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post #3801 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Azgalor View Post

So now that I have this great monitor, it's time to build a new PC gaming rig to enter the world of Ultra HD gaming. Now I'm doing my video card research and seems all the rage is between either the HD 7970 GHZ edition or the GTX 770. SLI/Xfire, The Titan, 7990 and GTX690 are all out of my budget for now so I wanted to ask you guys this:

Will I be able to (for the most part) pull off at least 120 FPS in most games to be able to take advantage of this monitor at 2560x1440 @ 120 hz? I am looking to achieve either High or Ultra settings on almost all games but I can live with AA off. With that said, will this be possible on just one of these cards?

Thanks for any input.

I have 2 GTX570s in SLI and i can pull 120FPS in many games. There are definitely those out there that will bring my 570s to their knees. This is mainly due to the limited VRAM for 1440p. With a 770 or a 7970 you remove that bottleneck and i think you would definitely be able to run 120fps in even more games than me. There will always be a few that you will have trouble with such as Crysis, skyrim and a few others. With a new build you can take advantage of SSDs and the newer generation of CPUs you should be fine with any combination of those cards with most games (unless you go crazy with Aliasing options).

Best thing to do would be to take a look at some professional reviews for those cards. Most of them are using up to date equipment paired with a multitude of cards and give 1440p/1600p results.

At any rate i am in the same boat and am dying to build a new machine but i am waiting for AMD compatible MoBos to get pcie 3.0
post #3802 of 25893
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Originally Posted by Azgalor View Post

So now that I have this great monitor, it's time to build a new PC gaming rig to enter the world of Ultra HD gaming. Now I'm doing my video card research and seems all the rage is between either the HD 7970 GHZ edition or the GTX 770. SLI/Xfire, The Titan, 7990 and GTX690 are all out of my budget for now so I wanted to ask you guys this:

Will I be able to (for the most part) pull off at least 120 FPS in most games to be able to take advantage of this monitor at 2560x1440 @ 120 hz? I am looking to achieve either High or Ultra settings on almost all games but I can live with AA off. With that said, will this be possible on just one of these cards?

Thanks for any input.

If you can do 770 SLI that probably the best don't bother with the Titan just get a 780. I'm very happy with just one 780 OC to 1200Mhz. I before had three 7970's but this is much better for my needs much smoother even though less FPS.

The 7970's needed two crossfire bridges I tried one crossfire bridge and it was more Microstutter. And three 7970's at 1440p with 120hz were worse than 2 7970's with two bridges at 1440p and 120hz because of the crossfire bandwidth limit. So now with one 780 I'm getting about 70% of the FPS of two 7970's and about 55% of the FPS of three 7970's and its still looks better in most games. Its easier to overclock monitor with nvidia without test mode as well. So keep all those things in mind.

The new AMD drivers might fix some of those problems with stutter. But I held my breath for a fix for about 18 months and couldn't wait any longer. I was debating still waiting for the fix until I found that the crossfire bridge was limited. Once I found that out I knew I had to at less sell one 7970 and use only two or get something else. I'm very happy now though and already been gaming more than before less hassle with one card. And less driver tweaking with nvidia.
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post #3803 of 25893
In my humblest opinion azgalor, I would start out with one 770 or 7970 and see how you feel. For me I find that 2560x1440 looks amazing without running everything on ultra. I have one 680 right now, I could upgrade to anything I want, but when I run games on ultra even though I may get 15 fps I don't SEE a difference worth $400 or more. U can then pick up the second card at your discretion....
post #3804 of 25893
Hey, anyone know if these monitors will still have the same overclocking ability and price in around a month and a 1/2? I won't be able to buy one until then and I'm worried that the price could go up like the catleap 2B's did when people heard it could overclock. I also heard that they could change some circuit board and remove the overclocking too.
post #3805 of 25893
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Hey, anyone know if these monitors will still have the same overclocking ability and price in around a month and a 1/2? I won't be able to buy one until then and I'm worried that the price could go up like the catleap 2B's did when people heard it could overclock. I also heard that they could change some circuit board and remove the overclocking too.
I got mine in April and the price has only gone down since then..
 
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post #3806 of 25893
1st july and After 2 weeks testing, I feel that I can give a report on my 2nd Qnix matt: From green sum PP, Pixel perfect with a bit of bleed, fixed it, better than my last one which had quite a bent bezel (already fixed, great screen) the frame was just v slightly off , no bleed now and I would say a perfect monitor.


......pls stop me from collecting monitors.

.......am ready for a higher resolution larger one with the same technology ....as they are currently not backlight.
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post #3807 of 25893
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Hey, anyone know if these monitors will still have the same overclocking ability and price in around a month and a 1/2? I won't be able to buy one until then and I'm worried that the price could go up like the catleap 2B's did when people heard it could overclock. I also heard that they could change some circuit board and remove the overclocking too.

I'm not sure the price will change at all since there is only 1 PCB being made for these - it'd be inefficient to design another and switch production to it.

Also, the sellers know these OC as they clearly monitor the forums, but they actually get more revenue by keeping the prices down and supply more. And since these are the only monitors that use PLS panels we shouldn't have to worry.

Unless the switch production to the new Qnix's, in which case prices for these could potentially skyrocket. Unlikely though, the sellers would lose a lot of potential money if the did this.
post #3808 of 25893
Hey guys my monitor arrived today. Looks like i got one dead pixel at the very top right hand corner near the minimize button. Its actually a dark dot but no biggy. You generally have to search to find it. Haven't really tested the BLB yet. I was wondering whether the pin that comes in the stand pulls out? or does it just sit in? Cheers

EDIT: LOL resolved the pin issue, didnt realise it was a screw!
Edited by rubixcube101 - 7/1/13 at 5:33am
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post #3809 of 25893
Also, i have one dead pixel that's bottom centre but shows a light grey sort of colour. It's only visible on a light surface, I'm wondering whether i should send it back as bigclothcraft said that if it was in the center he would take it back. IS it easy to do this? I tried to show it on the mouse pointer in the image. Appreciate the advice guys.

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post #3810 of 25893
Well, my catleap has developed a bad flickering problem; it was a great monitor until this issue. Thankfully, I had the squaretrade warrranty as it will fund my new Qnix matte screen - I just pulled the trigger from green_sum (I purchased my old catleap from him as well). I am curious, does anyone know how to get a squaretrade coupon? I definitely will want to purchase another warranty for the Qnix.
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