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Absolutely no idea what is going on in here, but of all the nerd stuff I have purchased in the last 5-6 years the SA950D is the most rewarding.

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS27A950DS/ZA
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post #22 of 43
Like I already said, the Samsung has been reported to have input lag. Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a 120hz monitor for gaming.

Overclocking an IPS panel has had mixed reviews. Some people claim they can only get small overclocks. There is no guarantee you can overclock them.

You must decide if you want a IPS panel or a 120hz panel. Read the reviews and decide what you want. thumb.gif
     
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post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post

Good luck getting 120Fps at 1600p thumb.gif

The whole point of 120hz isnt to have 120hz static. Its to be able to go to 120 before tearing appears. Not everyone loves playing with vsync on. As soon as games start having borderlands 2's "FPS CAP" option, well be set to go.

Oh and 120hz is glorious. I actually laughed out loud during the windows install just because it was so smooth smile.gif.
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post #24 of 43
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Good luck getting 120Fps at 1600p thumb.gif

That's a very good point.
You need to know what framerates you can maintain at a target resolution before saying you want a 120hz monitor for 120 FPS. If you get a screen that has such a large resolution that the card's fillrate isn't high enough to come close to 120 fps, and you aren't going SLI/CF, then you will wind up lowering details or lowering the resolution. And once you do that, what's the point?

1920x1080 is really the sweet spot, and if you have an emergency, you could reduce the game res to 1680x1050. But then you'll either have to use centered timings or things may look quite off with the screen stretched to full size, and a little off if the aspect ratio is preserved.

If you want a giant monitor for 120hz/120 fps, you need to make sure you have the horsepower for it.
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post #25 of 43
120fps/120hz @ 2560x1440p is easily doable with my 7970 for most games, and even games that are demanding like Crysis 2, Witcher 2, Farcry 3 - i can get into the 90s simply by not turning on AA and HBAO.

And 90fps/120 still look looks and feels better cuz you dont have screen tearing and input lag due to vsync. For older games like Bioshock and Source games all you need to do is set the Frame Limit in something like Afterburner and you get an input lag free 120ps
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120fps/120hz @ 2560x1440p is easily doable with my 7970 for most games, and even games that are demanding like Crysis 2, Witcher 2, Farcry 3 - i can get into the 90s simply by not turning on AA and HBAO.

And 90fps/120 still look looks and feels better cuz you dont have screen tearing and input lag due to vsync. For older games like Bioshock and Source games all you need to do is set the Frame Limit in something like Afterburner and you get an input lag free 120ps

How about we don't tell lies?

Even on my 7970 at 1080p it isn't possible to do that.

i do however second your statement about there being a significant difference between 60 fps and 90-120fps, i think at 90fps thats when the "really better than 60hz" smoothness kicks in and games feel fluid.
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post #28 of 43
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How about we don't tell lies?

Even on my 7970 at 1080p it isn't possible to do that.

i do however second your statement about there being a significant difference between 60 fps and 90-120fps, i think at 90fps thats when the "really better than 60hz" smoothness kicks in and games feel fluid.

Except im not lying tongue.gif The caveat to 90fps on these games is to turn off AA/HBAO. With high settings and FXAA/SBAO FC3 hovers around 90fps even in open areas. I run my 7970 overclocked, even then 80fps isnt out of reach with a 7970 imo
post #29 of 43
I'm actually thinking about going back to 60Hz IPS because maintaining a consistent 120fps is expensive lol. 2 GTX570s couldn't do it, 1 OC'd 7970 can't do it... and then there are the games that cannot run at anything more than 60fps (NFS, RAGE, Prototype, etc) it's very temping indeed....

then i remember playing Prince Of Persia at 120Fps and how glorious it looked. Completely Fluid, like looking at a moving painting and i can't do it tongue.gif
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The ASUS for sure. Pretty much better specs for $100 less can't go wrong.
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