Originally Posted by Murlocke
I dropped 2560x1600 after about 1 1/2 years and went back to 1080p. I couldn't justify the $2500 or so I spent on GPUs to keep playing games on max. 1080p, while looks worse, has been much less of a headache. I only upgrade my single GPU every year and I don't even need too.
Looks like 2x GTX 680 will cost about the same price as a single GTX 580 did at launch. I'm betting stores sell out fast, and put their prices well above MSRP though.
I can see that one, its not exactly cheap! But still after using craploads of monitors from 15" to 30", CRT and LCD's, 50hz to 120hz. My current Dell 3008WFP is the monitor I have been most happy with ever. I love everything from the big resolution to the image quality. I went from 23" 120hz LG, it was blazing fast. But still everything about my 3008WFP just seems a little better, even though the 120hz was much faster in FPS games.
I don't think I can ever go back to less resolution than this, even though it will cost me a kidney each year to get new hardware...
Originally Posted by rcfc89
1080p 120hz is where its at. But again you need tons of gpu power to keep fps over 100fps to take full advantage of 120hz gaming. What I don't get is why they are calling this the 680 when it replaces the 560? What is the 580's replacement being called?
I had a 120hz 1080p monitor, and I was not happy with it what so ever. Yes it is damn fast in games, but I have yet to see a 120hz monitor with good image quality, frankly all 120hz monitors to date that I know of have terrible image quality compared to a slower high end IPS panel.
For me, image quality versus speed, I will rather take image quality. Even in fast paced games, I think my monitor is actually fast enough to keep up with the competition.
And after you have used 2560x1600 for everyday tasks, damn you really don't want to go back!