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This review is from: ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 2560 x 1440(2K) 165Hz IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor, 1000:1, 250cd/m2, USB, HDMI, Display Port, Built-in Internal Speaker, Height, Pivot, Title and Swivel adjustable, VESA Mountable
Pros: G-SYNC works flawlessly
No assembly required
Many configuration options in OSD
No dead pixels
Cons: OSD takes time getting used to
Not 165MHZ out of the box
Other Thoughts: So this is my first G-SYNC monitor and I am impressed! I would have to say that overall the monitor is very good. When I unboxed it I was able to set it up right away and getting G-SYNC configured was a breeze.
The first thing I did was to test the monitor for any dead pixels and any IPS glow/back light bleed. Thankfully I did not find even one dead pixel but I did find some IPS glow and back-light bleed but it is within tolerable levels and only visible when the screen goes completely black. Secondly I began to configure the monitor to display colors the way I wanted..Using the OSD was a challenge because the buttons are located on the side of the monitor in the back and not right up front. But once I practiced a few times using the onscreen guide it became easy. There are a lot of configuration options in the OSD and it would have been nice for Viewsonic to include an explanation for those options in the manual but unfortunately they do not.
I immediately noticed a huge difference when playing my games. I first tried it in Far Cry 4 and Doom and the difference was amazing! I have a MSI GTX 1080 and now I can play Far Cry 4 and Doom and see it like it was intended to be shown - no screen tearing and no stuttering! And as an added bonus everything just looked better. G-SYNC works amazingly well and you can definitely tell that you are running a G-SYNC enabled display.
Overall I am happy - I knocked one egg off because of the minor IPS glow and the incomplete manual and challenging OSD controls.
Pros: -Goes way past the boost clock
-Stays cool while gaming
-Does not crash!
Cons: -I guess the price.
Other Thoughts: I am so pleased with how this card has been performing in all of my games. I have tested it in Doom, Wolfenstein - The Old Blood, and Alien Isolation so far. And so far so good! The card not only has not crashed on me but also has not gotten over 71c when playing these games. I play all of these at 2560X1440 and still get over 100FPS in many cases..especially with Doom. Honestly I don't even need the overclock right now because the card reaches over 1930MHZ all by itself. So glad this card is working the way it is. I came from an EVGA FTW card that would crash and black screen on me after 5-10 minutes of gaming. EVGA finally after 3 weeks acknowledged that there is a hardware defect in a number of FTW cards that were shipped. I am so glad Newegg was kind enough to give me store credit so I could get this card instead. Thank you Newegg and thank you MSI for creating a rock solid and cool performing GTX 1080!READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: -Within a few minutes of playing any game the screen would turn black and my system would freeze.
Other Thoughts: I always had a great experience with EVGA cards but not this time. Basically I am experiencing an issue that so many others have as well. After playing any game for a few minutes or a few hours my screen would turn black and the fans would rev up to 100%. The only fix is to completely power down my system and restart. I checked the EVGA forums and this seems to be a very common problem with these cards. :(READ FULL REVIEW