Originally Posted by rcfc89
I may be going out on a limb here but I'm willing to bet 99% of these people claiming IPS is terrible for gaming have never experienced 1440p Ultra at 60fps on a PB278Q. In fact I guarantee it. Although my thoughts sound like a broken record at this point I'm one of the very few here who have had the best of both displays in having a Benq 2420tx previously with my current rig. Being able to max out games and take advantage of what both display's have to offer I'm without a doubt voting IPS for gaming. Maybe the other IPS monitor's are terrible performers for gaming. But the PB278Q is an amazing gaming display. It's light years ahead of a TN 1080P 120hz display in gaming experience. Like I've said many times in games like CSS or Quake I can see the need for 120hz. But in games like BF3/BF4, Crysis series, Far Cry series, Metro series or any other newer demanding game with new technology its not even close. I'll reserve judgement of this so called new TN panel until the reviews come out and I'm able to see it in person.
We finally agree on something
I had a high end samsung 120hz tn monitor, and had the asus pb278q 1440p pls for awhile as well, now using the qnix 1440p @ 96 hz and there is no competition, tn panels are awful for color reproduction, and color shift, and viewing angles. We are at the stage where input lag on ips monitors is negligible and not noticeable.
Does high refresh rate matter? Absolutely. Should a high refresh rate come at the cost of using a IPS panel? Absolutely not. These monitors are over priced without a doubt. Yes they are 1440p , 120hz with g-sync but 1440p IPS panels doing 120hz have been on ebay for $300 for a good while now. Charging a extra $500 and adding g-sync and taking away ips for TN makes this ludicrous.
To the people like postaltwinkie saying "this is a new never before tn panel = to eIPS.." well i'm sorry but it doesn't work that way. A TN panel is a TN panel and will have the same pro's and con's as other TN panels in regards to (pros) response time (cons) viewing angles, color reproduction, color shift. Watching that video showing the guy moving it into portrait mode showed this.
If you don't care about color reproduction, then fair enough but just because you don't care about it, doesn't mean that this monitor isn't over priced for what it is.