CRTguy wrote:I just registered with this site so I could give a review of the PG258Q, in case anyone was interested in what I discovered.
CRTguy wrote:If you don't notice that much difference with G-Sync (or not enough to justify the big price tag on the PG258Q), then I'd say you probably want to stick with the BenQ XL2430 if you feel the motion is similar but colors are better on the BenQ.
The PG258Q did have great ULMB performance, so if you haven't tried that yet you may want to turn it on (I thought it was best at the minimal setting of 100) and see what you think. I saw more pronounced vertical scan lines when this was on and there was motion, but then I could also see the very faint scan lines even on some still pictures with ULMB disabled.
Ultimately the "best" monitor will be whatever you perceive as being the monitor that closest matches your needs. There is no obvious best monitor for motion, color, contrast, viewing angles, etc, unfortunately. This gets even more complex when you start yearning for higher resolution in your monitor, since the high refresh technology for smooth motion loses value as your framerates drop in higher resolution. This makes me think I need multiple monitors for different purposes and even different games. One non-TN panel monitor at high resolution for desktop work, one monitor at 1080p with the smoothest motion possible for some games, and one high refresh monitor at 2560x1440 resolution for games that run at 90+ fps even with the higher resolution (not common enough yet for me to actually buy the monitor), or for games that don't need high fps.
Right now I only have my BenQ XL2420T and my Sony GDM-FW900 CRT, but I can no longer use the GDM-FW900 since analog output was dropped from video cards. I guess I'm considering what my next monitor will be. In my case, I couldn't justify the price tag on the PG258Q since my BenQ XL2420T was better in every way except G-Sync and ULMB, so that may also be the case for you. I'm going to be trying the AOC G2460PG as a cheaper alternative to getting into G-Sync with decent color/contrast, but we'll see this weekend what the monitor can do (and I'll write another review).
LaskoAA wrote:Do you think BenQ or Asus are better monitors? I personally wish BenQ would get g-sync but in talking to BenQ support they are saying it will most likely never happen.
CRTguy wrote:LaskoAA wrote:Do you think BenQ or Asus are better monitors? I personally wish BenQ would get g-sync but in talking to BenQ support they are saying it will most likely never happen.
I haven't seen enough BenQ monitors of multiple models to judge whether or not BenQ has a general consistency to their monitors, and I haven't seen enough ASUS monitors. Right now my experience is that I am leaning away from ASUS as I've had two ASUS monitors and have found that the colors and contrasts have not been great, but I'm still open to the idea that an ASUS monitor could blow me away with color and contrast at some point. I've only had one BenQ monitor and I love it, so like you I was interested in a G-Sync BenQ monitor, and the only one that has G-Sync is the BenQ XL2420G, and that's a very difficult monitor to get a hold of now. A lot of reviews also said the color was not great on the XL2420G, but maybe that was just a bias against TN panels in general. I'm very reluctant to pay 400-500$ USD for a used monitor that is already out of warranty, even if I could find one for sale, so I've turned to the AOC G2460PG as the next test since it's an older model but appears to be still in production, and uses the same panel as the BenQ XL2420T, XL2430T, and XL2420G (AU Optronics M240HW01 V8).
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