I am considering getting a 2560x1440 monitor as I remember years ago how amazing it was when I got my 1st 1080 monitor, can anyone else who switched or has both let me know what they think. Is it much better or just an expensive way of making games look a little better? I have a Radeon 6950 2Gb so I realise some games I will need to lower the settings a bit. I mainly play RTS & RPG games and am generally happy with 30+FPS.
2560x1440 is very pretty. much nicer than 1080p. however, it does require a lot more gpu to run games on top settings with. if you can provide the gpu power, i suggest 2560x1440. if not, i suggest 1080p.
a single 6950 will not provide top settings in all games at 2560x1440@60 fps. 2 6950s will though.
Aside from overall graphics card horsepower here, video RAM size is absolute king when dealing with high resolutions. The more you can get the better as it's very much needed for the higher buffering requirement of all the extra pixels. For the 6950, 2 Gb will show some weakness in more stressful games as this is really the minimum you would want for this resolution if you're looking to take as much advantage as possible of the higher-def display.
This is what I like. You'll notice a difference either way, but I love the extra responsiveness you gain with 120hz. For me it even reduces/eliminates motion sickness as a result of the extra responsiveness.
Edit: I also really like 3D Vision as well, made possible by these monitors.