BENQ Zowie XL2746S & XL2546S (*DISCONTINUED*) Owners Thread

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BENQ Zowie XL2746S & XL2546S (*DISCONTINUED*) Owners Thread

Post by Dirty Scrubz » 16 Jan 2020, 05:00

    So the information for it is available on their website now:

    XL2746S Product Link:
    https://zowie.benq.com/en-us/product/mo ... cification

    XL2546S Product Link:
    https://zowie.benq.com/en-us/product/mo ... 2546s.html

    ZOWIE HAS DISCONTINUED THE XL2546S AND WILL BE BRINGING OUT A NEWER VERSION IN SEPTEMBER.
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    Recommended Utlities for Tweaking:
    1. BlurBusters Strobe Utility for Zowie displays: https://blurbusters.com/benq/strobe-utility/
    2. NVIDIA Control Panel to set custom resolution or ToastyX CRU


    Edit: Reviews will be posted as they come up:

    Zowie XL2746S Reviews:
    1. Playwares Korea XL2746S review -
    Here's a translated review that went up today of the XL2746: https://translate.google.com/translate? ... w/57666851#

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    Pertinent points:
    
    1. Input lag: 2-3 ms at 240 Hz (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/977/067/700e9980d4e9ee53bcb20460f41fa863.jpg)
    2. Peak luminance: ~360 nits
    3. Contrast ratio: ~1100-1270ish
    4. Color: ~72% NTSC/96-102% sRGB
    5. Response time GtG: 1.6-1.8 ms (http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/954/067/744fa63a006d922190c23c99b6533de6.png and http://down.playwares.com/xe/files/attach/images/105/954/067/56fc0232f617d2ef0a5f1ac2d585dc78.png)
    6. Dyac+ in motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8YxU25eRSE&feature=emb_title
    
    Viewing angles are your typical TN panel.
    2. Gaming Geek Japan Review: https://ggjpn.com/archives/17495

    3. Self-Made, Games & Hobby (Japanese): http://blog.livedoor.jp/wisteriear/arch ... 95844.html

    My XL2746S tests:

    1. 3 strip UFO test:
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    2. Crosstalk UFO Test (182 Hz/1350 VT):
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    3. 100 Hz Tweaked DyAc+ fullscreen crosstalk demonstration:
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    4. 100/120/144/185/240 Hz DyAC+ On:
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    5. UFO Test 240 Hz (DyAc off):
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    My Impressions: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6206&start=20#p49649


    Zowie XL2546S Reviews:
    1. YouTube Review (Chinese): https://youtu.be/SKkVR06Ki_g
    2. YouTube Review (Chinese): https://youtu.be/gxGqJfRJqfY
    3. YouTube Review (Chinese): https://youtu.be/RMkTP_yglI0
    4. YouTube Review (ENGLISH): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvqM1ImUzg
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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by AddictFPS » 17 Jan 2020, 17:19

    I'm also interested on this model, but i prefer wait to see deep review with professional equipment, and compare it Vs XL2740.

    XL2746S will be more expensive, and i want confirm if are improved GtG or others features Vs 2740.

    My main interest in this model is know the 2746 frequency's range allowed to single-strobe, and if there are any range where is 100% crosstalk-free.

    I prefer if support single-strobe range 50-240Hz to allow also Europe 50p video streams, but if is 60-240, is enought.

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by dANii » 17 Jan 2020, 17:57

    I'm waiting for the XL2546s

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by TwentyFoe » 17 Jan 2020, 21:43

    I'm so sick and tired of these companies.... Why does the 27" always come first? Give us 24-25" for gaming, dammit! THAT IS THE ****ING TARGET AUDIENCE WITH 240Hz TN! I DON'T WANT A 27" MONITOR!

    As I previously speculated, companies' goal is to profit, so I feel like they opt to release 'new gen' monitors in bigger size, first, in order to maximize profit by selling these to the people who would rather not wait, rather than release both variants and potentially lose money with people opting to go for the smaller sized ones... That doesn't mean that it's any less infuriating, though.
    EDIT: I talked about it on Discord and someone mentioned that 27" (1080p) is probably cheaper to produce (due to pixel density), so that may be it... Still infuriating, though.

