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I currently have a VK278Q and I noticed the VN279Q is $209 after MIB. and I want to bite the bullet since my table fits and Im assuming my 7970 will have plenty of power for three 1080s.

I am wondering though about the colors and response time.

My VK has a response time of 2ms and the VN has 5mb. Will that make a HUGE difference?

The other question is the VN has 100,000,000:1 Contrast ratio and my VK has 10,000,000:1 Ratio. Will that also make a difference?

I dont want it to look odd with the colors since its going to be a triple screen.

Thanks,
Frank
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The VK278Q is a TN panel whose only advantage is fast pixel response times while the VN279Q is a VA panel whose only advantage is deep deep blacks.

The contrast ratios you mentioned are fake, they are merely dynamic CRs. The real contrast ratios for the VK278Q should be around 800-1000:1 and the VN279Q 2000+:1. This means that your blacks will be a lot blacker if you change monitors.

Unless you're a huge FPS gamer, the response time differences shouldn't be too bad as the VN279Q is fast by itself (for a VA panel).

Keep in mind that you will have to deal with VA gamma shift, although the VN279Q's colors are pretty good for a VA panel.
Edited by Karnoffel - 3/16/14 at 5:58pm
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Well basically its going to be Two VN's and the VK in the middle for my triple screen. Will there be a noticeable color difference?
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Your side monitor's blacks will be very very black while your middle will be sort of greyish. Your middle monitor being a TN is likely to look much worse than the side monitors.
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