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Originally Posted by jeffxx View Post

Hard to go back to 60hz after playing on 120 in my opinion.
On a side note, do you s27a950/s27a750 users think that 27" is too big for the 1080p res?

Not at all. Unless you sit inches from your screen you won't be bothered. Well, if you are used to 1600p you might find it a little annoying but I personally can't stand how small everything is on a hi-res screen like that. 1080p is perfect for my needs....
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That little tidbit there in bold changes the whole paragraph. And is very easy to miss.
Why someone with a 120hz monitor would run vsync on at 60 is beyond me. We are talking about computer graphics cards that can output 120fps. You are seeing 120 fps on a 120hz monitor.
With vsync off, and a source that is outputting 120fps, the 120hz monitor will display 120fps and be much smoother than a 60hz monitor that is outputting 60fps.

homestyle your missing the rest of it lol READ IT. that bold part is implying that if your hitting 60FPS at all times you have Vsync on (limits frames to the refresh rate of the monitor usually 60Hz) and your frames will not go past 60 to reduce screenrip and other issues like flickering lines now if you have a 120Hz monitor with Vsync on you will go past 60FPS but will be limited to 120Hz. you must be gaming at an average FPS greater than 60 at all times to see the effects. preferably you want to be able to push 120+ frames to get the best effect But even if your average frames is only 75+ not 120+ you would still notice a difference in how smooth a game is.
    
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I have a HP zr24w IPS and Samsung S23A750D 120hz...overall....i would get the 120hz if you game at all. IPS is better for work/excel and internet...I also love the 16:10 > 16:9 ...but 120hz is just too good in gaming. The colors on the Samsung are very good compared to IPS..i give it the edge over my HP zr24w imho. Even though I like the screen size better on my 1200p 24" IPS.... I would get a S27A750D..27" version (i have 23") if i had to do it over again..i think it would be a more "fun" screen size. just make sure you got good enough gfx card to push 75fps or so. Tigerdirect is selling it for $399....

fyi - i like glossy over matted...tho i have curtains to block light if need be, but my monitor placement is good..so i never get bad reflections.
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homestyle your missing the rest of it lol READ IT. that bold part is implying that if your hitting 60FPS at all times you have Vsync on (limits frames to the refresh rate of the monitor usually 60Hz) and your frames will not go past 60 to reduce screenrip and other issues like flickering lines now if you have a 120Hz monitor with Vsync on you will go past 60FPS but will be limited to 120Hz. you must be gaming at an average FPS greater than 60 at all times to see the effects. preferably you want to be able to push 120+ frames to get the best effect But even if your average frames is only 75+ not 120+ you would still notice a difference in how smooth a game is.

the rest of what? the fake 120hz hdtv part?

we are talking about true 120hz computer monitors with true 120fps sources.

quit saying to read the sticky. just explain what you are trying to say. nobody asked a question that would be answered from the sticky.
Edited by homestyle - 1/3/12 at 10:11pm
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Interestingly enough, one of the things I have noticed the increase in smoothness most remarkably is Heaven 2.5! I used to get a lot of what I thought was microstutter with my old 60Hz Samsung but ever since I've used my S27A950D the benchmark has been smooth as silk. It is a HUGE and noticeable difference! I know most peeps don't "play" Heaven but as much as I benchmark it the difference is night and day....
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^^-- This.
You also have to take into account your own personal preferences. I for one, can't stand slow refresh rates. I have a U2312HM (IPS) next to my Asus VG236HE (120hz) and just moving my mouse from the Asus to the Dell is painful. The difference in smoothness is simply jaw droppingly apparent. Now, there are some people who would call me crazy, but this is a legitimate preference based on MY observations. I have always been sensitive to small changes in framerates and can easily tell the difference between 60 and 90 fps, where a lot of people would say it looks the same to them. Back when I used CRT's I always had to use higher refresh rates or I would see a nasty flicker that other people in my house thought I was crazy for seeing. In short, I'm a person who values high refresh over "zomg 100% true color". I find that a slight imperfection in color reproduction I can get used to in no time, but the cons of a 60hz display are constantly apparent to me.

The voice in my head as I was reading this was just hilarious.
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