Originally Posted by KenjiS
I'm already planning to try to do a video review if i get one early enough... Already working out what games to load up and play and a testing regiment
If I end up getting it that is... To restate what i was saying in another thread
The escalating cost of this entire thing is starting to bug me honestly.. at first I was looking at getting the 248QE to have a nice 144hz monitor to compliment my 2410, This was $280, no big deal and my 770 easily drives games at 1080p cranked to the max at over 60fps...
Then I read reviews, read the countless complaints on colors being poor and overall IQ being.. well questionable and found out i could easily jump to a Dell 2713HM for $600.. All great, Because I've had Dell and etc.. Then I start reading reviews and theres all the QC complaints and the constant complaining over blur and response times which apparently annoy everyone out there which make me start questioning if thats the right move..
Then I read about the RoG Swift and think, Finally! A monitor that gives me everything... its $800.. ok a little.. ok a LOT more than i was intending on spending but i can afford it... and 120hz! GSync! Exclamation points!
But then I start thinking and realizing, I can do 1440p sure, I can get perfectly playable framerates in 1440p on everything i play at roughly the same settings (just adjusting the AA pretty much) but I rarely will exceed 60.. Futureproofing is one thing but as graphics improve the situation will only get worse, the newest games will likely be just as bad or worse...
Blur annoys me, but im pretty sure im right in thinking that playing a game at 40-50 fps on a 60hz monitor will look exactly like playing a game at 40-50 fps on a 120hz monitor. Im pretty sure theres zero advantage there... Any slight advantage from motion blur and such will be more the fact its a TN panel than actually being 120hz
So then I start thinking "add a second 770! Do SLI For the first time!" and the idea is tantalizing! and dual 770s easily go >60fps in everything out there ..But then the rational side of me is now kicking the other side of me in the face and going "Ok ok, Enough is enough, This went from $280, to $600 to $1200... and fast" Not to mention 6 months down the line what happens if some title I want to play does -not- support SLI? Then I'm SOL and I'm out looking for another GPU.. Which means now my future costs are skyrocketing, Quickly.
Better one GPU than a SLI. (frame pacing, scaling, compatibility issues, ...) But then again for 1440p you need a SLI of 780 at least. Yes, even if you fiddle for hours with graphical settings including advanced tweaking.
I'm assuming here you intend to play modern AAA games. (If you plan on playing games like counter strike or quake 3, then even a single 770 will do the trick.)
I hope I'm not repeating myself too much. I'm just worried you wouldn't get a satisfactory result if you don't pair such a demanding display with high end hardware.
And since the display will cost 800 dollars. That would be hard to swallow.
You mention future proofing. And I think that's where your decision can be made. It all depends on your future plans for hardware upgrade.
I'd like to mention that other brands have announced G-sync monitors. So keep an eye on them. They will likely be 1080p and cheaper. So that may be more reasonable.
It's an exciting time for gaming displays with things moving faster and new technologies being implemented. Next year there will be other monitors announced with further refinements.