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Hey guys, i was struck with the opportunity today to trade my Planar SA2311W monitor for a Yamasaki Q270. Should I do it? I really enjoy 120hz, but is the 1440p worth it?
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What is your system?
EDIT: Never mind I see you have 560s in SLI? do you still have this?
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Try it if you can.
Really depends on your likes
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What is your system?

Right now im running a GTX 660ti 3GB FTW+, intel i5 3570k, 16gb ram, 240gb ssd. I wont be keeping this for long though. When the 900D comes out, im doing a 3770k + maximus V formula + two 7950s in CF + 16gb ram + 240gb ssd + watercooling loop.
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Right now im running a GTX 660ti 3GB FTW+, intel i5 3570k, 16gb ram, 240gb ssd. I wont be keeping this for long though. When the 900D comes out, im doing a 3770k + maximus V formula + two 7950s in CF + 16gb ram + 240gb ssd + watercooling loop.
Ah I see, well what games do you play? Do you find that life accurate colors or life accurate motion and movement is more important? Keep in mind you will be making the drop from 120hz to 60 which may hurt. Just switch your monitor to 60hz and play a few games or just stay on the desktop, you can still see the difference.
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I can definitely see a difference, I just don't know whether the bigger screen and higher resolutions will be a better experience than 120hz. I play TF2, Black ops 2, CS:GO occasionally, some racing games, Assassins creed, batman, and a few others.
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post #7 of 24
I wouldn't do that.
At 1080p you can get pretty decent FPS with a 660 in pretty much all games and high settings, but when you're going 1440p you're going to have to settle with lower settings and framerates.
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I wouldn't do that.
At 1080p you can get pretty decent FPS with a 660 in pretty much all games and high settings, but when you're going 1440p you're going to have to settle with lower settings and framerates.
Yeah that pretty much sums up my opinion as well.
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1440P is def a lot better looking than 1080P it is about 2 million pixels vs about 3.7 million pixels. So it is a huge difference. 2 7950s will have no problem running an game at max settings at 1440P.

I have a Nixeus 27" and honestly could never go back. I was using an HP 1920x1200 monitor.

For a video card I have a GTX 670 but will be switching to a 7950. The GTX 670 has no problem running games at max settings (except AA). Also new games are getting much better at using FXAA and in some cases TSAA for example Max Payne 3 does not need any MSAA so dumping AA will allow you to use a 1440P monitor with no problem.

I'm sure some people will try to argue that MSAA is a must but it is all opinion so there is really no point in arguing it.

As for the 120 vs 60... that is your call. I'd take a better looking image over 120FPS but that just me. I am perfectly happy w/ 40-60FPS.
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I will be getting two 7950s within two weeks
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