The Ultimate Gaming Experience with Alienware QD-OLED
Overview of Alienware QD-OLED gaming monitors
Alienware’s QD-OLED gaming monitors are becoming increasingly popular amongst gamers who are looking for the ultimate gaming experience. The AW3423DW and AW3423DWF deliver outstanding image quality, dynamic colour and smooth gaming performance due to their quantum dot-OLED technology. Both models feature a 34 inch 1800R curved display with an impressive WQHD Resolution of 3440 x 1440, allowing gamers to take advantage of unparalleled immersive gaming. The AW3423DWF has a refresh rate of 165Hz, while the AW3423DW has an even higher refresh rate of 175Hz, for virtually lag-free gaming. Both monitors offer Adaptive sync technology, enabling gamers to enjoy tear-free visuals and a stable, responsive gaming experience. With a wide selection of ports, including Displayport, HDMI and USB 3.2, these 34 inch Alienware QD-OLED monitors guarantee an uncompromised gaming experience.
Key features of the AW3423DW & AW3423DWF
Both models use the latest Quantum Dot OLED panel provided by Samsung which delivers high quality colour performance and cinema-grade colour coverage. They combine the advanced technology of OLED and the remarkable brightness of quantum dots.
By altering the wavelength of blue light rather than filtering it you can achieve a brighter display. As a result both the AW3423DW and AW3423DWF achieve a 1000-nit peak brightness rating that looks almost twice as bright as an LCD monitor. This earns both displays DisplayHDR 400 True Black certification.
Both displays cover 99.3% of the DCI-P3 colour space across wide viewing angles. That means you’ll experience a more vivid gamut from these monitors than you’ve ever seen before. Plus, they’re factory-calibrated to a Delta E of less than 2.
At their core, the AW3423DW and AW3423DWF are monitors for pc gaming. They boast 0.1 millisecond gray-to-gray response times, switching between colours almost immediately.
Both support variable refresh rate technologies that pace your GPU so tearing, stuttering, and blur become a thing of the past.
Differences between the AW3423DW & AW3423DWF
The key difference between these two curved monitors is the Variable Refresh Rate support.
The AW3423DW has native Nvida G-SYNC support while the AW3423DWF has native AMD FreeSync support.
The AW3423DW offers G-SYNC Ultimate certification, NVIDIA’s esteemed gaming display classification. It ensures lifelike high dynamic range (HDR), striking contrast, vibrant colour, and ultra-low latency gameplay. The G-SYNC module inside the AW3423DW provides the intellect behind NVIDIA’s premium technology. During gaming sessions, G-SYNC synchronizes the monitor’s refresh interval to match your graphics card’s frame rate. This eliminates screen tearing. Enabling Nvidia G-SYNC on your gaming PC will require an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.
In comparison the AW3423DWF supports AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro technology. Whereas NVIDIA’s G-SYNC uses a hardware-based module, FreeSync manages the same thing by using VESA’s Adaptive-Sync protocol. FreeSync Premium Pro is all about delivering the best HDR gaming experience possible, with a variable refresh rate leading the charge. Therefore due to the suite of features working through standardized protocols instead of a dedicated module, it costs less to implement in your gaming setup making the AW3423DWF a more affordable option for the modern gamer.
The other main difference to note is that the AW3423DWF features a Console Mode which will improve its compatibility with the PS5 and Xbox Series X this is due to being able to downscale the signal via the DisplayPort.
Comparison of design and aesthetic features
The distinctive Legend 2.0 design of both monitors is a mixture of pleasingly asthetic profile & enhanced functionality.
As well as the sleek QD-OLED curved 1800R panel, both the AW3423DW and the AW3423DWF feature improved cable management, 360° ventilation & a new centralised OSD joystick to make adjusting settings easier.
The AW3423DWF features AlienFX lighting on the logo & the back of the monitor in order to enhance gaming ambiance, whilst the AW3423DW features customizable stadium loop OLED AlienFX lighting.
The AW3423DW comes in Lunar light - a silvery white colour whereas the AW3423DWF comes in Dark side of the moon - a darker grey colour.
The similarities between the AW3423DW and AW3423DWF make them both incredible gaming monitors. So which is the best option for you?
