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Hey Guys,

Got a question that i've been stuck on and I wonder if you guys can help out.

So i'm looking at getting dual screen setup (Finally) and I have done some searching on which screens to get, I have decided that I want to get two 24" screens and possibly 1920x1200 if I can. But i'm split between getting two TN screens or IPS (Or even one of each if they look similar).

I like to game "competitively" but I also watch a lot of films on my computer so I am split...

I believe that TN is better for gaming because they are faster and display more fps than normal, but this is at a cost of colour and viewing angles which is where IPS comes into play, please correct me if I am mistaken.

So... my question is which would you guys recommend and why?

P.S I am open to having one of each if they looks similar, I have looked at other threads but have been unable to find an answer for this.

My price range would be around £250 a screen.

Thanks !

Edit: Formating
Edited by ringbolt - 7/15/14 at 5:40am
post #2 of 13
TN panels only display more FPS if you get an 120Hz model.

At 60Hz there is still a difference between an TN panel and an ISP as TN's generally have lower response times but its not so much an issue anymore as ISP have gotten fast enough to mostly do 60Hz cleanly. Just check that its response time is 8ms or lower.

At the end of the day its an compromise with no right answer. Just keep in mind that not all IPS are the same. There is a whole slew of variations on the the tech, AH-IPS, H-IPS, P-IPS, S-IPS, eIPS and more.

Really cheap ISP's are usually not that impressive in terms of image quality and not worth it. So if you are on a really tight budget you might as well go TN. If you do go for an ISP then be sure to look up some reviews on it first (really you should do this regardless of what you buy).

£250 is a bit on of an border line amount. It can get you a decent ISP if you shop around

And no an ISP and an TN will not look the same side by side even when calibrated. Even getting two different model TN's to look similar is hard (because there are quality differences even with TN's).
Edited by Bit_reaper - 7/15/14 at 6:16am
    
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Hey thanks for your reply!

I really didn't know that there were any variations of IPS, will have to look in to it some more.

And I guess you get what you pay for, if you don't spend a decent amount you won't get a decent product.

I was looking at these:

Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asus VS24AHL

Asus VN247H

BenQ RL2455HM


I would really appreciate any feedback and advice!

Any suggestions as well!
post #4 of 13

I prefer TN for gaming. I mean, why do you need great viewing angles if you are in front of your computer anyways? Unless you are going to make a circle of screens that is more than 175 degrees.

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I prefer TN for gaming. I mean, why do you need great viewing angles if you are in front of your computer anyways? Unless you are going to make a circle of screens that is more than 175 degrees.

Its not so much that you need great viewing angles but rather that TN's have piss poor viewing angles. Even when you think you look at them strait on you still get some minor color distortion and it only gets that much worse if you lean back a bit.

There is a very easy test illustrating this problem. http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php

Of course none of this maters if you don't care about color accuracy.
    
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@OP

Like you, I like competitive multiplayers (mainly FPS), so I did just that. I already had a decent IPS monitor so I added a high refresh rate TN monitor to the list. I ended up with an ASUS VG248QE + G-SYNC upgrade. I am very happy with having one of each and getting the best of both.

If you haven't experienced playing at 120hz+ I would recommend giving it a try, and if you can try some blur reduction technology like Lightboost or even better BenQ's Blur Reduction or G-sync's ULMB, then please do.
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I did not know that TN's had that bad view angles, I thought it was only a slight amount but it was still noticeable. Although I highly doubt I will ever make a circle or screens (I can dream though!!)

I would like to have good color accuracy!

I have thought about getting two different monitors but i would like them to be of similar design, although I know the screens themselves will look look the same as Bit_reaper has said but just the appearance of the monitors to look similar.

I had considered the ASUS VG248QE, it does looks pretty nice and the reviews seem pretty decent. I have looked at the G-sync upgrade and was wondering whether or not it is worth it? Does it benifit that much to justify its price?
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by ringbolt View Post

I did not know that TN's had that bad view angles, I thought it was only a slight amount but it was still noticeable. Although I highly doubt I will ever make a circle or screens (I can dream though!!)

I would like to have good color accuracy!

I have thought about getting two different monitors but i would like them to be of similar design, although I know the screens themselves will look look the same as Bit_reaper has said but just the appearance of the monitors to look similar.

I had considered the ASUS VG248QE, it does looks pretty nice and the reviews seem pretty decent. I have looked at the G-sync upgrade and was wondering whether or not it is worth it? Does it benifit that much to justify its price?
Well, whether the G-sync upgrade is worth it or not is very subjective. Of course, most recommendations are but I guess in this case is a matter of how meaningful is $200 to you vs how much is no tearing, ULMB and better colors with blur reduction on worth to you. Note that you can't use G-sync and ULMB at the same time.
post #9 of 13
Right,£250 is a bit on of an border line amount. It can get you a decent ISP if you shop around,thanks 23.gif
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Sorry for the late reply guys, been a bit busy. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!

I think I am going to start off with an IPS screen first, and then acquire a TN monitor, not quite 100% sure about the G-sync upgrade yet, I will probably wait to see if it comes down in price to justify it.

If £250 is a bit on the low side then I will bump up the my limit and just push back the date of getting my second monitor.

How much would you say i should put my limit up to?
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