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Looking to buy a CrossOver 27Q from Amazon.com / Worried about scaling

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I get the impression that these high resolution monitors do not have input scaling like some of the more expensive brands. This means that at 1920x1080 it wouldn't look as sharp as if 1080p were native to the monitor.

I'm wondering how true this is and also wanted some input as to how bad 1920x1080 looked on the CrossOver when the video card is down-scaling it to display on the monitor. Is it that bad? Most of the games I play are Indie games. I do play WoW and D3 from time to time. I'm worried about not being able to handle the resolution on this monitor with my current video card and games.

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I'll let someone else answer your question as I'm not quite sure...

Just wondering why you'd buy that monitor when there are better options like the Qnix QX2710 or X-Star DP2710 (same monitor) that are $100 cheaper and overclock to 120Hz.
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I'll let someone else answer your question as I'm not quite sure...

Just wondering why you'd buy that monitor when there are better options like the Qnix QX2710 or X-Star DP2710 (same monitor) that are $100 cheaper and overclock to 120Hz.

What do you mean by "the same monitor"? Are you saying that they are the same panels used in the CrossOver and the Apple displays? Or, are you saying something else.
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Also, just so we are clear, I would rather be spending money on a 1080P monitor and not a 1440. Reason? Well, my graphics card aint the latest and greatest, so I would prefer 1080p over the higher resolutions. These monitors apparently do not have input scaling, so the lower resolutions will look, shall I say, not as sharp? Dunno. Have to see one to be sure.
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What do you mean by "the same monitor"? Are you saying that they are the same panels used in the CrossOver and the Apple displays? Or, are you saying something else.

I was meaning that the Qnix/X-Star are the same monitor as eachother, not as the Crossover. The Qnix/X-Star uses Samsung PLS panels inside them.

And I would suggest still buying a 1440p monitor even if you have an old GPU, just turn down the graphics settings but play at the higher resolution.

I don't think one should restrict their monitor choice to their current hardware. Often you get a monitor and you keep it for longer than you keep the same GPU.
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I don't think one should restrict their monitor choice to their current hardware. Often you get a monitor and you keep it for longer than you keep the same GPU.

I tend to agree with you there. I do like the higher resolutions, but I was just afraid of having to upgrade the video card again, which is another 300+ dollars. However, the GTX470 I have now still pumps it out really well for most games at high settings.
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And I would suggest still buying a 1440p monitor even if you have an old GPU, just turn down the graphics settings but play at the higher resolution.

This. Play at 1440p and turn down AA and you'll likely get similar performance with a better picture
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