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Hey. I've read countless reviews and forums for answers over the course of the past 4 days after deciding to purchase a 120hz monitor for general purposes and to play the only FPS game I will ever come to play which is (CS 1.6).

Monitors I've researched:

1. BenQ XL2410T
2. Asus VG236H
3. Acer GD235hz
4. LG W2363D
5. Viewsonic VX2268wm

Now my problem.

I only have a laptop for my university and its a Asus K52DR. I only play CS 1.6 and LoL on it and the rest is for my work. Now, the only problem with this is that my laptop supports 1.3 HDMI and VGA ports. Most of the above monitors support HDMI, but don't know if they will support the 120hz. I don't care about the 3D aspect of the monitors, just the 120hz.

I just can't seem to come to a conclusion or loophole in whether there is a way I can achieve the 120hz through my laptop or that I will have to simply wait for a new 120hz through HDMI. I've read forums where someone has stated all they did was use the HDMI on their BenQ and was able to reach 120hz on their laptops and others saying that they forced their Viewsonic VX2268wm on their laptops to hit 120hz.

Please help. Really tired after countless hours of searching for the past 4 days.

For those of you who need to know the specs on my laptop:

Windows 7
AMD Phenom II Triple Core
4 GB Memory
7200 RPM Hard Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
post #2 of 11
I believe for 120Hz you need HDMI 1.4a.

Also if you aren't getting 120 fps or more I don't think the 120hz refresh rate will help.
And if you are connecting a 1080p or higher monitor to that laptop you aren't going to see very good fps. What is the standard resolution for the laptop?
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Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;14375688 
I believe for 120Hz you need HDMI 1.4a.

Also if you aren't getting 120 fps or more I don't think the 120hz refresh rate will help.
And if you are connecting a 1080p or higher monitor to that laptop you aren't going to see very good fps. What is the standard resolution for the laptop?

Standard with the laptop panel is 1366 x 768.
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Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW;14375688 
I believe for 120Hz you need HDMI 1.4a.

Also if you aren't getting 120 fps or more I don't think the 120hz refresh rate will help.
And if you are connecting a 1080p or higher monitor to that laptop you aren't going to see very good fps. What is the standard resolution for the laptop?

Also, the thing about CS 1.6 is that the engine caps itself at 100 FPS. It's a very old game. Currently with the laptop, I'm just playing at 100 fps with V-Sync off with a LCD tv at 60hz which is horrible. That's why I currently want to buy a new monitor.
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How about a hdmi to full link dvi cable such as this [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Link-Depot-Male-DVI-D-Cable/dp/B00180F402"]Amazon.com: Link Depot Male HDMI to Male DVI-D Cable (6 Feet): Electronics[/ame]
    
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Also since those two games aren't too demading you should get decen performance, hough you can also turn down the res if neccessary.
    
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the benq XL2410t has 120HZ support through hdmi. i can confirm this as i have one.

as for your hd5470, it is a low to mid level video card, what will end up happening is the monitor will scale the output and it will look grainy on the monitor (ive tried this with my laptop and it ends up doing this) despite setting it at 1080P.

hope this helps.
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the benq XL2410t has 120HZ support through hdmi. i can confirm this as i have one.

as for your hd5470, it is a low to mid level video card, what will end up happening is the monitor will scale the output and it will look grainy on the monitor (ive tried this with my laptop and it ends up doing this) despite setting it at 1080P.

hope this helps.

Yeah. I know the BenQ has the 1.3 HDMI. Also, can you explain the grainy look? Not sure what you meant by that, although (anything is better than my LCD tv atm), and lowering the resolution will be fine with me. And what laptop do you have? Also, which HDMI cord are you using or are you using an adapter?

Also if it's not too much trouble, do you think you can post a picture? I just want to be on the safe side if I do end up buying the BenQ and want that 120hz through HDMI cause I haven't heard that too frequently over forums.
Edited by akademicc - 7/28/11 at 6:50am
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Originally Posted by Aircon;14377646 
How about a hdmi to full link dvi cable such as this Amazon.com: Link Depot Male HDMI to Male DVI-D Cable (6 Feet): Electronics

My friend has an Asus VG236H and I brought my laptop over to see if I can achieve 120hz through an DVI adapter but to no avail.
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