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

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

Thanks
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  1. 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???
  2. What is the technology your asus 27 is using? H-IPS? or TN?
  3. its a TFT LCD panel

    thats all the info it gives
  4. 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.
  5. got it for 340 on newegg last year
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. the ultrasharp is a great monitor and you got the hardware to back it up......go for it
  9. 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?
  10. 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 ;)
  11. Best answer
    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.
  12. Best answer selected by jeremy160.
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