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Best current 27" 2560x1440 monitor

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January 12, 2014 12:33:06 AM

Hi ... Shopping for a new monitor. I currently have an Asus VK246 with a secondary old Hitachi 4x3. I'd like to upgrade with the Asus as the new secondary monitor. My Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card (100315L) supports up to 2560x1600.

I'd like to keep it around $600, though up to $750 or so isn't out of the question for the right monitor. I don't follow all this except every couple years when upgrading, so I'm not sure what the current best buy is. Shopping at Newegg and Amazon, it seems 2560x1600 is a niche >$1k market. So I'm looking at 2560x1440 models. Most reviews of these seem to be 1-2 years old now, which is an eternity here. Any suggestions for what's best now?

My current top picks (in order from best to worst) are:
ViewSonic VP2770-LED
Dell U2713HM-IPS-LED
Acer B6 B276HUL

What about the new Asus PB287Q, with 4K at 3840x2160? Or even the Korean imports. I just want the best deal for my card at 2560x1600, ideally at a 27" display +/- 2". I do casual gaming (ie Skyrim) and some photo/video editing - nothing too intense, though I want a big improvement and the best bang for the buck, with good contrast and blacks, and decent aesthetics.

Thanks for your tips.
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January 12, 2014 12:36:11 AM

With a budget like that just wait for 4K Gsync one, you'll kick yourself otherwise.
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January 12, 2014 12:40:08 AM

I would recommend you upgrade your video card before you even think about upgrading to a 2560x1440 monitor. Just because your video card supports it doesn't mean it will work very well.
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January 12, 2014 12:44:53 AM

Oh yea, didn't read that. A 6850 isn't going to cut it for a higher resolution, wait for Maxwell and upgrade.
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January 12, 2014 12:57:44 AM

Gee, thanks all for your fast responses. I've been about ready to order the ViewSonic VP2770-LED which seems like a huge improvement to what I have now. But If a 4K Gsync is coming soon at <$1k, I'll wait for it. I went from being a longtime Nvidia fan, to trying this Radeon 6850. If a card upgrade is needed after only 16 months, so be it. Just trying to "future-proof" myself with card/monitor combination.
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January 12, 2014 1:06:16 AM

db15146 said:
Gee, thanks all for your fast responses. I've been about ready to order the ViewSonic VP2770-LED which seems like a huge improvement to what I have now. But If a 4K Gsync is coming soon at <$1k, I'll wait for it. I went from being a longtime Nvidia fan, to trying this Radeon 6850. If a card upgrade is needed after only 16 months, so be it. Just trying to "future-proof" myself with card/monitor combination.


A 6850 isn't going to give you much room to play with. And even if you didn't upgrade, G-sync is (currently) an nvidia-only technology so you'll need to upgate your GPU to an nvidia card anyway if you wanna make use of it.
If I were you i'd first spend my money on a much beefier gpu so once you buy that 1440p or even 4k monitor you'll get to use it's full potential.
And as far as monitors themselves go: the Dell option you got there seems to be very reasonably priced for the actual things it gives you. Once you get to make that decision and no other groundbreaking monitors or technologies have come out yet, I'd go with the Dell.

Cheers

Joni
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