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    Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    At CES Acer announced the similar XB270HU with G-SYNC. Both monitors arrive in March.
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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    I've wanted a decent WQHD panel for a while now. My reasoning was that a card to drive a 4K monitor wasn't likely to be in my practical budget for a while to come, but I'd appreciate a little extra screen real estate. However, it's been so long waiting for a suitable screen that didn't break the bank (and intensly annoying when lots of laptops were sporting WQHD when I couldn't get it for my desktop!), 4K is likely to come along at a similar time. The problem is wanting WQHD + IPS + decent response time (good enough to do some light gaming on). Most of the IPS/WQHD panels I've seen reviewed say suitable only for RTS etc. not FPS games.

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    When the Acer XG270HU is available in matte black I'd be interested especially being a TN panel should hopefully be in my price range whereas IPS isn't.

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    I'm tempted to buy one of these, even though I don't really care about variable sync, just to rub nVidia's nose in it that I'm not going to support their proprietary, over-priced, locked in junk.

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    I got really excited, then it said it's a TN panel, patience is a virtue...

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelly. View Post
    I got really excited, then it said it's a TN panel, patience is a virtue...
    The XB270HU is 144Hz IPS panel type...but is G-Sync not Free-Sync...

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    The XB270HU is 144Hz IPS panel type...but is G-Sync not Free-Sync...
    Thats as annoying as hell. I will not go back to TN unless someone paid me but never by choice.

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    Still waiting for Intel to announce they are supporting FreeSync. It sounds like it would help with smoothness at low frame rates, so seems quite applicable. I suspect they will adopt it quite quietly though.

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    Re: Acer launches XG270HU Monitor with AMD Freesync support

    Why does the Nvidia g-sync monitor (Acer XB270HU) have a much better panel specification than the AMD Freesync variant (Acer XG270HU)?. The g-sync variant has an IPS panel, much richer colour reproduction and wider viewing angles, whereas the AMD Freesync variant just has a basic TN+ film panel (who cares about a 1ms response time if it has a lower quality panel?).

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