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ive never personally used either of these, only used low end 1080p monitors. i really want a large display but i understand 27" TN is terrible at 1080p. i cant decide between the VG248QE 144hz or one of the korean 27" IPs

so those of you who have used both, is 120hz better on the eyes or is the larger pixel IPS monitor better? i dont game very regularly but when i go its D3 or a FPS (CoD, BF). what would be the best choice?
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Well both can be had in some monitors assuming you have the GPU to drive it.

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_display_p/ot_x270oc_a.htm
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post #3 of 55
1440p if you don't need the "lightboost" effect and/or 3d. I prefer 1440p just because those IPS panels are great for entertainment. However, I need 120hz for competitive tf2. If you're not gaming competitively/or seriously or with 3d, don't get 120hz unless you know for sure you want it. Check out a friend's monitor to see if you like the smoothness. If you go 120hz get the lightboost monitors for the hack and an nvidia card imo, there's NO motion blur if you can deliver the frames.

As far as "better on the eyes", that's subjective. I LOVE 120hz but the 1440p monitor is just as "smooth" in non-fast paced games and has better colors.
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I got my crossover today....and well I cant go back from 1440p ever. I would get that over 120hz monitor anyday.
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post #5 of 55
I've had my 120hz monitor for quite some time now. I don't game nearly enough to justify a slight upgrade from what I see. I have been looking at 1440p monitors now, as I don't game much at all, and the picture quality seems fantastic on some of these 1440p+ monitors. Sounds like the 1440p+ screens would suit you better as you don't game to often.
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1440 wins my vote even though i've never had 120hz monitors... its just TOO GOOD tongue.gif
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A decent 1440p IPS will always look a thousand times better than even the best 120hz TN panel, IMO.

However, if you want to have absolutely stunning contrast ratio (ink-like blacks), I'd check out the new MVA-Type displays. They have really gotten a lotbbetter, and unless you are playing super fast paced FPS Games, you likely won't notice much if any blur. I played FC3 on one for a bit and it was absolutely stunning.

I personally still prefer a good IPS (U2713H/M, etc), but A-MVA and the like are a close second place.
   
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Well both can be had in some monitors assuming you have the GPU to drive it.

http://www.overlordcomputer.com/overlord_tempest_X270OC_display_p/ot_x270oc_a.htm
Weren't those debunked a while ago? DisplayPort 1.2 is the only interface with enough bandwidth to potentially support 1440p @120Hz, which these monitors lack.

@OP: In your case, an IPS screen would probably serve you well. The input lag isn't something to be concerned about unless you're playing competitive FPS at a very high level. For casual gameplay you won't notice the difference, but you will immediately notice the difference in image quality.

If you go for a Korean display though, you might want to invest in some calibration hardware. Out of the box these things have pretty poor accuracy.
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From what I hear 120hz is nice but not something as visible as 1440p is. Like sure you see 120hz all the time but it's a minor but good improvement where it matters (apparently)... I unfortunately don't have either as well so I can't say first hand.
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Weren't those debunked a while ago? DisplayPort 1.2 is the only interface with enough bandwidth to potentially support 1440p @120Hz, which these monitors lack.

@OP: In your case, an IPS screen would probably serve you well. The input lag isn't something to be concerned about unless you're playing competitive FPS at a very high level. For casual gameplay you won't notice the difference, but you will immediately notice the difference in image quality.

If you go for a Korean display though, you might want to invest in some calibration hardware. Out of the box these things have pretty poor accuracy.

calibration hardware? i see you have an auria, i was thinking about going to MC and grab one, how do you like it? only thing im worried about is that they dont have the non AG ones anymore, i really like non AG monitors better.
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