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120Hz monitor for gaming suggestion?

#21PerpetualPanikPosted 2/19/2014 12:22:35 PM(edited)
Get the Asus VG248QE and use the lightboost "hack".

http://www.blurbusters.com/faq/60vs120vsLB/
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#22arleasPosted 2/19/2014 12:30:17 PM
From: Ruzz9 | #006
with all this talk of Gsync stuff should I wait for that?


Last I heard the Gysnc monitors were going to be around $800... Unless you were really looking to spend that much, I'd keep waiting until they drop to reasonable levels.

From: PerpetualPanik | #021
Get the Asus VG248QE and use the lightboost "hack".

http://www.blurbusters.com/faq/60vs120vsLB/


This is what I have, with the strobelight program it removes all trace of blur and then once it's properly calibrated it looks pretty good (I didn't buy one of those devices to actually calibrate it though so I kinda have to do this all by hand).

Without the strobelight program you get that ugly motion blur effect, even on text scrolling on the browser.
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#23KamenRiderBladePosted 2/19/2014 12:32:01 PM(edited)
KamenRiderBlade posted...
http://gaming.eizo.com/products/foris_fg2421/

24" Eizo FORIS FG2421 120 Hz MVA panel

1920 x 1080

From all the reviews I've read about this, the price is reasonable for the quality of panel that you get.

Eizo is really known for super professional monitors used by those who need maximum accuracy / performance, and they've decided to get into gaming monitors.

The color reproduction, the high 120 Hz refresh rate, and the wide viewing angle makes this the closest you're going to get to a high end panel that is 120 Hz.


Or you can use this, no need to hack, and it's 120 Hz with a MVA panel. It also has the light boost feature without having to hack it, it's just a menu setting that you can turn on/off.
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#24Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 12:39:08 PM
I was going to go with the ASUS one but with hearing about the blur I'm torn. :/ This "hack" is it something I have to mod physically?

I do a lot of browsing on my PC but it's solely for games, sometimes music, and rarely movies.
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#25arleasPosted 2/19/2014 12:41:57 PM(edited)
From: Ruzz9 | #024
I was going to go with the ASUS one but with hearing about the blur I'm torn. :/ This "hack" is it something I have to mod physically?


It's a program that just makes the backlight strobe at the same rate as the refresh rate.... It's similar to running it in 3D mode all the time. It's a small program and mostly unobtrusive. You may see it 'initializing" the monitors on startup for maybe 20 seconds and then after that, no problems.

The monitor has the "light boost" feature on its own, but for whatever reason, It never seemed to remove the blur for me UNTIL I used the strobelight.exe

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#26Worknofun370Posted 2/19/2014 12:45:05 PM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Worknofun370 posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...


Both are 144hz, they cost the same when they came out, and general consensus is that they're pretty much identical in terms of the LCD it's self.
It's not uncommon for competing brands to buy panels from the same source. And they're both 144hz specifically. Not 143hz, not 145hz, not 140hz, but 144hz.



Ah gotcha, so you're just assuming they're the same because the specs are similar. That's kinda what I was assuming what you were doing, but just seeing if I was missing something obvious out there.


While they may be the same (I personally don't believe they are), just because the specs are similar doesn't mean they are the exact same panel.


It's pretty unlikely that there's a surplus of different 144hz 24inch gaming-calibrated LCD models out there. :>
There's really nothing at all to suggest they're using different panels.



And other than the specs being similar, there's really nothing to suggest they're using the same one panel either I also think you're focusing a bit to much on the fact they're both 144hz.

Now, don't get me wrong, they easily could be the same panel. I just need a little more than specs being similar to make the claim they are identical.
#27Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 12:59:52 PM
So basically with that monitor I just run the program and I'm good? Does it reduce the life or do anything negative? Otherwise the monitor is good for all types of gaming?
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#28AsellusPosted 2/19/2014 1:08:48 PM
I'm pretty sure the panels in those two are identical, and the Asus display can be upgraded for G-Sync with a G-Sync module kit.

That's not exactly a minor undertaking though and it voids the monitor's warranty.
#29Ruzz9(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 1:49:11 PM
Any other input? It's for overall gaming FPS included but I love RPGs, I was reading up the ASUS has contrast/color issues.
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#30Worknofun370Posted 2/19/2014 1:53:44 PM
Ruzz9 posted...
Any other input? It's for overall gaming FPS included but I love RPGs, I was reading up the ASUS has contrast/color issues.


The BenQ I listed has the same issues (Hey, more evidence for them being the same panel ;) )

It's just not super impressive color wise. It's OK, equal to the majority of TN Panels i've used, but just isn't impressive considering the price. The value comes in with the smoothness of things... I honestly thought I wouldn't see much, if any, different between 60hz and 120-144hz, but it's very noticeable.