Acer begins with the latest in monitor tech, a type of IPS panel called Quick IPS. These brand-new panel parts bring solid watching angles as well as saturated shade into the globe of rate with gray-to-gray (GTG) feedback times of 1ms or less. The X38 additionally uses G-Sync, with the current Nvidia module integrating HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 inputs. We likewise got it to run AMD FreeSync, though it has actually not been accredited by AMD. An indigenous 144 Hz refresh rate is enhanced by a trustworthy 175 Hz overclock easily accessible in the on-screen display screen (OSD) food selection. Our sample ran at full speed uncreative.
The X38’s resolution is something rather new to the market, 3840 x 1600. It’s basically the same pixel thickness as a 34-inch 3440 x 1440 monitor: 111 pixels per inch (ppi) versus 110ppi. That extra screen height is apparent also, as the 21:9 facet ratio X38 is taller than a 16:9 27-inch monitor. It’s likewise about 1.5 inches taller than a 34-inch ultra-wide.
The X38 approves HDR10 signals as much as 10 bits, with peak outcome over 450 nits. Though the panel’s native contrast proportion is an IPS-typical 1,000:1, it consists of a variable backlight function that effectively increases that figure, which we’ll explore in a bit. Acer consists of prolonged shade with over 92% DCI-P3 coverage. There’s also an sRGB alternative in the menu that makes certain SDR product is made in the correct shade area.
The Killer X38 ships totally set up as well as just requires lifting it out of the box to start. That’s made easy by a huge take care of atop the upright. A cable management part breaks onto the base. The power supply is outside, as well as you also get HDMI, DisplayPort and also USB cords in the box.
The Killer X38 is certainly huge, however not a lot that it won’t fit on the ordinary desktop. It has a really deep base, over 11 inches, so it’s incredibly secure. The stand is also rock-solid with all-metal building and construction as well as company movements that exhibit high quality. Turn is -5/ 35 levels, with 30 degrees swivel and a 5-inch elevation modification. The panel is rather thick at 4.7 inches, with slim flush bezels around the leading and also sides. Nvidia G-Sync graphic is proudly shown on the bottom left, and also the Predator logo is front and also center on the bottom, rendered in sleek silver.
On the left side are 2 USB ports, which are welcome as a lot of new screens delegate them all to the bottom. You obtain 2 even more USB ports on the major input panel, together with one each of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 (for which is much better for video gaming, see: DisplayPort vs HDMI).
For audio, you can plug headphones into the display’s 3.5 mm jack or use the integrated 7W speakers. The audio speakers play fairly noisally, with a tidy midrange and no audible distortion.
Reach around the appropriate side and also you’ll locate an OSD joystick and also 3 control secrets, plus a power toggle. On-screen icons represent the functions, as well as the menu system is really easy to navigate.
Something you won’t find on the X38 is RGB. Though lighting accents do not add to video gaming performance, it’s coming to be extra typical to discover some kind of LED range on today’s video gaming displays, specifically in this costs rate variety. However if you’re investing this munch on a display, you can most likely likewise splurge for an RGB mousepad if you wish to add some color-controlled goodness to your desktop computer.