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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
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post #3171 of 4784
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Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post

The only difference is the stand as far as i know and the chances of you getting one that can OC is almost impossible.

The only way to get the higher hz is to OC? dang... I heard that it reduces the life span on them.
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post #3172 of 4784
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The only way to get the higher hz is to OC? dang... I heard that it reduces the life span on them.

No you can't OC even if you wanted to now. These monitors are using cheaper pcbs that wont let you.
post #3173 of 4784
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No you can't OC even if you wanted to now. These monitors are using cheaper pcbs that wont let you.

Really? Dang... how people pulling off 95 hz? headscratch.gif
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post #3174 of 4784
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Really? Dang... how people pulling off 95 hz? headscratch.gif

They got the earlier made models with different PCBs that they then overclocked to different amounts. They changed to a cheaper PCB that can't get past (last I read was 61 or 65Hz).
     
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post #3175 of 4784
Been following this thread for a long time and still haven't pulled the trigger! Finally decided to login to post a question to a topic someone would've mentioned by now.

Does anyone plan on using these screens for games like Diablo 3 or WOW? With D3 coming around the corner, this would be one reason for me to buy it. I'm just concerned about screen lag. But also if it will use native 2560 resolution. I suppose the video card that is being used will be a huge factor. I have a Radeon 6670 which is rated good for D3 but that could change going to a 2560 resolution. Comments anyone?
post #3176 of 4784
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Originally Posted by sj2026 View Post

Been following this thread for a long time and still haven't pulled the trigger! Finally decided to login to post a question to a topic someone would've mentioned by now.
Does anyone plan on using these screens for games like Diablo 3 or WOW? With D3 coming around the corner, this would be one reason for me to buy it. I'm just concerned about screen lag. But also if it will use native 2560 resolution. I suppose the video card that is being used will be a huge factor. I have a Radeon 6670 which is rated good for D3 but that could change going to a 2560 resolution. Comments anyone?

umm i play mostly fps's such as 1.6, CS:GO, Darkness 2, BF3 and I personally haven't noticed any difference coming of a pretty nice Samsung Bx2450.

But this resolution will butcher that card for any games imo.

Edit: Also Welcome to OCN!
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post #3177 of 4784
Here's a link to a SC2 benchmark at Tom's running at ultra settings and at 2560x1440. SC2 and Blizz's other games aren't too terribly different in graphics demands, with WoW being the least demanding. You can find the 6670 at the bottom, and surprisingly, it pulls 30 fps. Tone it down from Ultra and I think any of Blizz's titles will play half decently on your 6670. Until you get the upgrade bug, that is... biggrin.gif

And lag isn't really an issue. These screens are pretty snappy.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/12-Starcraft-2-DirectX-11-C-Extreme,2966.html
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post #3178 of 4784
Hi everybody!

I have an Acer Aspire 7750G Laptop, wich integrates an AMD Radeon HD 6650m graphics card, with an HDMI interface. Doing some research, I found out that the HDMI interface can only output a max resolution of 1920x1200.

The technical specifications of the card state that the card's maximum supported resolution is 2560x1600, so the card is actually able to output this resolution. The problem is the HDMI interface. If the laptop had a DVI connector, theoretically there should be no problem.

So, the question is: do you guys think it would be possible to use the full resolution of 2560x1440 if I connect it to my laptop using a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor?

Thanks! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
post #3179 of 4784
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Hi everybody!
I have an Acer Aspire 7750G Laptop, wich integrates an AMD Radeon HD 6650m graphics card, with an HDMI interface. Doing some research, I found out that the HDMI interface can only output a max resolution of 1920x1200.
The technical specifications of the card state that the card's maximum supported resolution is 2560x1600, so the card is actually able to output this resolution. The problem is the HDMI interface. If the laptop had a DVI connector, theoretically there should be no problem.
So, the question is: do you guys think it would be possible to use the full resolution of 2560x1440 if I connect it to my laptop using a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor?
Thanks! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Almost going to guarantee it won't, sorry :/
     
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post #3180 of 4784
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Hi everybody!
I have an Acer Aspire 7750G Laptop, wich integrates an AMD Radeon HD 6650m graphics card, with an HDMI interface. Doing some research, I found out that the HDMI interface can only output a max resolution of 1920x1200.
The technical specifications of the card state that the card's maximum supported resolution is 2560x1600, so the card is actually able to output this resolution. The problem is the HDMI interface. If the laptop had a DVI connector, theoretically there should be no problem.
So, the question is: do you guys think it would be possible to use the full resolution of 2560x1440 if I connect it to my laptop using a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor?
Thanks! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Be careful with the ATI card. I have a Sony Vaio with HD 5650 and it cannot output the signal from HDMI to DVI using a convert cable. I just ordered an hdmi-dvi adapter to try and I will let you know the result when I get it.

Cheers.
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