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January 10, 2014 6:25:03 AM

This thread is really more to hear opinions from people of what they think will deliver a more powerful experience for gamers. So as most of us know already, G-sync monitors are being released as CES rolls along, but none at 4K.. :/  However ASUS, Lenovo, and Dell all announced they are releasing (non g-sync) 4K monitors ranging from $700-$800. "priced just a little higher than 1440p displays :)  " My question to you guys as a gamer, what will be your weapon of choice if you were to pick one? "120Hz+ G-Sync monitor with 1080p/1440p" OR a a "60Hz 4K monitor"?

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January 10, 2014 6:39:38 AM

I would take a 3840x2160 monitor (I hate the term 4k) over gsync. AMD is going to release freesync, which doesn't use proprietary hardware, eventually and it will do the same thing. I did read that ASUS is making a 2560x1440 120Hz monitor. I'm just as interested in that.
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January 10, 2014 7:13:22 AM

Personally i am waiting for a 4k monitor with 60 hz and display port 1.3 (dp 1.3 will support freesync).
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January 10, 2014 7:46:29 AM

Just as a heads up, FreeSync isn't the song and dance it may appear to be. Nvidia are kings of ripping money from people but they aren't stupid enough to implement a hardware solution where a software one would work.

Free-sync doesn't work with all displays, and on the ones it does, it still uses vsync, so no tearing but still input lag.

Personally would just wait for a Gsync 4K display. The 2560x1440 120Hz display by Asus is a shitty TN display so its a waste of time, and it really wont take that long for Gsync to be implemented in 4K displays, better to wait than to jump on it right now.
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January 10, 2014 7:54:53 AM

cookybiscuit said:
Just as a heads up, FreeSync isn't the song and dance it may appear to be. Nvidia are kings of ripping money from people but they aren't stupid enough to implement a hardware solution where a software one would work.

Free-sync doesn't work with all displays, and on the ones it does, it still uses vsync, so no tearing but still input lag.

Personally would just wait for a Gsync 4K display. The 2560x1440 120Hz display by Asus is a shitty TN display so its a waste of time, and it really wont take that long for Gsync to be implemented in 4K displays, better to wait than to jump on it right now.


Believe me i read up on all the facts regarding free sync and you are probably right in that it won't be as good as g-sync but it will be free and i personally have never experienced input lag with v-sync on (not even joking i can't notice a difference even when i play competitive games)
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January 10, 2014 8:22:54 AM

Vsync absolutely causes input lag. Some games worse than others. It is not possible to play csgo with vsync on because of it.
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January 10, 2014 8:56:58 AM

Maybe I should have just named the thread G-Sync vs FreeSync. :p 
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January 10, 2014 9:15:05 AM

I don't really think a 4K monitor is worth right now, maybe in a year. Right now the graphics just can't drive them properly.
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