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So I get between 100-120fps in both games that I play, bf3 and swtor, and I'm thinking about a monitor upgrade. I love interpolated 120hz TVs, but I've never seen a game run at that frame rate natively. I also am a big fan of my 27 inch iMac display, i'm looking for the opinions of those who've seen both. What do you guys think is best and why?
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The thing is, for a 120Hz monitor you will be paying a lot more to get a higher quality panel (like your 27" IPS).

Personally, I would definitely go with an 8-bit IPS over a 120hz display. After 60 fps (hz), your eyes only notice a marginal difference.

Personally, I would rather have a beautiful 2560x1600 8-bit IPS over more frames per second.
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If it helps, the 27 will be either a full iMac or an LED Cinema Display. They're not the best, but they're quite good.
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Sorry to thread hijack, but im having the same problem. I'm having trouble deciding between 120hz or a Dell u2711 (2560x1440p)
Would appreciate some help. All I really do n my computer is game, watch movies & broswe. Planning on making my purchase this upcoming Friday.

Thanks! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz View Post

Sorry to thread hijack, but im having the same problem. I'm having trouble deciding between 120hz or a Dell u2711 (2560x1440p)
Would appreciate some help. All I really do n my computer is game, watch movies & broswe. Planning on making my purchase this upcoming Friday.
Thanks! thumb.gif

I'm hijacking your hijacking of my thread to tell you that your avatar made me lol.
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Wizrd, go with the 27" Dell.
You haven't linked a specific 120Hz monitor, but please, go with an IPS. You'll love yourself [and me] for giving your eyes such nice things to look at.
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Go with IPS.

Just had to make this choice and ended up getting a U2412M (1920x1200). Not only am I blown away by the picture, clarity, and colors. But it's an outstanding monitor and I'm 210% happy I went IPS vs 120hz.

Hope it helps. thumb.gif
 
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In my personal preference, IPS monitors, especially for applications other than gaming (movies, browsing, pictures, etc. that don't benefit from 120hz) are a better buy. My friend has a 27" 120Hz monitor and while the smoothness is nice in the games that can benefit from it, the quality of the panel itself lacks as a result. Colors are just not realistic-looking compared to an IPS. My TN panel that is sitting right next to my u2410 can attest to this smile.gif

I honestly feel that most people, after having been given the chance to use both, would go for IPS. They're just so much nicer.
    
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Wizrd, go with the 27" Dell.
You haven't linked a specific 120Hz monitor, but please, go with an IPS. You'll love yourself [and me] for giving your eyes such nice things to look at.

I was looking at something like this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=982706&CatId=3774
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I'm reading these replies thinking "When did this become an IPS vs 120hz discussion? I was talking about 1440p" BUT... I remembered how much I absolutely loved the vibrant colors of my RGB LED display in my m17x R2 and I think I might be leaning now towards color reproduction. Question: Which has more vibrant colors, the 2711 or the Cindema Display? For reference the M17x blew the Cinema display out of the water in terms of color.

Edit: I was also considering the above linked 120hz monitor.
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