Hello everybody, been using this website for some time now, my favorite tech forum by far!
Anywho, to the point. I have a GTX 590 on the way and am in need of a monitor upgrade as my current 22" asus doesn't support 1080p. Now, i'm open to suggestions on any monitor BUT.. I was looking at these two inparticular. The only real difference that I can tell is one is 24" with no displayport option, and the other is 25" with displayport option. I know the GTX 590 has a mini-displayport connector on it, so I was leaning towards the 25" because of that.
I just want a really good monitor with the best current technology that will last several years, and I guess that's why the displayport connectivity interested me.
What do you guys think? Here are the monitor links.
If you want the best gaming monitor then I would get a 120hz (aka 3D) monitor. In a few weeks Asus will be releasing their new 27" 2ms 120hz monitor with the new 3D Vision 2 kit bundled, so if you want the absolute latest and greatest go for that - I'm waiting to get it myself! It's a bit pricey at $699 MSRP but hopefully it will be around $650 when released.
Yeah that is a bit out of my price range , as i've already spent a butt load on the rest of the hardware. Any suggestions on monitors between the $2-300 range? My main question was still unanswered, will the displayport on the 25" make a difference?
3d monitor tech is still changing (look up nVidia's 3d vision 2).
Just get a really good 2d monitor. If you want the best, get IPS. All the response time stats you see listed on TN panels are very "optimistic." Try a dell u2412hm, an hp zr2440w, or a samsung 850 series pls.
Do you plan to use the Display port? I know that with my 590, it did not come with a display port cord, so if your doesn't have this then that is another expense. $50 for an inch and speakers isn't really worth it (i'm guessing that you have real speakers to use and don't need built in).
So it is just a matter of, is $50 worth that extra inch? Personally i think that you will be happy with the quality of either monitor.