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I currently have a IIyama ProLite E2475HDS 1080P 60HZ Monitor and im coming across quite a lot of games now that are very choppy when vsync is disabled and also quite a lot of screen tear.

When its enabled my GPU sits half used but I get stuttering unless I enable vsync then its very smooth. My system can push 80FPS+ in most games and I hate to see my GTX 670 sitting there half used, do you think the performance of my games will be better with a 120hz monitor? Then atleast if I have vsync enabled, it limits it to 120FPS instead of 60FPS?

Games such as Project CARS and F1 2012 run awfully without vsync, tonnes of microstutter.

I've never owned or used a 120hz monitor, but from what I have heard they are great. I mainly play racing and FPS games.

Do you think its worth it for my sig rig? What is a good 120hz monitor for around £250 - £300?

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Edited by Darylrese - 10/28/12 at 2:54pm
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With all that power you should get a 144p monitor, maybe from overlord computer or ebay.
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120Hz is the ideal for FPS and Racing Games. These days GPU's are getting too powerful for 1080p, so 60Hz is now becoming an issue with most gamers.

You have the BenQ XL2420T within your price range, which imo is probably the best 120Hz display on the market. A family member has one, and i can certainly vouch for it.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-benq-xl2420t-120hz-3d-vision-2-led-monitor-black-red-full-hd-hdmi-dvi-1920x1080-350cd-m2-10001-2m
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From most of what I've seen 120hz gets its biggest push from FPS gaming so unless your playing FPS games I'd bump up the resolution instead. I take it from the OP your playing primarily racing games if thats the case Xtriker is correct get the higher rez
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Unless gaming is how you make a living, then I'd get a higher resolution monitor before 120hz.
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Unless gaming is how you make a living, then I'd get a higher resolution monitor before 120hz.

It's about the gaming experience. Nothing beats the fluidity of a 120Hz display, sure you have those 1440p catleaps etc but motion blur becomes an issue when they are running beyond their rated 60Hz spec. IPS simply isn't fast enough which is why TN is always used in gaming displays.

Although, i would recommend a Catleap or Shimian if he wasn't playing FPS. I'd love higher resolution too, but i unfortunately love my FPS games.
 
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Thanks guys. That BenQ display is probably the one i'd go for if I get one.

I mainly play racing games, flying games and FPS.

On some games i'm finding unless I have vsync enabled, they are full of microstutter but im not sure if that's to do with the game itself or the monitor. Not really thought about going higher than 1080p to be honest. I need something that will work well with xbox too plugged into the HDMI as I use that in my room occasionally for games that aren't on PC
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Well it really does feel smoother, from what I've read. Basically, if your PC can get 120FPS out of a game, it'll visibly run 2 times faster. The difference is visible and feels nicer, at least I imagine so, and it makes sense as well. So... Yea, I would go for a 120Hz, 1080p. Of course 3 1080p @120Hz would be cooler. Or, if there's a 1440p (however many inches that is biggrin.gif) running at 120Hz, I'd go for that one... Or 3 of them. That would be pretty cool. rolleyes.gif
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