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Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby srsbsns » 07 Nov 2016, 11:52

Not sure if this is the right place since this forum doesnt go past 144Hz :lol:

http://www.benq.com/news/1478485427_23_1035.html

"Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 7, 2016 – BenQ announces the new ZOWIE XL2540 monitor, providing additional options for the fulfillment of individual gaming experience.

From its inception, ZOWIE has been dedicated to the development of e-Sports equipment to enable competitive gamers to play to the best of their abilities. As the latest addition to the XL series for PC e-Sports, XL2540 introduces increased smoothness in-game and its native 240Hz refresh rate can be fully activated to deliver different levels of gameplay experience when the computer generates over 240 frames per second (fps). And as such, people looking for the monitor should make sure their PC performance is up to par.

The XL2540 will be available for experience at DreamHack Winter at the ZOWIE booth during Nov. 24~26 at B04:05. As numbers and specs do not tell the whole story, join us for a first-hand experience with the new monitor to see the difference for yourself.

About ZOWIE
Introduced in late 2008, ZOWIE is a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming gears available that compliment eSports athletes’ combating performance. From 2015 on, ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to represent the company’s eSports product line that delivers truly competitive experience and enjoyment.

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life”, BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today – lifestyle, business, healthcare and education – with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby RealNC » 07 Nov 2016, 14:59

That's pretty much a Counter-Strike monitor.

Worth the money for just one game?
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby Falkentyne » 07 Nov 2016, 17:12

:lol:
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby srsbsns » 07 Nov 2016, 21:25

Wondering what voodoo black magic panel can do 240hz or is this some backlight trickery?
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby Falkentyne » 07 Nov 2016, 21:38

240hz probably isn't guaranteed. I believe Asus (MAYBE ACER) has a corresponding model that can also do 240hz that is out or coming out. Probably the exact same TN panel. Expect scanlines and possibly washed out gamma however!
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby Q83Ia7ta » 08 Nov 2016, 04:03

Falkentyne wrote:240hz probably isn't guaranteed. I believe Asus (MAYBE ACER) has a corresponding model that can also do 240hz that is out or coming out. Probably the exact same TN panel. Expect scanlines and possibly washed out gamma however!

Buying 240Hz monitor to get isn't guaranteed refresh rate? ) Monitor isn't guaranteed to power on? Isn't guaranteed to work on panel native refresh rate? Try read. Name of the monitor says it's not 24". AOC, Asus, Acer will bring monitors on same panel. Is their 240Hz also not guaranteed?
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Postby CfYz » 08 Nov 2016, 04:10

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So it's for sure - native 240Hz? Can't believe it until real life tests :|
there is hope....
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Postby Q83Ia7ta » 08 Nov 2016, 04:34

CfYz wrote:Q83Ia7ta
So it's for sure - native 240Hz? Can't believe it until real life tests :|

Yes.
Search 240hz @ http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/35.htm
http://www.panelook.com/modelsearch.php ... ssivity=-1
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby lexlazootin » 08 Nov 2016, 04:55

I know it's pretty weird but i play all my games at the lowest settings so i can get a consistently high framerate. I value framerate so much more higher then graphics.

I'm not too sure why you think 240hz isn't guaranteed. The panels can handle it, we have the bandwidth, unless you don't think Benq can make a chip that can handle it i'm quite confused. The Acer Predator XB251HQT and the ASUS ROG PG258Q are both going to use G-Sync and that chip can definitely handle it since they are making 4k 75hz monitors soon.

Isn't the gamma and scanlines a side effect of pushing past native refreshrates of a panel? they are making native panels now, you would think they can handle it?
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Re: Presenting the ZOWIE XL2540 240Hz

Postby Denonic » 15 Nov 2016, 20:59

Just got this monitor in at work. Been doing hardware reviews for them lately and having lurked here for a few years thought I'd show a quick comparison to 144hz:

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Anybody have any questions about it? I'll do my best to answer. Keep in mind I've got no colour calibration or latency testing equipment for hard numbers but I have the old XL2420G to compare to.

My full first impressions are here: http://www.respawn.ninja/2016/11/benq-z ... 0-preview/

Full review to come with a comparison to the XL2420G and XL2735 (Dynamic Accuracy) model.
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