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1920x1200 S-PVA to 1920x1080 TN a downgrade or upgrade?

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I've had a Gateway FPD2485W for ages and I've been hankering for an upgrade. Unfortunately, it seems my options are thin. Most 24's and 27's available today are at a lower resolution than I have now and from what I've read so far S-PVA to TN could actually be a downgrade. I'm not going to spend 500+ on a monitor for IPS and it seems like I wouldn't want to as IPS panels aren't great for gaming due to their response times /input lag(all I use my computer for is gaming). Would it be a downgrade to buy a 24 or 27 inch 1920x1080 TN panel?

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S-PVA to TN is definitely a downgrade. frown.gif
    
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

S-PVA to TN is definitely a downgrade. frown.gif

So there is no way for me to upgrade from my 4 year old monitor. This is bizarre.

EDIT: 5 year old
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So there is no way for me to upgrade from my 4 year old monitor. This is bizarre.
EDIT: 5 year old

If your old monitor looks good and works good, why upgrade? biggrin.gif
Though you can definitely find some eIPS monitors for under $500. For example, the Dell u2412m is 1920x1200 eIPS for around $300.
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If your old monitor looks good and works good, why upgrade? biggrin.gif
Though you can definitely find some eIPS monitors for under $500. For example, the Dell u2412m is 1920x1200 eIPS for around $300.

I bet the u2412m may look slightly better but it's also got worse response time.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270

Seems everyone is buying these monitors because of the IPS panel and crazy resolution.
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Originally Posted by Jarobata View Post

I bet the u2412m may look slightly better but it's also got worse response time.

Really? I've always heard VA has the worst response time. The u2412m lists 8ms response time and tftcentral measured its input lag as <20ms.
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i'd go for the crossover 27Q, seems to be a bit better built, so what your spending an extra say $30 or so bucks. atleast you get a great deal on a monitor. I'm going to try to pick one up next paycheck. if the price holds..hopefully.
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Really? I've always heard VA has the worst response time. The u2412m lists 8ms response time and tftcentral measured its input lag as <20ms.

Well I believed it was 6.5ms response time on my monitor, though here it says 13.5/6.5. I think 6.5 is for black to black, not sure what the 13.5 is:

http://support.gateway.com/s/MONITOR/7005576R/7005576Rsp2.shtml

According to this the input lag is 18ms on average which would be comparable to your <20ms:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2518/12
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i'd go for the crossover 27Q, seems to be a bit better built, so what your spending an extra say $30 or so bucks. atleast you get a great deal on a monitor. I'm going to try to pick one up next paycheck. if the price holds..hopefully.

Hmm I've heard some mentions of this thing, seems pretty awesome but I feel like it would tax my 570 SLI at that high resolution. Also its hard to find any information about it. Ebay page has nothing and thats the only place I see it for sale.

EDIT: Found the details. 6ms response time. Seems pretty sexy but I'm concerned about the unknown brand and how my 1.3GB 570s would handle that massive resolution.
Edited by Jarobata - 3/22/12 at 9:18am
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