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Is a 144HZ monitor worth it ?

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October 18, 2013 4:50:01 AM

I'm thinking of buying an ASUS VG248QE 144HZ monitor,is there really a big difference between 60hz and 144hz ?

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October 18, 2013 4:54:44 AM

bouncedk said:
Only if you use 3D. If you don't, 60hz is fine and dandy for everything else.


No no no,I'm not talking about the 3D feature.I'm talking about games,how would it affect the smoothness of the games ?
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October 18, 2013 5:06:51 AM

Bouncedk is incorrect. There is a huge difference between 60hz and 120 or 144hz when it comes to smoothness and feel. Most die hard gamers understand this and perfer this. The problem that most people have is that they buy a 120hz/144hz monitor and they run a crappy video card that can't run high enough fps in the games they play to match the hz rate so they don't feel the benefit of the 120/144hz monitor. If your a 1080p gamer playing the latest games, you better have a really good video card or sli setup that will allow you to average at a minimum 110-150 fps in all your games otherwise don't buy the monitor.
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October 18, 2013 5:09:14 AM

if your gpu is capable of delivering 120+ fps, then the gameplay will be smoother. You will notice the difference, no doubt. If your gpu cant do 120 fps, then dont bother, because you wont be able to enjoy the full experience of such a monitor.
I should say this... before i had 144 hz monitor, i didnt think there will be much difference, but after having it i can't go back.
the 3d difference between 60 hz and 120-144 hz is muuch more observable indeed.
PS : professional games often suggest having as many fps as posible, even by lowering quality. they would not recomend 120 + fps if they had a 60hz monitor.
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October 18, 2013 5:09:26 AM

Stickem said:
Bouncedk is incorrect. There is a huge difference between 60hz and 120 or 144hz when it comes to smoothness and feel. Most die hard gamers understand this and perfer this. The problem that most people have is that they buy a 120hz/144hz monitor and they run a crappy video card that can't run high enough fps in the games they play to match the hz rate so they don't feel the benefit of the 120/144hz monitor. If your a 1080p gamer playing the latest games, you better have a really good video card or sli setup that will allow you to average at a minimum 110-150 fps in all your games otherwise don't buy the monitor.


Is GTX 660 Ti SLI enough ?
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October 18, 2013 5:27:04 AM

O yes, a 660ti sli setup will be just fine for a 120/44hz monitor with todays games. I used to run a 670 sli setup with the same Asus 144hz monitor so I have a little bit of knowledge about it and plus that setup ran great! So, with that being said I feel like the monitor purchase would be a good choice for you because your going to be able to average pretty high fps in just about any game you play. Enjoy the monitor and let us know how you like it when you've had some time to play on it for a while.
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November 30, 2013 12:48:34 PM

i have an asus g75v with a gtx 670m card is there any way i can make this setup be competitive eg buying a monitor or updating to windows 8 to improve to latest direct x ?

and how far behind am i from a top of the line gaming rig ? i run bf4 on low so i can get as fast as possible
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July 29, 2014 5:35:22 AM

The refresh rate most certainly DOES matter. That's the reason why a 120hz HDTV is better than a 60hz one. There's a problem with 60hz monitors called motion blur that causes fast moving objects on screen to appear out of focus and jaggy. The monitor can't redraw the moving object fast enough to keep up with it's motion. This manifests itself on television a lot in sporting events, like when a running back has the ball and is running it in for the TD. He is moving faster than the television can redraw him so he appears blurry at 60hz. At 120hz, he is crystal clear from the start of his run all the way to his victory dance in the end zone. Action films with a lot of running around and fighting also tend to suffer from this at 60hz. It's no different in fast paced games where there are a lot of objects whizzing around on the screen at the same time. 144hz monitors can handle the redraw necessary for fluid motion, where 60hz monitors stumble.
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August 12, 2014 8:19:07 PM

Hi

I have one of these monitors and an Nvidia 680 video card.
I can tell you that there is a noticeable difference in the smoothness in games over my old 60 Hz monitor.

It's not just that you see more frames because of the fast refresh rate but it does actually effect the way that the animations display.

It actually seems to slow things down, but in a good way, I haven't noticed that it effects timing in games, but it feels like you get more time to think, if that makes any sense.

Mike
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