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120Hz or 1440p monitor?

#11StarksPosted 9/17/2013 12:51:40 PM
From: MasterDonGero | #005
If you can't net more than 60 FPS in games, there is absolutely no reason to get a 120 Hz monitor.

24fps videos need 120hz to avoid frame skipping
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#12Last Grand MageX2Posted 9/17/2013 2:45:37 PM
I have a 1080p 120Hz monitor, a friend of mine has a 1440p 60Hz. 120Hz is really nice if you play a lot of FPS or fighting games, where frame rate is the absolute king. But I'd say in general a 60Hz 1440p monitor would be the better investment, as the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz is smaller than the difference between 1080p and 1440p.

If it were a choice between a 30Hz 1080p and a 60Hz 780p, that would be a different story.
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#13DARQ MXPosted 9/17/2013 3:01:30 PM
Slayn posted...
You can change the scaling of the fonts/icons on the desktop. Games just look so damned good at 1440p, it was a huge improvement. Not only that, but the actual panels are high quality and look so good. Plus some 1440p can overclock to 100-120+.


Games look damn good at 1080P too.
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#14oj_simpson007Posted 9/17/2013 3:09:20 PM
DARQ MX posted...
Slayn posted...
You can change the scaling of the fonts/icons on the desktop. Games just look so damned good at 1440p, it was a huge improvement. Not only that, but the actual panels are high quality and look so good. Plus some 1440p can overclock to 100-120+.


Games look damn good at 1080P too.


they do until you play in 1440p
once you go 1440p there's no going back.
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#15wizardmonPosted 9/17/2013 3:22:27 PM(edited)
oj_simpson007 posted...
DARQ MX posted...
Slayn posted...
You can change the scaling of the fonts/icons on the desktop. Games just look so damned good at 1440p, it was a huge improvement. Not only that, but the actual panels are high quality and look so good. Plus some 1440p can overclock to 100-120+.


Games look damn good at 1080P too.


they do until you play in 1440p
once you go 1440p there's no going back.


My old 20 inch CRT was 1440(Edit: Actually, I think it was 60 at 1440, with higher refresh rates unlocking at lower resolutions 800, 600 had some crazy 240FPS).
I went from that to my first LCD display which was a 19 inch 1280, 1024(60FPS).

I missed old CRT so much, it was the best catperch.
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#16nIMr0D888Posted 9/17/2013 3:26:29 PM
120hz> 1440p> IPS
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#17xAlucardraculAxPosted 9/17/2013 3:39:11 PM(edited)
Why not both?

I grabbed one of those Korean Samsung PLS 27" 2560x1440 panels (Qnix QX2710) for about $260 on Ebay two months ago (prices are a bit higher now) and mine was able to hit 120Hz nicely, there are some caveats of course that you would expect when you order these overseas, but I did some see Amazon starting to sell them at various parts of the world. Some people might not want to risk it but I cannot stress how insane of great value it is.

If you are interested look here for more information

http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/official-the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star
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