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Im pretty happy with my Benq XL2420T.. You can easily see the difference. Sometimes windows switch back to 60hz when changing drivers and I notice it right away. smile.gif
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Makes sense sacrifice some graphics for fps.
Halfeatenwaffles in your opinion with a 7950 will I be able to get 100fps+ on high settings instead of ultra?

I was thinking about getting a 7970 or 680 but for the price $320 I get Crysis 3 and Bioshock Inf free with the 7950.
Edited by fusion10 - 3/27/13 at 3:47pm
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You should have no problem with that because from my understanding, a 7950 is as powerful as 6950s in crossfire.

And in my case, I tend to play on medium to medium-high settings to keep 100+ depending on the game of course thumb.gif
    
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You should have no problem with that because from my understanding, a 7950 is as powerful as 6950s in crossfire.

And in my case, I tend to play on medium to medium-high settings to keep 100+ depending on the game of course thumb.gif

^this and the cpu as well. what cpu and at what oc to support an oc'ed 7950? some games like c3 with one gpu - forget it. you can still set it to play at 60Hz.
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Difference between 60 and 120Hz is huge, even going from 120 to 144hz I noticed a difference. Impossible to play with 60Hz anymore and you definitely don't need fps as high as the refresh rate to see the difference.
As someone else wrote even on the desktop moving windows or browsing the web the difference is huge.

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Difference between 60 and 120Hz is huge, even going from 120 to 144hz I noticed a difference. Impossible to play with 60Hz anymore and you definitely don't need fps as high as the refresh rate to see the difference.
As someone else wrote even on the desktop moving windows or browsing the web the difference is huge.

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I can't say for anyone else as everyone's eyes are different, but I start to notice a clear in-game difference in smoothness around 75 fps. You dont need 120 fps all the time you'll just see whatever fps your GPU is putting out. You don't even need to open a game to see it. Keep your monitor at 60Hz and install a smooth scrolling extension to your browser. Test it out with 60Hz, then turn 120Hz on and you'll see the difference is extremely obvious.
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I think that a good test to explain how 120hz feels vs 60hz is to lay a sheet of paper on your desk and move it around as you would a window on your screen and see how different it looks/feels. At 120hz the feeling is much closer to reality vs 60hz.

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