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Is this an upgrade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am giving away my monitor and have to buy a new one. I'm pretty happy with my monitor's specs but it would be nice to feel like the new monitor is at least a bit better.

 

Could someone please let me let me know if PX7P is an upgrade compared to my old monitor XB270HU?

As far as I understand the new monitor is pretty much the same but has more Hz so I will be getting slightly more frames on my screen.

 

Please explain your reasoning!

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Yes, it is a slight upgrade. 

 

First of all, the response time in MS decreased greatly (good) from 5ms to 1ms

If your using Displayport (hopefully) you would get 155hz with a overclock (according to Dell) with your new monitor rather than the old monitor reaching 144hz

Finally, your new monitor is a LCD panel while your older one is an IPS panel with means different viewing angles.

 

Good Luck!

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, SupaKomputa said:

The old monitor has gsync.

The new one is  freesync.

You will need an AMD GPU for it.

And you won't be getting more HZ, it depends on the cpu+gpu performance.

 

Didn't they recently merge Freesync and Gsync?

I have a good enough computer to get 165 fps in some games

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3 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

 

The new one is  freesync.

You will need an AMD GPU for it.

 

That's a lie. Now you need a 10 series or newer Nvidia GPU to enable G-sync on FreeSync monitors. How well it performs depends on the quality of the monitor.

 

2 minutes ago, Gamer Schnitzel said:

Didn't they recently merge Freesync and Gsync?

I have a good enough computer to get 165 fps in some games

They didn't "merge" per se. Nvidia recently allowed for G-Sync compatiblity (basically allowing FreeSync for Nvidia GPUs without needing a module).

Your new monitor isn't officially supported, but if you have a 10 series or later Nvidia GPU, you can still manually enable G-Sync, though how well it performs, I do not know.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, MrBrightSyde said:

That's a lie. Now you need a 10 series or newer Nvidia GPU to enable G-sync on FreeSync monitors. How well it performs depends on the quality of the monitor.

 

They didn't "merge" per se. Nvidia recently allowed for G-Sync compatiblity (basically allowing FreeSync for Nvidia GPUs without needing a module).

Your new monitor isn't officially supported, but if you have a 10 series or later Nvidia GPU, you can still manually enable G-Sync, though how well it performs, I do not know.

I have a 20 series GPU so I should be okay

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11 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

The old monitor has gsync.

The new one is  freesync.

You will need an AMD GPU for it.

And you won't be getting more HZ, it depends on the cpu+gpu performance.

 

Freesync now supports NVIDIA GPUs


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1 hour ago, Gamer Schnitzel said:

Please don't just repeat each other and let me know if the monitor is an upgrade or if I'm being stupid

Depends. If you valued how accurate the colors are, it's a downgrade. If you value response time more, it's a slight upgrade. Overall, it's more of a downgrade but only a little one in my eyes since I like IPSs and their color reproduction more than TN panels (even though right now my monitor is a TN, budget reasons)

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