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So im purchasing a gtx 970 timorrow and i currently have an asus 1080p 144hz 24inch monitor. Im debating on picking up something larger like a 27inch. But im trying to debate for gaming and movie watching if i should think about 1440p or another 144hz. I currently dont have the funds to do both. So which would be best?
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With a 970 you'll be struggling to get decent FPS with a 1440p monitor in the newest games. What games do you normally play and what is an acceptable refresh rate for gaming to you? You may even have issues gaming on 2x 1080p monitors.
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I don't think he plans on gaming on both simultaneously. Dual screen gaming is pretty eh, with the bezels in the middle.

1440p would be fine based on the games he plays, or with a little compromising on settings. 144hz is more nice in some games, so depends on the games he plays, too.

Want 1440p? Get a 1440p monitor. Want 144hz? Why not keep your current one. Then again, a 27 inch 144hz 1080p with enough anti aliasing is nice, too.

edit: I wouldn't worry about the performance too much in this case, nothing some settings changes couldn't fix; just figure out what you want! 1440p+144hz would be tricky, though...
Edited by Tivan - 2/3/16 at 6:26am
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post #4 of 27
bajer29 pretty much summed it up, if you're running a 1440p you're not going to get too high fps!
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1440p at 60fps is less demanding than 1080p at 120fps, by the way. Slightly, but still. Also less CPU issues, shooting for 60fps.
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I play a bit of everything from mmos to fps. Currently ive been playing cod, blade and soul, archeage, witcher 3 and fallout 4. But from indie to triple a titles im usually checking out whatever. Monitor shopping is a pain.
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post #7 of 27
OC the 970 and get a Dell U2515H or something, if you can accept 60 Hz again (it's hard to go back).

At 1440p 144 Hz a 970 won't be enough, you'll need 2 or 980 Ti, unless you are willing to lower IQ alot.
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I play a bit of everything from mmos to fps. Currently ive been playing cod, blade and soul, archeage, witcher 3 and fallout 4. But from indie to triple a titles im usually checking out whatever. Monitor shopping is a pain.

Would you attempt to use the 2nd 1080p monitor in games or no? I wouldn't recommend a 1440p monitor unless you have the GPU processing power to back it up. I kind of regret getting a 1440p/ 144Hz monitor with my current setup (was worse when I had only one GTX 980).

It's all personal preference, though. Like Tivan said, 1440p could work, but you'll be sacrificing FPS for a larger format. I'd get the second 1080p monitor and enjoy having the functionality of two monitors for multitasking.

A 1440p monitor would also future-proof your rig a bit over the second 1080p.
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I'm not sure which would be the bigger problem with a GTX 970 at 1440p; frame rate or stuttering. Unlike the user above me I have no issues using a single GTX 980 at 2560 x 1440 144 Hz. I encourage "future proofing" so I'd look to get a larger resolution monitor and a new GPU in the future.

The BenQ BL3200PT is a good all-around monitor although since you're so used to TN it's going to be a big tradeoff; it averages 11 ms response time with AMA on high so a lot more blur plus some black ghosting during certain transitions, but the picture quality will be a monumental improvement. The aforementioned Dell U2515H is a nice middle ground. Or you could save up for something really nice, like an Acer Predator Z35 which your GTX 970 would have no issue running.
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OP, my opinion is you should strongly consider the Dell 27" 144Hz TN 1440p monitor, alternatively a 27" 60hz IPS 1440p monitor. I don't think it makes any sense for anyone to "upgrade" from a 24" 1080p TN to a 27" 1080p TN. Colossal waste of money, IMO.

Having experienced 120hz+ over the past years I would not want to go back to 60hz.

If you're looking to keep costs down, that eliminates the new IPS 144hz 1440p panels from Acer and Asus.

Which brings me back to the Dell, although it is still pricey at $600 (looks like about $200 more than the Dell U2515H). It is pretty future proof and the bonus is you can always add another 970 for SLI down the road when you want more power.

Basically you should get anything but a 27" 144hz 1080p TN, is what I suggest.

*Edit- you could also look at the old Asus Swift- PG278Q 144hz 1440p TN.
Edited by jlp0209 - 2/3/16 at 11:37am
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