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ASUS ROG PG278Q Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -G-Sync with 1 card
-Silky smooth 144hz refresh rate
-attractive physical looks
-Very Responsive
-Pretty good calibration out of the box

Cons: -Contrast Ratio
-Backlight Uniformity
-G-Sync in SLI not as smooth as single card
-My Dell U2713HM looks quite a bit better, but is extremely sluggish
-Limited Input

Other Thoughts: G-Sync is extremely cool to experience. It is hard to describe without seeing it first hand. The best way I can put it is imagine playing a console game that run a constant 60 fps, never a dip or hiccup. So your eyes perceive a silky smooth rendering, but your Framerate can be going from 35fps to 144fps and unless you are watching the fluctuation you would be others oblivious to the framerate variance.

My Cons mainly stem from the fact that ASUS had to sacrifice some image quality to get all the speed into this monitor. Lets face it TN panels are not the cream of the crop when it comes to image quality, they are however very responsive. I am having an issue with getting G-Sync to be smooth with 2 GTX 780's in SLI, games kind of stutter with SLI enabled and without SLI they are silky smooth. I also was let down when my monitors contrast ratio was kind of low compared to various website review samples, my screen's contrast ratio is just shy of 700:1 calibrated with BlueEye Pro. It also has a strange glow to the backlight when displaying an all black image. Having only 1 input is a bit of a let down, I would have loved at least one HDMI input non G-Sync for a console. Last this monitor IMHO can't hold a candle to a nice IPS screen, but that is like comparing apples to oranges.

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SAPPHIRE 100361BF4SR Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 BattleField 4 Game Edition Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Fast, Fast, Fast
-Looks Great
-Plenty of bandwidth and memory
-Excellent Crossfire smoothness, great frame times with no crossfire bridge needed

Cons: -Runs hot, but they are designed to run this way
-Slightly louder than my previous GTX 780's in SLI
-Uses a little more power than overclocked GTX 780's

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these in my Silverstone FT02 case (90 degree design) and they run awesome. Using the Uber bios setting they rarely hit the 55% fan threshold, therefore they almost always are running at full clock of 1000Mhz. I also have 1 PCI-E slot in between them. Love these Cards

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EVGA Signature 04G-P4-2692-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Runs Cool and Quiet mine tops at 74C with fan around 60%
-Very well designed heatsink and fan assembly
-Fast, Fast, Fast
-Sick looks
-Mine overclocks to 1185 core and 7000 memory
-Free mouse pad is huge

Cons: -Exhausts half of its heat into case

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Kevin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin S.

Date Joined: 12/07/02

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 09/28/10
  • Last Review: 08/28/14
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