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Review on Acer XG270HU 27 Inch FREESYNC Widescreen 2560X1440P, Tilt Adjustment, ‎XG270HU Omidpx by Scott Horne

Great overall monitor for the price, even better for the free sync.

All in all: I got this monitor for a new gaming rig I built in May and after massive Steam and GOG sales I was able to test the monitor with a variety of games both with and without Crossfire Set up. He plays like a champion. Color, contrast, and viewing angles are quite good for a TN panel, and response times are excellent. I didn't notice any significant lag when playing games that require a quick response. I would highly recommend this panel to anyone who wants a good 27" WQHD (2560 x 1440; 16:9) monitor with FreeSync at an affordable price. Details: I use this monitor with the following setup: Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7 4790K, OC up to 4.5 GHz Radeon R9 295X2, OC up to 1070 GHz (core/1450 GHz memory) basically two R9 290x on one board and Working in Crossfire mode for any game with a Crossfire profile In games that don't have a Crossfire profile, the second GPU will remain idle and the system will function the same as with a single R9 290x AMD hasn't released a working Catalyst driver at this time in Crossfire, so the R9 295x2 only uses FreeSync in games where the second GPU is not involved. Borderlands 2 or Serious Sam HD 2 in local play. High frame rate. lay: In Serious Sam 2 HD, I was able to sustain a solid 144 fps with just one running GPU and vsync enabled. Gameplay was buttery smooth. In comparison, I switched the refresh rate to 60Hz, which is the standard for most LCD monitors, and there was a small but noticeable difference in game smoothness at 60 and 144Hz. Disabling vsync allowed for higher framerates with expected tearing, but the tearing was much less noticeable at 144Hz as frames showing parts of two different frames are only visible for about 7ms, as expected, compared to 17ms on a monitor running at 60Hz. Conclusion . You still get tears, but they're greatly reduced due to the high refresh rate. In Bioshock Infinite, The Witcher 3, and Dragon Age Inquisition on Ultra settings with both GPUs, frame rates ranged from 60 to 144 fps most of the time. Time loaded with Autumn in the 20's as a new area in Bioshock Infinite. I did notice a bit of stuttering from time to time, although significantly less noticeable than on a 60Hz monitor with frame rates below 60fps. Unfortunately, Freesync doesn't work in Crossfire, so I couldn't see how well it smooths out the graphics. Hopefully AMD working on it will provide us with a beta driver soon. Medium frame rate gameplay with Freesync: This is where this monitor really shines. To see the effects of Freesync, all you need is a GPU running and a frame rate between 40Hz and 144Hz (variable refresh range of this monitor). I found two games without Crossfire profiles that were severe enough that the framerate dropped into the free-sync zone - Bioshock 2 and Dead Rising 3. Bioshock 2 was useful for testing the game's performance when it went from 144 fps with v-sync on below went 144 frames per second. when freesync became active. I didn't notice any noticeable difference in smoothness when playing in a range where the frame rate jumped in and out of the free sync range, but it was nice and smooth the whole time. The only difference I could tell was the frame rate. Dead Rising 3 was a real challenge. The PC port of Dead Rising 3 is notorious for poor optimization, causing even high-end PCs to struggle to maintain playable frame rates. I started a new game and repeated the first plane crash segment with hundreds of zombies on the screen. The framerate fluctuated wildly, fluctuating between 50 and 80, but the only way to see this was to watch the framerate counter as the gameplay was smooth as silk the entire time. If I didn't have an FPS monitor on screen, it would be hard for me to tell the frame rate changes at all. When I was able to drop the framerate below 40 fps (by opening a second game and running it in windowed mode), the stutter became noticeable at around 35 fps and was noticeable at or below 30 fps. You will definitely want to lower your quality settings to keep FPS above 40 when using this monitor. Cons: No height adjustment and build quality feels a little flimsy, screen shakes a little when using the OSD to adjust the image. . Luckily I only had to do this once, and the monitor stand to raise the monitor to the ideal height (the center of the screen should be at a 90 degree angle). Conclusion: The refresh rate of 144 Hz alone offers great advantages for gaming. , reduces input lag and delivers significantly higher frame rates and artifacts associated with V-sync off at high frequencies and V-sync on at lower frequencies. Freesync has noticeably improved visual quality in the two games I've been able to use it in. It offers excellent value for money and is one of the best gaming monitors on the market.

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