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ASUS VG278Q 27” Full HD 1080p 144Hz 1ms + Assassin's Creed Origin's Digital Download $299

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Just stumbled across this deal when looking for a gaming monitor.

Newegg [newegg.com] or B & H [bhphotovideo.com] have a deal on an Asus VG278Q 27" Full HD 1080p 144Hz 1ms monitor for $299.00 No Tax & Free Shipping that includes an Assassin Creed's Origin digital download free.

Digital Download is a limited offer with select ASUS Monitors. Didn't seem to apply to the 24" version of the monitor. Details on how to redeem the digital download can be found on Newegg here [newegg.com].

ASUS VG278Q - $299.00
Assassin's Creed Digital Download Price - $59.99
Discount - (-$59.99)
Tax - $0.00
Shipping - $0.00

Total $299.00
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4k monitors can be had for this price. Is 144mhz 1080p really worth it vs 60hz 4k ?
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4k monitors can be had for this price. Is 144mhz 1080p really worth it vs 60hz 4k ?
if you game 144hz is best. 4k cost to much in GPU power to hold 60fps+

you can find 144hz 24" 1080p monitors for under $200 so this not really a good deal and you don't want 27" monitor with 1080p max should get is 24"
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4k monitors can be had for this price. Is 144mhz 1080p really worth it vs 60hz 4k ?
have you never gamed before?
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have you never gamed before?
wtf is this supposed to mean? I am upgrading from an 1080p 60hz old crappy monitor, so no I haven't gamed on 4k monitors and I haven't gamed on 144mhz monitors and I don't know which would demand a higher price when looking for an upgrade. If you have anything actually useful to say instead of a terrible attempt at trolling I'd love to hear it.
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wtf is this supposed to mean? I am upgrading from an 1080p 60hz old crappy monitor, so no I haven't gamed on 4k monitors and I haven't gamed on 144mhz monitors and I don't know which would demand a higher price when looking for an upgrade. If you have anything actually useful to say instead of a terrible attempt at trolling I'd love to hear it.
relax helen keller, most people dont live in 2002 anymore, was a pretty reasonable question.
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wtf is this supposed to mean? I am upgrading from an 1080p 60hz old crappy monitor, so no I haven't gamed on 4k monitors and I haven't gamed on 144mhz monitors and I don't know which would demand a higher price when looking for an upgrade. If you have anything actually useful to say instead of a terrible attempt at trolling I'd love to hear it.
As Jaggsta said it basically boils down to it being too costly for some to build a gaming rig to utilize the 4k monitor fully. For stuff like content editing or watching movies I'd go for a 4k all day, but while gaming I want a higher refresh rate for a smoother experience.

AFAIK your FPS in games needs to be higher or equal to the refresh rate of your monitor to make full use. If your computer plays at most 60fps you won't make use of 144mhz - going from 1080p to 4k you'll see your FPS drop in games because it's processing that much more for your display. A cheaper gaming rig will have an easier time reaching that 144fps needed to utilize 144mhz at a smaller resolution.

As for size, 27" is fine for me for gaming. I wouldn't go bigger than that for desktop gaming, but I wouldn't say 24" is the max you should aim for - I know plenty of gamers that play on 27".
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As Jaggsta said it basically boils down to it being too costly for some to build a gaming rig to utilize the 4k monitor fully. For stuff like content editing or watching movies I'd go for a 4k all day, but while gaming I want a higher refresh rate for a smoother experience.

AFAIK your FPS in games needs to be higher or equal to the refresh rate of your monitor to make full use. If your computer plays at most 60fps you won't make use of 144mhz - going from 1080p to 4k you'll see your FPS drop in games because it's processing that much more for your display. A cheaper gaming rig will have an easier time reaching that 144fps needed to utilize 144mhz at a smaller resolution.

As for size, 27" is fine for me for gaming. I wouldn't go bigger than that for desktop gaming, but I wouldn't say 24" is the max you should aim for - I know plenty of gamers that play on 27".
I appreciate Jaggsta's help. I already bought a new rig though with a gtx 1080, afaik that should have no problem gaming at 4k. Thus back to the question.. is 1440hz that much better that it justifies the same price at 1080p as a 4k at 60hz ? All other assumptions about what if I've 'ever gamed before' or what my gpu is aside.
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I appreciate Jaggsta's help. I already bought a new rig though with a gtx 1080, afaik that should have no problem gaming at 4k. Thus back to the question.. is 1440hz that much better that it justifies the same price at 1080p as a 4k at 60hz ? All other assumptions about what if I've 'ever gamed before' or what my gpu is aside.
Honestly, you'd have to try it for yourself to see if it's worth it to you. If you play a lot of FPS / heavy physics-based games with lots of fast motion you're likely to notice it more than while playing slower games.

If you are running games at over 60 FPS but your monitor is 60mhz your games are going faster than your screen can display them, this can lead to tearing if you're not using something like v-sync.

With the higher refresh rates, your screen can keep up with your higher FPS so you're actually seeing all those extra frames instead of them possibly tearing or skipped being capped at 60fps - offering a smoother experience that is closer to reality visually than 60mhz / 60fps.

If you look at some pro player setups [prosettings.net] you'll see most play at or close to 144hz.
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I have this and love it, AMA about the monitor!
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I appreciate Jaggsta's help. I already bought a new rig though with a gtx 1080, afaik that should have no problem gaming at 4k. Thus back to the question.. is 1440hz that much better that it justifies the same price at 1080p as a 4k at 60hz ? All other assumptions about what if I've 'ever gamed before' or what my gpu is aside.
I have a 1080ti and I'd recommend 1440p over a 4k monitor. Even the 1080ti can struggle running newer games at a solid 60fps if running at 4k on max settings.
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