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Is anyone else still waiting for mainstream 200Hz monitors? What's the current situation?
     
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Is anyone else still waiting for mainstream 200Hz monitors? What's the current situation?

There is DX11 CPU bottleneck issues at 1440P w/ high refresh rates for even for cards like Titan X, DX12/Vulkan games would have to be more popular for people to game at those FPS. 165/180s OCed from 144 is the current cap now.
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ugh... the only 200hz monitors i know of are those ultrawide AMVA monitors and they're worse than the 144hz IPS/TN monitors because of their slow pixel response. Higher refresh rates simply will not save that panel tech. That said there is a 240hz TN coming from Asus, which i guess is cool? But its 24.5" and really isn't meant for anyone but the most die hard competitive player or someone who demands the smoothest experience.

Though a high end CRT would still be smoother and delay free than any of these fancy high hz monitors. An OLED 144hz monitor would be god status though, soon... soon...
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An OLED 144hz monitor would be god status though, soon... soon...

I need some OLED in my life. Even if it meant sacrifices like dropping to a tiny 20 inch 1080p monitor at 100-120Hz.
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I need some OLED in my life. Even if it meant sacrifices like dropping to a tiny 20 inch 1080p monitor at 100-120Hz.

Lets not get too crazy
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Lets not get too crazy

Look at the SSD market. When they first came out people were tossing loads of cash at tiny 120GB SSDs because the tech smashed previous standards of mechanical drives.
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ugh... the only 200hz monitors i know of are those ultrawide AMVA monitors and they're worse than the 144hz IPS/TN monitors because of their slow pixel response. Higher refresh rates simply will not save that panel tech. That said there is a 240hz TN coming from Asus, which i guess is cool? But its 24.5" and really isn't meant for anyone but the most die hard competitive player or someone who demands the smoothest experience.

Though a high end CRT would still be smoother and delay free than any of these fancy high hz monitors. An OLED 144hz monitor would be god status though, soon... soon...

I'm pretty sure as far as LCD goes, only TN will actually be fast enough to benefit from 180+ Hz. Speaking of which the upcoming ASUS PG248Q is a 24" 1080p TN monitor that has an overclock mode that goes up to 180 Hz. And then there's the 240 Hz announced.

I don't really care about beyond 120 Hz. 120 Hz + backlight strobing is so damn smooth and there is basically no motion blur at all. I haven't experienced higher than 144 Hz but I imagine the difference will be insignificant.

Speaking of CRT, I am curious as to what has smoother motion clarity; something like the FW900 (2304 x 1440 80 Hz) running at 80 FPS in a game, versus one of these 1440p 144 Hz monitors with ULMB enabled at 120 Hz (and delivering 120 FPS in a game).
 
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Higher refresh rates always trumps lower refresh rates in terms of smoothness.

A few years back I bought a couple of professional CRT monitors for cheap (they burnt out in less than 2 months) but the whole experiences was just as I thought. They put my 144Hz 1ms Asus panel to shame.
     
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Higher refresh rates always trumps lower refresh rates in terms of smoothness.

A few years back I bought a couple of professional CRT monitors for cheap (they burnt out in less than 2 months) but the whole experiences was just as I thought. They put my 144Hz 1ms Asus panel to shame.

LCD doesn't stand a chance unless they are using backlight strobing, which essentially gets rid of the sample and hold effect making it more CRT-like. Did that ASUS have strobing?
 
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LCD doesn't stand a chance unless they are using backlight strobing, which essentially gets rid of the sample and hold effect making it more CRT-like. Did that ASUS have strobing?

No. It's one of the early 144Hz 1ms Asus panels. I had to do that trick for strobing to work.
     
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