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    Yeah; don’t fall into the trap of comparing a new monitor with an older uncalibrated reference. You’ve used that screen for a long time and I’m assuming it has never been calibrated properly, or not for a long time either way? You will have grown used to how things look on it, but you need to accept that it doesn’t necessarily look correct or more accurate than the ViewSonic XG2401.


    I’m looking for 1080p 144hz monitor, I’ve been thinking of ViewSonic XG2401 but it doesn’t have Blur Reduction, is there any alternative?


    Yes, and they are mentioned earlier on in this thread. What sort of games do you play and what frame rate would you get at 1920 x 1080? Are you sure you’ll actually make good use of a strobe backlight mode if the monitor offers one? Compared to the ViewSonic XG2401, you might have to make some compromises in other areas if you opt for a model with a strobe backlight function.


    At the moment i only play Battlefield 4, i no longer play anything else because of my current crap monitor (acer AL1714) and GPU (GTX 650 Ti Boost). i will be getting GTX 1070 which suppose to be enough for 144hz monitor. I haven’t tried any high refresh rate monitor nor any monitor with strobe backlight, the only thing i know about strobe backlight it makes the motion crystal clear which obvious on test ufo.


    Yes, motion blur is significantly reduced with a strobe backlight mode active. On the downwide, you really need to have the frame rate matching the refresh rate of the monitor consistently. You also need to endure flickering and there’s almost invariably obvious overshoot (inverse ghosting). It is a feature designed primarily for competitive gamers who are happy to reduce detail levels significantly in their games or only play ‘simple’ looking games like CSGO. Just so you’re aware, it doesn’t come without compromise…

    I’d advise referring to a review of ours of a model with a strobe backlight mode so you’re aware of how these limitations play out in practice. Refer to the ULMB section of the AOC AG251FG review, for example.


    any information on the upcoming ViewSonic XG2402?


    I can’t actually see how it varies from the XG2401, at least based on the product page. Except for the design – which seems to feature a much shallower stand base, thankfully. It will be using the same panel so I wouldn’t expect any drastic performance differences. I’ll see if my ViewSonic contacts can provide further details.

    Edit: Will clarify a few differences in the upcoming news piece.


    I am looking for a quality gaming monitor for around 450ish New Zealand dollars. I have a gtx 970 GPU and am unsure whether I should go for 1080p or 1440p. I think I would like around 24″ but I could go up to 27″


    That’s a tricky one for a few reasons:

    – I have no idea of the NZ market and prices.

    – If something like the S2417DG is in your price range, it would be a good bet in theory. However;

    – The GTX 970 is sort of borderline in terms of what I’d consider acceptable performance wise at that resolution and refresh rate. It depends on the games you play really. And how likely you are to upgrade the GPU at a later stage in the not too distant future.


    Hey thanks for the reply, I’ve done some research and come to the conclusion that I don’t NEED g-sync and I can’t really afford it, so I think I might go for either the Viewsonic XG2401 or the Samsung C24FG70FQU. If you have any other similar recommendations I’d love to hear them and what monitor out of those two is better ?


    Apples and oranges really. I’d advise reading our review of both the Samsung and ViewSonic and weighing up the advantages and disadvantages for yourself. Or at the very least looking at the conclusion of each review.


    I read your reviews (conclusions really) and sorry if I’m a bit uneducated in the monitor world but I couldn’t really discern any major advantages/ disadvantages of each, just that the viewsonic is TN and faster response time and the Samsung which is VA and curved.

    Sorry if this is a hard question but which is a better buy for general FPS gaming ? Which would you take if you had to choose?
    Thanks for you help.


    What do you value most, image quality or responsiveness? What sort of games do you play? What monitor do you currently use?


    I play rainbow six siege, CSGO, overwatch, bf1 titanfall 2 etc, I am currently on the (I think) ASUS VE248H 60hz TN panel monitor. I like image quality but I think I’d like a faster and smoother experience (hence why I’m going 144hz)

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