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hi all

just got new vg278he its currently set to 144hz but should i set it to 120hz ?

what advantages or disadvantages is there between the two?

gaming wise will i get better performance setting it to 120 as opposed to 144?

thanks in advance smile.gif
post #2 of 13
Why would you buy a 144hz monitor then set it to 120hz? The higher the hz, the smoother the picture, keep it at the intended 144hz dude! You will gain nothing buy lowering it to 120hz even if your not achieving 144fps its still worth keeping it as high as your monitor can go!

If you set it to 120hz and your FPS goes over 120FPS, your only going to get screen tear even quicker than if you left it at 144hz.
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ye? i see your point but like i was paranoid id loose performance at 144 over 120 , so if i play nvidia 3d vision gaming can i still keep it set to 144?
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Keep it at 144hz.

The HZ won't make you lose performance. Think of it as a gate way. You're just allowing more frames do be utilized by going through that gate.
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Originally Posted by cursedprophet View Post

ye? i see your point but like i was paranoid id loose performance at 144 over 120 , so if i play nvidia 3d vision gaming can i still keep it set to 144?

No it will be fine. 144hz just gives you an extra buffer as it were to push higher FPS without going above the monitors refresh rate, therefore no tearing. 120hz is great, i love mine, but anything above is an added bonus! If you dont get 144FPS to get the most from your 144hz monitor, it really doesnt matter and wont degrade performance.
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post #6 of 13
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ok cool exactly the answer i was looking for smile.gif

thanks dude much appreciated
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Yes keep it at 144hz. For nvidia 3d vision i believe It will be 120hertz. And showing a maxium of 60 fps.. Not too sure on that one however.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaranu View Post

Yes keep it at 144hz. For nvidia 3d vision i believe It will be 120hertz. And showing a maxium of 60 fps.. Not too sure on that one however.

Yep i believe so, 60 per eye, but leaving it at 144hz will still be just fine thumb.gif
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ye? i see your point but like i was paranoid id loose performance at 144 over 120 , so if i play nvidia 3d vision gaming can i still keep it set to 144?

Are you serious?... lachen.gif SMH.. you would think people would gather as much information as possible on a device before they buy it rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaughtahouse View Post

Keep it at 144hz.

Do you use LightBoost? Don't forget LightBoost 120Hz has much less motion blur than non-LightBoost 144Hz.
See Photos of 60Hz vs 120Hz vs LightBoost
Quote:
120 Hz Refresh rate:
Each refresh is displayed continuously for a full 1/120 second (8.3ms)
This creates 50% less motion blur.

CROPPED_120Hz-1024x341.jpg

120 Hz LightBoost:
The backlight is strobed briefly, once per refresh, eliminating sample-and-hold.
This has 85% to 92% less motion blur than 60Hz, depending on the LightBoost OSD setting.

CROPPED_LightBoost50-1024x341.jpg

Edited by mdrejhon - 5/19/13 at 3:13pm
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