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1440p Auria EQ276W vs 120Hz Benq XL2420TX

Poll Results: 1440p or 120hz?

 
  • 65% (13)
    Auria EQ276W @ 1440p and 60hz
  • 35% (7)
    Benq XL2420TX @ 1080p and 120hz +lightboost2
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post #1 of 18
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I'm in the market for a new monitor, and I can't decide. I currently have a 27" Asus 1080p OLED that I love but it's going to my sister for graphics work. Here are the facts:

Sli 670s, wc and 1250/7500 (2GB each)
I like to play FPS and racers, and can definitely tell the difference between 50hz and 60Hz
I've never used 1440p for gaming or used anything over 60hz for gaming.
I do watch movies and shows, lots of schoolwork and gaming.

Should I take the risk with the korean IPS? I can get one from a microcenter about an hour away from where I live. I just want the monitor that will wow me the most and last the longest. I'm very interested in the zero motion blur tweak for lightboost 2 as well.
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post #2 of 18
If you're going for the "wow" factor then go with the 1440p display (dat res).
MC will give you an in-store warranty so you pretty much can't beat that for convenience if you're getting a Korean display.
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post #3 of 18
Go with the Benq and if you cant see any inprovement return it and get the korean, 120hz is sooooo smooth and works really good for FPS and Racers
post #4 of 18
Well, an IPS has better color and is larger. The Benq is fast, has a great stand, extra gaming options, and low input lag.

So do you want to sacrifice some color quality for speed or do you want to sacrifice speed for better color?
     
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nick7269 View Post

Well, an IPS has better color and is larger. The Benq is fast, has a great stand, extra gaming options, and low input lag.
So do you want to sacrifice some color quality for speed or do you want to sacrifice speed for better color?

I'm not sure if i'm that big on colors. As long as it's not annoying, I'm fine. Of course, this is subject to change:D
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post #6 of 18
It's not just color, it's image quality / pixel density too. 1440p on a 27" is quite noticeably different from 1080p.
Go to MC and check one out for yourself, they'll probably have some on display.
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post #7 of 18
Depends on your needs really.

XL2420T is not impressive at all in terms of color accuracy. The colors out of the box are pretty bad. After some calibration, they are okay. But that's not what this monitor is built for.
The main selling points for me were:
-ridiculously low input lag
-120Hz, overclocks to about 128-130hz

This is a monitor well suited for fast paced competitive gaming.
"We will keep this section short and sweet. Anybody who is unfamiliar with input lag and how it affects game play needn’t even read this section as the preceding section covers the most important aspects of the BenQ XL2420T’s responsiveness. Anybody who has come to this section who is familiar with input lag and perhaps wants some sort of measure rather than subjective analysis will be pleased to know that the monitor averaged around quarter of a frame at 120Hz (~2.5ms). This value was obtained by a similar method to that described in the XL2410T review but is averaged over 120 readings for greater accuracy. ‘AMA’ and ‘Instant Mode’ were both enabled. Maybe you don’t trust this figure, maybe you don’t care about this figure or maybe don’t even understand this figure – no matter how sensitive you think you are to input lag this monitor is really about as good as you’ll get as far as latency goes." Source

Unless you mostly game on your computer, there's not really a good reason to choose this over the 1440p. I for one, absolutely love my XL2420T and the color inaccuracy actually works to my advantage in spotting camouflaged enemies camping in the bushes (on FPS1 preset). About 80% of the time I spend on the PC is gaming..

Good luck with your purchase!
Edited by Scorpion667 - 12/31/12 at 2:44pm
    
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post #8 of 18
Overlord is selling their 120Hz capable 1440P displays for just over $450, comes with a 1 year warranty.....They don't guarantee they will do 120Hz, but so far I haven't heard of anyone not getting a display over 100Hz, I only know of a couple that didn't reach 120Hz, but got really close. Only problem is stock is very limited, currently out of stock, they don't take pre-orders, and when they do post them in their store as in stock they go fast....

So, best of luck to you if you go that route, I am currently sitting on the refresh button waiting to order one myself.

P.S. I don't think forum rules allow me to put a link up, soooo.....just Google them.

EDIT: According to their Facebook they will have a very limited number of their OC models go up for sale at 2PM on the 1st....let the F5 war begin!

EDIT 2: Oh, as far as between the two options you did provide, get the 1440P display, gaming at 1440P is just bliss.
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 12/31/12 at 2:52pm
    
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post #9 of 18
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I've done some research and apparently the Auria has sone terrible input lag, like 50+ms. Does anyone know more about this? I'm looking into the Crossover 27Q as well.
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post #10 of 18
^^I'd like to know this too. Just found that monitor and it looks pretty tempting
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