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Doesn't sound like you have any need for an IPS panel, to be honest. You mentioned you use it to watch Sky Go and iPlayer though, so I think you'd appreciate the higher refresh rate when watching TV.
    
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Yes, the asus is IPS
The Asus is PLS, the Dell is AH-IPS. thumb.gif

If it's of any help, I have the U2713HM and U2312HM and they are a perfect match. I'm sure your 7970 will be fine too, my 680 is enough for me at 1440p.
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Most 120Hz+ monitors are not going to be great for viewing photos and the like (I'm not aware of any IPS panels that support it without 'overclocking'). On the desktop, you might notice the difference a bit, but mainly it'll just be useful for gaming (also gives you more headroom if you want to play back videos perfectly, but that's a niche feature and I run my U2312HM at 72Hz just fine).

Also, bear in mind that you'll need to run games at 120fps to get the full benefit. This means that a 1440p 120Hz monitor is going to be really hard to fully take advantage of with a 7970. If you're looking at a 27" 1080p 120Hz screen, obviously it will have decreased pixel density. I reckon it's going to look pretty awful when you're sitting in front of it at a desk.

The 7970 shouldn't have many issues gaming on high+ settings at 1440p60, and the Dell also has the nice IPS panel, so I'd say that's your best bet.
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

The Asus is PLS, the Dell is AH-IPS. thumb.gif

If it's of any help, I have the U2713HM and U2312HM and they are a perfect match. I'm sure your 7970 will be fine too, my 680 is enough for me at 1440p.

So it does, my bad.
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Doesn't sound like you have any need for an IPS panel, to be honest. You mentioned you use it to watch Sky Go and iPlayer though, so I think you'd appreciate the higher refresh rate when watching TV.

The source content is not 120hz...
Plus you ever use a TV that has 120hz?... Most use Smooth Motion with frame interpolation, gives off a soap opera effect. I turn that off, I want native 120hz content not faked. Though PC wouldn't use interpolation anyways.

Color Quality would be the best thing for a TV, TN Panels are pretty bad. I have a TN panel on each side of my 1440p, Color on both are off and 1080p is a joke compared to 1440p.


If anything a IPS/PLS monitor is what he should be aiming for. And if he were to pick up one of those Korean Qnix or Star Monitors he could overclock it to 96hz+ if he wished.
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Doesn't sound like you have any need for an IPS panel, to be honest. You mentioned you use it to watch Sky Go and iPlayer though, so I think you'd appreciate the higher refresh rate when watching TV.
Why would the higher refresh rate be useful for Sky Go or iPlayer?

Also, I don't know if I just tend to see bad TN panels, but I'd find it annoying to go back to one. Just for general usage, my IPS makes for a nicer display, and it makes a big difference when watching videos (especially with regards to viewing angles).

Also, check out the conclusion of AnandTech's review on the Asus: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6460/asus-pb278q-review-an-ips-competitor-emerges/6

It's basically a comparison with the U2713HM and the tl;dr seems to be that the Dell is $100 more and probably not worth it for most users, but I'm not sure what the price difference will be for you.
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Missed this:
Why would the higher refresh rate be useful for Sky Go or iPlayer?

For smoother motion.
    
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I think I will go for the Dell, via Amazon.

I've always had good experience with Dell and Amazon's customer service and never had any trouble with their monitors (owned 5 of them now!).

I think the colour and viewing angles of an IPS would be of more benefit to me than a 120hz screen smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ace8uk View Post

For smoother motion.

Heh, it's Internet TV... not HD quality or smooth from source! biggrin.gif
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M
It's basically a comparison with the U2713HM and the tl;dr seems to be that the Dell is $100 more and probably not worth it for most users, but I'm not sure what the price difference will be for you.

Asus costs more... €489. The Dell is €469.

It's cheaper than amazon.co.uk too!
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For smoother motion.
It won't be smoother though because the source content will still be 50 Hz (for iPlayer at least, I don't know about Sky Go).
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For smoother motion.

Doesn't work like that...
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