Asus PG279Q vs Acer XB271HU vs Asus PG258Q

  Ruca 17:22 12 May 2017


I want to buy a monitor for gaming. I´ve done a little research and understood that WQHD is still the benchmark to do so, considering pixel response and refresh rate, comparing with 4K. I want a 25" or 27" G-Sync/FreeSync monitor capable of 144HZ or higher, and at least 4ms of response. IPS pannels provide the best all-around color quality, strong gray-scale performance, and wide viewing angles, even if they can't match the pixel response of TN panels. So, I came across with Asus PG279Q and Predator XB271HU. Both excellent and very identical in quality but a bit pricey here in Portugal. I was more favourably inclined towards the Asus due to its aesthetics. Then I've been very surprised to learn the amount of complaints about backlight bleed and uniformity problems with those two monitors. Even so, I was willing to risk buying one of them, but then I came across with Asus PG258Q. Ok, not WQHD, not IPS, but incredibly fast pixel response, with excellent reviews, and cheaper than the first two. Now I'm very uncertain as to choose one to buy. So, is 244hz on a 1080p 25" TN with 1ms anyhow more smoothness for gaming than a WQHD 27" IPS with 145/165hz? Does it look better?

My pc specs:

i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz Asus Rog Strix Z270E Gaming GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FE SKILL Ripjaws V16GB Samsung SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB Crucial SSD 2.5 MX300 1TB Corsair hydro series h100i v2

Can I take full advantage of my GTX 1080 Ti using the 1080p pg258Q? 244Hz constantly? Will I be able to run games at 240 fps? With ultra graphics?

With my pc specs what do I get from those 3 monitors?

Pros and cons?

All the help I can get.

Thank you for any any suggestion or help

  Old Deuteronomy 20:49 14 May 2017

Don't forget to consider the limitations of the human vision system. Beyond around 80 or 90 Hz you will not be able to see the difference as your eyes and brain are just not fast enough. Ignore the marketing spiel telling you otherwise and those gamers who say they can tell the difference between, say 150 Hz and 200Hz, they only think they can.

  Forum Editor 22:23 14 May 2017

Moved to the Games forum from Consumer Rights Advice.

  Archonar 14:27 15 May 2017

Agree with OD, above about 120Hz the difference will be hard to perceive. The eye can register higher but just barely and so the difference will be very small. I would say go for the higher resolution, bigger screen that has the 165Hz as you will notice a bigger difference with the higher resolution than the framerate difference, which will look smooth as anything even at 165. I recently upgraded from TN to IPS and the colour quality is definitly better so that would be my recommendation.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Mi Mix 3 UK Review: Xiaomi's Flagship Slides Into The UK

12 character artists you should know about in 2019

iPad mini 5 release date, price & specs rumours

Test : l’enceinte Bluetooth BW-AS2 de Blitzwolf