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Mid-high end 144hz/1440p/VA/HDR monitor

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by dinkleton, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. dinkleton

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    Hey guys,

    After your recommendations on upgrading my gaming monitor. I'm selling my Samsung 34" 60hz ultrawide at the moment, so I'm thinking my budget will be $7-800 max.

    Is it worth looking at 165 or even 240hz monitors these days? I can't imagine what sort of system you'd need to pull those kinds of framerates, without sacrificing a lot of visual quality?

    System in sig.

    Advice appreciated :thumbup:
     
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  4. wintermute000

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    HDR is kinda broken in windows desktop anyway ATM, only a handful of new games support it, and of the games that DO support it, half of them only do it half-assed. Its actually quite pathetic.

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/20/hdr-for-pc-games-2018/
    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3269591/computers/windows-10-april-2018-update-hdr-settings.html

    I personally went for the Acer Predator XB1 recently (after concluding it wasn't worth chasing HDR at this point in time) and i love it, but if you don't want gsync there's probably something ~$200 cheaper. IIRC there wasn't 1440p + IPS/VA + 144hz + Gsync + HDR available anyway, not sure if Freesync would be possible.

    You'd need a 1080+ to consistently pull 120+FPS @ 1440p high. You might get away with a 1070 on medium. I run with a 1060 on medium and sit around or just above 60FPS comfortably but don't really get above 80-90FPS, however, Gsync makes it all gravy. Might be CPU bottleneck somewhere as well though i7-4790 non-k is still pretty decent and probably not a factor @ 1440p.
    No money left to upgrade the card as I spent it on the monitor ROFL
     
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  5. walker_2003

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    All you need is 100hz ~ 100fps to have butter smooth experience and a 1080ti can do that for the most part @ 1440p

    What will keep it in check and less stuttery is G-$ync.

    This is the best buy at the moment for PC gaming.. tho 32" is a little low PPI.. still I would trade mine in a heart beat to get that 3000:1. IPS panels are so shit at dark scenes..

    No HDR or 10bit though..

    https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/lg-32-class-qhd-gaming-monitor-with-g-sync-32gk850g-lg/


    I cant wait for VA + HDR + G-Sync + 2560x1440 panels.
     
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  6. Brett240

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    im really liking the Acer X34P at the moment. having trouble not pulling the trigger on one
     
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    If you got the grunt (1080ti or better) go for it. The good thing is you can still run 2560x1440 with black bars on side for more competitive games or games where 3440x1440 is too hard to keep smooth.

    G-Sync helps alot in keeping things smooth.
     
  8. desibeat18

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    Acer X34P is not 4k though, or is it?
    I am just upgrading from a self built computer which lasted 11 years and gonna pull the trigger in the next cpl of weeks.
    Whats going on with the market, everything is super confusing grrr
     
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    Yeah nah... its not 4k. Its hard to recommend a 4k monitor for gaming atm. The gpu's needs a few more iterations in the oven :)

    And welcome to OCAU :D
     
  10. Brett240

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    im using a 28 inch Samsung 60hz 4K monitor at the moment, and will be going to the 1440P Acer X34P monitor.

    i honestly cant tell the difference between 4K and 1440P when gaming ( other with better eyes probably can ), plus i really want the extra wide screen.
     
  11. Brett240

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    the world is your oyster, a fairly cheap system will blow anything 11 years old away.
     
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    lol yup, 4K ray tracing at 100 FPS plus is probably 3 generations away.
     
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    Give me that exact monitor with G-Sync please! OR an AMD card actually available in stock that performs like a 1080ti/2080 or better.
     
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    Haha yeah, I gave up looking for a g-sync one. I run a 1080Ti and the results are still phenomenal to me, and i'm "betting" on the fact AMD will release something similiar to 1080Ti by end next year.
     
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    ever experienced g-sync? It's almost as good as going from 60hz to 144hz for games where FPS drop under refresh rate. But to get VA + HDR is def a worthy trade off! and a great price too.
     
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  17. desibeat18

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    Thanks for the Warm welcome. Found about this forum from a friend and it blew me away in terms of content which is interesting and also has regular additions. Time to install tapatalk on android or equivilent.
    I thought VA was one to avoid for gaming panels because it is a bit slow, even though it looks gorgeous
    Also, the Acer's resolution is 3440 x 1440, but WQHD is 2560 x 1440 (termed as QHD/WQHD). What would happen to that extra length within a game such as BF5?
     
  18. walker_2003

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    Yeah VA is sexy but some people can't handle the overshoot. So IPS is better for most people. The extra resolution for most games just shows you more content. Some games such as overwatch it doesn't to keep it fair.
     
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    What exactly is VA overshoot?

    144hz Gsync VA panel here (XB271HU) and I have no idea what ppl are referring to. Had a 1080p TN panel (the OG Asus VG248) previously.
     

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