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What I find even more strange is that you are defending your 4K 120Hz dream with SLI benches which completely destroy the smoothness gained from going north of 60Hz. SLI is utter trash.

Get back to me (3 years from now) when a single GPU can do 120 FPS at 4K.
Clueless. rolleyes.gif
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post #42 of 494
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$1000 is a bit much. I would not spend that much unless its the perfect monitor which right now would be 40" 4K 120Hz, OLED. Only bought my current monitor because I wanted the space and hate dual screen. 34" 3440x1440p was not for me. Most games I play are easy to run 4K so it's not a problem.

Completely agree. I only got my current samsung because the screen real estate is beautiful on 4k.
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Don't know if you have had any experience, but no offence if you can't tell the difference between 60Hz and for example 100Hz, you'll have to get your eyes examined.

I had one of those korean OC monitors and I can spot even between 60 vs 75 hz. 90Hz over 60 is already a big step and 120Hz is really smooth after that you don't want to go back. Although now I have 75Hz VA because couldn't stand the IPS glow.

My question wasn't 60hz versus 100hz. It was 80hz versus 100hz.

I can notice a difference between 60 and 75, but I feel like past that you don't get much additional benefit. So if this overclocks to around 75 or 80 then it's fine.
Each to its own I guess, but I can see the difference even past 80Hz. 80 vs 100 not that big difference as between 60 vs 90, but every little bit helps. Then there is 120 and 144 and I can tell you 80 vs 120 is big difference already let alone more than that.
post #44 of 494
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Based on the fact that their current 43 inch monitor is north of $1200, this thing will be priced above that without a doubt. You are paying the curved tax.

People asking for 120hz at 4K is kind of strange. We are 3 years away from mainstream cards managing 60FPS at 4K yet people want 120hz panels now to chug along at 50FPS on a Titan XP.
Well, I for one still play older games and I get plenty of FPS on those with 4k resolution. Besides there are ways of making new games run more faster on new games. It's not mandatory to run everything on max you know. Usually there are some setting in games that the FPS drop is massive compared to the IQ gain, so I usually do some personal benchmarks and set the setting according to best balance of IQ and FPS.
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This thing would be great with Freesync. Without VRR it seems like a pointless upgrade.
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post #46 of 494
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This thing would be great with Freesync. Without VRR it seems like a pointless upgrade.
HDR needed as well at this price. Dithering is not good enough.
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Isn't HDR one of those features that you need software that supports the feature in order to take advantage of it? I generally don't hold out for anything that requires game developers to do something.
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post #48 of 494
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Isn't HDR one of those features that you need software that supports the feature in order to take advantage of it? I generally don't hold out for anything that requires game developers to do something.

HDR is nothing right now. Maybe in 2-3 years.
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post #49 of 494
I bought the original Philips 40" 4K VA panel soon after it was released, and I've been quite happy with it. It has by far the best black depth I've seen on an LCD. It was also relatively cheap at around 700€ back then. Unfortunately it does have some weaknesses like a very poor b2w transition, low chromacity and no way to adjust it, and it has some color leakage issues. I'm hoping this new curved panel won't have those issues, but I'm still fairly sure it'll have at least the b2w transition problem given it's going to be a similar TPV panel.

I really wish they had included FreeSync, though I guess it doesn't matter as long as AMD can't be arsed to release high end GPUs. rolleyes.gif 120 Hz would be cool too, but most games just don't go that fast, and it would probably mean a hefty price increase too.
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post #50 of 494
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Unfortunately it does have some weaknesses like a very poor b2w transition
It has the best response time of any VA monitor ever made so far, though. 0-255 is its one "bad" transition at 18~ ms, but it's much better than every other panel doing much higher on a wider array of transitions. Even if this new model doesn't improve on the response times, Philips will still beat all other panel manufacturers.
    
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