Originally Posted by rcfc89
I believe the only advantage to be had in 120hz vs 60hz is in fast paced fps like CSS. Outside of that there is no competitive edge. Funny thing is most basic desktop Pc's can run CSS at max settings. Takes very little to run that game at high fps.
I had a BenQ 2420tx previously and switching to my current 1440p did nothing in changing my K/D ratio in any shooter type games like BF3/BF4/C3/FC3/Metro etc. Again like I said CSS is the only one that I rarely play that the slight advantage in response time could make a difference.
The trace-free setting on the PB278Q does a fantastic job at eliminating any of the noticeable ghosting/delay effects that 60hz brings. The advantage of 1440p IPS is what it brings to my experience. It far exceeds the 1080p 120hz experience by a long shot.
Imo if you are a competitive CSS gamer who takes every millisecond seriously then by all means 1080p 120/144hz is for you. If not then you are really missing out on what 1440p brings to the table. The whole delay/ghosting/blurry argument is put to rest with the right 1440p display like the PB278Q if you are able to hold 55-60fps at all times.
Just to be clear:
I believe that some people perform better in FPS games on 120 Hz vs 60 Hz
I do not believe that the reason for that is the faster response times of 120 Hz panels, since the difference between 60 and 120 Hz panels is small
relative to normal human reaction time.
There is no evidence out there which supports anything else. In fact, I believe there was an article (can't remember if I saw on OCN) that, though using a very small sample size, showed people performing more or less exactly the same on 120 Hz vs 60 Hz.
Don't buy the marketing hype around 120 Hz. It looks smoother. A lot smoother. That's it.