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ROG SWIFT PG278Q Official release tracking thread.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hitman_Actual, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. radrok

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    How can you actually live with bezels Dave? I've tried so many times yet I couldn't avoid staring at them :|
     
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    Yeah, im with Dave. I cannot see myself leaving my IPS, for a pricey TN monitor. Once gsync is in an ips monitor thats when i care about gsync.
     
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    Since you are interested in running surround vision or multi monitor and your pic shows 3way SLI you can run Gsync in multi monitor /surround vision.

    There are suppose to be 4k Gsync monitors coming out. Did you catch that modified 4k ASUS monitor with Gsync at CES2014?
     
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    no, I didn't catch the 4k monitor. I have no interest in running single monitor, and 4k surround requires more GPU grunt than what is on the market today, IMHO.

    I'm already running 3x Dell U2412M's in surround. The color clarity is amazing on these monitors in particular, coming from Dell 3008WFP. Nevermind that my current panels all together draw less power than my single 3008WFP did at idle. :roll:


    So either there is some changes in G-SYNC to suit my needs (IPS panels), these SWIFT monitors have me overly impressed, or I'll be keeping my current config until after the Maxwell release. I have a fairly big retailer locally that I am sure will have demo models in-store to check out in the least. I can also just buy one to try and then return it if not satisfied.

    Doesn't really bother me, to be honest. It was worse when I was running TN panels since my current monitors have smaller bezels and I have positioned my monitors such that only one bezel is visible, and maybe that's part of the reason I am anti-TN was the larger bezels back when I use that in Eyefinity.:p
     
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    I'm pretty sure 4K surround won't be a viable option even with next gen GPUs.
     
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    4k with Gsync makes lower FPS feel acceptable and as good as the 60hz/fps range.

    They showed 4k/Gsync in surround vision running on 3way SLI titans at CES

    Eventually GPU's will get caught up with 4k. Give it a few years.
     
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    That 4k surround vision wasn't G-Sync.

    G-Sync currently doesn't support multi-monitor setups. Maybe in the future.

    NV Surround + G-Sync - Will it work?

     
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    There you have it. It's coming.
     
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    Since the current G-Sync modules only work with TN LVDS panels. You'll have to wait for G-Sync 2.0 or the FreeSync VESA adapted standard in DP 1.2a for multi-monitor use.
     
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    Basically. That's why I posted a pic of my rig...G-SYNC is only useful, really, to single-monitor users, with a weaker GPU that what I got. I need G-SYNC Surround.

    But the ability to get a 27-inch panel and pair it with a GTX760 or so is rather tempting, I must say.
     
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    Alright, you've actually convinced me to get this monitor, but I'm thinking of going surround again, any news or info on the release date, and/or status of G-Sync paired with surround?
     
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    I haven't heard any new's on surround vison/G-sync But ROG has confirmed they're holding to a late Q2 release for the Swift.

    We'll see. I'm hoping ASAP! Star Citizen dog fight module coming. My sim pit is at home and I don't have Gsync there.
     
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    Looks good I might get one.
     
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    Does G-sync work with SLI? I can use my Titans to drive the G-sync monitor in the middle and drive the two extra monitors using a third card (I have a GTX580 somewhere) when not gaming.

    Do you guys think we should wait for G-sync 2.0? I was doing a bit more research and it seems like it's a pain in the ass with multiple monitors and/or cards in its current iteration :(
     
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    Gsync works with SLI and multi monitor setups. I've used the NVIDIA G-SYNC: ASUS VG248QE
    on both my rigs and it works flawlessly.
    people really have no clue how much of a game changer Gsync is until they try it.

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    Yep, ill give you that, I've zero clue, as I have personally never tried it; I've read enough to understand it makes a big difference though, and I want to believe the hype, I have no interest in 4K really, but G-sync (and/or freesync) sound like real game oriented tech.

    Thanks for answering the SLI question, forgive me for asking, but do you know if in order for this tech to work in surround the current modules will need only a new firmware, or perhaps a new driver release, or do we have to wait for a new version for that?

    I love playing in surround, but am willing to sacrifice it to try Gsync on a single monitor, eventually though I would like to go for a surround setup again, I did the exact same thing with 3D vision, but in this case I would hate to throw $799 away if I can't add a couple more monitors down the road :)

    Once again, thanks for your input :toast:
     
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    The most recent response from JJ over at ASUS

     
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    I read an article somewhere that Nvidia is going to have surround vision support with Gsync. It's a driver solution they stated.
     
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  23. Xzibit

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    All the information I've seen points to a DP hub they are try'n to make work.

    Other option is to release updated version of their GPUs to accomidate more then one DP (G-sync) out.
     
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    With AMD's Freesync being developed I can't help but think that Gsync is doomed, especially as Freesync is being picked up by Vesa...

    Back on topic: I'd rather replace my U2711 with a 120hz 2560x1440 monitor than a 60fps 4K monitor. I may still buy in to the ROG when it arrives even with Gsync (I run a pair of R9-290's in CF, so Gsync is useless for me)..... having said this by the end of summer I expect to see a number of 2560x1440 monitors with true support for 120hz (not overclocked import) with better pricing than the ROG.

    Just my opinion though :)
     
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    Yes, I'm not a 4K believer either, would rather have three of these monitors in surround, the problem with free sync is that we won't see 1.2a DP enabled monitors until Q3 or more, although at this rate those monitors will probably be released at the same time than the Swift...

    C'mon Asus, hurry up and take my money already!
     
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