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September 18, 2013 9:05:11 AM

Hi

I am looking at buying a new monitor for my PC. Would like to run two eventually but don't think GPU can handle it.

Primarily will be used for gaming nothing too heavy GW2, WOW, Farcry 3 etc.

I'm a bit confused about whether to go for a IPS or a LED monitor and whether to go for 120hz.

Ideally am looking at 24inch with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Current GPU is HD7770

Thanks

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September 18, 2013 9:37:17 AM

substance26josh said:
Hi

I am looking at buying a new monitor for my PC. Would like to run two eventually but don't think GPU can handle it.

Primarily will be used for gaming nothing too heavy GW2, WOW, Farcry 3 etc.

I'm a bit confused about whether to go for a IPS or a LED monitor and whether to go for 120hz.

Ideally am looking at 24inch with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Current GPU is HD7770

Thanks


IPS or TN, I don't think it matters. I believe the general thing is that IPS displays have worse response times than TN displays, but I believe better viewing angles. Response times are improving for IPS, but I don't think you can find a 1ms response time IPS just yet. So I think that for your primary monitor, you should go for a TN (basically, the standard LCD-LED display) and then in some time go for an IPS for your peripheral monitors if you plan on doing that for gaming.

Of course, the other issue is that your GPU isn't really a 1080p GPU. A Radeon HD 7770 can run a handful of older games well enough at 1080p, but Far Cry 3 really isn't one of them. You won't experience many games that can get to 60 fps smoothly on that machine unless you lower settings greatly; except for WoW. That shouldn't deter you from buying a 1080p screen, as you can always upgrade your GPU in future and for the time being just lower resolution or other settings. I mostly point this out because you were considering to go for 120 Hz. Unless the game is really old or extremely undemanding, that 120 Hz monitor is going to waste for games. Sure, for some games you'll be able to see the difference between 120 fps and 60 fps, but most of the time you won't even get to 60 fps or even close anyway with your 7770. The other issue is that, assuming you actually do have a game that runs above 60 fps, the constant shifting in frame rates will be more immersion breaking than if you were just playing at 60 fps. So for example, let's say you're playing a game that you can get at 90 fps on average; that'd be great. However, now imagine that your frame rate is shifting between 75 and 105 in order to maintain that average. The constant shifting of +/-15 fps is a huge immersion breaker in my opinion, and it just feels more fluid playing at 60 Hz when there's no distortion in frame rate and things remain consistent. Of course, on a 120 Hz display you could always just turn the refresh rate down to 60 Hz, but then that extra cash might end up being for nothing. Even High End GPUs (not sure about enthusiast, e.g. Titan, 7990) have trouble getting above 60 fps for some games, and most never hit the 120 fps mark consistently unless it's something on the Source Engine. So if you're loaded, go for 120 Hz, but if you're not, then 60 Hz is just fine.
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September 18, 2013 9:48:33 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
substance26josh said:
Hi

I am looking at buying a new monitor for my PC. Would like to run two eventually but don't think GPU can handle it.

Primarily will be used for gaming nothing too heavy GW2, WOW, Farcry 3 etc.

I'm a bit confused about whether to go for a IPS or a LED monitor and whether to go for 120hz.

Ideally am looking at 24inch with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Current GPU is HD7770

Thanks


IPS or TN, I don't think it matters. I believe the general thing is that IPS displays have worse response times than TN displays, but I believe better viewing angles. Response times are improving for IPS, but I don't think you can find a 1ms response time IPS just yet. So I think that for your primary monitor, you should go for a TN (basically, the standard LCD-LED display) and then in some time go for an IPS for your peripheral monitors if you plan on doing that for gaming.

Of course, the other issue is that your GPU isn't really a 1080p GPU. A Radeon HD 7770 can run a handful of older games well enough at 1080p, but Far Cry 3 really isn't one of them. You won't experience many games that can get to 60 fps smoothly on that machine unless you lower settings greatly; except for WoW. That shouldn't deter you from buying a 1080p screen, as you can always upgrade your GPU in future and for the time being just lower resolution or other settings. I mostly point this out because you were considering to go for 120 Hz. Unless the game is really old or extremely undemanding, that 120 Hz monitor is going to waste for games. Sure, for some games you'll be able to see the difference between 120 fps and 60 fps, but most of the time you won't even get to 60 fps or even close anyway with your 7770. The other issue is that, assuming you actually do have a game that runs above 60 fps, the constant shifting in frame rates will be more immersion breaking than if you were just playing at 60 fps. So for example, let's say you're playing a game that you can get at 90 fps on average; that'd be great. However, now imagine that your frame rate is shifting between 75 and 105 in order to maintain that average. The constant shifting of +/-15 fps is a huge immersion breaker in my opinion, and it just feels more fluid playing at 60 Hz when there's no distortion in frame rate and things remain consistent. Of course, on a 120 Hz display you could always just turn the refresh rate down to 60 Hz, but then that extra cash might end up being for nothing. Even High End GPUs (not sure about enthusiast, e.g. Titan, 7990) have trouble getting above 60 fps for some games, and most never hit the 120 fps mark consistently unless it's something on the Source Engine. So if you're loaded, go for 120 Hz, but if you're not, then 60 Hz is just fine.


Thanks for your reply that makes a lot of sense is there any two monitors that you would Reccomend in this setup?

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