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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

2560x1600 is very demanding, you will likely experience VRAM limitations on a resolution such a 1600p on modern titles like BF3 etc with those GPU's.

Personally i wouldn't buy expensive 30" screens since they are considered old tech compared to the 120Hz displays around now. If it was for non gaming and purely for real estate then i'd go for it. Gaming wise.....hell no, you can get 3x 120Hz screens for the price of some 30" screens.

I run BF3 on Ultra and 2x AA just fine on 2560x1600 with my GTX 580.

Even if they're considered old tech, considering it has an IPS panel blows it away from pretty crappy TN panels in terms of colors and viewing angles.

You can find a Dell 3007 WFP-HC for less than $800 used.
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Sure go for it, as long as you have extra cash for a new videocard to support that solution.
 
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I run it with my 6870 without problems but I'm also not the kind of person who runs fraps and gets overly concerned when my frame rates drop down below 60. rolleyes.gif

That being said I do have to turn AA down sometimes, but at 2560x1600 I personally think that AA is not as necessary as it is when your gaming at 1080.

Many reviews do state that the dell has high input lag, that's why I went with the HP. Also I got it for $830 open box on newegg




I would call myself a resolution whore wink.gif so to me this is a no brainer. Best way to describe it: your watching low def t.v. your whole life then someone brings you a 1080p t.v.

Also as a added bonus the colors on a IPS are amazing, just pop! thumb.gif
Edited by Hogwasher - 12/2/11 at 10:47pm
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post #14 of 58
I use an LG w3000h for gaming.

It's one of the better monitors in terms of response time for gaming, and is gorgeous with a little bit of calibration.

The screenspace is phenomenal, I can fit SO much on this beast, know how people do eyefinity and the like for a surround view? I don't need it, I look forward, all I see is monitor, and it's sharp and shiney. When I'm in Skyrim, all I see is Skyrim. It is gorgeous.

When standing still.

The problem with IPS panels, is quite simply that they are slow. You will feel it if you play a lot, not to mention, being so high of a resolution really puts a demand on a system, and you'll feel it playing. It makes gaming feel like you're just enough slower than everyone to piss you off. I really can't explain it any other way, it's like there's this drag or delay. Also motion blur and ghosting.

So I borrowed a friend's 120hz.

The colors weren't accurate, when I leaned to the side, colors shifted, and the resolution was much lowe... but you know what?

I'd recommend a 120hz monitor for any serious gamer. When in action, it looks SO. MUCH. BETTER. Not to mention a good TN panel can still have phenomenal color spectrums, but will be much cheaper.

If you have the opportunity, go to your local Fry's or Best Buy, see a true 120hz monitor in action. You'll probably agree with me.

Added bonus: Most 120HZ are AR coating instead of AG, which means on completely white pages, as opposed to the "Grainy" look of most IPS panels.

If you want more information, feel free to ask, I still have my w3000h and can post a video of what I mean if you'd like.
post #15 of 58
120 hz is amazing, I can not say its better then a high res IPS because I have never played a game on a high res monitor. But wow... my 120hz monitor kicks ass. Its pretty demanding to hold 120fps in all my games, I have to run battlefield 3 at medium settings considering I am trying to pull double the framerate out of a typical monitor, but words cannot explain how good it is, its just damn crisp clear even in the fastest moving situations, and I find it very good for first person shooters, I have a level of awareness I never had with my old 60hz monitors. It kind of tickles my brain with happiness when I am throwing the mouse around in the most frantic situations in a shooter, because its remains so smooth and I do not lose any sense of direction whatsoever tongue.gif

I wouldnt want to go back. If I was to get a new monitor, I would look at the asus vg278h which is like the upgraded version of mine. I wouldnt even look at a high res IPS display.

However, some might say the same for a high res IPS. When it comes to gaming, if your playing competitive shooters, 120hz is your best bet IMO. However if you are playing RTS games competitively, I imagine the higher resolution on a dell 3011 would be a big benefit.

The s27a950d and the u3011 are both going to be fabulous monitors, however if your gonna get competitive, then refresh rate>resolution... I hear lots of the counterstrike pro's play on super high refresh rate CRT monitors, like 240hz and at at like a 1024x768 resolution lol, not sure for facts though.

One things for sure, I like my extra 60 frames a second more then I would probably care for higher resolution when I am playing shooters.
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post #16 of 58
The higher the resolution the more information you can jam into your view. It's not as important in games as it is in productivity stuff in my opinion.

The cheap(er) alternative to 2500x1600 resolution is Eyefinity - that is if you can stand the bezels between monitors. 3x1 portrait 1920x1080 monitors will give you 3240x1980 screen resolution (16:10)(for approx 600$ or so (DELL U2311H). And relatively new mode supported is 5x1 portrait Eyefinity - using the same Dell U2311H would net you 5400x1920 pixels of screen real estate for approx the same price as one Dell 30'' monitor. Downside is bezels.

Lowering the AA is sensible thing to do at these resolutions as otherwise you will run out of vram at 1gig cards.
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post #17 of 58
Have you considered 2560x1440? Less demand, still huge and beautiful?

Dell U2711 Just a thought smile.gif
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post #18 of 58
The 2560*1600 is the only worthy upgrade from the 1080p puke sea.
You can always play at 1280*800 if you like since it's the 1:2 resolution from the screen if the GTX460's isn't fast enough.
Also, since it's 1:2 the resolution it' be better than any odd 5:6 resolution (playing at 1680*1050 on a 1920*1200 screen).
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Tech being old doesn't mean that it's worse than the newest alternative. This is a bad argument, I am surprised by the amount of people who make it on OCN. "It's bad because it's old". That is invalid reasoning.
And those 3x 120hz screens wouldn't be able to accomplish what the 30" could. Again, they are very different setups. Neither is definitely "better", because it depends on the use and preference of the user. What if the user doesn't want to live with a low resolution like 1080p and / or the small size of a 27" (let alone 23", which is all one could afford 3x of for the price of one 30") 16:9 monitor? You can't exactly say 120hz or slightly less ghosting is important enough to make those a non-consideration. That's up to the preference of the user.
The u3011 is not a useless monitor. This is you exaggerating one attribute of the monitor to the extreme.
But I'd agree that it's not for FPS gaming because of the input lag, but there are 30"ers with low input lag, often lower than that found in the majority of 120hz monitors. For example the HP ZR30W and LP3065 and the Dell 3007WFP-HC.
I'm not saying 30" is the superior choice. Just that the people in this thread make the most biased claims. They fail to include personal preference as a part of the choice, only to announce their own as the absolute best choice. No. That is wrong.

Agreed.

High res IPS monitors and 120Hz TN panels are apples and oranges really. The improvements they offer in visual fidelity serve completely different purposes.

If you value color accuracy (image/movie editing), and/or prefer the added real estate provided by the ultra high resolution, then a large IPS display is the clear choice. If you're playing FPS games competitively and want to minimize motion blur/ghosting, or want to game and want to watch movies in 3D, 120Hz is your only option.

As for whether it's "worth it"-- that depends on your budget and your usage.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 12/3/11 at 4:34am
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Just a quick kinda offtopic question..... if a monitor is 5ms, would u notice a difference in gaming compared to a 2ms?
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