Originally Posted by GoldenTiger
120hz+ 2560x1440 IPS tech monitors are yesterday's news... been there, enjoyed them for a long time, but find them wanting compared to a nice 4k monitor. Most everyone who's tried them out has said the same thing
. Catleaps and X-Star/Qnix monitors have been around for years already... this kind of thing is nothing new, and they never really got much traction amongst gamers or computer users at all.
You should have quit while you were ahead. The WQHD Korean monitors never gained much traction because of their A- panel lottery, their unpredictable OC, and lack of decent warranty. I almost bought an Overlord Tempest but luckily decided to hold off for a Gsync variant. Korean tech was more of an appetizer than "been there done that". Now we are finally looking at possible (dont forget none of these have actually released) mainstream consistent high framerate IPS panels and you want to call them old tech? I think your are putting the horse way before the cart.
This all coming from a guy who obviously sits at the bleeding edge of everything technology. So I, and most other members must have dinosaur rigs in your opinion. Not everyone can afford to routinely upgrade to the latest and greatest tech in monitors and have their system remain compatible at the same time. I bet more members have rigs that can run 1440p at high framerates than those who can run 4K at high framerates. I am also going to infer that most members here still run Windows 7 vs blindly upgrading to Windows 8. Actually I just ran through the forum and the vast majority have Windows 7 in their signature. Oh and by the way I run a free older version of Photoshop and didn't pirate it. I am just trying to balance my system with my display, and these upcoming mainstream WQHD IPS monitors fit the bill. For me (and surely the average gamer) a 120-144Hz 1440p IPS (with Gsync) is perfect for our current setups. I am going to go out on a limb and predict better sales for the 1440p vs the 4K sync monitors this year because of the better price alone. Monitor sales are highly dependent on their price point, that is a fact BTW...
Oh and WQHD is way more realistic for multiple monitor setups than 4-5K monitors that don't even exist yet. That is anothe reason that WQHD will remain relevant vs UHD for the time being. Until at least the next generation of GPUs arrive and the price of these high resolution panels decreases. Just because the technology has been around for a while doesn't mean that it is old school, it just means that it took a while to perfect and come down to the right marketable price.Edited by BangBangPlay - 1/13/15 at 1:31pm