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Upgrading from Planar SA2311W to ASUS VG248QE? (re: G-SYNC?)

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I'm currently using a Planar SA2311W monitor that doesn't support Lightboost and can't be upgraded to G-SYNC.

I'm also running a GTX 690 video card.

My current monitor is "decent" but I'm very sensitive to motion sickness and I think that variable framerates are making me feel a bit queezy so I'm thinking about "upgrading" (???) to an ASUS VG248QE monitor with G-SYNC.

I'm typically running my games at "high" settings so I'm usually getting around 60 - 100 FPS in most games at 1080p...

There are a lot of great articles (especially on the Blur Busters website) about Lightboost and G-SYNC but I'm still not sure how much (if any) of an improvement there would be for me.

Is it worth upgrading from my Planar SA2311W to an ASUS VG248QE with G-SYNC? Will my GTX 690 (single card with two GPUs) have more/less micro-stutters?
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If you were getting 120+ fps in most of your games and didn't play too competitively in FPS I would say stick with your current one.
But since you say you don't get 120fps and you have slight motion sickness it might be worth it.
My roommate said it was bothering him and when he picked up a 120hz benq he was amazed and relieved. I believe that the transition to G-sync will be very much the same.

G-sync works really well when you have a refresh rate under 120hz and makes it appear to be much smoother.
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