144hz vs 165hz

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  1. jowjeh

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    Just bought an AOC 27" AGON AG271QG 2560X1440 165HZ G-SYNC IPS monitor.

    I am wondering, is it worth running the 165hz option, or don't overclock it and just run 144hz?
    I know it's designed to be run with gsync, though I read something about increased response times (not sure if this is technically countered by Gsync).

    Any ideas? Could not find any clear answers.
     
  2. mesaoz

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    Try it and see if you like it more. Outside of your overwatch and your counter strike and cod I don't imagine many games will hit 165fps/1440p on a gtx580 which is where the g-sync should help out a lot.
     
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    My sig is outdated, i got 2 980ti's haha. i dont know how to bloody change my sig.

    I can't really see a difference from either to be honest.. i gather it is quite minimal. I don't really know what i'm looking for?
     
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    if it works and doesnt drop frames then leave it at 165 otherwise doubt you would notice the difference from 144
     
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    No dif. I left mine @ 144hz :thumbup:
     
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    Seems to work really nicely to be honest, I just don't know what's technically better. I mean it's the newest/latest feature but i'm not sure it's the best option really.
     
  7. dzajroo

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    The panel is 144Hz native but it can "overclock" to 165hz (believe the 165hz is not guaranteed by Asus).

    Here from TFT Central:
    "Up front you probably need to think about whether this additional 21Hz is really going to make a difference in practice. You'd need a very powerful system and graphics card to be able to output up to 165fps at 2560 x 1440 with decent settings. 144Hz (the native refresh rate) is probably a challenge as it is, so driving up to 165Hz is a massive demand. We can understand the benefits when you talk about overclocking a 60Hz panel up to 100Hz (like with the Acer Predator X34) but here, we're talking at the very high refresh rate end already. Even if you can power that kind of frame rate reliably, whether you'd see any real difference in practice between 144 and 165Hz is also questionable. It does seem to be little more than a marketing gimmick really in our opinion. Maybe some people will reach those levels and find it useful, but to be honest it feels to us a bit like a race to offer the highest number in the spec."

    Full Review:

    Link to TFT Central
     
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    What does that have to do with the AOC? Or do they share a panel.
     
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    Hmm i wonder......:confused:

    1#1: I'd say 1st, OP is questioning the viability of overclocking a 144hz monitor to 165hz and the quote posted was exactly that, the viability of overclocking a 144hz monitor to 165hz.

    #2:read #1.
     
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    Just test it, if your rig can hit the frame rates without losing performance, then do whatever you prefer?
     
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    1, same panel
    2, quoted statement apply to general 144hz overclockable to 165hz panels
    3, OP had "Need help deciding quickly!!!" thread open from yesterday and he was deciding between AOC 34" curved or 27" Asus Swift IPS, OP stated that he bought the 27" so I've assumed he bought the Asus, hence I've posted the link for the Asus review
    4, missed the AOC bit in OP post, was reading too fast between the lines, picked 165hz G-sync ...144hz vs 165hz.... :D
     
  12. mesaoz

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    Yeah nah you're good, hvalac had it on the money. I was skimming and not paying proper attention.
     
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    Id run it at 165, why not?
     
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    I run mine @ 144hz (asus, same panel) for 3 reasons:

    1) In theory its SLIGHTLY better IQ 144hz vs 165hz
    2) Is stuff all between them, hell I can barely tell between 120hz and 144hz and I am very frame-rate sensitive as I am known round ere.
    3) If there is the slightest chance this 'overclock' puts any extra strain on the screen I don't want that, 3 year warranty is nice but after that I want it to last.

    However running 165hz with G-Sync is fine because even if FPS dip to 144 or lower G-sync will make that near impossible to notice.
     
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  15. xcessive303

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    I have the same AOC 27" 1440p 165hz G-Sync screen and I used to run it at 165Hz with no issues at all. However, I am a little concerned that running it in 165Hz being an OC mode and not its native hz may in turn reduce its lifespan beyond the 3 year warranty.

    Given that my GTX 980 won't push anything much over 144 frames I reckon 144Hz is just fine and haven't noticed any difference at all between 165 and 144.
     
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