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I'm thinking of buying a 120hz monitor, but I don't know if every card can handle the 120hz (I have no idea so please don't bash on me for saying that haha)
But does 120hz require a certain graphic card?

What card would I need?
I want to play games at 120hz

I was thinking of the new BenQ XL2420T monitor or the Alienware one
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Most cards can handle 120hz mode, the thing you'll have to worry about is if your GPU can handle 120fps @ 1080 - I'd say you want a newer GPU, in the 6950 / 560ti / 570 + range to get the most out of your display, otherwise it's pointless having a 120hz display but only being able to say display 30fps
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Alright so with a gtx 560 TI +, 120hz will be no problem right?
No stuttering or anything?
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It's going to depend what games you play and what kind of settings you play them on. If you have the need to max out all the settings then I don't think a 560ti is going to be enough.
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Yea I was thinking of waiting for the kepler cards to come out, but I'd be playing at 1920x1080 (i think thats the size) most likely maxed settings
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I don't think there is a single card out there today that can maintain 120 fps in any current game at max settings @ 1080p (i.e. crysis, crysis2, BF3, metro2033).

120hz monitor is kind of pointless unless you are gaming in 3d or are running a sli/crossfire setup, unless you want to lower the settings.
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