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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Acer XB270HU 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS G-Sync Monitor Review

05/15/2015 - 11:10

Displays have been a hot item as of late here at PC Perspective. Today we are looking at the new Acer XB270HU. In short, this is an IPS version of the ASUS ROG Swift. For the long version, it is a 1440P, 144Hz, G-Sync enabled 27 inch display....

Gaming Impressions, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

05/15/2015 - 01:47

Gaming Impressions (Ryan's Note): I think it's important to go into a bit of detail on the gaming impressions using the Acer XB270HU display. Even though we have been talking about our experiences of using G-Sync panels since late in 2013 when...

G-Sync Errata and TCON Artifacts

05/13/2015 - 23:41

G-Sync Errata

OSD Settings, Viewing Angles

05/13/2015 - 21:18

OSD Settings The OSD settings for this panel are fairly straightforward. The first thing to pop up is a quick menu of icons corresponding to color settings, brightness (0-100), Overdrive (3 levels), ULMB (85 and 100Hz), and more detailed settings: [...

Physical Design

05/13/2015 - 18:09

The XB270HU is an identical stand and layout to the Acer 27" 1080P TN G-Sync display and the Acer 28" 4K TN G-Sync displays. Here's a quick run through: [inline:files/review/2015-05-13/DSC01241.jpg] Let's start at the rear: [inline:...

Phison S10 Roundup - Kingston HyperX Savage vs. Patriot Ignite vs. Corsair Neutron XT

05/06/2015 - 11:32

Introduction: Back in November of last year, we tested the Corsair Neutron XT, which was the first product to feature the Phison PS3110-S10 controller. First spotted at Flash Memory Summit, the S10 sports the following features: Quad-core...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

05/04/2015 - 15:27

Conclusion: PROS: Good file creation and copy performance. Decent cost/GB (Patriot Ignite). CONS: Poor IOPS / queued performance on mixed workloads (where writes are involved). Poor sequential performance on previous small block writes (HDTach/HDTune...

Random Performance - Iometer (IOPS/latency), YAPT (random)

05/04/2015 - 15:22

We are trying something different here. Folks tend to not like to click through pages and pages of benchmarks, so I'm going to weed out those that show little to no delta across different units (PCMark). I'm also going to group results...

Sequential Performance - HDTach, HDTune, File Copy, YAPT (sequential)

05/04/2015 - 15:18

We have shifted over to combining our results into two groupings for consumer reviews. First up is sequential performance: HDTach:

Internals, Testing Methodology and System Setup

05/04/2015 - 15:12

Internals: First up is the Kingston HyperX Predator: [inline:files/review/2015-05-04/150430-154541.jpg]