    Have they mentioned anything about a 24-25"? :(

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by BlurBoss » 18 Jan 2020, 06:20

    I prefer 1080p on 27" rather than on 24.5"
    320 cd/㎡ brightness. why so low? I wonder what panel is being used and how does it compare to Acer XN253QX with it's 400 cd/m² and good contrast panel.
    BenQ XL2546, i9-9900K @ 5.0 GHz, RTX 2080 Ti, 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3200 MHz CL14 RAM, Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac.

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by hleV » 18 Jan 2020, 08:52

    TwentyFoe wrote:
    17 Jan 2020, 21:43
    As I previously speculated, companies' goal is to profit
    Hmm you might be on to something there XD

    I'm also interested in a XL2546S: the 0.5ms GtG it promises and input lag tests.
    BlurBoss wrote:
    18 Jan 2020, 06:20
    I prefer 1080p on 27" rather than on 24.5"
    320 cd/㎡ brightness. why so low? I wonder what panel is being used and how does it compare to Acer XN253QX with it's 400 cd/m² and good contrast panel.
    Yea it's interesting. XL2540 (no DyAc) has 400, but XL2740 (also no DyAc) has 320, just like DyAc variants (XL2746 and XL2546).
    BenQ XL2411Z

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by AddictFPS » 18 Jan 2020, 11:46

    TwentyFoe wrote:
    17 Jan 2020, 21:43
    Have they mentioned anything about a 24-25"? :(
    Yesterday, searching info about XL2746S, i saw one leaked image show the XL2546S model is coming, Freesync, DyAc+, hope is not a fake.

    Another separate matter out of competition task, for players that love XL2740 and want less pixel pitch and maintain 240Hz, Lenovo has the Y27gq-25 1440p 240Hz, but without motion blur reduction :( , since June 2019, AOC the AG273QZ with the same specs, why BenQ/Zowie not manufacture one monitor with this sharp and fast 27" TN QHD 8bits px0,233mm 0,5ms-GtG AUO panel ? I can't understand...

    With the best current hardware can move 1440p strobed 100FPS/Hz without any problem with the correct settings, and take advantage of 240Hz to have herzroom for good strobe without/low crosstalk, 1440p at 27" is much better to avoid artifacts like aliasing, shimmering (shader aliasing), more detailed textures, and use less GPU resources that apply heavy AA at 1080p, and as better geometry performance (sharp far objects).

    Maybe Viewsonic + BlurBusters can make this dream real, of course i buy it.

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by Dirty Scrubz » 19 Jan 2020, 05:53

    BlurBoss wrote:
    18 Jan 2020, 06:20
    I prefer 1080p on 27" rather than on 24.5"
    320 cd/㎡ brightness. why so low? I wonder what panel is being used and how does it compare to Acer XN253QX with it's 400 cd/m² and good contrast panel.
    Same, I prefer 27" over 24.5" even at 1080p. Too bad Zowie's PR guys on twitter are clueless, they told me the monitor would be available by now on their website when it's clearly not. I was planning on getting it day one off their website but then I looked at their pixel policy and wasn't too happy with it so I'll wait until it's on Amazon.

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by AddictFPS » 19 Jan 2020, 13:30

    Pixel policy is a big problem.

    Some customers received a new BenQ/Zowie with dead pixel Right Out Of The Box, this is very annoying :(

    BenQ sould detect this post-manufacturing fails, and sell the monitors with pixel problems with a diferent name.

    For example, XL2746S Grade-B has pixel issues, but not more that the current policy say, and can sell it with the official price -25%, and Grade-A is a perfect unit "Verified", with official price +25%.

    If one pixel fails at Grade-A, BenQ change it to new Grade-A, and refurbishe the panel and sell it again, clean and revised, with the name Grade-B Refurbished.

    So, if official price is 600$ ? Grade-A 750$, Grade-B 450$, Grade-B Refurbished 400$

    People that accept Grade-B can save money, and people that want perfect panel have one way.

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    Re: BENQ Zowie XL2746S

    Post by dANii » 19 Jan 2020, 18:25

    AddictFPS wrote:
    18 Jan 2020, 11:46
    TwentyFoe wrote:
    17 Jan 2020, 21:43
    Have they mentioned anything about a 24-25"? :(
    Yesterday, searching info about XL2746S, i saw one leaked image show the XL2546S model is coming, Freesync, DyAc+, hope is not a fake.
    Not fake its on AMD's free sync monitor list already.
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