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June 15, 2012 5:42:35 PM

Hi,

I have a GTX 690 and was thinking of getting the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM 23 inch monitor. Is this a good choice? And will this monitor give me smooth, crisp gameplay performance?


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June 15, 2012 6:21:54 PM

Hello,

A gtx 690 would be overkill for a single LCD. It all depends on what your current system is (if you tell us your current CPU/RAM/Motherboard/Powersupply as well as OS).

For a single LCD - a 680 would suffice especially for the Dell's LCD resolution of 1920x1080. You could even get away with a GTX 670 (I have the AMD Radeon equivalent - the 7950 and I can max everything out at 1920x1080, however the 670 is slightly faster than the 7950).

That Dell screen is supposedly very good - and has good color reproduction. It would make a good gaming screen.

Edit: Take a look here for that screens review:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
June 15, 2012 9:36:47 PM

Hi, Thanks for the response. My current specs are:

CPU: I7- 3770K
RAM: 16GB
Motherboard: Asus Z77 Sabertooth
Powersupply: 1350W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium.

My only concern is that the FPS of the GTX 690 will be 'locked' by the refresh rate of the monitor. Will this be the case since I am new to monitors?
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June 15, 2012 9:40:44 PM

Yeah with that card go with multi panel, or just get a 120Hz monitor like Samsung or Benq
June 15, 2012 9:54:36 PM

Yes. Your FPS and refresh rate are different, however they are still related.

If you get 100FPS, but your LCD can "only" refresh at 60Hz (60Hz = 60 refreshes a second), you will still only see "60FPS".

However those FPS still matter though, for example if you see 60FPS on a 60Hz LCD, it will look smooth, but a 100FPS on a 60Hz will probably look slightly smoother.


Some people can detect differences between 30/60/120FPS. So you have to decide if you want a 120Hz panel or not. If you do get a 120Hz panel you might want to get a 680, as it can give more FPS than the 670.

By the way my explanation is a simple one. It's much deeper than that, i'm just telling you how it works in my own words. If any other members want to flog me for bad information, or if i'm wrong about something, feel free!



Heres some good informatio:
http://www.ehow.com/about_5187855_difference-120hz-hd-l...
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June 15, 2012 10:14:41 PM

Chainzsaw said:
Yes. Your FPS and refresh rate are different, however they are still related.

If you get 100FPS, but your LCD can "only" refresh at 60Hz (60Hz = 60 refreshes a second), you will still only see "60FPS".

However those FPS still matter though, for example if you see 60FPS on a 60Hz LCD, it will look smooth, but a 100FPS on a 60Hz will probably look slightly smoother.


Some people can detect differences between 30/60/120FPS. So you have to decide if you want a 120Hz panel or not. If you do get a 120Hz panel you might want to get a 680, as it can give more FPS than the 670.

By the way my explanation is a simple one. It's much deeper than that, i'm just telling you how it works in my own words. If any other members want to flog me for bad information, or if i'm wrong about something, feel free!



Heres some good informatio:
http://www.ehow.com/about_5187855_difference-120hz-hd-l...

The OP specified that they already own a GeForce GTX 690 so recommending a GeForce GTX 680 or GeForce GTX 670 is meaningless unless you're suggesting that the GeForce GTX 690 be sold so that they can buy the other ones.
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June 15, 2012 10:22:18 PM

ed373 said:
Hi, Thanks for the response. My current specs are:

CPU: I7- 3770K
RAM: 16GB
Motherboard: Asus Z77 Sabertooth
Powersupply: 1350W
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium.

My only concern is that the FPS of the GTX 690 will be 'locked' by the refresh rate of the monitor. Will this be the case since I am new to monitors?

If you turn on Vsync you will lock the graphics card's FPS to the monitor's refresh rate. If you leave Vsync off then the graphics card will render its full FPS even it its well beyond the display's refresh rate.
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June 15, 2012 10:26:29 PM

Yikes... with a PC like that it would be so sad to put it all to waste, like driving a Ferrari GTO as a daily work car and never hitting the local track.

Get at least a 27" 2560x1440 monitor, I like the Dell U2711 but there's a few options.

Or else buy a nice 120hz 3D monitor... or buy 3 monitors for surround vision. Or, hell, go for 3D surround.

Basically what I'm saying is, a GTX 690 is a retardedly powerful GPU and can do almost anything.
June 16, 2012 8:47:34 AM

Lol thanks everyone :) . But the main problem is that im limited to either a 23 or 24 inch monitor due to workspace and room limitations. Every 23 or 24 inch monitor i see has a 60Hz rate though...
June 16, 2012 11:33:42 AM

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Dont listen to these guys with their minds stuck in 1080p land. 2560 x 1600 HP ZR30W IPS display look it up. Yeh its $1300 but its the best display out there or get 3 of them and have the best the world has to offer in resolution. Unbelievable how everyone is stuck in 1080p this and 1080p that land come on there are better displays out think above your means for once when helping someone out.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i145/Soldier36/DSC00256-1.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i145/Soldier36/DSC00804.jpg



Meh, sure it may have slightly better colour representation but its stuck at 60Hz, and has a poor response time. So not great for gaming. IPS panels are still more for photography IMO.

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Yeh its $1300 but its the best display out there


There is no such thing as "the best display out there".

Swings and roundabouts... pros and cons.
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