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Pros: Nothing new from last review.
Cons: - Starting to get dead pixels appearing on screen.
- VA panel blur, really starting to get to me.
Other Thoughts: Now that I've had more time with the monitor, I have some updates to report. While not noticing any new positives, I am starting to see pixels die right before my eyes.
Also, I upgraded to a new Skylake rig with a ASUS nVidia 980 Ti Strix card. While the monitor can respond to the higher level of pixels pushed to it, the VA panel blue is really starting to show in games, with blurry edges, smudged textures and overall a pretty pathetic visual quality compared to IPA panels.
While this monitor started out on a high, it's really starting to get me in the dumps with all these issues surrounding the use of a VA panel. Samsung needs to upgrade the model to a fast response IPA panel, or do something to improve the sharpness of its display.
Samsung used to mean excellent quality, I'm not so sure these days!
Pros: + Comfortable viewing. With the curved screen I have never had to turn my head from side to side. Everything is in my peripheral vision, so I can take in all the action at one.
+ Refresh rate, even at 60 hz setting, keeps up with all the action. Only in one game, Skyforge closed beta, did I see anything resembling "ghosting". All other games ran fine without issue.
+ Images to the sides of the monitor were not distorted, like on other flat screen displays. Everything looked natural an in proportion, as you pan around your game world.
+ Clarity of the display is excellent. Not as sharp as an IPS screen, but I was seeing a depth of colour and detail that I was not getting with my previous 27" IPS screen, ASUS PB Series PB278Q.
Cons: - Like I mentioned before, the VA panel used is not as sharp as the IPS panel. The difference is only slight, but can be seen when using small black text on a white background.
- The screen is LARGE. It takes up a LOT of desk real estate. So make sure you have plenty of room on your desk for this monster.
- NOT a 4K display, as most people here say. This screen is 3440 x 1440 pixels, which is the highest resolution you can go in the 2K category. 4K displays start at 3840 x 2160 pixels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution).
Other Thoughts: As everybody before me has mentioned, this is a phenomenal screen for gaming. For what it is it provides an excellent image, limited distortion around the sides and can keep up with the most chaotic action.
I am running this screen on a GTX 780Ti, with games like FireFall and Skyforge at full screen settings, staying above 30fps with ease. Should not need a video card update for the near future, however that may change as newer games on 2016 and beyond are release.
Pros: + Flat cable makes for easy installation in tight spaces and under carpets.
+ Light weight.
+ Easy to roll into tight coils for storage.
Cons: - Can be tricky to coil, but with a little practice it is not a big issue.
Other Thoughts: An excellent solution if you need to deploy a lot of patch cables. The flat casing allows you to layer them on top of each other, so you can create clean patch panels.READ FULL REVIEW