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How well do Korean monitors OC to 120hz?

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Hi! I'm looking into getting a 120hz monitor. Originally I was looking at this ASUS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313&Tpk=144hz&IsVirtualParent=1

However, I found out that Korean IPS panels regularly OC to 120hz. My question is: is this a guaranteed thing? Because if it is, I will most definitely go with one! It's also worth noting that I do not have an Nvidia graphics card, and therefore cannot use lightboost. I do not care whether a monitor supports lightboost or not.
post #2 of 6
I don't know much about OC'ing monitor refresh rate, but I will suggest getting a monitor that does 120mhz from factory. Takes out all the guess work and potentially wasting money. If it's a gamble your willing to take then by all means go ahead.
post #3 of 6
not all korean 27" oc to 120hz, infact, most don't.

only monitors with a certain chip allow them to OC to 120+hz

most without you can only boost up to 67hz or so.

Lots of info if you use the search tool.


And like any computer part, overclocking anything is never guaranteed.
post #4 of 6
The only korean monitors that can overclock to 120hz+ that i am aware of is the catleap 2b, Qnix and overlord's stuff. It is never garanteed in fact most don't make it to 120hz except for the Qnix which has regularly gotten 96hz almost guaranteed and 120hz with a good 24AWG cable. There is a few things to consider though.

Korean monitors only have 1 port a dual-link DVI port. This can be a deal breaker if you need more ports or an internal scaler. It can also be a major plus if you want low input lag with your HFR

Korean monitors haven't got a good warranty for the most part(other than Accessorieswhole). This can be a risky thing especially if you are going to overclock. It can be remedied if squaretrade is available in your area.

Korean stands are not very good no adjustments or sturdyness for the most part. This is not a factor at all if you have a vesa stand and i would tell to not let it hold you back. Monoprice has single vesa stands that do every adjustment and are only 20bucks plus shipping.

Lastly as it stands right now most korean OCing monitors have exploded in price. This makes them comparable to main stream monitors pricing so the only advantage is OC. THERE IS ONE EXCEPTION TO THIS. The newly found OC monitor Qnix is still available right now for just over 300. Prices will likely jump soon as it was recently discovered(relatively) and with all the purchases it will likely start climbing in price soon.

I have a Qnix monitor running at 2560x1440@142hz with no frame skipping and the result is an amazingly responsive screen. It is the best monitor i have used so far(only a personal preference do your research)

Hope this helps thumb.gif

Edit: BTW the Qnix is a PLS screen not IPS (which is a plus but not a big one)
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by BobTheChainsaw View Post

Hi! I'm looking into getting a 120hz monitor. Originally I was looking at this ASUS:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313&Tpk=144hz&IsVirtualParent=1

However, I found out that Korean IPS panels regularly OC to 120hz. My question is: is this a guaranteed thing? Because if it is, I will most definitely go with one! It's also worth noting that I do not have an Nvidia graphics card, and therefore cannot use lightboost. I do not care whether a monitor supports lightboost or not.
There are no guarantees that, even if you get the right monitor, you'll get 120hz out of it. Not even 96hz is guaranteed. The only thing that is guaranteed is 60hz - 1440p operation above 60hz is not guaranteed by anyone.

That being said, you do have a good chance that you'll be able to get there - it's just not guaranteed (and if you try and fail, no one will refund you your money nor will anyone replace your monitor).
post #6 of 6
Totally agree with kevinbane. Think of it like a processor for a computer. If it states that it is 3ghz and it is a very good chance it will able to run at 3.1ghz but it is not garanteed. that is the situation we are dealing with here and the fact it is from korea
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