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Before I do it, I need some reassurance.

Is it really the best monitor I can get at that resolution and at that price range? The reason I'm buying this monitor is simply for gaming.

Do I have any other options?
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post #2 of 28
the ultrasharp is mostly for 100% accurate color representation, which is supposed to be geared towards people who need it for photo editing and/or digital art. its not the "best for gaming," it really depends on your needs.

although that resolution will look fantastic. just make sure you have the GPU horsepower to run it. you will need about 50% more GPU power than someone running 1080p
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So which monitor would you recommend that would be better for gaming? Would input lag be that noticable?

I run GTX580 in SLI so I think I'll be fine in that department.
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post #4 of 28
I had a u3011 which arguably has less input lag and I returned it and am ordering a ZR30w next week. The ZR27w is the 27" version, nearly identical to the U2711 except with only a few inputs and no scaler(Which means less processing delay.)

I noticed it right away, even when switching to my previous HP 2509m monitor. To be clear I ran them in clone mode 1080p. With and without the GPU scaling the image. Also I swapped the cables and outputs on my 580's. No difference. Some people notice it, some people don't. But I couldn't play games on it as it was too noticeable to me as I play some fast paced games like CS:S and BC2.

If there is a store near you that has them or a friend you know that has one, try it out. You may notice it or not, I can't give you that answer. If you game but don't play anything fast paced, it may not be an issue. Otherwise you might notice the 1-2 frame delay.
post #5 of 28
two days ago, i sold my u2711 for the samsung s27a950d. The gaming experience is a night and day difference. even everything eles feel like an night and day difference. Before i was on my u2711, All my games felt abit of delay, but since i switched, everything is butter smooth. Sure the color on the dell is better, but to me as i dont do much photoshop stuff, the colors are very very good from the samsung. TAke this from someone who owned both, IF fo gaming, please dont get the u2711, and do get the sammsung. It;s a Night and DAY difference.. I dont miss my dell, maybe alittle, but not much.
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Originally Posted by tian105 View Post
two days ago, i sold my u2711 for the samsung s27a950d. The gaming experience is a night and day difference. even everything eles feel like an night and day difference. Before i was on my u2711, All my games felt abit of delay, but since i switched, everything is butter smooth. Sure the color on the dell is better, but to me as i dont do much photoshop stuff, the colors are very very good from the samsung. TAke this from someone who owned both, IF fo gaming, please dont get the u2711, and do get the sammsung. It;s a Night and DAY difference.. I dont miss my dell, maybe alittle, but not much.
For FPS or racing games, this, mostly.


But if you really want that 1440p IPS screen, the HP 27" model is much better for gaming. The u2711 has quite a bit of input lag, which is bothersome for FPS games for a lot of people.
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post #7 of 28
Once more, I agree with De-Zant (no big surprise there )...
The HP 27" ZR2740w for $730 is an amazing deal and a great screen.
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post #9 of 28
$50 more gets you one of the best consumer 27" monitors available.
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Thats amazing!

Great price!
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