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Pros: - Excellent color/image quality
- Good build quality
- Built like a tank
- Very thin bezel, you could totally tile these

Cons: - only one 4K@60hz capable input over DP 1.2, HDMI 1.4 doesn't have what it takes. Why bother including inputs at all if they can't drive the monitor? This isn't a TV, 60hz or bust.
- No DP chaining capability. Also a real shame.

Other Thoughts: - No USB ports on the monitor. I personally don't care.
- Reviewers have pointed out that this monitor has issues with 10 bit color. ASUS' product website still reports 10-bit color (though it doesn't say "true 10 bit") so maybe there was just a bad batch or something? It'd be a real shame if it were true in general as it would bump this down from a top-of-the-pack 4k killer to merely "pretty good".
- Occasionally there will be a single frame artifact. I'm not sure what's causing it but I suspect it might be the DP cable I'm using. Possible other causes are my video hardware (780 Ti) or some internal problem with the monitor itself. It's relatively infrequent (happening maybe two or three frames per day) so I haven't devoted any time/effort/money to isolating it.

Reviews report that the monitor presents 10 bit support and performs 8 bits with FRC, which basically means the pixels toggle between colors at high speed, so what you actually see is a mixture of two colors (which represents the extra 2 bits of color state). This dithering is pretty noticeable in TN panels which frequently only support 6 bits + FRC (so there's a pretty large gap between the color of the pixels as they toggle, this being one of the primary reasons TN panels are regarded as having poor color quality) but is probably much less visible with 8 bits + FRC.

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-32GRR
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Pros: - Works at higher-than-advertised speeds (you may have to adjust the timings)
- No bad sticks

Cons: - Costs a lot

Other Thoughts: DDR4 RAM is at about a 30% premium over DDR3, just like DDR3 was over DDR2 at launch. I expected this. I knew it would be like this months before I bought it. But it still hurts... :(

I have run this at speeds up to 2666MHz and currently have it running at 2500MHz. I could probably keep it at 2666 if I felt like mucking with it for hours, but I have other things to do.

Intel 730 Series 2.5
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Pros: - Fast fast fast
- Lots of great reliability features like power-off protection

Cons: - I honestly can't think of anything

Other Thoughts: I have 2 of these set up in RAID1 on my haswell-e build. Posting takes a while, but once it's finished I go from first seeing the windows logo forming to login screen in just a few seconds.

I don't have much in terms of detailed specs yet (I'll post a follow up review with that stuff), but the WEI for this configuration is 7.9 (the max).


RYAN S.'s Profile

Display Name: RYAN S.

Date Joined: 06/29/10

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 04/15/16
  • Last Review: 04/15/16
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