Everest - Image Quality Testing
We put the new Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP through its paces with a number of applications and real-world test scenarios, in addition to Everest Ultimate Edition from Lavalys. This diagnostic and benchmark tool suite allows you to test many aspects of a system's features and performance, including display performance and image quality. Everest's Monitor Diagnostics provide a few key test patterns that allow us to evaluate various aspects such as color accuracy, uniformity and convergence.
These are but a sampling of the patterns displayed using Everest's Monitor Diagnostics. In all of the other test patterns, the 3008WFP produced perfectly straight lines for convergence and focus, with zero distortion evident even at the far corners of the screen (which is expected with an LCD). The 3008 also performed well in the solid color fill tests not seen here, offering perfect uniformity across every square inch of its massive 30" area. In terms of color gamut performance the 3008's 117% color gamut capable screen offered slightly more accurate color reproduction and gradient response, but it wasn't earth-shattering by any stretch, at least from our perspective. In fact, we can't even reproduce an image here on this page to convey the difference because web browsers inherently are limited to the sRGB color spectrum, which is a subset of what the 3008WFP is capable of. In general, only those who deal in super high-end color fidelity, as with desktop publishing, image handling, and professional digital photography will appreciate the Adobe RGB 98 capable color range of the 3008WFP.