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Rhonin the wizard said:

The games for Humble Choice December 2021 have been revealed.

I had the cheaper "classic" pricing on humble choice and was questioning if I should drop the subscription and lose it a while back, but I'm glad I did. The games they've had in recent months I'm just not interested in. Nothing will beat the month they gave both Crash NSane and Spyro for me, especially as Spyro had only just come to PC a couple of months prior.



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Alright time for some initial review of the 4k pg32uq monitor

Setting it up was crazy easy. Takes less than a minute to attach legs to the stand and it's entirely tool less. Once that is done, you are ready to plug in the included Display Port and HDMI 2.1 cable. Once I plugged it in, 3080 detected it was a G-sync compatible monitor and it was ready to go. I did use tft centrals setup guide for optimal performance.

Streaming Video experience

So most of the content out there is 1080p with some going up to 1440p/4k. On Youtube, there is a noticeable blur watching 1080p content but I do think that this has a lot to do with the bit rate and not the resolution. The reason is when I watch Prime Video at 1080p, it looks quite good. Both you can live with but you will notice a difference when watching Youtube.

HDR gaming experience

I played Forza Horizon 5 with HDR on. Even with only 600 nits and 16 local dimming zones, there is certainly a good amount of difference between SDR and HDR in Forza Horizon 5. But I do think that for me who likes low brightness, I do have to nerf the levels a bit which granted negates some of the purpose of HDR but sitting so close to the monitor I do think amplifies the 600 nits a bit more than say a TV that only does 600 nits but you sit much further away. As for blacks, while you won't get deep blacks like you would with OLED/MiniLED, I do think the black levels are low enough so it doesn't look terrible and actually looks reasonably good.

One thing to note though is that once you get out of an HDR application and use a normal app like Discord, the local dimming zones goes all weird and you can see them. Luckily you can turn them off in the options.

4K gaming

I obviously haven't tested too many games as I just got the monitor but so far, I can max out Forza Horizon 5 at 4k and the average fps hovers around 70-80fps with high 60s when you really start crashing into a bunch of things with cars around. I did play around with the render resolution and you can certainly lower it a bit without noticing too many issues to gain more performance but I'll probably continue to play at Native 4k for the most part.

Other thoughts

The most shocking thing was that RGB was not on enabled by default. An Asus ROG monitor where RGB was not on by default? Impossibru!

With the inclusion of a 4k monitor, I am using a dual monitor setup now with the Alienware on the right and Asus on the left. It works surprisingly well in Windows 11 but because the Alienware isn't nearly as bright, it's better to just use SDR instead on the Asus. But my desk isn't quite big enough to accommodate both so I might have to get a monitor arm for the Alienware.

I haven't tried playing blurays on it yet or even hooked up my PS5/Series X. I'll probably experiment with it a bit more later and post my thoughts here.

Overall, it's a great monitor!



             

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My M32U is working well too and I ended up buying a 65U8G on sale to go with it. No bugs or defects to report on either, thankfully. It's my first time browsing or gaming at 120+ fps and I gotta say it's pretty nice.



Now that you've posted your impressions and are quite satisfied with it, I can finally say it: congratulations on your purchase.

You comment regarding the brightness of HDR, even at 600 nits, is something that worries me. I currently have the brightness of my monitor set at 12% and it still hurts when looking at a white image.

"Thankfully", I won't have to face that problem for a while .



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Chazore said:
zero129 said:

Just look at the down votes i been getting for pointing them out in the news post here. Clearly we have lots of salty sony fans here too. And now they following me down voting everything i post on the news story's and they are only making sure i have plenty of salt for my chips as i love the down votes. Each one of them mean i have a different flavor from every sony fan. And then they wonder why everyone hates Sony fanboys.

It doesn't help that if you're a supporter on VGC, you get twice the upvote/downvote power (that and making ghost alt accounts to downvote/upvote is a thing). 

Mods should just get rid of downvotes, because all they are used for is hiding other people's posts, because they don't want them to be seen. Seeing my post about the game awards part of Bobby mentioning got me thinking that a number of folks on this site must be pretty mentally fucked up, to want to censor me for wanting shit done about a CEO or a GOTY swards show, to stop coddling bullshitters who are running a show, where one of their employees offed themselves. 

Like if some users on this site don't give a shit that's fine, you do you, but if you're gonna censor me in defence of some bs CEO or dude running a GOTY show, who cannot grow a spine, then I'd like to exchange fist to face with that person doing the downvoting, because that ain't okay.

Approved! But it sadly isn't up to the Mod team, sorry

I do hate downvotes though, I even question if upvotes are hurting the site as it could be argued they discourage posting but on downvotes specifically, they were originally mostly for spambots to hide them until a Mod dealt with the comment, now we have next to no spambots so that's irrelevant.

