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GTX 570 - Worth getting a 120hz monitor?

Poll Results: Is a GTX 570 powerful enough to see the benefits of 120hz monitor?

 
  • 46% (14)
    mostly, yes
  • 33% (10)
    mostly, no
  • 20% (6)
    maybe...too close to call
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post #1 of 24
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Thought I get some community input to solidify / double check my thoughts.

I currently have an i5 + GTX 570 and a HP zr24w IPS...I got some money left over and was thinking of getting a 120hz monitor for dual screen / gaming...the dual screens alone isn't enough for me to justify buying another monitor...but if gaming will see a significant improvement in smoothness...I'll drop $300-$400 for 120hz soon.

I know a lot of this depends on frame rate and whether your graphic card/rig are powerful enough...

Do you think its worth getting a 120hz monitor if I have a GTX 570? No plans for SLI anytime soon.

FYI - I basically only play new/modern games. Nothing old school like CS or Quake. Hard for me to predict what kind of frames per seconds I will get in new upcoming games.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/17/11 at 4:16pm
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It depends on what you want! Do you want to play BF3 on ultra settings with 40 fps or on high settings with 60+ flames per second? For me, it was worth it to sacrifice a little anti-aliasing to get higher framerates. I think people tend to feel like they HAVE to play everything on the highest settings possible or else they won't feel complete. Plus, not every modern game is going to be as demanding as BF3 or the Witcher 2.
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depends what game, minecraft would rock 300+ fps
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I'd rather SLI first then jump to a 120hz monitor
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post #5 of 24
Yes i love my 120 hz , depends on game on frame rate but ya i cant go back to 60 hz like my harddrive is ssd cant go back. But i been pc gaming for over 20 years
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
Yes i love my 120 hz , depends on game on frame rate but ya i cant go back to 60 hz like my harddrive is ssd cant go back. But i been pc gaming for over 20 years
yeah but you also have SLI...if i had SLI..i'd get 120hz no question...i wonder how you would feel if you just have 1 GPU...hmm..
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by c0ld View Post
I'd rather SLI first then jump to a 120hz monitor
if SLI..i would of already jumped on the 120hz..right now im 50/50 on whether I will see a difference w/ 1xGTX 570.
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Originally Posted by lockdown571 View Post
It depends on what you want! Do you want to play BF3 on ultra settings with 40 fps or on high settings with 60+ flames per second? For me, it was worth it to sacrifice a little anti-aliasing to get higher framerates. I think people tend to feel like they HAVE to play everything on the highest settings possible or else they won't feel complete. Plus, not every modern game is going to be as demanding as BF3 or the Witcher 2.
Naw I can run it at lower AA and some settings on "high" instead of "ultra"...lower lighting/shadow effects...there is a sweet spot usually that I try to get with graphics/frames. Kind of hard to guess what kind of frames I would get in BF3 right now...

Maybe I will wait and see what kind of frames per second I get...if over 75+ at "nice" settings...than maybe ill jump on the 120hz.

If anyone else has comments - I'm open to it.
Edited by malikq86 - 10/17/11 at 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
if SLI..i would of already jumped on the 120hz..right now im 50/50 on whether I will see a difference w/ 1xGTX 570.
I wouldn't if you wanted to you would need to lower the settings in order to take full advantage of a 120hz monitor. Even with my GTX 580 didn't bother getting a 120hz cause I dont think ill be playing over 60+ fps all the time @ ultra settings in BF3. After I get a second one I'll look into getting one
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post #10 of 24
With a single GTX570 you won't be doing a 120Hz screen justice, since you won't be pushing adequate frame rates to make it a worthwhile purchase without having to compromise graphics settings with modern titles.

We all love to buy the latest tech and none of us like reducing settings to make things playable. In my eyes i'd get SLI and contemplate a 120Hz at a later date. Which is actually my plan too, my monitor is pretty bad ass and i will be spending a heck of a lot of money on the rig itself, only after the rig is completed will i even think about newer 120Hz screens.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 10/18/11 at 6:29am
 
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