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bob4933

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824475001

I literally cant find any reviews or information on this monitor. 178 degree viewing angle is IPS angles, but I dont see claims for IPS anywhere. Then again, 3000-1 contrast ratio screams VA panel.

My only complaint about this monitor is that it's 27" and 1080p. Would I notice any pixelation? I've never played a monitor that large and only 1080p. 144hz, large viewing angles, curved monitor and extremely high contrast ratio and great colors for 299$ make this very very very compelling. The only thing making me go "eh" is lack of information and no input lag/response time numbers available.

https://www.msi.com/Promotion/msi-optix
 

wingman99

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The only thing I don't like is the curved screen. I use a 1080p 27" I don't see any pixelation.
 

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To directly answer the question.. I would imagine VA as well. Now, I may be off on this, but, wouldn't the viewing angle of the monitor INCREASE with its curvature... like the same amount its angled?

The only thing making me go "eh" is 1080p and 27". TV you are sitting a few feet away from.. absolutely. A monitor I am 3" away from... ? Come on Bob, grab a 2560x1440 IPS 120Hz panel and help that 1070 feel alive!!!!

I have 3 monitors here within arms reach... 27" IPS 2560x1440.. 24" 1080p, and 28" 4K UHD. Why did I tell you that? I HAD a 27" 1080p monitor and downsized it to the 24" because I could see pixels. Apparently looking at 2560x1440 IPS and even a budget TN 4K UHD, spoiled me on pixel density. :)
 

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I go for a notably better picture using higher settings and not caring a lick about input lag only a professional would notice the difference between. In some titles, I turn up the resolution scale so my FPS stay around 60 (I have a 60 hz monitor). No screen tearing, nada. I suppose its just what you prefer. Me.. more eye candy over negligible imrpovements in my terrible FPSing. :rofl:
 
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bob4933

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To directly answer the question.. I would imagine VA as well. Now, I may be off on this, but, wouldn't the viewing angle of the monitor INCREASE with its curvature... like the same amount its angled?

The only thing making me go "eh" is 1080p and 27". TV you are sitting a few feet away from.. absolutely. A monitor I am 3" away from... ? Come on Bob, grab a 2560x1440 IPS 120Hz panel and help that 1070 feel alive!!!!

I have 3 monitors here within arms reach... 27" IPS 2560x1440.. 24" 1080p, and 28" 4K UHD. Why did I tell you that? I HAD a 27" 1080p monitor and downsized it to the 24" because I could see pixels. Apparently looking at 2560x1440 IPS and even a budget TN 4K UHD, spoiled me on pixel density. :)

Right now I have that qnix I have overclocked to 108hz, thats a PLS panel (like 90% as good as IPS, light years above a TN panel). I still own 2 BenQ monitors, the 144hz TN panel that I absolutely HATE (viewing angles), a 60hz VA panel, and I have a 32" 4k IPS for media. 4k panels don't interest me at this time for gaming.

*read the other answers* Thanks for that review link! lead me to this particular panel via the review ->

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Elec...rs-20&linkId=82d7f3f9cf62c5bb976e713a86ca84f6


This seems like a winner. I can swallow 350$, but 1440p monitors with similar specs are well over 700$. I don't necessarily care about g sync or color accuracy, but viewing angles of a TN panel are just unacceptable for me. I'll check it out :)
 

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Seems nice!

So, what's the point of the curve? Is it more immersive or....? Do you have to get a curved monitor? If not...
Check this out - Pixio PX277

I really think a good sweetspot these days is 2560x1440 and 120hz+. 4k panels are no more than 60hz at the moment and it takes some solid horsepower to drive it. The gsync/freesync thing isn't a must have for me and frankly, is an optional item. After sitting next to the monitors I mentioned above, it was an easy choice for me to go back to the 2560x1440 ips.
 

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This video is what I was thinking about for input responses. 120+ FPS is they way to go for gaming.:D

 
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Linus.. a professional, yes. And the other guy that wasn't Linus... 1-4 is what he said in the vid.
 
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bob4933

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Seems nice!

