Hello, I was considering making the move to 1440p since my hardware is capable of handling it in most games now, but I'm struggling to pick a good monitor. There are a few on sale this week with all the Black Friday/Cyber w/e Electric Boogaloo25 events, but idk if they're actually good. I'm only considering VA and IPS panels (no TN) because I do a lot of video editing and therefore want good colors and contrast; I also (but less so) care about responsiveness in FPS such as TF2 (though not sure about the difference between MPRT response time and other measurements). 144Hz-165Hz is probably my goal, along with wanting to be able to make use of adaptative sync in more demanding games where useful (I'm not entirely sure about the differences between Premium and basic Freesync, G-SYNC intended and G-SYNC compatible anymore, feel free to tell me if they are actually noticeable; my GPU is a 3070 if that matters).
My current panel is a 1080p144 AOC 24" curved VA from 2018, curved feels nice so I could go for a curved panel again, and I quite liked VA so far so unless IPS has some good arguments for a change I would probably go for VA again. I don't really feel like going above 30", 27" would probably be the sweet spot for 1440p. Ideally I don't want to spend above 350 euros on the monitor unless there are no genuinely good choices below that price tag.
The few 27" VA models that are currently on sale in French shops such as LDLC and Materiel.net are the following:
- MSI 27" Optix G27CQ4 (250€)
- Samsung 27" Odyssey G5 C27G55TQWR (250€)
- Asus TUF VG27WQ1B (330€, 27" IPS version (VG27AQ) at same price, 31.5" VA version (VG32VQ1BR) on sale and cheaper than its 27" counterpart somehow (300€), weird idk lol)
Outside of sales, there's also the ASUS TUF VG27WQ for 350€ I guess. The AOC CQ27G2U and Q27G2U are at 300€, I had a decent experience with AOC on my current panel so that could be a logical path too. The Gigabyte G27QC A is at 270€, just like the Acer Nitro XV272UPbmiiprzx.
Feel free to suggest a completely different model if you think it's worth it, notably even IPS ones if you think I would be better off having IPS instead of VA even though I spend a lot of time editing. If anything in my use case information is unclear feel free to ask for a clarification.