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1920x1200 Monitors with 120hz?

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October 27, 2010 12:46:03 PM

Are there any good 1920x1200 resolution monitors about in the 20-24 inch size range which can display 120hz? I've looked through a few websites and haven't been able to find any so far :( 

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October 27, 2010 2:03:26 PM
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I've read that 1920 x 1080 was the max due to bandwidth limitations. But I haven't really looked into it because I'm not interested in a 120Hz monitor.
October 27, 2010 3:33:13 PM

Hmm well that sucks, I guess it's between LG W2363D, Alienware OptX AW2310 and Acer GD245HQ then :/ 
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October 29, 2010 7:35:53 PM

It is indeed due to bandwidth limitation of Dual link DVI. Displayport is the next standard but currently Dual Link DVI is still the standard. Only ATI has been pushing displayport on all their cards. Only some non-reference Nvidia cards come with displayport.

Maybe in a couple years we can have 120hz at higher resolutions.
November 8, 2010 5:49:03 AM

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December 12, 2010 8:57:04 AM

Is this one of the reasons most vendors go with 1900x1080 panels currently?

How important is 120Hz?
December 12, 2010 9:18:19 AM

Most vendors are making 1920x1080 because it's cheaper and 120hz is only important if you're gaming and want higher than 60FPS.
January 23, 2011 4:52:14 PM

Phoenixlight said:
Most vendors are making 1920x1080 because it's cheaper and 120hz is only important if you're gaming and want higher than 60FPS.

Oh not at all, going from 60hz to 120hz lcd is a huge difference even in the OS. Window movements and animations become much better and mouse accuracy is much better. Most 120hz "3d ready" lcd monitor reviews are raving about how good it is.

- The ASUS VG236H was my first exposure to 120Hz refresh displays that aren’t CRTs, and the difference is about as subtle as a dump truck driving through your living room. I spent the first half hour seriously just dragging windows back and forth across the desktop - from a 120Hz display to a 60Hz, stunned at how smooth and different 120Hz was. Yeah, it’s that different.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3842/asus-vg236h-review-o...

- 120hz lcd Smoother motion and the lack of RTC artifacts leave a highly positive impression, making you unwilling to return to 60Hz.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/monitors/display/samsu...

- I saw a 120hz monitor at my local MicroCenter and was totally amazed by how smooth the mouse moved on the desktop, makes my 60hz monitor looks absolutely dated. Imagine running some older games at that smoothness.
http://hardforum.com:80/showthread.php?t=1466381&page=3


the lack of judder in movies is also a pluss 120/24=5
January 23, 2011 4:54:03 PM

I guess 1920x1080 is cheaper, but i'd gladly pay $20 more for a 1920x1200, and i'm sure there is a considerable market for it. The extra height really is nice when you have several cascaded windows open, and more immersion in games. I'd rather not support the recent 16:9 trend in computer lcd monitors and wait for a 1920x1200 120hz.
January 24, 2011 6:31:04 AM

I've had an Alienware OptX AW2310 (1920x1080 120hz) monitor for a few months now and there's really no difference between 60 and 120hz in games never mind the desktop.
February 16, 2011 2:57:13 AM

Phoenixlight said:
I've had an Alienware OptX AW2310 (1920x1080 120hz) monitor for a few months now and there's really no difference between 60 and 120hz in games never mind the desktop.


Yes but what kind of games? Playing WoW I'm sure is different than a first person shooter when it comes to frames per second.
February 17, 2011 11:26:53 AM

ufeeboy said:
Yes but what kind of games? Playing WoW I'm sure is different than a first person shooter when it comes to frames per second.

World of Warcraft, Fallout: New Vegas, Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising, Portal and Napoleon: Total War.
July 16, 2013 2:38:49 PM

Phoenixlight said:
I've had an Alienware OptX AW2310 (1920x1080 120hz) monitor for a few months now and there's really no difference between 60 and 120hz in games never mind the desktop.


Then why are you looking for a 120 Hz monitor? Also I know this thread is old, so is that still true that there are no 1920x1200 120 Hz monitors? I think more graphics cards have display port now, but have the monitor makers taken advantage of that?

July 21, 2013 8:08:42 PM

It's not actually a technical limitation, dual link DVI can support 1920x1200 @120Hz, though that's right on the edge of what it can handle. (The next common resolution up, 2560x1440, is out of it's range at 120Hz.)

I would guess that there aren't any 1920x1200 @120Hz monitors for the same reason there are hardly any 1920x1200 monitors, 1920x1080 is cheaper to make, and the masses buy whatever is mass produced.

As for display port, it's not all that rare on modern monitors, but compatibility isn't the issue, it's that companies don't like 16:10. (Or high resolution, for that matter. Is it really so much to ask for a single 2560x1600 24 inch screen when we've seen higher DPI in laptop panels for years?). If companies keep producing the same standard for years and people keep buying it, they aren't going to start doing anything new.
July 22, 2013 1:18:27 AM

AnUnusedUsername said:
It's not actually a technical limitation, dual link DVI can support 1920x1200 @120Hz, though that's right on the edge of what it can handle. (The next common resolution up, 2560x1440, is out of it's range at 120Hz.)

I would guess that there aren't any 1920x1200 @120Hz monitors for the same reason there are hardly any 1920x1200 monitors, 1920x1080 is cheaper to make, and the masses buy whatever is mass produced.

As for display port, it's not all that rare on modern monitors, but compatibility isn't the issue, it's that companies don't like 16:10. (Or high resolution, for that matter. Is it really so much to ask for a single 2560x1600 24 inch screen when we've seen higher DPI in laptop panels for years?). If companies keep producing the same standard for years and people keep buying it, they aren't going to start doing anything new.


Actually looking at it there are 120 Hz 4k TV's now, (not something I would buy waaaaaay too expensive) but perhaps the other monitors will begin to catch on.
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