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There are at least 4 monitors out there that offer 165hz. Is it time for you to upgrade?





Acer Predator XB271HU 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS G-SYNC






ASUS ROG PG279Q 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS G-SYNC







Viewsonic XG2703-GS 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS G-SYNC












Viewsonic XG2703 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS FREE SYNC

Will you make the move from 60hz/120hz to 165hz?
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No.
 
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Is that guy some sort of marketing mole or something?
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post

Is that guy some sort of marketing mole or something?
Of course I'm not. That's a stupid question. As an enthusiast this new line of higher hz monitors are intriguing. And, should spark some sort of conversation about them.

Since we are seeing the start of 165hz monitors (using ips no less) the question remains if that is going to be the start of many more to come. Furthermore, will 165hz start to be the norm as was 120hz years ago before 144hz? Once we go past 165hz what will be the diminishing point of return?

I've watched a few videos with people using 144hz monitors to play bf3/bf4. They don't appear to know they need frame rates 144 fps or higher in order to know if they see a difference or not. As average frame rates were +/- 100 or so.

Since we are seeing this wave of higher hz monitors will it become the norm? Ask yourself this; how often do people upgrade monitors if their existing one is working just fine? I believe is far less then they upgrade gpus/cpus. Also, are people really seeing a difference with 165hz monitors? I sure would like to know.

Edit:
I wanted to add that the Viewsonic XG2703 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS will be the 1st free sync, 165hz, ips monitor. No eta on it yet but will be interesting to know what kind of range it will have. I do hope it will go up to 165hz in freesync.
Edited by EastCoast - 9/1/16 at 12:16pm
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Have you been living under an ancient rock?

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Of course I'm not. That's a stupid question. As an enthusiast this new line of higher hz monitors are intriguing. And, should spark some sort of conversation about them.

Since we are seeing the start of 165hz monitors (using ips no less) the question remains if that is going to be the start of many more to come. Furthermore, will 165hz start to be the norm as was 120hz years ago before 144hz? Once we go past 165hz what will be the diminishing point of return?

I've watched a few videos with people using 144hz monitors to play bf3/bf4. They don't appear to know they need frame rates 144 fps or higher in order to know if they see a difference or not. As average frame rates were +/- 100 or so.

Since we are seeing this wave of higher hz monitors will it become the norm? Ask yourself this; how often do people upgrade monitors if their existing one is working just fine? I believe is far less then they upgrade gpus/cpus. Also, are people really seeing a difference with 165hz monitors? I sure would like to know.

Edit:
I wanted to add that the Viewsonic XG2703 27-inch 2560x1440 IPS will be the 1st free sync, 165hz, ips monitor. No eta on it yet but will be interesting to know what kind of range it will have. I do hope it will go up to 165hz in freesync.

I can certainly see the difference between 60 fps and 100 fps. Are you saying that most people won't see any difference between 144 fps and 165 fps? That I would agree with.
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The difference between 144hz and 165hz is tiny and i bet no one can even tell the difference. Also according to TFT Central's testing running 165hz increased the response time of the monitor, at least the PG279Q when they tested it, so whats the point?

The incoming 240hz monitors can be worth an upgrade from 144hz if you're a die hard competitive player, but you'll need some serious hardware to get that many frames in modern demanding titles unless you're cool with tanking the graphics settings to low.
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The difference between 144hz and 165hz is tiny and i bet no one can even tell the difference. Also according to TFT Central's testing running 165hz increased the response time of the monitor, at least the PG279Q when they tested it, so whats the point?

The incoming 240hz monitors can be worth an upgrade from 144hz if you're a die hard competitive player, but you'll need some serious hardware to get that many frames in modern demanding titles unless you're cool with tanking the graphics settings to low.


Hmm, interesting. The PG279Q still seems to be a popular monitor.
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Originally Posted by Malinkadink View Post

The difference between 144hz and 165hz is tiny and i bet no one can even tell the difference. Also according to TFT Central's testing running 165hz increased the response time of the monitor, at least the PG279Q when they tested it, so whats the point?

The response time increase might actually be noticeable, as response time at 165 Hz ends up being slower than the refresh interval and I think there is more overshoot if I recall correctly.
 
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read the review for that:
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_rog_swift_pg279q.htm

Wouldn't one use normal OD though? They say there is no overshoot with it.
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