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monitor choice? 1440p or 144hz

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July 29, 2013 4:26:06 PM

Currently my machine is running SLI gtx680's (2gb) and i only run a 27inch 60hz acer display. Looking at upgrading to a 1440p or 144hz display but cant figure out which road i want to take. Considering 4k is just around the corner, maybe hold off the hi res for now? Would like some feedback and opinions or experiences if you have any. My setup is for gaming primarily.

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July 29, 2013 4:33:43 PM

Well, from what I know, I think your best bet would be a 144Hz display from the choices given. I'm a little hesitant to recommend going for 1440p because 1440/1600p is the point where you often need more than 2gb of vram. The 680's have more than enough juice, but will be limited to just 2gb of memory. The same logic applies to 4k monitors. They're going to need a lot more memory.

Personally, I would hold off on buying anything and just wait until new tech comes out.
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July 29, 2013 4:37:56 PM

I know this topic has been cover multiple times but im aiming at sli gtx680 2gb specific results and opinions or recommendations. Once maxwell comes out next year i will be upgrading to sli gtx880s if thats what they will be called.
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July 29, 2013 4:41:02 PM

fudoka711 said:
Well, from what I know, I think your best bet would be a 144Hz display from the choices given. I'm a little hesitant to recommend going for 1440p because 1440/1600p is the point where you often need more than 2gb of vram. The 680's have more than enough juice, but will be limited to just 2gb of memory. The same logic applies to 4k monitors. They're going to need a lot more memory.

Personally, I would hold off on buying anything and just wait until new tech comes out.


Yea, i agree... Maybe the 144hz might be the go for now.

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July 29, 2013 4:50:22 PM

The difference generally comes down to clarity vs. smoothness/responsiveness. I personally prefer responsiveness over clarity, though there are some clarity benefits to 120hz with lightboost (144hz doesn't work with Lightboost).
http://www.blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/lightboost/
The difference shown here makes the 120hz more useful with Lightboost than without:

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