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1080p@120-144Hz or 1440p-1600p@60Hz

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the title says it all. which one is better for gaming
more refresh rate or more res. assuming that we got the required graphics horse power to run whatever we need.
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There are like 800 threads about this, some even on the first page, use the search function.
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Depends on the games and usage.

Slow motion games like Simcity or Civilization V -- go for 1440p
Fast motion games like FPS, high speed racing -- go for LightBoost 120 Hz
(And if you do lots of work like programming or graphics work -- go for 1440p)

Remember LightBoost 120 Hz is more than 5x clearer than regular TN 120 Hz
For fps=Hz operation:

60Hz - baseline
120 Hz regular LCD - 50% less motion blur than 60 Hz (2x clearer motion)
120 Hz LightBoost LCD - 85%-92% less motion blur than 60 Hz (7x to 12x clearer motion)

Is most of your game motion stationary or in motion? For LightBoost, it is like getting high-definition during fast motion; fast pans are equally as clear as stationary; the 1440p goes into a blurry mess during FPS fast-pans. Can matter during competitive FPS.

But you DO need close to fps=Hz (or exceed) to benefit from LightBoost, stutter free operation (Good GPU, gaming mouse, 100fps@100Hz or 120fps@120Hz) ... LightBoost is mostly useless at 60fps@120Hz or if you have too much stutters; benefits start to show when fps > 80
Edited by mdrejhon - 3/8/13 at 8:32pm
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i mostly play league of legends and games like arkham city , cry3 just for the graphics and some fun , but you get the idea i dont play slow mo games like you said civ V or sim city. i got a gtx 670 and will be adding another one pretty soon so mostly i dont suffer from low fps in most games and i got a deathadder 2013 (6400dpi 1000polling rate mouse) i am currently using a HP 2310ti as a display which is definitely not good for gaming.
Edited by Subut - 3/8/13 at 11:47pm
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I have a 1440p monitor can't go back. Only downside is it does require more pixels to push, 78% more to be exact.

"slow mo games" and fast games don't really suffer from my Yamakasi on my user end experience... so response time isn't important in my eyes not sure what's best objectively speaking. I say 1440p because the colors stand out and the high resolution is just gorgeous. No AA ever needed really since it's so sharp.
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120Hz if you play a lot of FPS games.
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whats the difference between ips and the rest of the monitors LCD s i guess.
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IPS has better/accurate colors and viewing angle than most common monitors with TN panel.
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