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So do I need a highend GPU to use one of those 144Hz monitors ?

#1Kano92Posted 6/12/2014 4:53:33 PM
know that ASUS VG248QE is a good monitor according to some but lets say for whatever reason I don't want my PC games running at 144Hz can I go into settings and set it to only 60Hz or 85Hz can I choose which refresh rate I want ? If I do like the higher refresh rates I only have GTX 660 alot of newer games there is no way I'll be able to run the games at a constant 144Hz or near it, but does that matter that I can't though ?

So lets say I play a newer game for example and only be able to run it at 45 fps but the monitor refresh is set at 144Hz is that going cause alot of tearing ? Would it safe to say if you run a high refresh rate monitor you should have a high end card like the GTX 760+ or better ? and no I'm not upgrading anytime either.

So one should just keep the refresh rate at 144Hz even though you can't run the game at that FPS ?

What about vsync Should keep that off if you know you can't run the game at steady wet FPS ?

Would be worth getting or these monitors with my setup though ?

Can I change the refresh to maybe 85hz and then I may have better chance to attain 85 FPS steady with my gpu ?

Also why 144Hz why not 120Hz, any significance about 144Hz ?

Sorry about all the questions I need a monitor soon and want to make sure I buy the right one.
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#2Garage_ManPosted 6/12/2014 4:56:06 PM
Why get a high Hz monitor if you aren't gonna drive it? You'd be fine with a 60hz panel. You will need a 780/ti to actually take advantage of these things. This is not for the lower end market...
#3PhilOnDezPosted 6/12/2014 4:56:28 PM
I would take a 60hz IPS monitor over a 120-144hz tn monitor, doubly so in your case since you'd have to turn down settings in a lot of games to hit 144.
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#4Kano92(Topic Creator)Posted 6/12/2014 6:14:56 PM
ok, thanks that's what I thought.
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#5fire2boxPosted 6/12/2014 7:10:03 PM
screens that are higher then 60 fps are nice but if you can't afford SLI/Crossfire then there's really no point in it.

You could get above 60 fps on older games but for like a single 660 or my 7870. there will be a vast frame rate difference between older games and new ones, I figure that would drive me crazy.
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#6ClouddxPosted 6/12/2014 7:16:41 PM
If you're playing CS:GO competitively it doesn't take that much to hit 144fps, and the lessened input lag is always great.
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#7Vs1991Posted 6/12/2014 7:21:11 PM
less response time. no screen tearing. you can play alot of games maxed, maybe not the latest stuff like watch dogs but you can turn down the settings. i got a 660ti and its great. the games i play often have no problem running at 144hz. games like watch dogs i gotta turn down settings a bit, but it aint something im gonna be playing often after i finish it. plus imma upgrade to the 800 series when it comes out
#8Eclypse9810Posted 6/12/2014 7:25:19 PM
Only use 144Hz if your fps can stay at over 144. A perfectly smooth over 60 fps on 60 Hz is better then 80~140 fps jumping around on 144 Hz. Consistency is key.
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#9elsmittyPosted 6/12/2014 7:28:49 PM
I have that exact monitor and a gtx 770 + NVidia 3d vision and I can they are worth every penny.
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#10shmirlywhirlPosted 6/12/2014 7:33:48 PM
Vs1991 posted...
less response time. no screen tearing. you can play alot of games maxed, maybe not the latest stuff like watch dogs but you can turn down the settings. i got a 660ti and its great. the games i play often have no problem running at 144hz. games like watch dogs i gotta turn down settings a bit, but it aint something im gonna be playing often after i finish it. plus imma upgrade to the 800 series when it comes out


I also have a 660ti but I didn't think it could handle 144hz unless it was with like TF2 or CS:GO.

Would you mind posting the rest of your specs and what games you play?
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