ASUS ROG is requesting our best suggestions for ROG product improvements. As a moderator I wonâ€™t have the ability to implement your suggestions but I will be picking some of the best to highlight for the ROG team so they know what matters to us, the community.
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1) Keep it positive and constructive. In most of the forum I try to allow you all to express your thoughts freely (within reason). This thread has the express purpose of generating constructive suggestions so I will be moderating this thread and deleting posts that do not contribute to that goal.
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3) Try for realistic ideas that appeal broadly to gamers. A small improvement on an existing ROG product is much more likely to get chosen than an entirely new product that only matters to a small number of people.
4) Support your favorites! You donâ€™t have to come up with a suggestion to help. If you see something you like, quote it and say so! More support for an idea improves its chances.
I believe sleep mode is regulated by various government bodies. So disabling it probably can't happen, but if other people want this too I'll forward it to the ROG folks and they can decide.
Xeromist thank you for your reply. Is there some way to know an official answer for what Asus thinks about the difficulties on hooking the video signal with some configurations on the PG32UQ? There are people who can't enter the BIOS even with recent graphic cards (eg. RTX 3090).
Till now we haven't received any official response about this and we don't know where the problem lies (the videocard, the monitor, the motherboard, etc.)
Everybody seems to have a different experience and sometimes the problem seems to appear randomly. Also, re-hooking the signal from a sleep state seems to be very , very slow. One word if this is solvable, if they're looking into it or whatever action they will take would be highly appreciated.
My #1 suggestion is to create a blur busters approved monitor with Variable Refresh Rate enabled at the same time as backlight strobing on a good IPS panel without red phosphor. ELMB sync is an amazing feature for me as it improves clarity at high refreshes and I get to keep Gsync/freesync enabled.
What does being blur buster approved entail? The following
1. Improved color quality of motion blur reduction
Old strobe backlights such as LightBoost were poor color quality, and had large brightness loss. A Blur Busters Approved monitor means better color quality during motion blur reduction. IPS monitors containing motion blur reduction can contain nearly 100% sRGB color gamut!
2. Eliminate strobe crosstalk double-images
Many low-quality strobe backlights generate too much strobe crosstalk, creating harsh looking motion. A Blur Busters Approved monitor means less strobe crosstalk.
3. Adjustable persistence with variable MPRT
Reducing motion blur sometimes leads to large brightness loss. We understand two different pixel response benchmarks, GtG versus MPRT. A Blur Busters Approved monitor means adjustable trade-off between brightness versus motion clarity. In addition, flexible strobe level adjustments allows adjustable MPRT that can become better than 1ms MPRT.
4. Additional refresh rates with motion blur reduction
More refresh rates are made available with motion blur reduction on a Blur Busters Approved monitor. Lower refresh rates can mean reduced strobe crosstalk, while high refresh rates can mean reduced input latency.
5. Firmware upgradeable
Monitors are getting complex with more features. Worried about bugs? Firmware upgradeable means increased peace of mind! Manufacturers are required to permit end-user firmware upgrades in order to get the Blur Busters seal of approval.
6. Vastly improved motion blur reduction at lower Hz on a high Hz monitor
Refresh rate headroom is very healthy for motion blur reduction. 120 Hz strobing on a 240 Hz monitor can be tuned to be vastly superior quality to 120 Hz strobing on a 144 Hz monitor. Even though users have a choice of higher-Hz motion blur reduction, people who prefer CRT will be pleased to know that a Blur Busters Approved monitor, strobed at a Hz well below maximum, can produce a motion experience superior to a CRT.
I currently own the Asus XG27AQM and Asus XG27AQMR and while the ELMB sync implementation does to some extent work(works way better on asus XG27AQMR) there needs to be some updates.
1. ELMB sync needs to be firmware upgradable, these monitors desperately need a firmware update to improve elmb sync, the overdrive is set too high on both, at LEAST allow user selectable overdrive while ELMB sync is active.
2. Enable user selectable overdrive when ELMB sync is active (XG27AQMR works best with overdrive 4 but in ELMB sync mode it replaces it with some weird 255 value through VPC codes being read on the monitor, not sure what's up with that)
3. Enable strobe length change during ELMB sync, the XG27AQMR is too bright with ELMB sync enabled and there's no way to change brightness, when ELMB sync is enabled, turn the DDC commands for changing brightness into strobe length for ELMB sync, I'm pretty sure you can make it a variable that can change the algorithm it uses for PWM between the strobes to prevent flicker.
4. Allow Asus display widget lite to enable/disable ELMB sync based on what program/game is in the foreground. Gigabyte monitors with aim stabilizer sync already does this and I'd like to see this enabled for asus monitors. Hell I would say you can lock the overdrive while ELMB sync is active ONLY if you allow us to set the exact overdrive we want to use for that specific game/profile using display widget.
These are my suggestions, I am a very big fan of backlight strobing as it's currently the best middle ground for motion clarity. OLEDs are nice but they have burn in, text fringing and limited lifespan vs using a good IPS monitor. Even the best OLEDs on the monitor market currently still have 4.2 ms of persistence (still 4.2 ms of persistence if you use BFI of 120 hz on a 240 hz oled panel) which is not as clear as a perfectly strobbed IPS panel.