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I know this thread is a little older but I got some more play time on the Asus 23" 120hz monitor last week. In CSS it was night and day difference. No input lag, no tearing, just smooth amazing gameplay. I turned it back to 60hz after playing for 120hz for about 15 minutes and all I can say is holy crap. 60hz literaly felt like I was playing in slow motion.
So my conclusion is if you are going to play any fast paced competetive games, you really should look at 120hz. I currently have a 27" 60hz, I'm thinking about downgrading in size to get 120hz when I find a deal on one.

i was thinking about doing the same thing.
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i was thinking about doing the same thing.

Me too can you buy me one? tongue.gif
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post #33 of 41
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i was thinking about doing the same thing.

Thats definitely true because vsync on a "120fps - 150fps capable" system on a 60hz monitor has to cut way more frames out, thus the crazy input lag. On a 120hz monitor, it has to trim a lot less "off the top"
post #34 of 41
I beg you guys to try 200hz on a CRT. THEN try to go back to 120hz. 8|
post #35 of 41
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It's like 60HZ becomes playing a game @ 30FPS and 120HZ is actually 60FPS tongue.gif

I actually don't agree with that. 30 FPS compared to 60 FPS is a pretty massive difference, but 60-120 is noticeable but not near as large of a leap as 30-60.

There's just a certain point where you don't really notice the difference. I couldn't ever really tell the difference between 90 and 120.
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It's like 60HZ becomes playing a game @ 30FPS and 120HZ is actually 60FPS tongue.gif

I actually don't agree with that. 30 FPS compared to 60 FPS is a pretty massive difference, but 60-120 is noticeable but not near as large of a leap as 30-60.

There's just a certain point where you don't really notice the difference. I couldn't ever really tell the difference between 90 and 120.

I can say after years of playing CS at 8x6 and 200hz, I can feel the differences all the way up to about 144hz~ after that It was just because my monitor could.

Now that I'm not a CS addict, I play most games at a casual 80hz. Sometimes though I need to level out the resolution versus obtainable framerates while keeping my refresh rate in mind, not being limited to a certain resolution and being STUCK at 60hz, I like to get the best balance out of my games on my monitor.
Edited by Xinoxide - 5/24/12 at 2:27pm
post #37 of 41
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No, it's the placebo effect. "Pro gamers" use them because it helps to stop and rid screen tearing.
A 120HZ monitor isn't going to make you better. It just looks better.

If you put it that way then yes. It helps you see better to play better.
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Me too can you buy me one? tongue.gif

I wish i had the money tongue.gif idk which one to buy i'm stuck on the benq xl2420t ... the price is making me cringe atm. Just afraid of the poor color everyone's been talking about. I wonder if the color been then one i have right now.
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post #39 of 41
As far as playing better, the higher refresh rate can have an effect on latency and feel of your input devices.

If your 120hz monitor has a fair bit of input lag, then the 120hz refresh rate can actually be a downgrade as far as vison to hand motion goes. Generally depends on user experience and preferred settings.


On topic: Most of the general discrepancy comes from feel to vision. If you're considering a 120hz, I recommend you check out prad.de and try finding one with sub 8ms total latency.
post #40 of 41
Battlefield 3 looked incredible going from 60hz to my current monitor. The movement is so much more fluid, and you really are getting twice the information per amount of time, so yes it does help.
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