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Is it worth to go 120hz? i.e. AcerGD235Hz?

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i have an Asus 23" 1080 1920x1080 LCD at the moment. It looks great.

With my gfx card (gtx570 superclocked) I can do a mixed of Ultra/High settings with 16xAA with 60FPS average and even higher at times.

I was wondering if I should SLI my graphics card and buy another GTX570, or if I should just get a 120hz monitor since the 60hz is a bottleneck cap at only 60frames per second correct? so even if I went SLI and got 80+ frames per second, the monitors refresh rate would make it not visible...

..so should I maybe buy a 120hz monitor or stick with what I have? Can anyone speak on the difference? It seems mostly everyone is still using 60hz
post #2 of 20
Considering that you can't see above 60fps anyway it'd be kinda pointless. The main reason for 120hz screens is for 3D.

What games do you play?

Comps
post #3 of 20
I just ordered an Acer GN245 (not GD)

I hear that many people saying going to a 120 hz monitor you can never go back to 60hz.

I will test it tomorrow hopefully and could tell you the difference.

I too have a 570 OCed version and it should be sufficient for many of the games out there in 3D

I get around 70 FPS in Battlefield 3. Everything in ULTRA but no AA.

You can easily sacrifice some quality settings in 3D because the satisfaction of a 3D effect for me is much better than having better textures.

In other words if I can play BF3 in medium settings in 3d with around 50 FPS, than for me it would be much better experience than playing Bf3 in 2d with everything maxed out.


This is my personal thought though.
post #4 of 20
I've been using IPS displays for years. I currently have a u3011. That said, I recently "had" 3x vg278h 120hz displays. "had" because I sent them back due to backlight issues and buzzing sounds on all three. However, despite the issues I was very impressed with 120Hz. I noticed a big difference between playing a 60fps and 80-120fps. Everthing is so much smoother. I play mostly racing sims and I was really blown away by the difference. The color accuracy and vibrancy of the vg278h was on par with the u2312hm that I tried previously. Based on my experience though, I will not be getting any 60Hz displays for gaming again. The viewing angles on the vg278h were not great, but they were adequate for a surround setup. Really, the color shift becomes a problem at angles greater than ~45deg off center, so not a problem even with the displays inline.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Considering that you can't see above 60fps anyway it'd be kinda pointless. The main reason for 120hz screens is for 3D.
What games do you play?
Comps

^ so much misinformation...from someone with that many posts/rep. doh.gif
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I love my current 120hz display but that said the Acer GD235hz is the worst monitor that I have ever owned.
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If they made a 2560 X 1600 120hz I'd be all over it.
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post #8 of 20
I was just wondering that same question, I also was considering going 120hz but didnt want to spend $400+ and be left with no difference.

Does going 120 only stress the gpu's or will it effect the cpu also? Will one gtx570 at 890mhz be good or just enough?

I currently play bf3 and NFS the run when I get frustrated on bf3 lol mw3 soon but too addicted to bf3 right now.
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If they made a 2560 X 1600 120hz I'd be all over it.

That would be very nice!
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120Hz produces the smoothest nicest effect and is a wonderful addition for ANY gamer. Those times when your in an enclosed room and the screen tearing is horrendous, never having to worry about vysnc. The overall fluidity and smoothness is really a quality experience. The 120hz doesn't stress your hardware anymore than normal, it just displays more frames than your typical LCD. I dont know why no one considers the Alienware OPTX its quite good if you get a quality panel.
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