my friend who work in China that Benq and viewsonic is top tier and dell Asus hp are second tier in monitor market don’t know about acre.
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anabioz wrote: It's a good price, but 4ms :-/
Yes because this is a IPS and is completely normal. Not everyone wants a restricted viewing angle and crappy colour reproduction that TN offers.
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rebelcherry wrote: the question is when. i just bought 8700+1080 but i dont know if i should return it and wait for next gen. btw is 1080 good to play on 2k for 144hz? i feel it might be not power enough
Don't listen to these people here who are commenting yet probably never used a panel like this.

I don't own this exact monitor, but I own the asus mg279q which is the same panel. A 1080 will be plenty powerful to drive this monitor. You don't have to hit 144hz to get most of the benefits from it. I've found the ideal FPS to shoot for to be around 90fps. Which is a 50% increase over the standard 60hz. After that the improvements from higher frames aren'y quite as noticeable, but still good.

Your 1080 should easily be able to drive most titles to at least 90fps. I currently only run a 970 with a good overclock, and dial some settings back to hit around 90fps. A 1080 is far more powerful and will be able to hit 90fps at 1440p with max settings on most titles.

Even for desktop/productivity use, 1440p/144hz is a big improvement, the extra screen real estate and smoothness of mouse movement is really nice. Going back to 1080p/60hz feels so cramped and jittery.

Don't let thinking a 1080 is not enough for 1440p/144hz when it is, and the monitor will probably last you for quite some time, as monitor tech has been moving very slowly, we are very far off from high refresh 4k and 8-bit panels. 27"1440p144hzIPS panels have been the sweet spot for several years, and likely will for several more. You're wasting the performance of your 1080 to run 1080p/60hz.

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RickJamesWasRight wrote: Don't listen to these people here who are commenting yet probably never used a panel like this.

I don't own this exact monitor, but I own the asus mg279q which is the same panel. A 1080 will be plenty powerful to drive this monitor. You don't have to hit 144hz to get most of the benefits from it. I've found the ideal FPS to shoot for to be around 90fps. Which is a 50% increase over the standard 60hz. After that the improvements from higher frames are quite as noticeable, but still good.

Your 1080 should easily be able to drive most titles to at least 90fps. I currently only run a 970 with a good overclock, and dial some settings back to hit around 90fps. A 1080 is far more powerful and will be able to hit 90fps at 1440p with max settings on most titles.

Even for desktop/productivity use, 1440p/144hz is a big improvement, the extra screen real estate and smoothness of mouse movement is really nice. Going back to 1080p/60hz feels so cramped and jittery.

Don't let thinking a 1080 is not enough for 1440p/144hz when it is, and the monitor will probably last you for quite some time, as monitor tech has been moving very slowly, we are very far off from high refresh 4k and 8-bit panels. 27"1440p144hzIPS panels have been the sweet spot for several years, and likely will for several more. You're wasting the performance of your 1080 to run 1080p/60hz.
This ^

I have a 980 ti and I run 1440p with max settings all the time and I am close to or near 140fps on most things. I just need to lower SMAA sometimes. A 1080 will eat this for breakfast.

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