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Last Edited by treyfer August 29, 2013 at 07:30 AM
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Been wanting a high refresh rate monitor.... Anyone have experience with this and gaming? Any comparison to the "gaming" monitors?
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Nice! Been watching for a deal on this for a while.
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Been wanting a high refresh rate monitor.... Anyone have experience with this and gaming? Any comparison to the "gaming" monitors?
just snagged this off amazon last week at $250. If you're looking for that crisp smoothness reminiscent of a CRT then this is the ticket. Just moving my mouse around looks so damn awesome.

As far as games go - keep in mind that you'll actually need to have over 60 fps in the game you want to benefit from, so if you don't have an entire gaming system that can support some high level shit i doubt you'll see any difference from this monitor. At that point you disable vertical sync so you see the benefit. From what I've played the most notable improvements are in first person shooters. The smoothness when you're looking around is just insane.

Another note, the monitor comes with a special slightly thicker DVI cable. Unfortunately this cable is kinda short so if your computer is not close to where the monitor will be, plan ahead. Sorry i don't have a measurement, but the DVI and power cable seemed a good 1 to 2 feet shorter than my other two monitors cables. Without the included thicker DVI cable you cant manually set the monitor to 120hz or 144hz.
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Last edited by Spodumene August 29, 2013 at 07:44 AM
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Been wanting a high refresh rate monitor.... Anyone have experience with this and gaming? Any comparison to the "gaming" monitors?
I bought this about a month ago and I'm really happy with it. First, I think it is actually branded as a gaming monitor (hence the G in the model name). I have used it at 144hz and 120hz (with lightboost enabled [blurbusters.com]). It really makes a difference in fast-pased games like first-person shooters or racing games.

The one flaw with the monitor is that out of the box it has poor color reproduction. However, this is just configuration issues. A lot of reviews on Newegg pan it because of the colors but once you apply a configuration file it looks amazing. This [http] review site has ICC color config files to apply for it

BTW, this is the cheapest I have seen it. I was on the fence about this monitor for about 6 months and finally jumped on it in June when it dropped to $243 on Newegg.
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Without the included thicker DVI cable you cant manually set the monitor to 120hz or 144hz.
You can also get 120/144Hz if you use a DisplayPort cable. I got one from Monoprice for about 6 bucks. This has the benefit of carrying audio as well, so you can use the monitor's built-in speakers with no extra cabling.
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I was looking at buying two of these for mainly gaming. But I'm no where near a hardcore online FPS player. I play a broad range of games and the consensus of the reviews say that I won't be happy with the color accuracy of this model since I also do every day tasks like photo clean up etc. Instead I've been looking into 2 Korean PLS 27" screens which are about $40 more than these. Does anyone have first hand experience they could share on what the better choice would be?
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I was looking at buying two of these for mainly gaming. But I'm no where near a hardcore online FPS player. I play a broad range of games and the consensus of the reviews say that I won't be happy with the color accuracy of this model since I also do every day tasks like photo clean up etc. Instead I've been looking into 2 Korean PLS 27" screens which are about $40 more than these. Does anyone have first hand experience they could share on what the better choice would be?
i have a Korean (Shimian) 27" 2560x1440. if you are planning on running two of them you will need a powerful video card or two unless you plan on playing solitaire. i had a single GTX 670 and was only getting 40 fps in Far Cry 3 and a few other recent AAA titles. i added a second 670 in order to get 60+ fps in every thing. i lost 20 fps going from 1080 to 1440 in the Heaven 3.0 benchmark. 1440 takes a lot of gpu power. the same goes for trying to drive two 1080 monitors at over 100 fps. you will need a lot of gpu power.

as far as the looks, i have been interested in a 100+hz monitor for fps gaming only. playing high paced multiplayer fps color and the like is not as important to me as response and lag. but for games like Skyrim and other single player titles i would never give up the color and resolution of the 2560x1440.

i don't notice any lag on the Korean panel, i would just like to try this 144hz monitor playing CoD or something similar to see if there really is a difference.
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Quote from Spodumene View Post :
just snagged this off amazon last week at $250. If you're looking for that crisp smoothness reminiscent of a CRT then this is the ticket. Just moving my mouse around looks so damn awesome.

As far as games go - keep in mind that you'll actually need to have over 60 fps in the game you want to benefit from, so if you don't have an entire gaming system that can support some high level shit i doubt you'll see any difference from this monitor. At that point you disable vertical sync so you see the benefit. From what I've played the most notable improvements are in first person shooters. The smoothness when you're looking around is just insane.

Another note, the monitor comes with a special slightly thicker DVI cable. Unfortunately this cable is kinda short so if your computer is not close to where the monitor will be, plan ahead. Sorry i don't have a measurement, but the DVI and power cable seemed a good 1 to 2 feet shorter than my other two monitors cables. Without the included thicker DVI cable you cant manually set the monitor to 120hz or 144hz.
My hope was that everyone would talk me out of it. Instead, you caused me to purchase it. Hello my name is NotYetRated, and I have an electronics addiction.

I'll forward the bill on to you. Smilie
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Literally was asking for this for my birthday and pulled the trigger. In for 1. I was waiting but not at this price!

I just got my second 7970 from another slick deal and will be running crossfire with this monitor for bf4. Woot woot!
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i have a Korean (Shimian) 27" 2560x1440. if you are planning on running two of them you will need a powerful video card or two unless you plan on playing solitaire. i had a single GTX 670 and was only getting 40 fps in Far Cry 3 and a few other recent AAA titles. i added a second 670 in order to get 60+ fps in every thing. i lost 20 fps going from 1080 to 1440 in the Heaven 3.0 benchmark. 1440 takes a lot of gpu power. the same goes for trying to drive two 1080 monitors at over 100 fps. you will need a lot of gpu power.

as far as the looks, i have been interested in a 100+hz monitor for fps gaming only. playing high paced multiplayer fps color and the like is not as important to me as response and lag. but for games like Skyrim and other single player titles i would never give up the color and resolution of the 2560x1440.

i don't notice any lag on the Korean panel, i would just like to try this 144hz monitor playing CoD or something similar to see if there really is a difference.
I was planning on getting a GTX770 as soon as the new AMD cards come out and drive the price down. Two 770s isn't really in the budget which opens that discussion back up. Should I just be looking for two 24" screens other than the one the OP listed which are better rounded rather than trying to play catch up and run games at less than max settings at 2560x1440?
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Bought this for $250 yesterday. 120hz with lightboost (google for the app that enables it; It's like "Strobelight Beta" or something) or 144hz without are both ridiculously smooth. The colors are washed out compared to an IPS panel, but that's kind of to be expected with TN. You can dial them in and make them better, but this is never going to be the best monitor for media content. Having said that, it is serviceable, and it's absolutely fantastic in games.
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Sweet, they implemented a cross-hair feature in the monitor (see newegg video, near the middle). So basically, anyone that buys this game is cheating at FPS games Smilie

This is too much of an elite gaming monitor for me. I'll stick with my HP ZR24W IPS panel.
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Have it and love it, got it for the same price from NCIX when they had it on sale for like 20 min. for 259 minus a $20 coupon.
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Have got to be kidding me! Just got this yesterday from Amazon for $250. Just my luck!
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