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Review: LG 34UM67 AMD FreeSync Monitor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the Adaptive Sync enabled LG 34UM67, a 34-inch 2560x1080 display. The 579 EURO costing product is FreeSync compatible. AMD tackled stutter and tearing while gaming using a different approach...

    Review: LG 34UM67 AMD FreeSync Monitor
     
  2. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Active Member

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    I received the GURU 3D review notice exactly zero minutes ago, "5:39 AM (0 minutes ago)" today, April 9, 2015.
    The contest was already closed when I linked to it.
    This wasn't a very fair comp. You should do better.
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/win-a-benq-xl2730z-freesync-monitor-at-guru3d.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-freesync-review-with-the-acer-xb270hu-monitor,12.html

    And please do check the dates. Looking forward to your response.
     
  4. deusex

    deusex Master Guru

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    Nice big looking monitor, but the specs are not there yet......
     

  5. David Lake

    David Lake Master Guru

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    16:9 is too thin this is just stupid, soon monitors will be a thin strip barely tall enuf 4 a single line of text!
     
  6. FerCam™

    FerCam™ Master Guru

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    Damn that's bigger than my living room, what about a 22" or 23" (IPS) freesync monitor, and why because not even the gtx980 that I have now can keep 60Hz at all times with everything maxed up on fullhd in most current games, and it has factory OC.
     
  7. Ferrum Master

    Ferrum Master Banned

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    Where are the images of black levels and light bleeding?
     
  8. ManofGod

    ManofGod Maha Guru

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    Umm, there seems to be something wrong with your site. No, my machine is not infected with a virus either. When I click on the first link above, the forums page, not the main page, starts playing an audio file in the background which is probably part of an automatically playing video.

    What is going on? Please fix it, thanks.
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    I dont get that. Not in FF or IE.
     
  10. ManofGod

    ManofGod Maha Guru

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    It looks like one of those pop up ads with the words underlined in the text of the post.
     

  11. waltc3

    waltc3 Master Guru

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    I just had a brief conversation with someone in a game forum about this monitor, which is why I found the review here interesting...

    The obvious purpose of these 21:9 2560x1080 monitors is business use, imo. As you demonstrate in the article picture, it's very handy for opening two (or more) reasonably sized screens/pages side-by-side. This monitor could easily fit the bill for someone looking for two 1080P monitors to use because he could avoid a lot of possible configuration problems by going with a single 21:9 monitor like this one. As you note, the dot pitch of this monitor is insufficient for gaming, imo, and most games that I know will not produce an aspect-correct 2560x1080 native display (you'd probably get something much closer to a pixel-multiplied, scaled-up 1280x720 resolution in-game, instead.) As well, I think that a 14ms response is far too slow for gaming...This monitor is clearly designed for business use--not really suited for gaming, and it lacks the resolution and dot pitch needed for a professional graphics display.

    I think people should really get out of the habit of thinking that anything that says "IPS panel" is a "great monitor for color reproduction," etc. Just like with TN panels, there is a wide difference among IPS panel monitors--and dot pitch and resolution make huge differences among IPS panel monitors just as is the case with TN. I once had occasion to sit in front of a 27" HP 8-bit IPS-panel monitor for a week, side by side with a 27" 8-bit TN-panel monitor--had to roll my chair between the two systems working on a project. Sitting dead in front of the TN--I was surprised to see that I thought the TN the better of the two, and the TN had a slightly better resolution and dot pitch than the IPS (1920x1200 TN vs. 1920x1080 IPS.)

    Let's face it...with desktop monitors used as RGB monitors and not as TV's, nobody is going to try and work four feet off to the right of the monitor, so *who cares* what it looks like from that position?...;) I understand that viewing angle is important, of course, if you also use your monitor as a TV...yes. But if you use it strictly as a computer monitor and sit 18"-36" away from the screen and directly in front of it (which 99 out of 100 people do when using it as a monitor), TN can easily be superior to IPS--it very much depends on the IPS/TN-panel monitors you are comparing. Blanket statements either about TN or about IPS are simply untrue; TN is not always "worse," and IPS is certainly not always "better"...;) It very much depends on how you want to use them, and on the characteristics of the individual monitors you are looking at.
     
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    Think I know what you're talking about...I get the same thing every now and then when my Internet access pipe clogs up and bandwidth drops off like a rock...;) In every case that I've seen it, coming back to the site in a few minutes--or closing and restarting the browser--fixes it. Seems to me that it is purely bandwidth-related and is caused by congestion hiccups in my local Internet system. It's rare when I see it, but not so rare that I forget about it.
     
  13. Teawithgrief

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    No, i disagree. I have tried a lot of games on this res and almost all have no problems running natively (without cropping or anything). And the few that dont - can be fixed with .cfg edits or FlawlessWidescreen.exe.

    And, no TN is NOT superior to IPS. It was always a preference. 60hz and good color vs 120hz and barely being able to see the screen if you relax your neck and are not dead center anymore.

    Nowadays however, there are 144hz IPSs so TN has truly become obsolete.
     
  14. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

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    Well... I'm rather disappointed. I really wanted to buy this monitor because of FreeSync, but if it only works between 48 and 75 Hz, it's somewhat pointless. I think part of the games I play dip below 48 FPS at times...

    Oh well, more money on my bank account, I suppose.
     
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    I'm disappointed as well. They seem to be using the wide screen sizes to charge a premium. What about just a standard 1080/120Hz model for <$300?
     

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