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I'm getting 70- to over 100 fps in most games, now i'm wondering is it worth buying 120hz monitor?
If so, which one? I need cheap and decent one.
If i compare vsync on vs vsync off there is day and night differents... Problem is no matter what i do i can't maintain 60fps all the time..

I'm kinda confused about 120hz monitors, so if i don't reach 120fps all the time does it mean the game will appear choppy?
like 40fps on 60hz monitors? :/
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Get the 120hz monitor man. There is a huge difference even if you don't get 120hz constantly as everything just feels smoother. Many people will deny this as they either have never experience it, and are talking out of their ass, or have never played a true twitch based fps game. Also, if you ever decide to go for 3D vision, you will be set; its an added perk! thumb.gif
    
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Get the 120hz monitor man. There is a huge difference even if you don't get 120hz constantly as everything just feels smoother. Many people will deny this as they either have never experience it, and are talking out of their ass, or have never played a true twitch based fps game. Also, if you ever decide to go for 3D vision, you will be set; its an added perk! thumb.gif

What if i drop to 70fps?
I need to make sure before i buy it.
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120 Hz monitor can display up to 120 FPS if you have enough GPU power. Take the FPS you get in 2D and in 3-D you will end up being 45% less approximately.

Anything above 60 FPS will play smoother on a 120 Hz monitor it refreshes twice as fast. Ideally you want to be at 60 Hz plus but it's still an improvement.

Scrolling through Windows or your browser is smoother. Video also improves as your going to get more frames in between than a 60 Hz monitor can display. 2D gaming also is smoother even with same GPU.

Anything above 30 FPS will be 'ok' in 3D Vision. More is obviously better but you can get by with at least 30 FPS. I like to run through game campaigns in 2D with graphic settings on ultra and game settings on medium first run through. Then when completed I go back through in 3D Vision with graphic settings on medium and turn up games settings to highest for fun just to make things interesting. smile.gif

Last year I looked into both AMD and Nvidia 3D options and Nvidia wins in this sector hands down. AMD runs HD3D through a third party software called Tri-Def. AMD relies on Tri-Def for game improvements and it's actually plagued with lousy support.

On the Nvidia side it's done on a hardware level that's constantly being improved and included in thier drivers. The difference is dramatic.

If your interested in some monitors Nvidia capable I started a thread with some specs.

Nvidia Vision 3D Monitor Specs & Nvidia 3D Driver Specs

An example of having twice the refresh rate is the image below. Imagine the middle scenes is what your missing with 60 Hz compared to 120 Hz in either video or gaming.

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To build onto his question, would a game like BF3 play nice on a 120Hz monitor with two 570 2.5GBs in SLI? I've also been thinking of going 120Hz.
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120hz makes a huge difference! I bought the BenQ XL2420T late january and the second i switched to 120hz my mouse movements felt smoother even on the desktop. It really helps in games like counter strike, starcraft 2 (no screen tearing when you scroll up and down) and pretty much any other game you can run higher then 60fps.
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I'm surprised that there aren't more 120Hz monitors to choose from, which brand is considered best?
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I'm surprised that there aren't more 120Hz monitors to choose from, which brand is considered best?

BenQ XL2410T / XL2420T
Asus makes some good 120hz monitors
and the alienware one is pretty good as well from what i've heard
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There's isn't a huge difference at all, the people claiming there is are comparing their 60hz montors to 120hz montors which isn't a fair test at all since there are so many more differences between the monitors aside from refresh rate. Yes it's objectively a better monitor (less eyestrain) but you're not going to notice massive difference running a 120hz monitor at 60hz and 120hz.

--~>Systemlord, the Alienware OptX AW2310 is the best one.
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