120hz monitors and gaming

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Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

Post by doveman » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:03 am

It's funny, I've never noticed any pulsating on my CRT, at least not at 85hz (I do at 60hz, but there's no reason for me to set it to that).

I guess different people notice and are bothered by different things. As you say, maybe there's not an LCD for me yet!

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Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

Post by alecmg » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:57 am

doveman wrote:
alecmg wrote:I am quite happy with my Benq V2400W for gaming, its quite good as far as TFTs go, but 60Hz really pisses me off in dynamic shooters.
How can you be quite happy with and pissed off by the same thing? ;)
Hmm I must explain here

As far as common LCDs go, my Benq is ok for colors, reaction time, input lag and such. Worse viewing angles and picture than PVA (oh those are beuties if you don't game much), but better overall.

But now and again, trying to hit a moving target or trying to focus on blurred image while turning I wish that I had a CRT.

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Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

Post by doveman » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:04 am

Ah, makes sense now you've explained.

Hopefully we'll soon see some reviews of gaming on 120hz monitors, showing what fps can be achieved with affordable cards, what settings have to be used to get average 120fps in different games and if the fps doesn't reach 120fps, whether there are still significant benefits from gaming in this mode.

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Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

Post by lm » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:46 pm

By constant pulsating you mean flickering caused by insufficient refresh rate on a CRT display? Good CRTs allowed high refresh rates that practically eliminated flicker. However there were plenty of improperly configured ones around flickering like mad and thus unusable. I'm glad that is over with CRT RIP.

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Re: 120hz monitors and gaming

Post by pingu666 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:52 pm

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showth ... 66&page=14

theres a long thread there on the new benq 23.6" 120hz monitor

so far ive switched vsync off and only noticed it on a quake 3 timedemo, it averaged 510fps!

games look fantastic

my 4870 isnt really fast enough in the few games ive tried with my older settings from a 24" 1920x1200 ips, iracing and rise of flight, and some smokey bits in il2

the gains are probably in a curve, eg 90fps isnt quite a 50% improvement.

the performance required or desired pretty much doubles though, as I used to run 60hz/fps or 59 with vsync on, so anything above 60 was a waste, so you bump up the gfx settings :)

now i want 120 fps or above :D

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