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Review:: ASUS MG279Q Gaming FreeSync Monitor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    i would not touch and wouln't recommend any to buy this or any other Asus 144hz free or gsync monitor, they are way too many QC issues and way to many people that RMA that thing more than once... i was hoping to add a 144hz low latency monitor to my collection, but none satisfies me.
     
  2. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We have been running a test with integration of a price search engine, so that is supposed to be there.
     
  3. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Are there any 23-24" FreeSync or G-Sync displays???
     
  4. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Ahh right, thanks Hilbert, good idea that :)
     

  5. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Just ordered one. xD

    Got one on eBay for £400! Open box item but unused. Bargin.
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Nice ... let me know if my review matches your experience ;)
     
  7. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    So it's here!

    Looks so nice.

    First problem... Freecsync.

    I'm connected via displayport (DP from my PC then mini DP into the monitor)

    Freesync is set to ON in the monitor's OSD but CCC/Crimson says its not supported ??

    Ideas?

    EDIT:

    Wait wait.. what? 280X Is not freesync compatible?! Well **** me.
     
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  8. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    wow.. just wow.

    I can now confirm to all those trolls who say 30 or 60 or whatever fps/hz is enough or you cant tell the difference.. are full of it.

    Holy ****, CS:GO from 60hz to 144 is night and day!!!! So smooth! Loving it!
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah that kinda blows, FreeSync is for GCN 1.1 and newer compatible GPUs. But looks like you have fun with your monitor , enjoy man !
     
  10. SAMPLERICO

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    Another review of this monitor and again not a word on the bleeding problem, this screen has huge bleeding and not a single reviewer seems to notice...mmm strange.
     

  11. INSTG8R

    INSTG8R Ancient Guru

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    Sorry to drag this back up but another user just purchased one of these and it had terrible bleeding(unlike mine) But that made me read this review again and review my own settings.
    I noticed there was a Eco setting you didn't cover. Obviously it lowered the brightness when turned on. But I wonder A: how Eco is it. And B:would say running Eco and not turning the Brightness down be a viable alternative. My Brightness was at like 90 or something so I went with your recommended 50. Be interested to get someone else's take on it
     
  12. gupsterg

    gupsterg Member Guru

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    Hi Hilbert,

    On page 3 :-

    This needs to be corrected IMO, the monitor allows height adjustment as well. Which is quite a good range IMO, ~150mm. On other pages you've covered rotating base and portrait/landscape but did not see height adjustment mentioned.

    Received mine a few days ago and really liking it. I had an Eizo FG2421 and enjoyed the VA panel with 120Hz but craved a 1440P panel. I did get a Dell U2515H and god damn did the screen live up to the Ultrasharp name with it's higher PPI, due to 25" panel @ 1440P. Pretty decent for gaming but only in a few games did I note 60Hz / FRTC of 60 FPS was a bit low. Saw the MG279Q on a crazy promo and couldn't resist.

    Then on page 12 :-

    True, but then if you set FRTC for a game slightly below max FreeSync Hz you will be using "Adaptive Sync".

    Never owned a FreeSync screen until now, even though had an AMD GPU with feature for a lengthy while, after experiencing it I'd say it's a must have. FreeSync really made it great to jump to 1440P and also easier to give up the Eizo FG2421.

    Cheers for the review, was nice read and would concur with your thoughts on page 12:-

    All the best
    Gup

    PS nice to read you had LFC info on page 4, several reviews I read had no such info.
     
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  13. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    not many but I would like to know too, I would get 27" if it frameless as it would be same size as my 24" that has frame. min of 2k but 4k better. This was one few 27" i was looking at


    I looked at the reviews I would like actual photo of the screens black levels and uniformity over bunch numbers. And I did I miss the part of the review that look at how well it handles motion and it blur? or was it not in the review

    2 things turn me off though 4ms response time and IPS panels and there glow there black levels and uniformity dont seem to be to great 600$ for monitor is hard sell for me, I rather get my 4k 40" tv at that price

    and are the amd driver configuration pictures in German??
     
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  14. Embra

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    From AMD's website:



    ***8203;
    MANUFACTURER MODEL SIZE LCD TYPE RESOLUTION RANGE INTERFACE LFC
    AOC G2460VQ6 24" TN 1920x1080 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® No
    ASUS VG245 24" TN 1920x1080 40-75Hz HDMI® No
    ASUS MG24U 24" IPS 4K UltraHD 40-60Hz DisplayPort™ No
    ASUS VG245HE 24" TN 1920x1080 40-75Hz HDMI® No
    Acer XF240YU 24" TN 2560x1440 40-144Hz via DisplayPort™; 40-70Hz via HDMI® (LFC Disabled) DisplayPort™ HDMI® Yes
    Acer VE240Y 24" IPS 1920x1080 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ No
    Acer XF240H 24" TN 1920x1080 48-144Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® Yes
    Acer KG240 24" TBA 1920x1080 48-75Hz HDMI® No
    Acer KG240A 24" AD-PLS 1920x1080 TBA-144Hz DisplayPort™ No
    HP ENVY 24 24" IPS 1920x1080 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ HDMI® No
    Iiyama GB2488HSU 24" TN 1920x1080 35-120Hz DisplayPort™ Yes
    LG Electronics 24MP68VQ 24" IPS 1920x1080 40-75Hz HDMI® No
    LG Electronics 24UD58 24" IPS 4K UltraHD 40-60Hz DisplayPort™ No
    Nixeus NX-VUE24 24" TN 1920x1080 30-144Hz DisplayPort™ Yes
    Samsung LS24E370 24" PLS 1920x1080 48-75Hz DisplayPort™ No
    Viewsonic XG2401 24" TN 1920x1080 48-144Hz DisplayPort™ Yes
    Viewsonic VX2457-mhd 24" TN 1920x1080 48-76Hz DisplayPort™ No
     
  15. gupsterg

    gupsterg Member Guru

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    Hi Embra,

    I don't get your post? :confused: .

    If it is to state Asus MG279Q does not support LFC, it does support it. From this AMD FreeSync page (scroll down to table near end and select monitor) I have cropped image in spoiler.


    [​IMG]


    To support LFC a Freesync monitor needs no extra hardware, it just needs a FreeSync range where max refresh Hz is greater than or equal to 2.5X of min refresh Hz (AMD LFC PDF). I have seen posts by FreeSync monitor owners where they have used CRU to modify the FreeSync range to allow it to be LFC compliant. Then there are also people using CRU to modify FreeSync range on MG279Q for higher min/max Hz, link to one such thread.
     
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  16. SA SYS

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    My expreince with GTX 1080 is great! love it!
    only problem is i have 3 dead pixel!
    i had 290 before and used freesync ...
    GTX 1080 + mg279q + fast sync is better than 290 trix + mg279q + fresync !!!!!

    guys freesync and gsync are almost same thing!
    and even i heard gsync doesnt need any kit or something .... gsync nootebooks dont have any kit!

    is there any way to use gsync in a freesync monitor like mg279q..... im sure there is a way for it!
    tnx
     
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