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post #11 of 18
I had an LCD once, It couldn't do 144hz so i gave it to my wife.

I myself am a fan of extreme responsiveness, both in games and out. I'm not too worried about color reproduction, although my P1230 looks absurdly vivid in comparison to the old Samsung HD2333.
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This.

I was so dead set on IPS/high res till I saw the S27A950D in person. 120hz is just on a different level than IPS, and unless you're photo/video editing the 120hz is worlds ahead in gaming.
I don't understand the 'worlds ahead in gaming'. I am also looking for a new monitor and debating whether to go 30" high res or 120hz, so I'm looking for practical feedback.

A higher resolution gives you a greater FOV, which IS an advantage, maybe not as much as eyefinity, however the eyefinity is going to cost considerably more in GPU.

So from what I've read the 120hz screens with an appropriate FPS helps you to react quick? So in theory you see things quicker or as you pan across the field it displays quicker and less blur?

Playing a FPS shooter active the picture quality is great when you're sniping or looking at the floor. Otherwise it comes down to seeing movement for a shot, correct?

(I didn't want to start a thread on high resolution vs 120hz - but I'm very interested in pros and cons - especially given that it seems BF3 will need some heavy graphics to do eyefinity well)

Thanks in advance
post #13 of 18
Ykp

Higher resolution doesn't give you a higher FOV if the aspect ratio stays the same

1440x900 and 2560x1600 see just as much.

It's just the image clarity ( and how easily far away objects can be seen ) that changes.
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post #14 of 18
I personally feel 2 GTX 570s (Frozr PE/OC) are the best bang for your buck. Also, I'm got the Samsung s27a950d playing BF3 and it's smokin'. Crystal clear and I couldn't ask for better performance from both the 570s and the monitor. Now I know that all the graphic settings aren't there yet, but I'm completely satisfied with what I have now!
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Ykp

Higher resolution doesn't give you a higher FOV if the aspect ratio stays the same

1440x900 and 2560x1600 see just as much.

It's just the image clarity ( and how easily far away objects can be seen ) that changes.
haha, I feel old. I'm complete wrong in my thinking and your comment made me take a look at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_o...in_video_games

So then the practical argument between high resolution (2560 x 1600) and 120hz 1080p monitors would be image clarity vs overall response time.

Again I appreciate feedback on this because almost every thread I find talks about their individual preference, it does not offer the pros and cons to practical gaming.

Thanks for clarifying the FOV. It looks like aspect ratio and stringing monitors together are the only way to improve this.
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Interesting comment. Completely wrong but interesting otherwise.

I'd spend some time proving how inaccurate your statement is but I fear it would be wasted...
Opinions can never be wrong, my friend. Being a moderator, you should know that.

And you can feel I'm wrong all you want - I've used a 120hz display first hand. In games like BF - the difference is negligible. Meanwhile, the game looks like garbage next my my U2311h.

I'd love to hear your counterarguments, I wouldn't want you to waste your precious, condescending time however.
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post #17 of 18
Definitively go for a 120hz monitor. I have logged ~30 hours in BF3, ~20 on a ACD and ~10 on a S23A750. I am getting ~90-100 FPS on a 6970 and even that the game feels so much better. If you really are going for GTX580's SLI'd then you should definitively be able to hit 120.
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Yeah, go ahead, get the 120hz. If you don't mind the game looking like as..er.. crap that is. I'll stick with the beautiful IPS thank you.

In a BF game you're not going to be able to take advantage of 120hz. This isn't counterstrike, or quake.
I don't understand why you say he wouldn't be able to take advantage of 120HZ. Comparing the game to counterstrike or quake is perfectly acceptable. Have you even played Metro yet? It's all about FPS. Dice has maps with vehicles and maps without vehicles. On the maps without vehicles the counterstrike comparison is spot on, its even more important to get the drop on your enemy because the bullets do so much damage vs counterstrike or other FPS games. If you plan on spending 90+% of your time in some vehicle in BF3 then I could see maybe 120HZ as not being that big of a deal. If it's closer to 50/50 then for sure go for 120hz. I've played the game on a ACD and on a 120hz monitor and I very much prefer the 120hz, its not even close. IPS is too slow. ACD's are very fast for IPS too because there is no scaler.
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