Should you buy the Acer predator X34 or the PG348Q? The Ultimate Ultrawide screen battle takes place with the Acer Predator X34 vs the Pg348Q. Both panels feature a 3440×1440 IPS display running at 100hz. Given they use the same panel, what differentiates these two behemoths? Well i’ve nailed it down to five different factors from quality control, chassis,
osd and user experience.
I would for sure say that the PG348Q is the best gaming monitor of 2016, with the X34 following in a close second. The XB271hu and PG278Q are both superb options as well for those wanting a more 16:9 experience or who don’t have the graphics horsepower (those who own a 1070 for example) to run 3440×1440 at max and 100hz.
In terms of performance required to run this panel, I use a GTX 1080 and have to lower down a few settings in battlefield 1 and the witcher 3 to get a solid 100fps. A 1080 will not max out everything and give you 100fps. You’ll need a 1070 sli setup for that.
A 1070 however is still a very capable performer at this resolution and frame rate.
If you were curious about the X34 vs the X34a, I’m unsure as to whether there is a difference in panel quality. I was told that the only differences between the two is the ergonomic options and an ‘improved’ OSD. The X34a also has an inbuilt headphone stand. At this stage, if asked between the X34a and PG348Q, I would still say the PG348Q is my gaming monitor of choice for 2016.
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TFT Source- X34 and PG348Q are the same panel: