I discovered over the weekend that my Acer VG270U P isn’t capable of HDR over DisplayPort, and if I switch to HDMI I can get HDR at the cost of the framerate. I didn’t know this at the time of researching, but this monitor has DisplayPort 1.2, which is incapable of true HDR output. I just figured since this was advertised as a 2020 gaming monitor that it would have DisplayPort 1.4, or at the very least 1.3.
It’s sad given this monitor is barely half a year old. I’m thinking I’ll put it back in its box and store it for emergency use, like if I have a monitor die and need a backup. This just gives me an excuse to go shopping for a 4K monitor I guess. 😛 Unfortunately I’m finding that the monitors are, like many other electronics at the mo, are being scalped for a profit because we live in a world of assholes with too much money. I’m not sure how long it will take me to track something down, but I figure with the 6800XT proving itself on the 4K proving grounds it would only be right to get a matching monitor. Then I can start delivering 4K content for YouTube! 😛