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I am looking for a new monitor, mainly used for gaming. I am using a 24 inch, 1080p Samsung LED right now but I purchased a 2nd 7950 recently and went crossfire, so I am looking for something better.

Now I'm thinking of either:

- 27 inch, 1080p, 120hz screen. A 120hz screen would rock for fast pace games such as BF3 as long as I can push about 80+ fps (between 75 and 140 now). But the thing I am worried about is that a 1080p resolution might look crap on such a sized screen?

Another option would be:

- 27 inch, 1440p, 60hz screen. Something like the catleaps? I imagine a 1440p resolution would look stunning on such a size of a screen! Thought on the other hand, I am getting a rather big performance hit going from 1080p to 1440p. And I am kind of a demanding guy when it comes to eyecandy in games. I love running games on max.

At this moment I am leaning towards the 27inch, 1080p, 120hz option because I can keep (most of) the eyecandy on max and also run on a smooth 120hz. On the other hand...... 1080p on 27 inch? Isnt that getting "blocky"?

Anyone that has experienced both types of screens, or anyone else with an opinion on this? I'd like to hear what you guys think of it.
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Go with more resolution - general consensus on this forum.
 
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post #3 of 56
I would go for 1440p IPS over a 120Hz TN panel. More FPS is nice but resolution + better colors are more important to me.

I will say though that IMO the pixel pitch of 1080p on a 27" is not that bad. I have a 27" 1080p and a 24" 1080p sitting next to one another and the difference is not that big and I still use the same amount of AA for both (and I really hate jagged edges).
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Two 7950's will max ANYTHING you throw at in a 1440p monitor...jus sayin'
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For me personally, I favor pixel density. 27 inch at 1080p regardless of refresh rate isn't appealing to me. I favor the 2560x1440 monitor. If you play FPS games competitively the 120hz is a no brainer, but for the standard gamer 60hz is fine.
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I can't stand 27" 1080p screens (or maybe i have only had experience with bad quality), IMO unless you are sitting a long way from them they do look average. Even 1920x1080 at 24" looks crappy after going to a 2560x1440 Catleap thumb.gif I have one 7970 and i play everything maxed out. Crysis 3 and BF3 get a bit low (low 30s - 40 fps) occasionally but if you have 2x 7950's as stated by ivanlabrie you are going to be just fine performance wise smile.gif

If you don't mind the higher refresh rate of IPS, and don't need that 120hz, catleaps (or other korean 1440's) are the way to go!
Edited by beanscene - 10/18/12 at 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

- 27 inch, 1080p, 120hz screen. A 120hz screen would rock for fast pace games such as BF3 as long as I can push about 80+ fps (between 75 and 140 now). But the thing I am worried about is that a 1080p resolution might look crap on such a sized screen?

Gave me a chuckle lol When you walk into a store that has HDtv's what do you thing the resolutions is on them. 1080p is a very good resolution even on a 27" thumb.gif
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Im gonna go against everyone here...

but once I have experienced 120hz its another story....I cannot stand 60hz anymore......its terrible!

for me , 120hz + 100+ fps = heaven!

I have had a few setups and I really WISH that they would bring out a 1400P 120 hz monitor = heaven!biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 56
A 27" 1440p is going to look better than a 27" 1080p but just to add I have a 27" 1080p monitor and it looks beautiful. I do not have any complaints whatsoever. Every game looks stunning for myself personally, regardless of what others might say. Only reason why I didn't get a 27" with a higher resolution is because at the moment I cant really afford it. I purchased my monitor for $230 and can't complain at all. Plus I'm not planning on upgrading my cards until Black Friday, so I would take a severe performance hit if I went with the higher resolution monitor. If you find yourself playing more FPS, then maybe the 120Hz monitor will suite you better. However, if you can afford the 1440p and have a GPU setup that will allow you to push that resolution then by all means go for it.
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When I got my monitor there were NO 1440P 120hz monitors on the market...are there any today?
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