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    Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Can a 28in 4K monitor priced at £499 deliver the goods?
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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    If I get 1 more R9-280X I will definitely buy this.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Considering Dell, Samsung and Iiyama have the same panel at the same price point, I'd rather stick with one of those more established brands.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Large bezels are large

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Can someone please advise the minimum ATI or Nvidia GPU compatible with this monitor? ( I have a Nvidia GTX760)

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    I don’t think a lot of gamers realise what a difference 4K monitors are going to make for the gaming experience. If you have the GPUs to run a 4K monitor or are planning to, a 4K monitor is going be one of the best upgrades you could spend your money on over the coming months.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by tigertop1 View Post
    Can someone please advise the minimum ATI or Nvidia GPU compatible with this monitor? ( I have a Nvidia GTX760)
    Define "compatible". AFAIK any GPU with a Displayport should be able to drive the panel at 60Hz native resolution. If you want to play Crysis 3 at minimum 60fps, you might be struggling to find a suitable card though! So what's your usage pattern? If it's just for desktop, web browsing etc. then a 760 would be fine. For gaming with reasonable IQ settings you'll find it struggles.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    Considering Dell, Samsung and Iiyama have the same panel at the same price point, I'd rather stick with one of those more established brands.
    You know AOC have been around since the 30's right?
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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by shamus21 View Post
    I don’t think a lot of gamers realise what a difference 4K monitors are going to make for the gaming experience. If you have the GPUs to run a 4K monitor or are planning to, a 4K monitor is going be one of the best upgrades you could spend your money on over the coming months.
    While they are nice for sure, they need quite a bit more of GPU grunt!
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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    "(though anybody coming from 120Hz will no doubt beg to differ)"

    Yup. I cannot go back now, gaming on 60Hz is simply horrible, horrible, horrible.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    If this were down at the £300 mark i'd snap one up and just run my games at 1080p for the next year or two until GPU tech catches up, however £500 is still a bit steep for a screen(for me).

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    Considering Dell, Samsung and Iiyama have the same panel at the same price point, I'd rather stick with one of those more established brands.
    o

    Dell have it but with a 30Hz display contoller, samsung don't have vesa mounts/versatile stands, and iiyama... I didn't actually know they had one. Asus have a copy of this AOC for £100 extra though.

    Anyway, I am buying this as soon as I possibly can, I'm well aware that my laptop GTX 770 equivalent won't work very well with it but heck if I can play CS:GO at this resolution that's good enough. I'll be sad to give up a wonderful IPS 27" 2560x1440 as my main though.

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    Time for a new windows snap feature I think.. drag to top left, snap window to top left quarter of screen, etc.

    This time next year I may end up with one of these in IPS flavour

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    I'm seriously starting to look for a 4K screen for gaming etc... I've just added a 3rd GTX Titan to my setup in preparation for the step up

    Having said that I will miss my 1080p 144hz screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    Time for a new windows snap feature I think.. drag to top left, snap window to top left quarter of screen, etc.

    This time next year I may end up with one of these in IPS flavour
    I hear that, there are third party tools atm that will do it but it really needs to be built into windows. In fact, I don't know about windows 8 but in Win7 there are issues with multiple monitors like you can only snap to the left half of the left-most monitor, right half of right-most and so on. I'm using winsplit to get around that and add keyboard shortcuts but it's a bit buggy :/

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    Re: Previews - First Look: AOC U2868PQU 4K Monitor

    [QUOTE=CampGareth;59301
    In fact, I don't know about windows 8 but in Win7 there are issues with multiple monitors like you can only snap to the left half of the left-most monitor, right half of right-most and so on... [/QUOTE]

    Windows 8.1 is the same with desktop windows, but modern apps can be snapped and split on any screen provided they are configured as separate screens and not spanned. If there were six modern apps that I used this might be useful, but as it is...

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