Joined on 11/24/04
Great bargain monitor.
Pros: Good price for what you get. Great looking monitor — I’m not into these monitors with RGB, etc. — sleek matte black is looks amazing. 165hz No dead pixels. Good colors once you find the settings you like. FreeSync and 165hz worked right out of the box.
Cons: You can somewhat see the pixels. Very slight backlight bleed. Very slight ghosting at times. Not a huge fan of the joystick control, but at least it hides the controls and makes the panel look nicer.
Overall Review: I recommend this monitor. Seems hit or miss if you end up with dead/stuck pixels or severe backlight bleed. I’ve been using mine daily for many hours for over a month and still no dead/stuck pixels. I upgraded from a 27” 1080p so this has changed my world for both gaming and work. And at the current price it is well worth it.
Pros: ** Will update this review after the RMA process, depending on how things go. Could not accurately rate the card at this moment. ** - Looks cool.
Cons: - Did not work. Could not pinpoint the exact issue, but there were driver timeouts, artifacts, and freezing on two different systems.
Overall Review: Unfortunately I believe I received a defective card. It seemed to be working okay, for maybe an hour -- after that it began freezing up, causing driver timeouts, and artifacts began appearing on the desktop. At times it would freeze and crash on the desktop itself without there being any load on it -- if I tried to run a game, it was instant freeze. I tried fresh installing Windows, no luck. I tried it on an Intel B85 system and an AMD X470 system. Changed around DIMMS and XMP profiles. I also switched PSUs from an 850 watt to 1000 watt power supply -- the issue persisted. Card has been RMA'd and I will update my review when this process is complete.