It seems to me now that downvotes are used (mostly) for console warring, folk downvoting fanbases for being on the other side, folk downvoting users simply cause they dislike them, regardless of the content of their post, I hate that supporters have extra voting power because it isn't a true representation of things and I think we'll get to a point where it discourages posting entirely.

Idk if Talon is still around though Tbh...

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Ryuu96 said:
Chazore said:

It doesn't help that if you're a supporter on VGC, you get twice the upvote/downvote power (that and making ghost alt accounts to downvote/upvote is a thing). 

Mods should just get rid of downvotes, because all they are used for is hiding other people's posts, because they don't want them to be seen. Seeing my post about the game awards part of Bobby mentioning got me thinking that a number of folks on this site must be pretty mentally fucked up, to want to censor me for wanting shit done about a CEO or a GOTY swards show, to stop coddling bullshitters who are running a show, where one of their employees offed themselves. 

Like if some users on this site don't give a shit that's fine, you do you, but if you're gonna censor me in defence of some bs CEO or dude running a GOTY show, who cannot grow a spine, then I'd like to exchange fist to face with that person doing the downvoting, because that ain't okay.

Approved! But it sadly isn't up to the Mod team, sorry

I do hate downvotes though, I even question if upvotes are hurting the site as it could be argued they discourage posting but on downvotes specifically, they were originally mostly for spambots to hide them until a Mod dealt with the comment, now we have next to no spambots so that's irrelevant.

It seems to me now that downvotes are used (mostly) for console warring, folk downvoting fanbases for being on the other side, folk downvoting users simply cause they dislike them, regardless of the content of their post, I hate that supporters have extra voting power because it isn't a true representation of things and I think we'll get to a point where it discourages posting entirely.

Idk if Talon is still around though Tbh...

and we know people with 2 jobs can spend that extra cash on supporter



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TallSilhouette said:

My M32U is working well too and I ended up buying a 65U8G on sale to go with it. No bugs or defects to report on either, thankfully. It's my first time browsing or gaming at 120+ fps and I gotta say it's pretty nice.

Good to hear you are enjoying it and congrats on both the monitor and TV!

JEMC said:

Now that you've posted your impressions and are quite satisfied with it, I can finally say it: congratulations on your purchase.

You comment regarding the brightness of HDR, even at 600 nits, is something that worries me. I currently have the brightness of my monitor set at 12% and it still hurts when looking at a white image.

"Thankfully", I won't have to face that problem for a while .

Yea the problem with this monitor is that the full screen brightness is 600 nits so it will push out that in HDR mode no matter what you are doing. While in gaming, it can dim parts of it since the game is signalling the monitor to do so, in office tasks where there's plenty of white and such, it can give you a headache. I basically have mine in SDR mode with 14 brightness setting and that's about as bright as my Alienware set to 40%.

I do think that with more zones, it will probably be better in the future though.



             

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Rhonin the wizard said:

The games for Humble Choice December 2021 have been revealed.

Another underwhelming month... pause!

But maybe I'll buy Deathloop in the Humble Store instead... just 20 bucks.



Skipping this month of Humble Choice wasn't much of a choice for me this time, since none of this month's games interest me enough for me to believe I would get to playing them in like the next five years. At a quick glance, the games did seem good, but they haven't really managed to catch my attention, so too bad for them.

Ryuu96 said:

I think we'll get to a point where it discourages posting entirely.

I can confirm this is already the case. If I think a comment is likely to get tons of downvotes, I might skip posting altogether because why bother? Sometimes I still comment because I want to, but comments for news are a dumpster fire to me. Vote outcome and comment quality seem to correlate very poorly. Obviously this is not a problem on the forums, where there is no downvoting, but the comment section for news is extremely discouraging here.



Captain_Yuri said:

JEMC said:

Now that you've posted your impressions and are quite satisfied with it, I can finally say it: congratulations on your purchase.

You comment regarding the brightness of HDR, even at 600 nits, is something that worries me. I currently have the brightness of my monitor set at 12% and it still hurts when looking at a white image.

"Thankfully", I won't have to face that problem for a while .

Yea the problem with this monitor is that the full screen brightness is 600 nits so it will push out that in HDR mode no matter what you are doing. While in gaming, it can dim parts of it since the game is signalling the monitor to do so, in office tasks where there's plenty of white and such, it can give you a headache. I basically have mine in SDR mode with 14 brightness setting and that's about as bright as my Alienware set to 40%.

I do think that with more zones, it will probably be better in the future though.

That much brightness would be unbearable to me.

OLED TV/monitors don't have that problem, and we'll see what happens with micro-LED ones.



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