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2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:01 pm

Do you guys have any recommendation for a 24" monitor that supports FreeSync that is 2k? All the monitors on this size I find are 1080p, and the moment a monitor goes 1080p, they grow to 27"

I guess my question is, is there any benefit of 2k over 1080 at 24"?

Edit: Just realized this is the wrong forum for this. Please, would a mod move it to "Visual Haven"?
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:30 pm

Visually, a 24" 1440p monitor is 122 pixels per inch, whereas a 24" 1080p monitor is 91.8ppi. A 27" 1440p monitor is 108.8 ppi. Without Windows' scaling, the higher the ppi, the smaller everything looks onscreen. Windows ppi scaling does counteract the size issue whilst maintaining the increased density/clarity.

Also, the more pixels your PC has to draw, the more graphics horsepower it takes to do so. Therefore, it will take more GPU to drive a 1440p monitor than a 1080p one. You're probably in the $200 GPU range for 1080p and $350 for a 1440p one. That price structure is unlikely to change much in the future.

Then consider the field of view (FoV) that a monitor takes up and its effect on "in-game immersion". In my opinion, 27" is the sweet spot for being large enough to provide an immersive experience, and once you get over 32" it's too big from a "normal" (aka fingertips) sitting distance.
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:22 pm

Bigger is fine. You'll get used to the size quickly enough and wonder how you enjoyed games without it.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100898493 ... rder=PRICE

The 32" Pixio PX329 is a good value. 2560x1440 VA panel with 144 Hz FreeSync.
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:58 am

I have the Samsung CHG70, and I'm happy with it. I can't notice a difference in input response from my old TN panel, but that could be cause I'm not 16 yrs old anymore. I can see a big improvement in picture quality versus my old TN panel.
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:54 pm

I have tried a couple of +60Hz panels and I can tell they're pretty nice! I do some photo editing, and I would like a really nice (color accurate) panel that I can use, as well as being able to do gaming on it... perhaps I should upgrade to 27" as that is more readily available rather than 24" (That AGON one has terrible QC). Thanks!
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:40 am

qmacpoint wrote:
I do some photo editing, and I would like a really nice (color accurate) panel that I can use, as well as being able to do gaming on it...


How about this with a stellar review?

EDIT: Seems it has ghosting issues: https://me.ign.com/en/philips-326e-gami ... tor-review
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:07 pm

qmacpoint wrote:
I have tried a couple of +60Hz panels and I can tell they're pretty nice! I do some photo editing, and I would like a really nice (color accurate) panel that I can use, as well as being able to do gaming on it... perhaps I should upgrade to 27" as that is more readily available rather than 24" (That AGON one has terrible QC). Thanks!



You are never going to find a panel that "does it all with few downsides" unless your budget is unlimited, and you're not picky about size.

LCD panels with high color accuracy and true 8-bit or 10-bit support tend to be slower switching, so making them fast enough to game on tends to cost the big bucks. And of course, any display with factory calibration is going to be even more pricey.

Since there's almost no market for these perfect and expensive displays, there tend to be less options on the market. Which is why you'd better not limit yourself to 24",m as these top-end displays tend to target large screens (27" or higher), and many are curved-only.
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:52 am

defaultluser wrote:
You are never going to find a panel that "does it all with few downsides" unless your budget is unlimited, and you're not picky about size.

LCD panels with high color accuracy and true 10-bit support tend to be slower, so making them fast enough to game on tends to cost the big bucks. And of course, any display with factory calibration is going to be even more pricey.

Since there's almost no market for these perfect and expensive displays, there tend to be less options on the market. Which is why you'd better not limit yourself to 24",m as these top-end displays tend to target large screens (27" or higher), and many are curved-only.

Yeah I've come to terms that 27" would be an ideal spot. And I don't need 100% color accuracy, just that the panel is accurate "enough"... so yeah - I've expanded my search to 27" now...
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:32 pm

On my wishlist for cheap I have CQ32G1: https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/blog/aoc-c ... /#more-357
It hasn't been reviewed by TFT Central but they have a good write up of the specs
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/blog/aoc-c ... /#more-357

If you've got the cash, AG322QC4 is FreeSync2, so it actually supports HDR.
More expensive one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G1CTZGS/?c ... _lig_dp_it
https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/ao ... 322qc4.htm
The down side is it doesn't have an sRGB mode but that may be OK for you based on your last response.

If you don't like these options I can't recommend TFT Central enough. They are Rtings.com of monitors. Really great testing.

Also, if you buy one of these please use the link above for the affiliate credit.
EDIT: Sorry, these are not the size you want. They are wide-screen, curved versions. They are 1440p but with more width.
 
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm

Nixeus EDG27 (i think they have a 24" too, not sure if it's 2k also)
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Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:42 am

The LG 24UD58-B 24'’ [4K UHD IPS monitor with FreeSync is a really good entry-level 4k display. Not perfect, but still very good, I have been using it for art and animation, and of course 4k games. Others features including:
-10 color (8 + A-FRC)
-S-IPS panel
- 99%+ sRGB color gamut.
- Freesync (AMD card only)
- 5ms on the IPS panel
- 60hz
- Black stabilizer settings
- HDCP 2.2

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