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Is it worth buying and OCing a Korean monitor? (PLS)

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January 10, 2014 11:06:21 AM

So it's time to upgrade my monitor. I bought an AOC monitor 2 or 3 years ago, Always had issues with screen tearing, and ever since i got it, my gaming skills have gone way down. And i just want on this http://frames-per-second.appspot.com

Mine is supposed to be 60fps, and when i play it on my 17" vga screen, it's smooth. And my main AOC monitor it was crazy choppy. This whole time i never realised. I guess the boasted "2ms" was bullshit too? Specially since the monitor is like 1 or 2cm thick.


Anyway back on topic, i've been looking at 1440p and and 120hz monitors etc, and i heard about people buying QNIX monitors from korea that are 1440p and then boosted to 100hz. That's amazing, and better than even BenQ and Asus are doing. The only thing putting me off is the "6-8ms" response time, because it's a PLS display. Is it as good as a 120hz BenQ or VG278HE or VG248QE?

Also i am hearing a lot of talk about "Ghosting" "bleeding" "dead pixels" etc. Are these all prominent issues from these monitors?
January 10, 2014 11:18:16 AM

I think you pretty much summed it up with your second to last sentence. When it comes to monitors, with a few minor exceptions, you get what you pay for. If you're willing to deal with the issues then go for it! If any of the potential issues would wreck your experience then the savings probably wouldnt be worth it.
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January 10, 2014 11:18:54 AM

What are the two resolutions between your AOC monitor and the 17" vga screen? Is the choppiness a product of increased demands on your system from increased resolution?
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January 10, 2014 11:28:45 AM

mckevstah said:
So it's time to upgrade my monitor. I bought an AOC monitor 2 or 3 years ago, Always had issues with screen tearing, and ever since i got it, my gaming skills have gone way down. And i just want on this http://frames-per-second.appspot.com

Mine is supposed to be 60fps, and when i play it on my 17" vga screen, it's smooth. And my main AOC monitor it was crazy choppy. This whole time i never realised. I guess the boasted "2ms" was bullshit too? Specially since the monitor is like 1 or 2cm thick.


Anyway back on topic, i've been looking at 1440p and and 120hz monitors etc, and i heard about people buying QNIX monitors from korea that are 1440p and then boosted to 100hz. That's amazing, and better than even BenQ and Asus are doing. The only thing putting me off is the "6-8ms" response time, because it's a PLS display. Is it as good as a 120hz BenQ or VG278HE or VG248QE?

Also i am hearing a lot of talk about "Ghosting" "bleeding" "dead pixels" etc. Are these all prominent issues from these monitors?

A 17" monitor may have a resolution of 1020 x 1024. That is about 1m pixels that the graphics card to manage.

A larger 1080P monitor will have twice that.

If your graphics card and cpu are not strong enough to deliver 60 frames per second to the monitor, it makes little difference how fast the monitor can refresh.
For most, a steady 60fps is good.

For a professional gamer, it is worth paying a bunch for stronger graphics, cpu, and monitor capable of 120fps.

1440P is 2560 x 1440. Or about 3.7m pixels It takes a strongish card like a GTX780 to deliver frames at 60fps.
an event that responds in 8ms can happen 125 times per second.
How good do you need to be?

People seem to be happy with the QNIX monitors as to quality.
I use a Nixeus vue 30" 2560 x 1600 monitor and am very pleased with the image and the larger gaming image.
On a game like civ4, movement at 60fps is smooth with a GTX780.
I am not so experienced with fast action shooter type games.
I think you buy a higher resolution monitor for the visual benefits before the response time benefits.

I do not think there is any significant problem from image quality.

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January 10, 2014 11:29:28 AM

Response time really has no effect on gaming or anything relevant for that matter. It's mostly used for marketing and most monitor pros will tell you that anything under 6-8ms won't make a bit of difference. The QNIX QX2710 Evolution II http://www.ebay.com/sch/Monitors-/80053/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=qnix+qx2710 is one of the best monitors you can get for the price and the ability to OC it is just icing on the cake.

At 1440p you will need some serious horsepower to push all of those pixels though. You will want something at the GTX 770 range or higher.
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January 10, 2014 11:30:37 AM

It's a Samsung panel, same one as in the Asus PB278Q, both are 8ms displays.
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January 10, 2014 12:13:55 PM

Hello guys, thanks for all you're responses. I currently have 3770k Oced to 4.5ghz, and a GTX 770 lightning, with chance of me upgrading to a 780ti very plausible in the near future, so horse power is not the issue :p 

So what you guys are telling me is that this monitor will be fine for gaming? no actual input lag? and i can have a 1440p monitor at 100 ish HZ for just over £200?

Is it JUST this Korean monitor that will let you OC? Can i not just purchase a 1440p monitor from like Asus or something and do the same OC? why these Korean monitors in particular?
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January 10, 2014 12:39:09 PM

The monitor is able to overclock as it has no scaler, also the reason for it having reduced input lag. Any monitor that has more than one input will not be able to overclock very well, there are multi-input Qnix's that people struggle to overclock at all.
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January 10, 2014 12:40:25 PM

i love my QNIX. If it dies in 3 years... meh, it was $300

120hz on 1440p looks stunning! by the time my panel dies, 3 years from now that $600 monitor will be $300.

Ergo, $600 now or $600 over 3 years.

anyhow, im happy.
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