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I have been planning to upgrade to a 120hz monitor for a while now so im thinking of getting the BenQ XL2411T since it supports this. I'm curios of the usability, do I need to mess around with enabling this for each individual game each time I lauch, or can I have it enabled all the time or have it remember the settings for each game?
Considering I only have 570 what is it going to be like to use every day, I'm guessing I will struggle with higher end games and would have to disable. primary games i play are not so intensive anyway, CS:GO, LoL. Arma II occasionally being the most demanding.
You ideally really need to run at full framerate (120fps@120Hz, or at least 100fps@100Hz -- the minimum Hz for the LightBoost strobing feature), so you should probably upgrade at least a single 680. You should be fine with Source-engine games with a single 680, even with everything enabled. For Crysis-engine games, you'll need at 680 SLI at least (maybe a 690). Crysis will be quite nicely playable, it just won't have the same zero motion blur effect seen in Source videogames, because it'll often run at less than 120fps in the big open spaces (I, myself, only have a single 680)

If you can't even run at full framerates in Source engine games (e.g. 120fps@120Hz), focus on your GPU first. 570 will not be enough. Also get a gaming mouse too, makes an even more noticeable difference for 120Hz than for 60Hz, and even moreso with CRT or LightBoost, since jerky mouse motions now become more noticeable with zero motion blur.

Usability:
-- First time setup: If you do not have shutter glasses, the difficulty is the confusing one-time setup procedure (you need to install the VG278H INF file for your BENQ) to force LightBoost to work, and the registry setting, but after that, you are now golden. The setup process is the most arduous part.
-- Subsequent use: Quite easy. The usability becomes easy after that. Don't need to do it for every game. You simply hit Control+T to enable/disable 3D in the specfic game.

Some notes:
-- You don't even need to use the 3D at all, just get the monitor without the shutter glasses. That said, the 3D is nice in *certain* games and you still get the zero motion blur effect if it's running full framerate (e.g. I'd turn on 3D for Portal 2, but I'd turn 3D off for most games)
-- You MAY have to do some game-specific tweaks such as removing a framelimit (e.g. increase max_fps in a Source engine game)
Edited by mdrejhon - 1/3/13 at 4:21pm
post #172 of 2929
Thanks so much for the reply will help not just me but some friends who are interested to.

I currently run CS capped at 150fps, I think it goes a lot higher if I remove the cap so I'm confident I can play CS:GO. I think this justifies the purchase enough considering I can easily switch the feature on/off.
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post #173 of 2929
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If CS is your priority, it certainly can run at 120fps on a 570 if you've adjusted your settings accordingly. The litmus test will be the slowdowns, if you have those often enough.
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Anyone have any problems getting 2d Lightboost working on Windows 8?
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Quick question if one of you could help me out, my 570 can only run 2 monitors despite having 3 ports. If i use both DVI for this 120hz monitor can i still use my 570's hdmi connection? (TV runs off my onboard, need another output for my second monitor)
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Quick question if one of you could help me out, my 570 can only run 2 monitors despite having 3 ports. If i use both DVI for this 120hz monitor can i still use my 570's hdmi connection? (TV runs off my onboard, need another output for my second monitor)

I'm sure you don't need to use two DVI ports? My GTX 580 sends 120Hz via one single port (that supports dual-link or whatever it's called)
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ah that makes sense, cheers
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I have now posted a new universal guide on my BlurBusters Blog, that works on all LightBoost-enabled ASUS and BENQ monitors.

LightBoost HOWTO: Instructions for Zero Motion Blur on LightBoost LCD's

This is the world's first Windows 7+8 compatible guide that is compatible with all known LightBoost monitors
ASUS VG278H
ASUS VG278HE
BENQ XL2420T
BENQ XL2411T
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Thanks for the work you put into this makes it a lot easier for me to recommend to friends when there is a guide i can link, compared to making them scroll though forums to pick the information they need.

Also to report back i just purchased the BENQ XL2420T and i am truly in love

I had some problems with pages and programs loading up and being all black at first. However once i just left 3d on all the time and used ctrl t to disable once in game i haven't managed to replicate it. This is compared to disabling 3d while game and restarting the game so light boost was still on despite all 3d options being disabled in the nvidia control panel. This method let me go above 120 fps in CS:GO, compared to having 3d enabled but using ctrl t capps it to 120. so for convenience I'm using the toggle option.
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