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Crossfire X 6870s: 120Hz TN vs. 60Hz H-IPS

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July 17, 2011 8:59:27 PM

Hey Everyone,

I'm contemplating on which type of 27" monitor to get with my gaming rig.
Everyday I surf on the internet heavily and game lightly (first person shooters, Crysis 2, etc), and use it for school.
I don't do any photo editing or movie editing.
Which monitor type is best for me?
When I'm playing Crysis 2 on max settings, will a 60Hz monitor bring the fps back from it's true potential?

2 Monitors I'm considering:

1.Dell U2711
2.Samsung S27A950D

Gaming Rig:

Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.2 Ghz
AMD Radeon HD 6870
in Crossfire X
6 gb 1333mhz RAM

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July 17, 2011 9:12:05 PM

not sure if this will help but i get a bit of tearing on my asus 27 inch monitor and i run crossfired 6970's.....although it seems to tear far less when in eyefinity???
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July 17, 2011 9:23:36 PM

What is the technology your asus 27 is using? H-IPS? or TN?
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July 17, 2011 9:47:16 PM

its a TFT LCD panel

thats all the info it gives
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July 18, 2011 1:29:03 AM

Thanks, and do you happen to know the model # of the monitor? or better yet, hows the pricing then I would know. If it is about 600 it is probably an H-IPS, if not and it is about 300 or less it is probably a TN.
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July 18, 2011 1:48:20 AM

got it for 340 on newegg last year
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July 18, 2011 8:23:39 AM

badtaylorx said:
its a TFT LCD panel

thats all the info it gives


It's a TN panel monitor. Asus only sells one H-IPS monitor, the PA246Q.
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July 18, 2011 4:31:05 PM

Which monitor do you recommend?
Dell's U2711 is on sale for about $832.
I can't decide to get a:
Single U2711,
or get a Single Samsung S27A950D (27" 120Hz 1080p monitor),
or get Dual Alienware AW2210 (21.5" 60Hz 1080p monitor.
Which is best for light fps gaming?
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July 18, 2011 4:33:34 PM

the ultrasharp is a great monitor and you got the hardware to back it up......go for it
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July 18, 2011 10:08:39 PM

Before I jump the gun, do you think my hardware is going to be fast enough to overcome 60 fps in Crysis 2 on the ultrasharp? I was just wondering if the monitor would create some tearing when my computer gets higher fps than the monitor can output. Any significant input lag? Is maybe a dual 21.5" TN setup better?
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July 18, 2011 10:20:54 PM

jeremy160 said:
Before I jump the gun, do you think my hardware is going to be fast enough to overcome 60 fps in Crysis 2 on the ultrasharp? I was just wondering if the monitor would create some tearing when my computer gets higher fps than the monitor can output. Any significant input lag? Is maybe a dual 21.5" TN setup better?


I believe your 6870cfx should be able to push past 60, if it does tear from excessive framerates just enable vsync.. that is what it is there for ;) 
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July 19, 2011 12:11:47 AM

I don't think crossfire 6870s is enough to average 60fps with Crysis 2 maxed out with all the new patches, it will occasionally spike in small areas but for the most part you will be close to and probably slightly under 60 fps.
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July 21, 2011 4:11:55 PM

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July 21, 2011 4:15:35 PM

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