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ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby daggertx » 05 Dec 2017, 10:08

If you have an NVIDIA card (yes I know they are not G-SYNC) which monitor provides the best motion blur free game play?

The ASUS has ELMB but I dont know much about it. Also, will the XG258Q be as highly configurable as the XL2546 using third party tools?

I am waffling between these two monitors and the Alienware AW2518H which has G-SYNC, but there if very little you can configure on it when it comes to blur reduction/cross talk.

Thanks!
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby ericl » 07 Dec 2017, 12:23

Both monitors should be fairly equivalent in terms of performance (Fairly sure they use the same panel) and the major differences will be price, design, aftermarket calibration/features done by BenQ and Asus.

I was already familiar with the Asus menu (I enjoyed the native crosshair and had a good experience with a previous monitor) so I went with that however the Zowie had some things going for it that I would have liked to try! (I wonder how much of an impact the side screens have, I hear you an o/c the blur reduction even higher, etc)
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby ericl » 07 Dec 2017, 12:27

Update: Oh, I feel silly! I just checked the price and realize you already know they aren't Gsync. They should be very similar and I can only speak for the PG258Q monitor however the in-menu configuration is fairly good. If they are using anything similar to ULMB then it should be perfectly fine.

This time around though, I'd be tempted to try the BenQ (because I haven't tested them yet) however the Asus is a safe bet.
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby daggertx » 07 Dec 2017, 12:28

Thank for the reply. I am still on the fence about which monitor to get. Also the Alienware AW2518H is on my mind....
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby lexlazootin » 08 Dec 2017, 03:35

Get it, if you can get the Dell it would probably serve you best because of G-Sync.
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby iOS » 09 Dec 2017, 16:05

Just bought the XG258Q and after i did the dead pixel test i have this pixel that i can only see it on a black background, it's very small you can only see it if you are very very close to the monitor. Should i return it and ask for a replacement?

If you want me to do some tests on this monitor just ask.
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 12 Dec 2017, 20:10

It depends on the manufacturer -- their dead pixel policy varies quite a lot. None of my monitors have a dead pixel, however.
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Re: ASUS XG258Q vs BenQ ZOWIE XL2546

Postby Wicket » 10 Jan 2018, 03:47

iOS wrote:Just bought the XG258Q and after i did the dead pixel test i have this pixel that i can only see it on a black background, it's very small you can only see it if you are very very close to the monitor. Should i return it and ask for a replacement?

If you want me to do some tests on this monitor just ask.

XG258Q is 150€ cheaper than XL2546, should I buy it? iOS does this monitor have any negative expect that dead pixel? Interlace pattern artifacts, frame skip, input lag, inverse ghosting, blur fonts etc problems?
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