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Updated my Sig Rig !

+Repped to everyone cos I do value your input on this.

From what I know, I a GTX 1070 is better at achieving 60 FPS on a 1440p monitor than 144 FPS on a 144Hz monitor.
What I am slightly afraid is after going 144Hz I will not be able to go back to using a 60Hz monitor properly again haha. Whereas 1440p, despite them being more expensive, I can probably revert back to using a 1080p monitor if I have to. Since, I do go back to using my Non-FHD Macbook Pro (2012) now and then without issue.

My question is however, directed at 144Hz users: At what framerate do you guys notice that you arent running at a smooth enough framerate as you should be? Like do you feel a significant difference between 80FPS and 144FPS? Considering there are several games that run at 80FPS on a GTX 1070.

 

I don't get much above 100 in any game unless it's an extremely old game. For me with the Acer XB241H which has G-SYNC, it doesn't matter what my framerate is, as long as it doesn't dip down to like, the 40s or even lower, G-SYNC keeps me happy because at like ~50-55 FPS it seems perfectly butter-smooth to me. I realize that my refresh rate is always the same as my framerate with G-SYNC but I don't care because damn, when I'm at the desktop, holy crap. 144Hz is a major upgrade over 60Hz for me.

 

So, make sure the monitor you buy has G-SYNC. You will never want to play a game without it ever again.

 

I saw a video review of one of the 144Hz G-SYNC monitors I wanted (I've seen too many now so it could be hours before I could find it), and the guy got it up to 180Hz and 180 FPS and he said that he definitely felt a difference over 144Hz and 144 FPS and loved it. He said he felt more connected (less lag I guess). I guess it's like playing a very old game at super-high frame rates.

 

Anyway, so yeah I don't think you need to be shooting for 144 FPS because if you have G-SYNC, then you'll be happy anyway as long as you can get at least 50+ FPS.

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Try your luck with an AHVA 1440p 144-165 Hz monitor.
And once you have seen AH-IPS you can't unsee how bad TN is. I want a good panel and high Hz. Not just high Hz on a lousy panel.
I'm fine with 60 Hz for most stuff, even tho I have used 100-180 Hz monitors numerous times. No high Hz monitor comes close to AH-IPS or VA in terms of colors and general IQ.

If all you do is play games, then TN might be "fine" - But I don't.

The image quality is crap but he'll likely be ok with TN panel as current panel is TN, too.
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Sorry guys,

There appears to be a misunderstanding of my current rig haha. I have not been back on OCN for so long.

My current rig stands as is:

i5 6500 + Noctua L9i
16Gb DDR4
GTX 1070 Asus Gaming Strix

Those are the specs that matter. I will update my sig rig asap tongue.gif

I have no issues getting 1440p at 60FPS at max on 99% of the games out right now.
Nope, I am considering the Acer Predator GN246HL (144Hz) , and the AOC Q2577Pwq (25" 1440p), and the Acer G277HU (27" 1440p). All of which are within the ball park of 170pounds to 220pounds in the UK.

 

Thank you. Now we know what your budget is and what store(s) you could probably order from.

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I went from a 1080p 120hz monitor to one of those overclockable 1440p monitor. Which I run at 96hz,which is the point tearing is 90% gone and everything is smooth. I hate gaming at 60hz as you pretty much are forced to use vsync. And I don't like to use vsync.


1440p vs 1080p is night and day, desktop space alone is worth it. Even the web is better. Honestly don't even think about 1080p, it is trash. Only good for laptop screens. My next monitor will be a ultra wide in the 1440 range, that can do native 96hz+.

The Korean overclockable monitors from eBay would be a good start into the 1440p world. Especially for someone on a budget.
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Thanks all who replied!
I see "G-Sync" being thrown around. The cheapest G-Sync monitor is out of my budget.
So, if I use a 144Hz monitor that is non-GSync and only get say, 90FPS. Will there be stuttering or un-smoothness?

It would be easier if I only played one type of game. I spend 50% of my gaming time on FPS (CS:GO, Overwatch, BF4) & 50% Games like Dota 2.

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Thanks all who replied!
I see "G-Sync" being thrown around. The cheapest G-Sync monitor is out of my budget.
So, if I use a 144Hz monitor that is non-GSync and only get say, 90FPS. Will there be stuttering or un-smoothness?

It would be easier if I only played one type of game. I spend 50% of my gaming time on FPS (CS:GO, Overwatch, BF4) & 50% Games like Dota 2.

Cheers!

I doubt you'll have much issue maintaining 144 FPS in those games. I have a 980 Ti and have no problem keeping 144 minimum in Overwatch. CS:GO is even less demanding. BF4 probably won't even be an issue, not sure. The "un-smoothness" or fps dips will depend on if you can notice it or not.
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