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So my 60hz monitor already seems silky smooth with my 2 6970s while playin fps.. was wondering if 120hz actually makes a large noticable difference?
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Yep - it does look smoother, but only if your pc can render in excess of 60fps, ideally 120fps+.

If possible, try one at a shop or something.
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Definitely. Not just for gaming, but just general Windows usage. 60hz gives me a headache now, it feels cranky and sluggish.
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Originally Posted by EM2J View Post
So my 60hz monitor already seems silky smooth with my 2 6970s while playin fps.. was wondering if 120hz actually makes a large noticable difference?
It's a noticeable difference pushing over 60FPS, only then does 120Hz show itself. So unless your pushing above 60FPS constantly on all your games at max details 120Hz isn't needed. Although with SLI or Crossfire cards of today it's very easy to push 60+.

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Yep - it does look smoother, but only if your pc can render in excess of 60fps, ideally 120fps+.

If possible, try one at a shop or something.
Over 120FPS you'd be in the same boat on a 120Hz screen as you would be on a 60Hz display. It's between 60FPS - 120FPS. Over 120FPS you'd experience tearing on 120Hz also. But the odds in you running those sorts of frame rates on modern titles with all eyecandy enabled is slim to never.
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Definitely. Not just for gaming, but just general Windows usage. 60hz gives me a headache now, it feels cranky and sluggish.
This. I can't stand it if I switch my monitor to 60hz. It's night and day. The mouse movement alone is just so much better. Not to mention dragging windows, scrolling, etc.

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Over 120FPS you'd be in the same boat on a 120Hz screen as you would be on a 60Hz display.
I'm not sure what you mean. A 120hz monitor will display more updates per second than a 60hz monitor. In what sense are you 'in the same boat'?

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It's between 60FPS - 120FPS. Over 120FPS you'd experience tearing on 120Hz also. But the odds in you running those sorts of frame rates on modern titles with all eyecandy enabled is slim to never.

Tearing occurs when only parts of the frames in the buffer are understood by the monitor...this happens because the graphics card is out of sync with the monitor, which doesn't necessarily mean the graphics card is rendering MORE updates per second than the monitor can deal with - it could be rendering less.

Also, tearing is less noticable on a 120hz panel anyway.
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thanks. I easily get 60+ fps in games with my setup. So i already knew i'd be able to utilize 120hz. Was just wondering if it makes a big difference and if it's actually worth it... sounds like it is so far just want to make sure before i drop 700$ though.

Most likely gonna sell my 6970s and get a 590 for nvidia's 3d. I'm assuming this will perform better/about the same as the 6970s?
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I'm assuming you're talking about the samsung since it's $700, so you better read up on 3d compatibility before you get a 590. I'm pretty sure the nvidia cards have issues with the samsung.
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No i wasn't talking about the samsung. i realize they use their own 3d and not nvidia. I was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009300 i was rounding up.


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So my 60hz monitor already seems silky smooth with my 2 6970s while playin fps.. was wondering if 120hz actually makes a large noticable difference?
I use 3 23in 60hz moniters and i dont see a differnce maybe price?
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