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[NCIX] Asus 27" Monitor MG279Q 144hz FreeSync WQHD IPS - 599$

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[NCIX] Asus 27" Monitor MG279Q 144hz FreeSync WQHD IPS - 599$

Seems to be the lowest historical price for this monitor.
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I am using this monitor right now.

Absolutely no complaints, works wonderfully for both desktop applications and gaming using Freesync.
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Is it worth getting this when using a nvidia GPU?
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4ms

I wish it would be lower
otherwise, good specs
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def47 wrote: 4ms

I wish it would be lower
otherwise, good specs
Don't be concerned with that spec, there is ZERO ghosting on this monitor. To get lower, you need to go TN which is an inferior quality picture.
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prob need beast graphic card to run this baby
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GC wrote: Is it worth getting this when using a nvidia GPU?
I'm wondering this as well..
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GC wrote: Is it worth getting this when using a nvidia GPU?
The monitor is excellent but you won't be able to use the FreeSync features since nVidia would rather have you pay 400$ more for the exact same monitor to get it
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Odin16 wrote: I'm wondering this as well..
I have a freesync monitor and nvidia gtx 970 and its fine, gysnc and freesync is a bit over hyped and only works at certain HZ ranges and all it really does just smooth out screen tearing which I honestly dont notice much anyway
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GC wrote: Is it worth getting this when using a nvidia GPU?
IMO ----- Adaptive Sync tech is worth it if you play any games around the 40-75 FPS mark at a high refresh rate. I definitely notice a smoother gameplay experience when I'm around those numbers with Freesync enabled and IIRC you can find similar stories from others online.

If you're consistently at a high refresh rate @ 1440p then you don't need to worry about the GSync/Freesync tech.


All that said, still a great price for a 1440p 144hz IPS monitor.
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GC wrote: Is it worth getting this when using a nvidia GPU?
Yes. I have a GTX 970 and it's absolutely worth it. My buddy has a 27" 1440p IPS monitor with gsync which I tried and ran some use-cases on, and while gsync is nice, it's not worth the several hundred dollars more for the monitors with that feature. Having 144hz is plenty enough that you won't need gsync. However, if you have wildly varying or low (<50fps) framerates, then gsync may be for you. If you tune your GFX settings for high FPS anyway, then the benefits of gsync will be marginal.
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Damn, I just got gtx 1080, debating if I should get this now or wait for a g-sync gaming monitor on sale.
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hansdoreen wrote: Damn, I just got gtx 1080, debating if I should get this now or wait for a g-sync gaming monitor on sale.
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How is running 1080p on this? I'm planning to upgrade my video card in the next half year but in the meantime plan to run at 1080p. Will the quality be signicantly inferior to a native 1080p monitor?
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Got one from NCIX that was open box a month ago for $500

No complaints, great monitor.
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JIB9022 wrote: prob need beast graphic card to run this baby
Not really, it depends on the game and the level of graphic detail you picked.

144 fps will require some compromise in the graphics quality levels for most AAA games though....
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Yes you're not going to hit 144fps at 1440p on most new AAA titles on anything less than a multi GPU setup or perhaps a 1080. That's where freesync comes in. I'm running this display on a Fury X and it's spectacular, Witcher 3 runs 45-60, and it looks buttery smooth. Doom runs 80-110 and same thing.

The standard freesync range on this display is 35-90hz but it can easily be modded. I've got mine set at 57-144hz and with AMD's LFC kicking in below 57hz, it's like a full 0-144hz range.
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Considering to get one from Canada Computers and PM with NCIX. Though, not sure how this will perform with my GTX 970. Might be a little interesting to run with 2 other 24" monitors that I currently have.
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Loopy wrote: Yes you're not going to hit 144fps at 1440p on most new AAA titles on anything less than a multi GPU setup or perhaps a 1080. That's where freesync comes in. I'm running this display on a Fury X and it's spectacular, Witcher 3 runs 45-60, and it looks buttery smooth. Doom runs 80-110 and same thing.

The standard freesync range on this display is 35-90hz but it can easily be modded. I've got mine set at 57-144hz and with AMD's LFC kicking in below 57hz, it's like a full 0-144hz range.
Sorry to revive. Say im running overwatch as my highest end graphical game. right now my 970 hits the cap of my monitor at 60+10. I'm thinking I should probably be able to hold at least 75 frames and mod settings to hit close to 100 even. If I keep my frames up, is not having the adaptive sync really going to be as noticeable? On the fence about this as 600 new vs 770 for refurb PG279 is huge difference. I'm not opposed to going team red later with polaris either just not right now due to funds.

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TimDrake wrote: How is running 1080p on this? I'm planning to upgrade my video card in the next half year but in the meantime plan to run at 1080p. Will the quality be signicantly inferior to a native 1080p monitor?
Running at 1080p on this monitor is bad, like really bad since there is no upscale hardware in the monitor like TVs. Everything is all fuzzy. Then again I notice this stuff better then the average joe.

Also be aware of the potential backlight bleed and possibly dead pixels. I had mine RMA'd twice before getting a decent one, and it still has backlight bleed in the top right corner.

https://imgur.com/a/EdJ7d

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