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1440p.. / 120hz.. Still can't decide (HELP!)

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Right now i own a Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM. And i'm really getting annoyed at all the double images i get (ghosting) when i play fast paced games.
I ran battlefield today and whenever i make a quick turn, i see all these objects double, makes me annoyed!
I absolutely need a monitor that is ghosting free or as close as it gets!

Now i wonder, will a 1440p that is newer and obviously more advanced then my current monitor do the trick? or will i have to go for a 120/144hz monitor and lose out the goodies of pixel density and overall image quality? I also love Guild Wars 2 which is a game that's not about fast gameplay but stunning graphical scenario's which i very much enjoy!

Some specs from my current monitor:

Inch 26"
Res: 1920x1200 (WUXGA) 16:10
Angle 160°
Brightness 400cd/m²
Video in D-Sub (VGA), DVI-I, HDMI
LCD Panel TN
Contrast (static) 1.000:1
Contrast (dynamic) 3.000:1
Reaction time 5ms
Hertz: 60hz

I play quakelive, which is very fast paced. And i'd love a monitor that's quicker then this one. But i would also love the beauty of 1440p as some say, in games like Guild Wars 2.
Bare in mind, my system is the "All-Round" one from my siggy, it has a Single 7950 currently on 1015/1780mhz.

The reason i'm in doubt is clear. I want best of both worlds, But also, I don't want to get another or a new graphics card just to go 1440p. I'm willing to drop some ingame settings to gain some fps if nescesarry. That is, if 1440p IS worth that! The only game i will be running at 120hz with will be Quakelive. However, battlefield at 80-90 fps should be doable aswell!

Last but not least, do i need some aditional things? cables? I've read DVI-D (that's Dual link right?) is the only thing that allows u to go up to 120hz. And HDMI has slight input lag or so?

Help me out guys.. what am i looking at here?
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post #2 of 30
I've got 2 30" IPS displays and an asus 144Hz lightboost monitor on my desk.

I game on the 30" still. I much prefer the color and just sheer resolution.

Lightboost and 144Hz is very very cool mind you, but it doesn't win out against a big beautiful hi res display.
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I vote for a 2560x1440 monitor it has 80% more pixels then 1920x1080 so it blows that away by miles
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post #4 of 30
Go for 1440p I did and have not looked back
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post #5 of 30
The Korean ones are around 300$ US the Asus PB278Q / Dell U2713H / ViewSonic VP2770 are around 700$ US

All are 1440P monitors
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post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The Korean ones are around 300$ US the Asus PB278Q / Dell U2713H / ViewSonic VP2770 are around 700$ US

All are 1440P monitors
Which one would be best? I think a fast one is welcome redface.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by briddell View Post

http://www.120hz.biz/pixel-perfect-yamakasi-catleap-q270-2b-extreme-oc/

How about both?
It's my understanding that 1440p at 120hz isn't possible yet due to limitations of the DVI-D cable?
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post #8 of 30
120hz or 60hz it is all good to be honest with you 1440p is freakin amazing though and I will not ever go back to 1080p
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post #9 of 30
3240 x 1920 Portrait Eyefinity. Pew pew.
post #10 of 30
There is no such thing as 120 MHz 1440P not that i know of but i dont claim to know everything
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