Dell S3220DGF

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  1. xcessive303

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    I've been eyeing off a few 32" 1440p 144hz monitors and came close to pulling the trigger on the LG 32GK650F-B.

    However I came across a review for this Dell screen which seem quite promising. Not on the g-sync compatible list but was tested and working with g-sync OK.

    https://www.monitornerds.com/dell-s3220dgf-review/

    However, some other reports of flickering in some games on the Dell website.

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-32-curved-gaming-monitor-s3220dgf

    Its currently 40% off until tomorrow at Dell. Anyone got this can give shed any light on how well g-sync works on it?
     
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    2nd link doesn't work, but I guess you mean this one. https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/accessories/apd/210-attt

    It looks pretty good with 40% discount, $539. 4ms gtg response time is bit slow for gaming monitor, but should be ok since 27" Samsung CRG5 240Hz also got 4ms gtg response time..
    (still 100 times better than Kogan's 16ms response time)
     
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    Can't handle 27"? The Asus VG27AQ is the must buy at moment.
     
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    I already have the AOC AG271QG, wanted to go up to a 32" curved without losing the res, hz or response time.
     
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    Fair enough just be prepared for image quality loss. Going from 108 PPI to 91 PPI
     
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    I've had this monitor for a while, great colour and contrast with very dark black level and only a tiny bit of clouding that's only visible on a completely black screen. Night and day difference compared to the current glowing/bleedfest that IPS monitors call normal. Response time is excellent for all but dark transitions, if you play a lot of dark games you'll feel it otherwise it's similar to non strobed last gen IPS at 165hz. I tested g-sync but found slight flickering when games dropped to low framerates while loading and transitioning scenes so I disabled it and haven't felt like I'm missing out, even though I came from a g-sync panel I used for 3 years.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I did read in the reviews the blacks were great and I'm finding the IPS glow on my AOC monitor a bit distracting.

    On the dell website someone said they were able to fix the flickers by using removing the nvidia drivers with DDU and installing DCH nvidia driver. Have you tried that?
     
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    That is pretty much the only issue I see, pull the trigger now on this or just wait until 4K 144hz price drops some more, which I think I'd be waiting too long. Not mention the card upgrade to support it. :lol:
     
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    Don't go 4k 144hz. The visual difference isn't noticeable enough during gaming. Been videos on it. 1440/144hz is still the best spot for gaming.
     
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    Eww stutter! I'd be returning that monitor if if can't do gsync properly.
     
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    I wouldn't go in on ANY "g-sync compatible" VA panel expecting to use g-sync, the overdrive tuning on VA is very specific to the refresh rate so without the variable overdrive of real g-sync it will look like a smudged mess at anything less than 120fps.
     
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    Dell have a 15 day cooling off period so will have some time to test to see if I can get g-sync to work.
     
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    So recieved the monitor and quite happy with it so far. I tested COD:MW and ran fine no issues but started getting flickers/screen cutting out randomly in PUBG with G-sync on.

    Ended up reducing the freesync range from 48-164hz to 53-164hz with CRU tool and this fixed the flickering for me completely.

    I've since tested the g-sync pendulum demo and a few other games and all run great no flickering.

    There just seems to be strobing affect when the frames drop below the freesync range. But its really only noticeable on PUBG where there are huge FPS drops.

    COD other games with a more stable fps I don't really notice it.
     
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