1440p or 144hz monitor?

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1440p or 144hz?

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  1. Peanuts

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to everyone's opinion about monitor specs for casual gaming along with some photo editing.
    Is a 144hz monitor worth paying extra for or would you rather a lower refresh rate for 1440p?
    I've watched the YouTube videos on this subject. Majority of the video are getting old and wanted to see what the current consensus is.

    Thanks
     
  2. adamsleath

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    100hz 1440p
    and a g-sync monitor, but you need the graphics card to drive it. and g-sync is pretty expensive. im wondering the same thing myself....
    maybe a 60hz 1440p would be adequate. for me the higher res is worth more than the higher refresh rate.
     
  3. ChickenSausage

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    1440p 60hz owner here. The difference from 1080p is amazing and games look fantastic, it also feels smooth to me at 60fps.
     
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    Depends on your gaming rig as well. If you got 1440p 100Hz monitor but your GPU can't push it out no point.

    Got to see what your hardware can do, but also take into account if you will upgrade your rig before getting a new monitor.

    I would be getting 1440p 100Hz, or a 4k screen if you are happy with 60FPS, there are a few well priced panels around at 4k 60hz
     
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    In the process of building an i7 8700 + MSI GTX 1080 X. I guess budget would come into it as well, but so far 1440p seems to be winning.
    Also is it just me or does 1440p monitors are hard to come by?
     
  6. DUS x SSJ4 x

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    With the system you are building a 1440p 144 hz monitor is the perfect balance. Also 1440p is VERY common, I dont think you're looking hard enough.

    Use this to narrow down your search a bit.

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/

    IMO, it would be silly not to spend the extra money getting 1440p and 144hz. Youre going to be set for a few years at least if you do.
     
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  7. datfreak

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    I've just gone from a 27" tn 1080 panel at 75hz (overclocked) to a 32" IPS 1440 panel at 60hz. The new panel frame skips on any overclock :(

    The new monitor does have much better image quality and on the games ive played so far (gtav, bioshock inf, farcry 4) the loss of FR is insignificant in comparison to the image qual.


    I mainly use that pc for gaming so obviously a higher hz would have been preferred but at the moment the price premium for high HZ monitors is too much.

    Try using blurrbuster online tests for frame skipping, FR etc on your current monitor and it will give you a good idea if the FR is important to you.
     
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    I agree with other peoples thoughts, in that the increased resolution is a great benefit. Someone mentioned g-sync, and there is the open source (AMD) alternative, which you might consider if you get a higher framerate display. That way if your hardware cant output frames fast enough, you don't have significant side-effects. Although, I didn't notice a difference when playing at ~90fps vs the 60fps my older 1080p monitors would have been. Admittedly, I should get a better GPU and try out the full 144hz before deciding if that aspect is worth it.
     
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  9. AlliZ

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    i just got https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz and its beautiful

    ebay had a great deal on them, 20% off.

    on a 1070 i get 60 to 90fps in pubg, a 1080ti would do the monitor more justice, i plan to upgrade when the new nvidia cards drop

    i had a ultra-wide before this monitor, i do like ultra-wide but this screen feels alot bigger which helps for games like PUBG (for me anyway)

    next monitor i get will be a 4k ultra-wide later in life
     
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    Sweet! Pc part picker bookmarked
    Having both would be awesome unfortunately my wallet doesn't agree.
    I just came across the AOC Q3279VWF and the specs seem to be good and that's the price range I've been looking at too.
    Any experiences with AOC? I'm gonna be honest and say that I've never heard of them.
     
  11. DUS x SSJ4 x

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    No experience with AOC unfortunately. Are you running a 1080p monitor atm?

    If it were me, I'd rather save up for a little while longer then upgrade only to regret not waiting the extra month or 2 it would take to save up the difference.

    However if you could get a 1440p monitor with like 75hz+ then that would be a pretty good compromise, 60 fps max is a bit weak these days.
     
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    True.
    Currently a Philips 1080p monitor & it it's so ancient lol. Didn't realised there was a 75 Hz. I thought it just went from 60hz to 120hz :D
     
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    Yeh the inbetween hz monitors are alot rarer, and mostly found in ultra wide variants. But just shop around and see how you go.
     
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    1440p will never go back to 1080
     
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    Thanks for the responses so far. Much appreciated :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Definitely 1440p + IPS for overall general use. That said, >144hz is amazing too - not just for games, but I think for graphics work and general use too, so definitely both if possible.
     
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    I'm running an AOC Agon 27" 144hz 1440p Freesync screen and I've found it to be really good. I'm now looking at getting the 27" Agon IPS 1440p 144hz GSync to replace my Freesync version as I'm now running Nvidia cards. I definitely recommend 1440p 120hz + if you can, makes a huge difference.
     
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    can't go back from either :) (1440p or 100+hz)
     
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    Wow very nice upgrade!
    I actually really liking the variety of AOC monitors. I think we might have a winner
     
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    Lol yeah I think I'm sold on the 1440p.
     

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