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So i am in the market for this kind of monitor. I don't want any insane priced monitor, because the monitor will only be used for gaming. I have been looking on the Samsung S27A850D, Samsung S27A970D (this is a very expensive model, so if it's not a major difference, i won't be interested in a monitor as expensive as this one) And the dell U2711. Do you guys know any other good monitor of this resolution? I wan't a premium one for my new GTX 780. (But as i said, i will not give 200/300$ more for a monitor, which is just a "little" better than a 300$ cheaper model.
post #2 of 89
This viewsonic is a very good monitor for gaming. it uses the same PLS panel as the samsung you listed and is about $500 cheaper on Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116578&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-LCD+Monitors-_-N82E16824116578&gclid=CMTk-bydwbcCFUGk4Aod0gIAXA

Also the Dell U2713HM is very cheap and good. It is almost a replacement for the U2711. The real replacement is the U2713H but the U2713HM is pretty much the same except it does not use a wide gamut panel which for gaming you don't need.

Also the new Korean PLS panels are a really good deal. About $300 and most in the owner's club say they can OC to 120hz.

You also might be able to OC the dell to baout 90hz. I'm not sure about the viewsonic though.
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So i am in the market for this kind of monitor. I don't want any insane priced monitor, because the monitor will only be used for gaming. I have been looking on the Samsung S27A850D, Samsung S27A970D (this is a very expensive model, so if it's not a major difference, i won't be interested in a monitor as expensive as this one) And the dell U2711. Do you guys know any other good monitor of this resolution? I wan't a premium one for my new GTX 780. (But as i said, i will not give 200/300$ more for a monitor, which is just a "little" better than a 300$ cheaper model.

1440P monitor with the fewest problems is the Dell U2713HM but if you want it for gaming the Asus PB278Q is more meant for that

Asus PB278Q just has some problems so you could get unlucky and get one of those

I have the Asus PB278Q myself and i love it
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post #4 of 89
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Well the viewsonic has 12ms input lag which is alot compared to the samsungs 5ms. This means quite alot as it´s for fps gaming :/
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that Asus do look promising, just seeing a linus review now smile.gif
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that Asus do look promising, just seeing a linus review now smile.gif

It does has some problems or had they might have fixed them now
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post #7 of 89
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Well the viewsonic has 12ms input lag which is alot compared to the samsungs 5ms. This means quite alot as it´s for fps gaming :/

Well 12ms for input lag would be nothing. That's less than a frame.

I think you mean 12ms response time. The responce times really don't mean much anymore. This monitor is very good for gaming and actually has low input lag and very little motion blur. if you look at the owner's thread they recommend it for gaming.

It uses the same exact panel as the samsung you listed so it will perform very similar.
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post #8 of 89
The best 1440p monitor for gaming is the Qnix QX2710.

Everything else is literally a waste of money.
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post #9 of 89
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Okay the S27A850D, Asus PB278Q, and the ViewSonic VP2770 is actually the exact same price in my country (Denmark). Which would you guys recommend of these ones?
post #10 of 89
all PLS panels and IPS panels from major manufacturers nowadays have very good response times. Any of the top models will be fine for gaming.

If you are really worried about input lag and response time then you should go with a TN 120hz panel. I use the Samsung s27a950d and it is great for gaming, I love 120hz.

If you want an IPS or PLS any top model from Samsung, viewsonic and dell will all have very similar response times. They all use pretty much the same panels. Either a IPS from LG or a PLS from Samsung.

The main differences will be the technology these companies use to display the images like processing and things like that. So the panels will vary in terms of input lag.
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