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It's time to upgrade my monitor and I've been out of the tech game so long I don't know where to start looking for a replacement.

I've got 27" Samsung LED 1080p and I'm running two R9 280x in Crossfire, what would best suit my GPUs?

Appreciate any info.
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Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post

It's time to upgrade my monitor and I've been out of the tech game so long I don't know where to start looking for a replacement.

I've got 27" Samsung LED 1080p and I'm running two R9 280x in Crossfire, what would best suit my GPUs?

Appreciate any info.

You should be able to run 1440p well with 280X Crossfire, you have plenty of VRAM. You could also go with a 120 or 144Hz 1080p monitor if you prefer smoothness over resolution.

Are you satisfied with the viewing angles and color accuracy of your current monitor? If not, you may want to go with an IPS panel. IPS panels tend to have worse response time though.
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You should be able to run 1440p well with 280X Crossfire, you have plenty of VRAM. You could also go with a 120 or 144Hz 1080p monitor if you prefer smoothness over resolution.

Are you satisfied with the viewing angles and color accuracy of your current monitor? If not, you may want to go with an IPS panel. IPS panels tend to have worse response time though.

Thanks for the reply.

I like my current monitor but I know my GPUs can handle more res...1440p would be nice. Viewing angles don't bother me, I'm looking straight at it biggrin.gif...so a decent 1440p with a good response time is something I'm after, I play a lot of FPS.
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Thanks for the reply.

I like my current monitor but I know my GPUs can handle more res...1440p would be nice. Viewing angles don't bother me, I'm looking straight at it biggrin.gif...so a decent 1440p with a good response time is something I'm after, I play a lot of FPS.

Unfortunately the majority of 1440p displays are higher response time because of the prevalence of IPS panels. The best mainstream option (not budget Korean monitors) that I could find was the ASUS PB278Q with a 5ms response time:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009C3M7H0/

You'll probably need to get it from somewhere else but there you can see reviews/specs and the going USD price.


I found it on this site:

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

The overall input lag is relatively low, rated as "great". As far as regular 1440p monitors go I don't think you can do much better on input lag/response time. Still, it's not as good as your current monitor in either input lag or response time. I play FPS on my 3008WFP and it's good enough for my needs but has pretty bad input lag by those standards. I can't say what it's like coming from a faster display.


The Korean QNIX/Crossover/Catleap displays may have slightly better response times but they may also be unreliable. I'm not an expert on those so definitely check out the owners' threads here on OCN if you're thinking of going that route.
Edited by TooBAMF - 11/17/13 at 11:06pm
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Thanks for the info...I can see choosing a monitor is going to be trickier than I first thought biggrin.gif
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If you want the best quality for the money get the QNIX QX2710 Evolution II or the CrossOver 27Q LED.
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If you want the best quality for the money get the QNIX QX2710 Evolution II or the CrossOver 27Q LED.

This ive own a pb278q also and the Qnix Evo II 1440p is awesome for the price and is better for gaming than the Asus by far...have mine at 96hz and its awesome!
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