PC gamers with high-end GeForce RTX graphics cards stand to benefit most from the AW3423DW’s G-SYNC Ultimate classification. It features the AlienFX custom stadium loop lighting, the higher 175hz refresh rate and comes in the sylish bright - Lunar light colour.
The AW3423DWF matches the AW3423DW in almost every specification which is important to gaming enthusiasts, it’s also a less expensive gaming monitor which may be more suited towards console gaming. Featuring the ambient AlienFX lighting, the slightly lower 165Hz refresh rate and coming in the moody grey - Dark side of the moon colour.
There are only good choices here; The AW3423DW and AW3423DWF are both an awesome ultrawide curved monitor with excellent WQHD screen resolution. Both have been designed with gamers in mind so choose the one that pairs best with your gaming setup and get ready to enjoy an exhilarating and immersive gaming experience.
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TECH SPECS COMPARISON
Compare the Tech specs below here using our handy comparison table.
|OLED monitor / Quantum Dot OLED||OLED monitor / Quantum Dot OLED|
|Class G||Class G|
|Yes (1800R)||Yes (1800R)|
|NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate||AMD FreeSync Premium Pro|
|OLED AlienFX lighting, USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub||AlienFX lighting system, USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub|
|QHD 3440 x 1440 (DisplayPort: 175 Hz, HDMI: 100 Hz, Displayport 10-bit: 144Hz)||QHD 3440 x 1440 (DisplayPort: 165 Hz, HDMI: 100 Hz, Displayport 10-bit: 100Hz)|
|0.23 mm||0.23 mm|
|Pixel Per Inch|
|1000 cd/m²||1000 cd/m²|
|1000000:1 / 1000000:1 (dynamic)||1000000:1 / 1000000:1 (dynamic)|
|0.1 ms (grey-to-grey)||0.1 ms (grey-to-grey)|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle|
|Vertical Viewing Angle|
|ComfyView||Dell ComfortView Plus|
|N/A||PiP & PbP|
|FPS Mode||FPS Mode|
|Flicker Free Technology||Flicker Free Technology|
|RTS Mode||RTS Mode|
|Mercury Free||Mercury Free|
|Arsenic Free Glass||Arsenic Free Glass|
|Sports Mode||Sports Mode|
|3 Gaming Modes||3 Gaming Modes|
|QuantumDot Technology||QuantumDot Technology|
|RPG Mode||RPG Mode|
|Delta E<2 calibration||Delta E<2 calibration|
|3-sided bezeless||3-sided bezeless|
|VESA DisplayHDR 400||VESA DisplayHDR 400|
|81.525 cm x 30.571 cm x 52.527 cm - with stand||81.525 cm x 30.571 cm x 41.557 cm - with stand (lowest position)|
|99.3% DCI-P3, 100% sRGB||99.3% DCI-P3, 149% sRGB|
|Lunar light||Dark Side of the Moon|
|2 X HDMI||HDMI|
|DisplayPort 1.4||2 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream with Battery Charging 1.2 Type A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream with Battery Charging 1.2|
|2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream Type A||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream||USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream|
|Audio line-out||Audio line-out|
|Display Position Adjustments|
|Height, swivel, tilt||Height, swivel, tilt|
|-20°to 20°||-20°to 20°|
|110 mm||110 mm|
|VESA Mounting Interface|
|100 x 100 mm||100 x 100 mm|
|AC 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)||AC 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)|
|Power Consumption (On mode)|
|42.3 W||34 W|
|Power Consumption SDR (On mode)|
|Power Consumption HDR (On mode)|
|Power Consumption (Max)|
|200 Watt||200 Watt|
|Power Consumption Stand by|
|0.5 Watt||0.5 Watt|
|Power Consumption (Off Mode)|
|0.3 Watt||0.3 Watt|
|Dimensions & Weight Details|
|With stand - width: 81.525 cm - depth: 30.571 cm - height: 52.527 cm||With stand (lowest position) - width: 81.525 cm - depth: 30.571 cm - height: 41.557 cm|
|With stand (highest position) - width: 81.525 cm - depth: 30.571 cm - height: 52.557 mm|
|Without stand - width: 81.525 cm - depth: 13.711 cm - height: 36.415 cm - weight: 6.92 kg||Without stand - width: 81.525 cm - depth: 12.711 cm - height: 36.415 cm - weight: 6.27 kg|
|15.9 kg||14.57 kg|
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