BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R Review: Competent Curved Performance

Surprisingly good image and audio

BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R
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Viewing Angles

BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R

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The EX3415R’s viewing angles are comparable to typical IPS monitors when sitting 45 degrees off-axis. Color shifts to reddish green, and brightness drops by 30%. If you’re sitting 2-4 feet away from the screen you won’t have any problems. You can share the screen, but those sitting to the sides will see a slightly dimmer picture. From the top, the color is decidedly blue with a 50% output reduction and lower contrast.

Screen Uniformity

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BenQ Mobiuz EX3415R

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Our EX3415R sample showed superb screen uniformity with just 4.49% deviation from the center zone. With the lights off, no glow or bleed could be seen in a black field pattern. Color uniformity was visually perfect.

Pixel Response & Input Lag

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Clearly, not all 144 Hz monitors are created equal. While most draw a full frame in 7ms, a few, including the EX3415R, can manage the feat in 6ms. Despite having a 31 Hz lower refresh rate, our review focus matches the Acer Predator X38 in speed and motion resolution. When you add in blur reduction and AMA (overdrive), the moving picture competes favorably with monitors running at 200 Hz. This is no small task for an ultrawide. With an overall input lag of 27 ms, the EX3415R is one of the faster monitors we’ve tested below 200 Hz and has the necessary performance for eSports competition.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • cknobman
    $1000 for an edge array with only HDR 400 and not great contrast ratio?
    8bit panel?
    Might be worth it for $650 tops
  • g-unit1111
    The Gigabyte G34wqc is 1/2 the cost and a better performer? Pretty lame, BenQ.

    I'll stick with BenQ for the cheap 1080P panels - that's where they really shine.
  • coloradoblah
    The gigabyte is a hell of a bargain, granted it took me a few tries to get one that didnt have stuck pixels but for the price its pretty damn good.