Originally Posted by De-Zant
You read my comment wrong. YOU said that it will take more power to run 1920x1080 @ 120hz. You said that that will give you a disadvantage in performance. WHAT?
It takes the same amount of power to run 1920x1080 at a certain FPS regardless of what Hz the monitor is. PERIOD.
I hope your not talking about whats coming out of the wall, power
, if you run a 120hz monitor at 70FPS you can get negative effects on your image quality because the screen is forced to output whatever frames it receives at 120hz.
This is why we use what is known as Vertical Sync(Vsync), maybe you have heard of it, this feature takes away the issues of having too many frames on a monitor with only 60hz refresh.
When you have a 120hz monitor, you need to generate 120FPS for vsync to work properly, is this too hard for you to understand? In games the take a lot of GPU to run the OP is not going to be able to generate 120FPS and thus his monitor will display an image at less than 120FPS @120hz causing graphical issues.