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Have a Asus 27" 1440p at 75Hz and wanted something a bit smaller for gaming (mainly FPS) with a higher refresh rate to take full advantage of the RTX 2070.
1st I got a LG 650-b but the screen was dim and colors were really washed out. So I returned it
2nd got an AOC c24g1 with a VA panel(because all of the good reviews). TOO dim and very slow pixels for the 144hz. Colors were bad no matter how you try tune it.
3rd Asus vg248qg. Since I was pleased the picture quality of my actual 27", I thought I might spend a bit more and give Asus a shot. This one is a KEEPER.
*Good image quality and can be tuned to your liking (more natural or more vibrant) *bright screen *fast response time ( no ghosting at 165Hz) *freesync works flawlessly with Nvidia cards (yes it is a freesync monitor that is Gsync compatible. Not a real Gsync monitor)
*not the best viewing angles but still good for a TN panel *would of been a great Value at $240~$260 (reason for the 4/5 stars)
I am quite disappointed overall with this monitor.
First off, I am playing a not-so-graphically-demanding game on low-to-medium video settings through a GTX 1060 6 GB. The video is definitely not as smooth as I had on previous (cheaper) monitors also at 144 Hz / 1 ms, with the same PC specs I currently have. There are certain (noticeable) frame stutters here and there which impacts significantly performance in competitive gameplay.
Second, the G-Sync does NOT kick in on windowed mode, despite having windowed mode enabled under G-Sync settings of Nvidia control panel. Significant difference in performance between windowed and full screen, and I am forced to play full screen which is extremely inconvenient.
The only good thing I have to say is the flexibility of the adjustment, but this is a comfort which obviously does not compensate for performance.
The color is mediocre, starts off pretty bad but you can play with the settings to come to a somewhat acceptable color.
The panel of this particular monitor impacts image quality when viewing from indirect angles. Not really a deal breaker for me since I'm facing it directly anyways, but be advised.
Note, all 3 of my monitors are ASUS and my other two (half the price) do not have any of these issues. This is the first time I am disappointed by an ASUS Product.
Not worth the price at all, many 1/2-of-its-price monitors will show better performance.
For an entry level monitor 1080p, 1ms, 165hz output running on PS4 you can't go wrong. Picture quality is clear, colour is 8/10 and all for under $300. Motion blur is minimal. I play Call of Duty warzone and this is perfect bang for the buck.
Love how smooth the screen is, going from a 74hz monitor to 165hz is one hell of a change, not finding any reason to use Vsync anymore due to the frames not tearing because of the super high refresh rate.
My only complaint, Gsync... when on it flickers the screen a bit and is super noticeable in dark settings with some light sources visible, which every fix I have found involves Free Sync frequency... thing is, RTX cards don't us Free Sync, that is an AMD thing, so I just have Gsync off, and it doesn't make much of a difference other then not having annoying flickering.
Monitor was compared with a 2016 Acer GN246hl TN panel 144hz display. And a old Dell 24in VA panel 60hz display.
Pros: 1) Response time felt good. Couldn't see any motion blur or mouse tracing. ELMB and 40-60 Trace was tested separately (since you can't have both on), and both felt great for response time. 2) Monitor is very adjustable, nice beefy stand. 3) Came with HDMI and Display port cables
Cons: 1) Out of box color is awful. Looks worst than a TN panel which is quite unfortunate. Greens and yellows appear neon. Takes work to calibrate, both with ICC profiles, monitor settings, and nvida control panel because you cannot adjust gamma on the monitor. $400 for an IPS monitor should NOT have such horrible colors out of box.
2) Blurry text. Didn't matter what settings I changed, text had a weird blur and glow. It was very subtle and not something you might notice immediately. Comparing this to my TN panel, VA panel, and also my laptop 144hz IPS screen, the text was just slightly blurry.
3) The worst thing is about this monitor is the glossy appearance. The entire picture has this strange glossy like appearance. It was at a point where I felt like I left the screen plastic or something on. Looked at multiple reviews on reddit that also confirmed that others experienced this. It seems Asus applies some in house filter or something that cannot be turned off. Again, this is very subtle, but you definitely see this when comparing it to other monitors. The picture is clear, but not crisp because you have this faint gloss on the entire screen.
tl;dr - Great response time for gaming. Terrible picture quality for this price range. TN panels have more crisp images.
The built quality of this monitor is amazing, but the draw back is the image quality. Here are the pros and cons:
Pros: 1) Amazing built quality (looks really professional) 2) Included HDMI and DisplayPort Cable 3) Really thin borders 4) Intuitive menu (to configure brightness, color, etc)
Cons: 1) Smaller texts are really blurry which makes them hard to read 2) Everything looks really saturated (Especially bright green) 3) For the price of the monitor, I would expect better image quality
great for gaming WAY too bright some times, color wise a bit hard to get right but that's mostly user error or me too lazy to calibrate. having trouble reaching the 160 hz, but i do have a weaker graphcis card.
Very high quality monitor. Good brightness, zero noticeable smearing on 165hz, and it even has semi-decent viewing angles even though it's IPS.
Note that it does come out of the box very bright. I'm not talking brightness as in nits, but "picture brightness". Unless you're fine with really bright colour settings, I recommend decreasing it in NVIDIA settings. I always tweak around with 'em when I get a new monitor anyway lol.
You definitely get what you pay for. A blazing fast, high quality FHD panel that can rotate, tilt, and pivot. It also has built in features on the side, like an FPS monitor, with a user friendly interface.