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    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)


    Sorry it’s actually The Asus VX248H


    Okay, that’s an impressive mix of games. Which doesn’t make the decision any easier… I’ll try to make it as simple as possible, although you’ll ultimately have to make the decision.

    The Samsung offers superior image quality. It offers stronger contrast, a wider colour gamut, more consistent colours and has a lighter (less grainy) screen surface. It essentially gives a significantly more vibrant and ‘colourful’ experience. Whilst it offers superior responsiveness to your current monitor at higher frame rates, due to its 144Hz refresh rate (which is a very nice thing), it does have some weaknesses in pixel response time. You’ll have to decide whether these weaknesses would put you off, which is difficult without seeing things first hand. But the best you can do short of that is to read through the responsiveness section of the Samsung review. It starts off a bit more technical (although there are some images which are fairly self-explanatory), but the subjective game testing bit should be useful.


    Awesome thanks, so basically the Samsung is a VA panel with slower pixel responsiveness which leads to ghosting and trails at some points. The Samsung is looking like the buy for me except for one issue, in some games I cannot always maintain a constant 144hz, dipping to around 100 sometimes and even under during heavy load. With this monitor would it look too bad to run at these FPS numbers (most of the time 120-144fps). Do you think you could Ignore it or will it be too obnoxious. I may go with the viewosnic if it is.


    The Samsung would be running at a static 144Hz. You have an Nvidia GTX 970, so won’t be using FreeSync. The issues that were specifically raised with increased levels of inverse ghosting (overshoot) occured at lower refresh rates. The refresh rate is only reduced along with frame rate on the Samsung if you were using FreeSync, which you won’t be. In other words, you don’t need to worry about that particular issue. As pointed out in the review, there is still some inverse ghosting type issues even at 144Hz – but the more extreme examples occured at lower refresh rates, which you won’t be using.


    Oh I see, I was confused thanks. So by the sounds of it the Samsung is a better looking monitor with slightly slower pixel responsiveness and some ghosting but not that bad at static 144hz which I will be using. I think I’ll ge the Samsung. Are there any settings or adjustments you would recommend with the osd in the Samsung ?


    That’s all covered in the calibration section of the review. But you need to make sure you adjust according to your own preferences and your own unit, which will be different to ours. 🙂


    Thanks so much you have been super helpful. I would buy it through your affiliate link if I could but I live in NZ and amazon is unavailable here.


    That’s okay, I understand. And I hope you enjoy the monitor. 🙂


    I am planning to buy a 1080p 24” 144Hz monitor, I use the pc for game (league of legends) and for web navigation. I have a AMD Radeon RX460. Last week I bought Benq ZOWIE XL2411 but I returned it because I’m not happy with the colors.

    Which monitor do you recommend?

    Budget: max 400 $


    I’ve merged your post with this thread, as the topic is already covered in detail. 🙂

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