So, what's the point of the curve? Is it more immersive or....? Do you have to get a curved monitor? If not...
Check this out - Pixio PX277

I really think a good sweetspot these days is 2560x1440 and 120hz+. 4k panels are no more than 60hz at the moment and it takes some solid horsepower to drive it. The gsync/freesync thing isn't a must have for me and frankly, is an optional item. After sitting next to the monitors I mentioned above, it was an easy choice for me to go back to the 2560x1440 ips.

Even with the 1070, 144fps on 1440p is kinda tough. Whats better, ultra on 1080p or medium on 1440p? Probably par for the course honestly. The curve is supposed to help immersion, but I don't really care too much about that. The 1080p 144hz NOT A TN panel is intriguing to me. For me, response time is more important than refresh rates (to a point), 108hz on my qnix is perfectly acceptable but I dont care for the response times. For instance, borderless windowed mode is unplayable for me.

Ill check out that monitor :)


edit: Interesting. Uses an AU optronics panel with native 144hz, so thats a pretty good start.
 

wingman99

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I just purchased the MSI Optix G27C 27" from newegg. I will tell you if I like it, if I don't I will return it.
 

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Even with the 1070, 144fps on 1440p is kinda tough. Whats better, ultra on 1080p or medium on 1440p? Probably par for the course honestly. The curve is supposed to help immersion, but I don't really care too much about that. The 1080p 144hz NOT A TN panel is intriguing to me. For me, response time is more important than refresh rates (to a point), 108hz on my qnix is perfectly acceptable but I dont care for the response times. For instance, borderless windowed mode is unplayable for me.

Ill check out that monitor :)


edit: Interesting. Uses an AU optronics panel with native 144hz, so thats a pretty good start.
You can grow into it, gpu wise.

I don't understand the need for a slightly faster refresh rate at the same res. If I was at 1080 and over 100hz, my next step would be 2560x1440 and similar refresh rates. To me, not a competitive gamer, it's a side grade outside of inches. And there, I don't like the dpi....

I guess I'd have no issues with not reaching 144 fps but having the higher resolution monitor.

Edit: honestly, if I was you, I'd save and 'do it right' snag a 1080 and then a 2560x1440 ips..get the best of both worlds. I just donthought see the point in a faster refresh with a larger monitor with lower dpi.
 
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wingman99

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I'm hoping the MSI Optix G27C will help with blur, when I'm sweeping around in first person shooters?
 
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bob4933

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You can grow into it, gpu wise.

I don't understand the need for a slightly faster refresh rate at the same res. If I was at 1080 and over 100hz, my next step would be 2560x1440 and similar refresh rates. To me, not a competitive gamer, it's a side grade outside of inches. And there, I don't like the dpi....

I guess I'd have no issues with not reaching 144 fps but having the higher resolution monitor.

Edit: honestly, if I was you, I'd save and 'do it right' snag a 1080 and then a 2560x1440 ips..get the best of both worlds. I just donthought see the point in a faster refresh with a larger monitor with lower dpi.

Heres the thing. I am absolutely splitting hairs here, and the qnix is really quite acceptable performance and viewing angle wise. I would love to have one of those 1440p 165hz ips panels, but dear lord, I just could never bring myself to dropping 1000$ on a monitor. The higher refresh rates do make a difference, what matters is how much you care about it or not. Who needs a 600hp car? A prius gets you from A-B just fine and does 80 on the highway. Same mentality really.
 

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With 1440p in BF1 I can't get over 70FPS on ultra settings with the GTX 1070. I can't wait to see how the MSI Optix G27C 1080p 144Hz monitor does.
 

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I received MSI Optix G27C 1080p 144Hz. Coming from S27E390H overclocked 75Hz, then gaming at 144hz and FPS 100 was sweet as can be, I did not think it could get better until I dropped the settings in BF1 to medium with GTX 1070 running at 130-144 FPS now it is perfect no blur and smooth as butter when sweeping left and right, I need a GTX 1080ti to run ultra settings at 144 FPS, I just don't have the cash for that.

Now the Bad news, the MSI Optix G27C VA (Vertical Alignment) panel does not have great colors like my PLS panel, it has kind of a washed look. Also this monitor will not show the post screen, it takes a long time for screen come up and display, then windows is already loaded.

Also there is the well know slight color shift when looking from the edge of the screen with this panel because it is VA.

If you have any other questions just ask.
 
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