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Would a 60hz monitor look just as good as a 120hz monitor at a 60fps cap? Would the difference in smoothness be minimal or would the 120hz monitor still look much more smooth at 60fps.
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A few people say 120hz is better because it's "smoother". Personally I HATE 120hz. It looks odd to me. When I watch it I can see speed ups of frames or stuttering as if it is trying to fit extra frames in places it shouldn't. Which is why we got a Plasma and a LCD 60hz and I don't look back.
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120Hz TVs and monitors use different technology. For monitors (120Hz input) 120fps looks much smoother than 60fps when there is a lot of motion. In FPS games you can see a lot more of what is around while spinning and CQ combat stuff.

120Hz TVs have only 60Hz inputs and use interpolation to create the extra frames. A whole different animal than 120Hz monitors.

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Would a 60hz monitor look just as good as a 120hz monitor at a 60fps cap? Would the difference in smoothness be minimal or would the 120hz monitor still look much more smooth at 60fps.
Both at 60 FPS they would look the same. Are you talking about an underpowered GPU setup or something?
Edited by Draygonn - 8/3/11 at 12:58am
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post #4 of 16
I guess nobody reads stickies anymore.

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Regarding TRUE 120hz monitors, (and future TRUE 120hz LCD HDTVs) these displays will indeed improve your gaming experience (few exceptions). Because the screen is refreshing 120 times a second, the image projected will seem smoother and decrease tearing, even when gaming at below 60fps. Note though when gaming at a frame rate of exactly 60fps (vsync on at 60), 120hz LCD HDTVs and TRUE 120hz monitors should theoretically perform identically (both displays refreshing 120 times a second and repeating each frame once at 60fps). More information is being outputted to your eyes at 120hz even if it's just repeating frames, making the experience seem smoother.
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...explained.html
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In short; only get a 120Hz monitor if you can actually push 120fps (or 3D).
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post #6 of 16
If you play games and buy new, you buy 120hz, anything else seems a waste of resources.

120hz screens are better, some take note with smoothness, some with clarity, and some with how much strain is lessen with 120hz.
I run 120hz in eyefinity now, much improvement from my 60+hz screens

don't need 120fps to use a 120hz screen, as the update frequency helps with lower fps also.
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post #7 of 16
120hz is infinitely better than 60. The smoothness of it is just amazing. Once you try one out, you'll never be able to game in 60hz again. Even if you can't pull a consistent 120fps, it's still better due to the fact there is no/very very little tearing with vsync turned off. Plus, if you still want to use vsync for some reason, it produces extremely minimal mouse lag compared to when you use it on a 60hz monitor.

I just wish someone would make a perfect 120hz monitor. The BenQ XL2410t is close, but not quite.
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I know a 120hz monitor is going to look a lot smoother at 60+ fps, even more at 120fps but, wouldn't a 60hz monitor at 60 fps or less not be just as or just a little less smooth as a 120hz monitor?
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Quote:
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A few people say 120hz is better because it's "smoother". Personally I HATE 120hz. It looks odd to me. When I watch it I can see speed ups of frames or stuttering as if it is trying to fit extra frames in places it shouldn't. Which is why we got a Plasma and a LCD 60hz and I don't look back.
You are talking about TVs. He's asking about monitors. Totally different ballgame.

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I know a 120hz monitor is going to look a lot smoother at 60+ fps, even more at 120fps but, wouldn't a 60hz monitor at 60 fps or less not be just as or just a little less smooth as a 120hz monitor?
At 60fps or less I believe that it wouldn't matter if you had a 60hz or 120hz monitor. It wouldn't look smooth either way.
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post #10 of 16
I find it more smoother, especially in aero

But seriously. Yeah it's all about the smoothness. I don't think I'm ever going back to 60hz again
 
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