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I'm considering getting a 120hz monitor for the use of Nvidia's 3D Vision glasses and I have some concerns.

I have Nvidia GTX 275
and I'm considering getting this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-092-_-Product

First is framerate - my card does not consistently produce 120fps at decently high graphics settings, is this a problem? After some testing, most games reach 120fps sometimes, but usually holds steady at 60fps. Is Nvidia 3D Vision not going to work like this?
And aside from that, I've also tested Nvidia's "Discover" 3D settings that use the red/blue glasses and that cuts my framerate below 60fps.
If I don't have the card for this then I'm not blowing money on a 120hz monitor that I can't utilize.

As for the monitor, will I really see the benefit of 120hz in PC gaming?
I've already been here:
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...explained.html
and understand what is explained there. So I'm pretty sure that if I'm not getting over 120fps I'm not going to see the benefit I'm looking for.



At any rate, should I bother with a 120hz monitor and Nvidia 3D Vision with this setup and this performance? Or maybe I should consider blowing money on something else?
And about Nvidia 3D - tell me about it. Is it really the greatest ever? or perhaps I should focus on something else.
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120Hz is actually not formidable for gaming. I'll explain as quickly as possible. 120hz displays rely on an internal processor of sorts to render 120 frames. The processor is given frame 1 and frame 2 and then Calculates the next frame for less blur. However when gaming this actually hurts your fps. If you'll look at the details on the 120hz displays none of them will fall below 5ms response and most are 10+ this is due to the processing of the 3rd image to prevent blur. ... Like this Frame 1>>>>>Frame 2>>> (Processing)>>> FRAMES 123 are all put out at the same time on a 120hz display. On a 60hz display the frames are displayed as they are formed no middle man. Sorry if this confuses you but if you are looking for gaming go 60hz.
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what about 120hz for non-3d? I am looking at the benq xl2410t for gaming (justice for my gtx 480 sli)
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Allright, what about Nvidia 3D Vision then?
With the framerates (around 60fps) I'm getting, will I be able to run games using the 3D glasses?

It seems that the only reason for getting the 120hz monitor is for the 3D stuff then. If I can't run 3D, then there's no reason to get this at all.
And - from someone who has used it - what can you tell me about the 3D gaming?
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You want a true 120hz refreshrate. PinkNinja is describing a 120hz tv with interpolation. On a tv with interpolated 120hz you will get mouse/ controller lag.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-8846

Don't buy anything without knowing the true refreshrate first.

Also, look here

http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...explained.html

Lol, you already read that.
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