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I've sold my old eyefinity setup of vh238h 60hz monitors, and have gotten a u2711. I was wondering if i could get some advice from people who have used both 2560x1440/1600 monitors as well as 120hz monitors. I do plan on playing bf3, which is why i figured i could use one. i just want to see if people end up favoring one monitor over the other
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If you have multiple monitors that are going to be on you periaral vision then yes, as 60hz If you have it on a bad angle can appear flicker. If its just a single screen and you dont need 3d then just stick to 60hz.
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120Hz is a godsend when your playing titles above 60FPS and below 120FPS it's really difficult to finds a reason not to recommend it these days (well decent panels are pricey) I'm going the 120Hz myself not too long after i build my next system (mostly i'm waiting for reduced costs)

2560x1600 is awesome to have due to the immense real estate that resolution offers, but it does come at a cost. 1600p, is really quite demanding and does require SLI or a form of Crossfire to make games anywhere near playable at decent details. Not to mention the actual cost of the display itself. They also don't have the best screen responses either.

If your a gamer you'll truly prefer 120Hz
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/17/11 at 6:02am
 
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If you have multiple monitors that are going to be on you periaral vision then yes, as 60hz If you have it on a bad angle can appear flicker. If its just a single screen and you dont need 3d then just stick to 60hz.
sorry i wasnt clear, i have a u2711 now, and am wondering if adding a 3d monitor for faster paced games would be beneficial/worth the $
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120Hz is a godsend when your playing titles above 60FPS and below 120FPS it's really difficult to finds a reason not to recommend it these days (well decent panels are pricey) I'm going the 120Hz myself not too long after i build my next system (mostly i'm waiting for reduced costs)

2560x1600 is awesome to have due to the immense real estate that resolution offers, but it does come at a cost. 1600p, is really quite demanding and does require SLI or a form of Crossfire to make games anywhere near playable at decent details. Not to mention the actual cost of the display itself. They also don't have the best screen responses either.

If your a gamer you'll truly prefer 120Hz

hmm, 1 step closer to buying haha. ideally i want to use the 120hz for fps games, and then the u2711 for games like skyrim. and gpu shouldn't be a problem, 6990 should be in house soon
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hmm, 1 step closer to buying haha. ideally i want to use the 120hz for fps games, and then the u2711 for games like skyrim. and gpu shouldn't be a problem, 6990 should be in house soon
Given your getting a 6990 then it would be win win scenario with 120Hz, and you'll have a much smoother gaming experience with fps based titles that push over 60FPS. I'm sick of seeing people spending money on 120Hz displays when their GPU's are borderline to actually warrant such a display.
 
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used 3x60hz eyefinity, upgraded to 3x120hz eyefinity, best thing I did after getting ssd.
eyestrain is gone.
its just smoother and update so much better.

120hz is just so much better than 60hz.
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I always wondered about this. The human eye is supposed to only be able to register up to 60fps or so right? So what is the real benefit of a 120Hz screen? I'm looking for a real answer not just a "I think it looks better" kind of answer.
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Given your getting a 6990 then it would be win win scenario with 120Hz, and you'll have a much smoother gaming experience with fps based titles that push over 60FPS. I'm sick of seeing people spending money on 120Hz displays when their GPU's are borderline to actually warrant such a display.
i guess what im trying to get at is... is it worth having both a 1440p monitor as well as a 120hz monitor, for different types of games. or should i just stick with the u2711 by itself (probably should have said it like this in the OP, oh well lol)
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I always wondered about this. The human eye is supposed to only be able to register up to 60fps or so right? So what is the real benefit of a 120Hz screen? I'm looking for a real answer not just a "I think it looks better" kind of answer.
i've heard the same also. i think the reason for 120hz monitors is more for fast movements. if u spin really quickly in a FPS on a 60hz @60 frames, you can actually see slight tearing(nothing like when ur at 100+fps on a 60hz monitor)
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