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They doesn't even have true 120hz
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The TVs that you see advertised as 120/240/600Hz aren't the real deal because they're interpolated and the source doesn't even produce that many frames.

As for having a 120Hz monitor you need to have a good card to drive that much fps or at least maintain an high amount. No point in having an HD7970 if you're going to game at 60fps vsync. But yeah after you get used to it for a while you will start to notice things that are producing less frames.
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post #22 of 110
Makes a huge difference in FPS games. These monitors have blown up in the competitive CS scene.
post #23 of 110
In small areas with a 120hz screen tearing is a thing of the past. Looking at the floor/sky = no tearing. There is also an increased smoothness at high frames, as well as the benefits of having never to worry about v sync. Lastly, it allows you to set a bar higher for yourself (120fps vs 60fps).

Not to mention mostly of these monitors are insanely fast with response time and are incredibly speedy. They are great in fast moving environments.

Its a pretty nice improvement and I highly recommend it.
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post #24 of 110
I have 2 monitors... and my opinion is:

60hz@IPS > 120hz@TN

really, go to a computer store and make your decision... perception is way too dependant on the individual.
    
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post #25 of 110
The difference is noticeable. But is it "huge"? No, it really isn't. The faster paced the game, the more likely you are to notice. Make sure you have the horsepower to actually push 120 FPS. It's still smoother than 60hz if you can push between 90 and 120 FPS, but 120 FPS and 120hz is optimal.

Before I threw down $400 on the "secret" Korean deal of 27" IPS 1440p monitors, I toggled 60hz and 120hz on my existing 3D monitors in Tribes: Ascend, a throwback to fast-paced FPS, to gauge what I'd really be losing by going to 60 hz. I dropped video settings to lowest possible. Was there a difference? Yes. Did it actually change things? Not really.

It's one of those features that's nice to have but you won't miss it if you don't have it.

Now if someone will produce 120hz 27" and 1440p, I'm all over it.
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I have 2 monitors... and my opinion is:
60hz@IPS > 120hz@TN
really, go to a computer store and make your decision... perception is way too dependant on the individual.

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Like this

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Yeah if you Play CSS or CS 1.6 where getting 120fps is not that hard. Also it not going to make you a better play. It will help Pro not not the average gamers.
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post #29 of 110
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1 Thing people tend to forget is that its already very hard to maintain 60fps vs 120fps. So the smoothness when it matter its achieved with crazy GPU setup. So basically if you want True 120Hz with games like BF3 you need at leas HD 7970 CF. Try to keep that up with every game and you would have to upgrade GPU every 6 months. Its like saying this car can do 200 mph if it has a engine to power it. Most people stick to 110 mph cars because they are going to be limited by the engine.

I have a hard time believing that 7970 CF is even capable of driving 120FPS constant with maxed out settings on BF3, including AA. Is 120Hz smooth? Absolutely. Is it that much more fluid than 60Hz vsynced? Honestly...not significantly. Doing every-day tasks like browsing and moving windows around, etc. allows you to see that the difference is more drastic than gaming in general (except for REALLY fast-moving-high-contrast images, where it is also noticeable)...there's still a bit of tearing, IMO, compared to a vsynced 60FPS constant.

Also, 120hz monitors tend to be higher quality panels with very crisp/sharp contrasts, so that adds to the smoothness factor as well. You can achieve the same result with a high-end/quality 60hz IPS monitor as well.

The only thing I would NOT take away from this debate is the belief that 120hz somehow nets you a competitive advantage in games (especially FPS games)....anyone who tries to argue this is just straight talking out of their butts and ignorant, and should be totally, completely ignored. thumb.gif
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post #30 of 110
I agree that a 2560X1600 IPS display blows the water out of a 120hz panel. Only way I'd say otherwise is if you are a competitive gamer. Otherwise the way superior IQ the IPS offers is better even with the slight input lag they have.
    
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