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post #741 of 11285
I read around a bit, but was still wondering, 120HZ GD235HZ vs Catleap? I don't play that much FPS, but 120hz sure is nice when I do (I mostly play dota 2)

Would the 85hz vs 120hz be a huge difference? I'm thinking about picking one of these up when I build a new rig as 1920x1080 is enough for my poor set up to handle ATM.
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post #742 of 11285
When I get home from work, I will try L4D with vsync and the fps counter and see what I get.

I have not played enough with the Catleap to give a good comparison to my ZR2740W but I will put in some good hours this weekend and I will let you know the results.
post #743 of 11285
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Originally Posted by ramenbuoy View Post

I read around a bit, but was still wondering, 120HZ GD235HZ vs Catleap? I don't play that much FPS, but 120hz sure is nice when I do (I mostly play dota 2)
Would the 85hz vs 120hz be a huge difference? I'm thinking about picking one of these up when I build a new rig as 1920x1080 is enough for my poor set up to handle ATM.

I'm generally a proponent of high frame rates/refresh rates, and have missed an increased refresh rate ever since I switched off CRTs a few years back (I used to run 1600x1200@85Hz). I would say that the perceptive differences in framerate really start to become unnoticeable by nearly everybody around the 90-100Hz range; I personally need to have framerate differences of 15 or more above 60fps to tell the difference, so my own experience shows that there is probably little benefit above 90 or so.

The advantage of 120Hz (I'm ignoring 3D, it's a non-feature to me) is mostly in the fact that it's evenly divisible by 24, 30 and 60 - so it'll smoothly play all common north american broadcast formats with no judder.
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post #744 of 11285
Just got my Catleap 27" 2C2 so I guess it will not give my 7970 a high refresh. Too bad.

Anyway the monitor arrived in Mint condition, without any noticeable dead pixels or alike.

I'm loving it so far.
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Just got my Catleap 27" 2C2 so I guess it will not give my 7970 a high refresh. Too bad.
Anyway the monitor arrived in Mint condition, without any noticeable dead pixels or alike.
I'm loving it so far.

dsp9753 reported that his 2C2 *may* be able to hit high refresh rates; you should give it a shot anyways to see if it works.
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post #746 of 11285
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dsp9753 reported that his 2C2 *may* be able to hit high refresh rates; you should give it a shot anyways to see if it works.

Yeah, but I opened it to take a look, and it's at has some silver tape over a single connection, so I was taking it for granted. Do you by any chance have the like to how he did that?
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Yeah, but I opened it to take a look, and it's at has some silver tape over a single connection, so I was taking it for granted. Do you by any chance have the like to how he did that?

If it's only got a single cable connecting the back of the panel to the DVI board then I don't think it'll be able to do high refresh rates.
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post #748 of 11285
What's the max resolution that you can get for this monitor with HDMI?
post #749 of 11285
I don't think you can run it HDMI simply because there is no scalar. I tried an HDMI to DVI cable and I don't remember it working.

And I don't think the earlier HDMI specs supported 2560 x 1440, 1.4 might.
post #750 of 11285
If we can find one of these Korean monitors that has JUST a DisplayPort connection, 120hz MAY be feasible. It would be more likely to overclock and it could get past the ~97hz barrier everyone hits with the Nvidia cards. From my knowledge this is right about where dual-link DVI runs out of bandwidth.

That and DP is 1000x better.
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