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Is 3D/120hz/144hz a Gimmick?

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December 9, 2012 11:01:42 PM

So is this a gimmick? I mean is the 120/144 hz refresh rate so noticeable in gaming or no? Even if you can't keep up the 120/144 constant fps,such as 60+ or 60-?
I always considered 3D in gaming as a gimmick , trying to lure customers to buy it even if isn't gaming wise and isn't viable.

Which monitors do you like 120hz+ between 24-28 inch which comes with a nice tag while having good contrast ratio. Paying 500£ for an Asus 28 monitor :non:  is a little bit expensive,don't you think?I'd prefer investing them on hardware but that's just me :whistle:  .

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December 9, 2012 11:27:33 PM

No it is not. 3D monitor needs to be minimum 120Hz...because the 3D technology alternate 60hz for each side of the 3D glasses from 2 images from different angles to create the illusion of 3D.

120Hz/200Hz etc TVs on the other hand produce algotirthm to smoothen the movies and turn it into game like quality instead of film like 24fps.
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December 9, 2012 11:35:29 PM

Besides the benefit of 3D, as explained above, when you are not using 3D, 120hz has a few benefits of its own.
- Things are smoother when there is a lot of motion. The difference between 60 FPS/hz and 120 FPS/hz is very obvious when you turn around 180 degrees rapidly.
- input latency is reduced. This may not be as obvious to some as others, but you can notice that when you move your view with the mouse, a 120 FPS/hz setup (even at 80 FPS), feels noticeably more responsive. You don't feel as if everything is lagging anymore.
- reduced simulator sickness. For a lot of people, gaming in first person mode with a mouse causes headaches, eyestrain and or nausea (I get nausea). Increasing your FPS reduces this problem and I personally find that once I hit 80+ FPS on a 120hz monitor, that nausea goes away.
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