Looking for a 1440p IPS higher refresh rate monitor for gaming and everyday use

thedummy

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Nov 19, 2015
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Hi

I recently got a Dell 2716DG, a 27"1440p 144Hz GSync monitor, to be used with a 1070. However, having worked with IPS dsplays for the past several years, I feel really hard using TN panels again. Although I set the Dell monitor to the most commonly used (and accepted settings), my out of the box Acer monitor that I got for 3 times less gave much better colors without any tweaks.





So, is there any 1440p IPS monitor with higher refresh rates (90Hz+) for around $450. I don't necessarily need Gsync - I feel colors and viewing angles will be far more important than perceived smoothness (I don't play many FPSs either).
 

crisium

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Aug 19, 2001
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Asus MG279Q is around $550. Freesync, which Nvidia chooses not to support, but it's the closest QHD 144Hz IPS to your price, I think.

Acer XF270HU was discontinued I think but you may also be able to find one for a similar price.
 

lefenzy

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Which one is the TN? The one on the right? Can't tell.

Are TN panels really that bad? I use both TN and IPS, and minus the color shifting, I think TN is decent. The shifting isn't that strong on modern panels either, and I prefer TN shifting to VA contrast shift.

The Dell one is an 8-bit panel too. The reviews seem to say that the Dell panel color temperature and gamma are a bit off out of the box. Did you try perhaps downloading an icc profile from tftcentral? Not tuned for your specific monitor, but it can improve things.
 

The Green Bean

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My PG278Q TN was replaced with a PG279Q IPS. The only difference I can tell is the matte coating and the viewing angles.
 

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