ViewSonic Announces Elite XG270QC Monitor: 1440p@165 Hz, Curved For Gamingby Gavin Bonshor on May 22, 2020 2:00 PM EST
The latest monitor in Viewsonic's large and varied portfolio comes via the XG270QC, which is a part of its gaming-focused Elite series. Available in the US now, the 27 inch Viewsonic Elite XG270QC features a 1500R curved screen, with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, and is certified for VESA DisplayHDR 400.
Designed with gaming in mind, the Viewsonic Elite XG270QC comes with many of the features you'd expect for a contemporary gaming displaying. including a 27-inch, 2560x1440 VA panel with a fast refresh rate of 165 Hz, variable refresh support including AMD's FreeSync Premium Pro certification, and is VESA certified DisplayHDR 400. Although officially it has a 3 ms response time, Viewsonic is stating that it has a 1 ms MPRT response time, with Viewsonic's PureXP Motion Blur reduction technology making this possible. The curve of the panel is rated at 1500R which Viewsonic claims is provide a more immersive gaming experience.
Looking at the dimensions, it's 24.1 inches wide with a 4-inch depth. It has an adjustable height of between 18.97 and 23.59 inches, with a net weight of 7.5 kg with the stand installed. For users looking to mount it to a monitor stand or wall mount, it is VESA 100 x 100 mm mounting on the rear and weighs 4.9 kg without the stand installed. The XG270QC has a black glossy finish and includes a single DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a 3.5 mm audio output, and for security, it features a Kensington Lock slot. Provided with the Elite XG270QC is Viewsonic's Elite Display Controller software which connects to its device via a Type-A cable which is supplied, and allows users to adjust the integrated RGB LED lighting. It is certified to work with ThermalTake's RGB Plus and Razer's popular Chroma RGB Ecosystems.
Touching on some of the finer details of the 27-inch panel, it has a 178-degree viewing angle and offers VESA Adaptive-Sync support. It features AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification, which is AMD's own classification system for grading monitors, ensuring among other things a wide enough refresh rate for Low Framerate Compensation support, as well as low-latency HDR support. In terms of color reproduction, Viewsonic is claiming 16.7 million colours, with a 3,000 to 1 static contrast ratio and 120 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio. For power, Viewsonic states that in Eco mode, it's optimized for 45 W, while it has a 55 W typical consumption rate, with a maximum of up to 59 W.
Viewsonic has said that the Elite XG270QC is to purchase in the US for a price around the $460 mark. Users in the EU, AU, and other regions around the world will, however, need to wait until June.
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imaheadcase - Friday, May 22, 2020 - link27 inch, meh. These are all copy and paste monitors by now.
BlueScreenJunky - Saturday, May 23, 2020 - linkYeah, but not a lot 144Hz+ monitors are VA. We have mostly TN panels for "gaming" products, and a few IPS which are a lot better but suffer from poor contrast especially in dark scenes.
So yeah it's good to see VA panels making their way on high refresh rate monitors.
Exodite - Saturday, May 23, 2020 - linkTo be fair I'd argue the major reason for lack of super high refresh-VA displays is the technology not handling high refresh well to begin with.
Few if any VA displays I've seen tested handle 144Hz with grace. Beyond that? Well..
VA has its strengths for sure, it's just that those are far better put towards /actual/ HDR@120Hz than "DisplayHDR400"@165Hz.
Beaver M. - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - linkHow should they ever be able to handle that?
They are too slow!
I mean, Ive been playing with a monitor with quite a bit og ghosting for a year now, and I actually didnt really mind all that much. But when seeing any VA in dark scenes present their black ghosting, my toenails curl up. That is just so extremely distracting and ugly, its unbelievable that this technology ever got this far.
TidusZ - Saturday, May 23, 2020 - linkI'll stick with my 31.5" 165 hz LG 32GK850G-B
mode_13h - Sunday, May 24, 2020 - linkSamsung has had VA panels with high-refresh rates for several years. They had the first Freesync 2 monitor (now called Freesync Premium Pro).
eva02langley - Monday, May 25, 2020 - linkAll their high tier TVs are all having those. Their QLED TVs are 2160p 120Hz compatible... now we just need either a DP1.4 to HDMI 2.1 or a GPU with a 2.1 HDMI connector...
This is the same old crap that happened with the first introduction to 2160p with HDMI 2.0 connectors, but no device to use them.
Samus - Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - linkPretty sure all the early VA Freesync 2 monitors were 75Hz, and eventually 100Hz or 110Hz?
Those were all overclocked panels that weren't natively designed for above 60Hz frequencies. On the surface that doesn't seem like an issue, but prolonged overclocking often led to display distortion due to overheating and reduced life. The only monitors I've ever seen with active cooling for their overdrive feature was the HP LP2480zx (IPS) which could overdrive to I think 85Hz...and yes, those monitors are like 10 years old now.
flyingpants265 - Sunday, May 24, 2020 - linkYou're just now noticing that all computer hardware is the same?
I won't settle for anything less than 40", preferably 46". Prefer 4k/90hz. 144hz doesn't personally matter to me anymore since I don't put hundreds of hours into competitive games anymore.
eva02langley - Monday, May 25, 2020 - link4k 120Hz is the new standard on TVs.