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120hz TN vs 60 hz IPS

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Hey guys, I'm in the market for a new monitor.
Going to use my current Acer x223HQ as a secondary monitor.

My question is this, is it worth going for an IPS panel or would a 120hz TN panel be better?
I've never used an IPS panel, people say the colours are better, but is this only a minuscule difference?

I was thinking of going for the BenQ xl2420t, regarded as a good monitor for gaming as it has a few nice features aimed at gamers, and it 120hz.

Am I wasting my money here if I go for this?
Can you recommend me a good primary monitor?

- Don't want to go over £300
- Don't want to go over 24"

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 20
For FPS gaming, I would grab a 120Hz over an IPS.

Anything else I would get the IPS. That's just me.

The BenQ you linked looks good.
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Why not using 120 hz IPS ?
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Why not using 120 hz IPS ?
Those exsist...? Also in his budget?
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Why not using 120 hz IPS ?

I don't think any exist, I'm told they don't exist commercially anyway.
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best is probably the new samsung propriatary technology if they can do the software properly*eidid and all so ms and all can detect properly what ms need .if not ,then best is still sony!yesw they know their stuff even tho its a mishmash they do theeir mishmash poerlly and win lot of prize
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Haha, I'm guessing there really aren't any 120 hz IPS as if you Google "120 hz IPS" the second link is this thread.
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it depends on what type of games you play. you'll notice a difference with 120hz in shooters. what i would really suggest is go higher resolution but thats not very viable with a limit of 24".
do you mind sharing what kind of games you play?
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it depends on what type of games you play. you'll notice a difference with 120hz in shooters. what i would really suggest is go higher resolution but thats not very viable with a limit of 24".
do you mind sharing what kind of games you play?

Mostly I'm playing WoW, I play some FPS occasionally but only casually. I might get into FPS in the future though so if 120hz is better for it I don't want to rule it out.
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This is my setup, so I hope I can offer you some solid advice.

Both of these displays are 10/10 for what they are designed to do. Normally I'd say let the deciding factor be how much you play games, but it looks like you don't play too many shooters. If that's the case, I'd go with with the 1440p display, as you won't really be getting the full benefit of 120hz unless your gaming is extremely fast paced.
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