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Hey

So I have been following the Korean monitor hype, and was looking to get one myself, but don't really understand the differences between them. It seems the Crossover is more popular because it has less response time? Is that all?

I will be using the monitor at 60Hz, and am not bothered by response time, so should I just go for the cheapest of the three?

ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-Lite Quad HD - €254
CROSSOVER 27Q LED 27 - €283
YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270 SEi LED - €293
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Yamakasi and Achieva are pretty similar in construction, the Crossover has a better stand and more solid construction. The panels are all the same, so I'd recommend you go with the Crossover because it's currently the best of the 3 thumb.gif
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Thank you for your response smile.gif

I have another question however, I see this on the sellers ebay page:

I assume it is wrong, since I see no reason why my HD5770 shouldn't support such a monitor (1GB - D-DVI), but still it makes me hesitate :/
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Yeah those lists are wrong, your 5770 does support it so don't worry. It may struggle to play games at that resolution but it will work biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

Thank you for your response smile.gif
I have another question however, I see this on the sellers ebay page:
I assume it is wrong, since I see no reason why my HD5770 shouldn't support such a monitor (1GB - D-DVI), but still it makes me hesitate :/

First hand information here:

My Catleap tempered glass ("2B" edition) ran perfect off my HD 5770.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

Yeah those lists are wrong, your 5770 does support it so don't worry. It may struggle to play games at that resolution but it will work biggrin.gif

I'm aware of that, I'll probably just run my games at 720p. I plan to use this monitor for a long time in the future, so I'll probably upgrade my GPU later also smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

First hand information here:
My Catleap tempered glass ("2B" edition) ran perfect off my HD 5770.

Thanks! Repped both of you.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

I'm aware of that, I'll probably just run my games at 720p. I plan to use this monitor for a long time in the future, so I'll probably upgrade my GPU later also smile.gif
Thanks! Repped both of you.

Most Korean IPS monitors don't have scalars so might want to take that into consideration.

I would upgrade your GPU before the monitor but if its not for gaming, 1440 will be great.

Good luck on your monitor!
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilferret View Post

Most Korean IPS monitors don't have scalars so might want to take that into consideration.
I would upgrade your GPU before the monitor but if its not for gaming, 1440 will be great.
Good luck on your monitor!
So what does that mean...cant the gpu scale the screen to 1080p or whatever resolution set in the game?
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Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post

So what does that mean...cant the gpu scale the screen to 1080p or whatever resolution set in the game?

Yep but the PPI gets pretty low with 720/1080 on a 27" monitor.

Your call but I rather have a 24" 1080p vs a 27" 720/1080 for gaming. If its for productivity, 1440 is great.

Is this monitor going to be on your desk?
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Also take note that manufacturer quoted response times are often made up. For example a so-called 2ms monitor may have a 6ms response time.
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