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HD5870 and 120hz monitor (not for 3d)

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December 20, 2010 2:52:55 PM

I have an HD5870 and an older LCD which I want to upgrade to a 120hz Samsung LCD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I have read alot of things online about ATI cards not being able to do 120hz and having flickering. Anyone have this setup or seen this problem? I dont want to spend $300 on a new monitor and not be able to run 120hz all the time. I do not want to 3D game/movies only 2D applications. Thanks for the help!

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December 20, 2010 2:54:36 PM

folius said:
I have an HD5870 and an older LCD which I want to upgrade to a 120hz Samsung LCD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I have read alot of things online about ATI cards not being able to do 120hz and having flickering. Anyone have this setup or seen this problem? I dont want to spend $300 on a new monitor and not be able to run 120hz all the time. I do not want to 3D game/movies only 2D applications. Thanks for the help!


If im not mistaken only the new HD6000 series have the 3D support for movies and games
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December 20, 2010 4:16:12 PM

timmy121 said:
If im not mistaken only the new HD6000 series have the 3D support for movies and games


Don't want to come across as mean, but I don't care about 3D support, only the 120hz with 2D applications. Maybe you just read my post wrong, it's all good. Still want a definitive answer before I spend the $$$ =/
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December 20, 2010 4:28:21 PM

Not sure why you would WANT to use a gaming card for non gaming puposes, but as far as I know the 120mhz bug was fixed many, many driver updates ago, they simply raised the clock speeds that lowered in idle state.
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December 20, 2010 4:34:34 PM

I am going to be using my gaming card for gaming, just not 3D gaming. I mostly play games so maybe my "2D applications" came across as "2D programs not including games" but that's not what I meant.

I know that ATI doesn't support it that well and only on the newer cards. I just want the monitor for the 120hz refresh rate and this one has a good price point compared to others.

I am still on 10.8 because the newer driver suites bugged out on me. Just wanted to double check before I spent the money is all. Thanks!
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December 20, 2010 5:14:06 PM

Yeah just a month or so after I bought my HD5850, they had a new driver that caused problems with CAtalyst Control Center. The low idle clocks all the sudden were high and everybody thought it was a bug but really AMD did it on purpose because the low clocks were causing problems on 120hz monitors, or so I heard.
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February 7, 2011 7:22:58 PM

folius said:
I have an HD5870 and an older LCD which I want to upgrade to a 120hz Samsung LCD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I have read alot of things online about ATI cards not being able to do 120hz and having flickering. Anyone have this setup or seen this problem? I dont want to spend $300 on a new monitor and not be able to run 120hz all the time. I do not want to 3D game/movies only 2D applications. Thanks for the help!

If you haven't already gone for the monitor, here's a cheaper one with the same specs:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its the same except for .5ms slower response. I wouldn't miss that little time.
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