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Hi, im looking to buy a 120+ Hz monitor but I want to avoid the typical 24'' 1920x1080 monitors since that res is too much for my graphic card and imo is not worth the performance drop.

I was wondering if anyone can provide a list of all 16:9 or 16:10 monitors that have a native resolution of 1600x900 / 1680x1050 or lower (typically these are between 20" and 24" range) and are capable of 120/144 Hz

Here are the only ones I know:

Viewsonic VX2268WM
SyncMaster 2233RZ
 

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Those two you listed were basically the only 120hz monitors before 1920x1080, which is why they were so highly regarded back then. The 2233rz was usually considered the best one to get but there was a forum thread about different panels being used in them in later runs. The original Samsung panel was a decent panel and worked well, but later ones had worse quality because they were different panels, not the original Samsung panel. The only way to know if you got a genuine Samsung panel or different brand/clone was by checking the service/factory menu. Someone said there was a way to also tell by the white bar/lot code on the box by a different letter or number.

There may have been a third 1680x1050 120hz monitor but those were it. None of them ran at 144hz.
 

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As disappointing as it may sound, if your graphics card can't push regular 1080p 60Hz then it'd be more beneficial to upgrade your card than look at EOL, lower res monitors. That way when you do get a higher Hz monitor your machine can actually push the frames you'd like.
 

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Well thats a sad situation, there is a huge price range gap between 24" 1080p 60 Hz and 24" 1080p 144 Hz, I was hoping some manufacturers already fill it, because on my CRT monitor I can tell the difference between 60 Hz and 85 Hz clearly, even in the desktop, but between 85 Hz and 160 Hz it is almost impossible to tell the difference, so the 60/144 Hz standards makes no sense.

I want to avoid 1080p monitors because all of them are limited to 60 Hz on this resolution (I heard it is the maximum HDMI/DVI supports) but in lower resolutions they can do 75 Hz, I have my monitor connected trough VGA instead of DVI just for the sake of havign an extra 15 Hz.
But I read somewhere that most LCD's on 75 Hz are only capable of displaying 60 fps and changing between 60 Hz and 75 Hz does nothing, not sure how true this is.
 

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Well thats a sad situation, there is a huge price range gap between 24" 1080p 60 Hz and 24" 1080p 144 Hz, I was hoping some manufacturers already fill it, because on my CRT monitor I can tell the difference between 60 Hz and 85 Hz clearly, even in the desktop, but between 85 Hz and 160 Hz it is almost impossible to tell the difference, so the 60/144 Hz standards makes no sense.

I want to avoid 1080p monitors because all of them are limited to 60 Hz on this resolution (I heard it is the maximum HDMI/DVI supports) but in lower resolutions they can do 75 Hz, I have my monitor connected trough VGA instead of DVI just for the sake of havign an extra 15 Hz.
But I read somewhere that most LCD's on 75 Hz are only capable of displaying 60 fps and changing between 60 Hz and 75 Hz does nothing, not sure how true this is.
I think many of us notice a clear difference between 85 Hz and 120 Hz. It's clear to me not only between those two but 144 Hz as well.

Since you're into high refresh rates I'd say high refresh rate, variable refresh rate, and blur reduction is best for you if this is all for gaming. 144 Hz 1080p with blur reduction and variable refresh rate isn't that expensive at all. It's the 1440p 144 Hz G-SYNC monitors that cost a fortune (and then G-SYNC ultrawide is still a lot more expensive than that lol).
 

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I read somewhere that most LCD's on 75 Hz are only capable of displaying 60 fps and changing between 60 Hz and 75 Hz does nothing, not sure how true this is.
This isn't true; most 1080p monitors can be overclocked to 75hz without dropping frames while higher resolution monitors (1920x1200, 2560x1440, 2560x1600, 3840x2160) with multiple inputs usually won't overclock at all or drop frames if they do.
 
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