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ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?

ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display?
ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz and NVIDIA G-Sync-capable XG2703-GS is one of the best gaming monitors money can buy right now. We discuss why.
By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 7:54 pm

The Best?

 

For the past two weeks or so, I've been using ViewSonic's XG2703-GS monitor: a 27-inch display with a native resolution of 2560x1440 and refresh rate of 165Hz - one of the highest you can get right now on a 1440p panel.

 

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ViewSonic hasn't really been well known in the gaming monitor world, especially up against the likes of ASUS, Acer, and BenQ - but they are a gem when you use one. The NVIDIA G-Sync-capable XG2703-GS is one of the best I've used so far, and its massive 165Hz refresh rate feels buttery smooth.

 

 

Is there a difference between 144Hz and 165Hz? Well, I'll have to spill those beans later on in the article.

 

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Test System Specs

 

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K (stock clocks)

RAM: 16GB G.Skill DDR4-4000MHz

GPU: NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal)

SSD: Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2

PSU: Corsair RM1000X

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H110i

Chassis: Corsair Carbide Air 540

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