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PC Monitors, 1080p and gaming?

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July 22, 2010 5:54:43 PM

Greetings guys!

I've been wondering, do high resolutions(1920x1080 etc)make a difference for games?What's the gain?And i am talking about 22-23 inch monitors.

If you had to choose between a 120 Hz LCD but only with 1680x1020 and a 1920x1080 but with 60 Hz, which would you choose?The kinda 'low' budget monitors i got in mind are: Samsung SyncMaster 2233rz(1680x1020 120hz one) and a Samsung XL2370(60hz 1920x1080).I also own a gtx295, so 3d is possible.

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July 24, 2010 8:58:31 AM

Samsung makes a quality monitor in my opinion (own one myself which is 1600x900). I also have a 1920x1080 dell 23 inch. To me, the difference between the two is night and day, as I find the Dell to be far crisper/clearer, even though it is only 60Hz. My Samsung is 120Hz, but really, I don't think the added 60Hz to the refresh rate makes much of a difference. I'd go for the 1080p monitor myself.
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July 24, 2010 6:39:02 PM

If you're into gaming and especially into FPS gaming. The 120hz is a must, there is no alternative. I am switching to LCD monitors from my 19" CRT. (i've experienced the horror that is a 60 Hz LCD monitor.) Motion fluidity just simply "sucks" at 60 Hz...

Here's is a list of current 120 hz monitors.

Acer GD235HZ 23.6" 1920x1080
Alienware OptiX AW2310 23" 1920x1080
Asus VG236H 23.6" 1920x1080
LG Flatron W2363D 23.6" 1920x1080
ViewSonic VX2268WM 22" 1680x1050
Samsung 2233RZ 22" 1680x1050

LG looks best at the moment considering input lag and resolution. I am waiting for the results of the Asus monitor at 3D vision blog. It is LG or the Asus for me. Hope this helps on your decision.
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July 30, 2010 1:23:53 PM

I keep hearing that, yes.. most gamers swear by 120hz but i still don't really get it :) 

In any case, it looks like that its better to wait a little, so that more 120hz LCDs show up.According to DigitalVersus the Acer is still the 'fastest' and the Alienware is the best 'overall' because of the more accurate colors etc.It's a little hard to decide, in my country(Greece) we only got the Samsung and viewsonic ones, so i don't know about prices and stuff.
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August 3, 2010 1:51:10 PM

1080p gets my vote
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August 13, 2010 10:15:36 PM

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