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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2020, 07:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Doubts and advice on buying a gaming monitor

I have a doubt about the characteristics of the monitor to buy and use for gaming.


I currently have a 24" 1080p TN.

My need is to upgrade the monitor, with the aim of:


a) switch to a 27-28 "

b) increase the resolution to 2k or 4k

c) improve the stuttering that can occurs even in conditions of 50-60 fps, always playing with activated vsync, hating tearing

d) in any case improve the gaming experience from all points of view)

e) Freesync or g.sync


I use last fps game or action rpg, always with details to the maximum (as far as possible of course and the playable ... 40-60 fps) and with medium level VGA, not from 500-800 euros.


My questions, for which I ask you for advice, are the following:


1) in my situation, having a frequency higher than 60Hz, while never playing higher than 60-70 fps, in itself already improves the fluidity of the image? Or is it useless to use a 144Hz monitor?


2) in my case, the purchase of a 2k or 4k maybe it is better to orient it on a 60 or 90Hz?


3) does a game from 60 to 100 fps have a much higher fluidity and, above all, more pleasant in the gaming experience or do you notice much?


4) do you notice a better image quality going from a TN to an IPS or VA? ... if yes, maybe it is better to direct the choice to a better panel than the TN?

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From my experience TN and VA sucks and i would never buy either TN has too crappy color reproduction even on the best panels and VA is just too damm slow even on the best panels
The LG Gl850 is pretty much what you are asking for and IPS is just light years better than VA and TN so yes it improves the image quality a lot

Edit: also you did not say what GPU you have but if it can just barely keep up at 1080P its not very good and you need a GPU upgrade before you start to move to 1440P

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https://www.amazon.com/LG-27UK650-W-...&tag=coa_us-20

I believe B&H has it for $400 but its on backorder. Basically all technology at this point is almost on backorder...

I'll be upgrading to that monitor once all this covid stuff is over. According to Rtings its one of the best monitors.


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Quote: Originally Posted by RoboX View Post
1) in my situation, having a frequency higher than 60Hz, while never playing higher than 60-70 fps, in itself already improves the fluidity of the image? Or is it useless to use a 144Hz monitor?
It's pretty pointless to go after 144Hz while you play at 60-70 FPS with VRR on. There is, in general, an improvement in response times when playing at 60-70 FPS on a 144Hz monitor, though.

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2) in my case, the purchase of a 2k or 4k maybe it is better to orient it on a 60 or 90Hz?
Disregarding the starting assumptions you made us make, I'd say, for gaming, it's overall better to stick to 1440p144 than 4K60. The benefits of which, though, only you can weigh against what you REALLY want in a monitor.

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3) does a game from 60 to 100 fps have a much higher fluidity and, above all, more pleasant in the gaming experience or do you notice much?
The difference is absurd. 100 FPS is SO MUCH BETTER (in fluidity) than 60 FPS when accompanied by proper display frequency. Resolution increases are nice, but I'd say the baseline motion fluidity (and also clarity, which is affected in part) HAS to be met satisfactorily before one should consider the pixel count.

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4) do you notice a better image quality going from a TN to an IPS or VA? ... if yes, maybe it is better to direct the choice to a better panel than the TN?
It depends on what you're personally more or less sensitive to. People are all different. Color and gamma shift annoy me terribly, so I'm partial to IPS. To some people, other things rank more highly, so they might consider TN and/or VA more favorably. It's really up to you. Best of all worlds is OLED, but since everything else is a compromise, plan carefully.

If I were you, IPS all the way, especially considering response times have improved greatly since 5+ years ago.

With all that said, I recommend either the LG 27LG83A or the LG 27GL850. The former is better value, I'd say.

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Get a 1440p144+ IPS if you can. 2160p60 is not that great for gaming and you're better off with an OLED 2160p120 TV for this resolution.
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