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Okay the ZR24W is a better option for FPS gaming, but marginally. The input lag difference is minimal with that and the u2711 (10ms vs 20ms). If you really need low input lag, you have a 120hz monitor that AFAIK has low input lag. Also pointing out that enemies far off into the distance will be easier to see with a higher resolution, making shooting stuff far away much easier.

In those games that you seek quality in, the U2711 will drop your jaw. The quality is amazing.
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Okay, I'll give it a try then. Thanks for your input!

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Oh, and remember one downside. 2560x1440 is somewhat difficult to run. Around the to get 60FPS with that as getting 120FPS with 1920x1080

But I guess you won't have issues with that, with 2x GTX 580
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That is actually a bit of a concern for me. Having high FPS is clearly a priority, but I guess if I find that resolution eating into my framerate too much I can switch to the XL2410T.

My concern right now with the U2711 is the 16x9 aspect ratio. Everyone tells me that 16x10 is way better and that 16x9 isn't worth it.

Is this true? Whats really the difference here for games.
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That is actually a bit of a concern for me. Having high FPS is clearly a priority, but I guess if I find that resolution eating into my framerate too much I can switch to the XL2410T.

My concern right now with the U2711 is the 16x9 aspect ratio. Everyone tells me that 16x10 is way better and that 16x9 isn't worth it.

Is this true? Whats really the difference here for games.

That is just OCN being fanboyish. It's not the aspect ratio that is the issue. It's the resolution. OCN hates 16:9 because it lowered resolution standards. The new monitor standard went from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080

However, in games this is the difference: 16:9 sees more to the sides. Both see the same vertically.

That's it! We only deal with issues of image clarity once we consider the resolution. And it's obvious that 2560x1440 provides more image clarity in games than 1920x1200 or 1920x1080. Only 2560x1600 would provide more image clarity. Even then the difference would not bee TOO huge.
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Aw now I want the U3011 haha.

You mean 16:10 sees more to the sides right?
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No. 16:9 aspect ratios see more to the sides. 16:10 sees less to the sides. It's kind of "zoomed in" if you could say that, so that it also provides more image clarity due to objects taking more pixels to form.

If you'd make a custom resolution of 1920x600, you'd see that in most games, it would see more than 1920x1080. that's how aspect ratios scale. The wider compared to the height, the more you see to the sides. Every resolution sees the same vertically.


EDIT: But the difference between 16:10 and 16:9 is very very VERY minimal in most cases while gaming.
Edited by De-Zant - 4/6/11 at 10:40am
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My concern right now with the U2711 is the 16x9 aspect ratio. Everyone tells me that 16x10 is way better and that 16x9 isn't worth it.

Is this true? Whats really the difference here for games.
I am going to say that it is.
And here is why.

I have dual 24" 16:10 LCD's for work.
My 23" Acer at the house looks "vertically thin" compared to my work monitors.
I know 1200P isn't a much larger resolution then 1080P, but it sure feels that way when you have it seems, another inch or two of vertical viewing space.

I will never go back to a 16:9 after using a 16:10.
This Acer is my last one.

Just my take.
Edited by amstech - 4/6/11 at 10:43am
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I am going to say that it is.
And here is why.
I have dual 24" 16:10 LCD's for work.
My 23" Acer at the house looks "vertically thin" compared to my work monitors.
I know 1200P isn't a much larger resolution then 1080P, but it sure feels that way then you have it seems another inch or two of vertical viewing space.

I will never go back to a 16:9 after using a 16:10.
This Acer is my last one.
Just my take.
Yes, when you compare 23 16:9 to 24 16:10.

However, U2711 is a bit taller then a 24 inch 16:10, which is quite enough for monitor height. It is simply not the same comparison.

But yes, U3011 will provide more vertical space.
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I am going to say that it is.
And here is why.

I have dual 24" 16:10 LCD's for work.
My 23" Acer at the house looks "vertically thin" compared to my work monitors.
I know 1200P isn't a much larger resolution then 1080P, but it sure feels that way when you have it seems, another inch or two of vertical viewing space.

I will never go back to a 16:9 after using a 16:10.
This Acer is my last one.

Just my take.
You're forgetting that while the U2711 is in fact 16:9, it is also some taller than your 16:10, and has a resolution of 2560x1440, WAY beyond your 24" 16:10

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomalak View Post
Yes, when you compare 23 16:9 to 24 16:10.

However, U2711 is a bit taller then a 24 inch 16:10, which is quite enough for monitor height. It is simply not the same comparison.
Yeah. The U2711 is quite the perfect size.

EDIT: The U3011 only provides more vertical space in windows. Not games. Games don't work like that (and haven't for the past 6 years)
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