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Old 11-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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I currently use the Playstation 3D display as my computer monitor, and while it does a very solid job, I want something with high resolution. My games are capped out at 1080P and I am using the Geforece GTX680 Superclocked video card which can handle much more. I would like 3D, LED, and I dont know if its possible but built in speakers as well. Any ideas?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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The 2560x1440p monitors are usually very expensive, and I'm not sure if there is a consumer monitor that has both 1440p and 3D. The 3D monitors usualy offer a 120Hz mode (Which requires Displayport or DVI-D, which the GTX 680 should offer) as an alternative to 3D.

The 3D monitors are much cheaper these days. Many can rage for dirt cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-23...rds=3D+monitor

http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-V3D2...rds=3D+monitor

To some more high-end

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S27A95...rds=3D+monitor

Remeber, if you go for 3D, you may need to buy the NVidia 3D vision glasses set. The set isn't too expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-Vision-...+vision+nvidia

If you prefer higher resolution over 3D, I might look into Dell's own 1440p monitor

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraShar...=1440p+monitor

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...-35472876.html

ASUS and HP are also some considerable options.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...-35044348.html

http://www.amazon.com/PB278Q-27-Inch...=1440p+monitor

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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That Asus one looks good, what about the BenQ(sp??) monitors. Are they any good? I looked at there website but it also looks like 1080p is there maz resolution too. Hmm...
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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BenQ is pretty good, and this model has a very low (2ms) input lag. I haven't found a 1440p model from them, but the BenQ XL2420T is actually one of the better 120Hz, 1080p monitors.

http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2420T-P...s=BenQ+monitor
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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I have the asus vg278h 27inch 3d monitor and like it alot. I have had it scince feb. and have not had any problems so far. Some games like ass. creed series and the batmans look awesome in 3d and then a couple others not so good but def check it out. I dont know what your computer is built like but i am using 2500k o.c. to 5.0 and 2 gtx 680's and everything watercooled so i can play any game at full settings with 3d.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:35 AM   #6
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I also recently aquired the ASUS VG278H, and if you want to do Nvidia's "3D Vision", it's the best monitor out there right now. The lightboost tech really does help.

The only way to get higher resolution in 3D (than 1920x1080) is to get a couple of extra (identical) monitors and set up 3D Vision surround. Personally, I decided I would prefer the one 27" 3D monitor (w/ a 24" Dell in portrait for a second screen) to a set of 3 smaller 3D screens.
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You can buy ASUS monitor with LED screen and with good configurations according to your budget.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:31 PM   #8
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Its been a long time, but I think I have it narrowed down to 2 choices.

The Asus PB278Q and the BenQ XL2720T. I like the Asus more and from what I have read is it does 240Hz vs the BenQ @120Hz, is that noticeable? Also the Asus also does 1440P vs 1080P again is that a substantial difference?
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Its been a long time, but I think I have it narrowed down to 2 choices.

The Asus PB278Q and the BenQ XL2720T. I like the Asus more and from what I have read is it does 240Hz vs the BenQ @120Hz, is that noticeable? Also the Asus also does 1440P vs 1080P again is that a substantial difference?

The Asus PB278Q appears to be a 1440p 60hz PLS panel, not sure where you are seeing that it does 240hz. As far as I know there are no monitors with 1440 res and 120hz or greater refresh (not counting ones that are overclocked)

comparing 1440 IPS or PLS to a 1080p TN panel is like an apple and an orange though. I have the Dell U2713HM myself and love it, got it on sale for $550 at newegg

the 1440p IPS/PLS panels which have far superior color accuracy, viewing angles and will provide a much sharper image.

A 1080p wont have those but it will be the fastest, the competitive gamer tends to go this route for the increased refresh rate, lower input lag and better response time.

All comes down to what is important to you.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:31 AM   #10
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Thank you very much for the info. I read a review that states they "shutter" tested the Asus two times and both results said its refresh rate was 240Hz. Maybe I have my info mixed (wouldn't be the first time) but I will try and post the review when I come across it again. I am leaning towards the BenQ now as I have read other forums and other suggestions. I will be getting a PS4 and this new display will likely be hooked up to it. If PS4 only does 1080P and I use the Asus monitor which has a native resolution of 1440P, doesn't that screw things up?
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Thank you very much for the info. I read a review that states they "shutter" tested the Asus two times and both results said its refresh rate was 240Hz. Maybe I have my info mixed (wouldn't be the first time) but I will try and post the review when I come across it again. I am leaning towards the BenQ now as I have read other forums and other suggestions. I will be getting a PS4 and this new display will likely be hooked up to it. If PS4 only does 1080P and I use the Asus monitor which has a native resolution of 1440P, doesn't that screw things up?

It wont mess things up but it wouldn't be using the full potential of it, the computer would really be able to take advantage of the higher res.


Edit: Confirmed, that asus is 60hz

http://www.overclock.net/t/1388868/w...he-asus-pb278q
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #12
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Thank you again for finding an answer to that, again I will post a link to the review I saw that stated it was 240Hz (but again I am sure my info is mixed up)
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Thank you again for finding an answer to that, again I will post a link to the review I saw that stated it was 240Hz (but again I am sure my info is mixed up)
yeah if there was a high refresh 1440p it would solve a lot of arguments that's why I didn't think there was one lol.

Right now its either

1080p High refresh

or

1440p 60hz

the best of both worlds would make things so much easier lol.

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Heres the review I found, its from TFT Central

The Asus PB278Q showed a cycling frequency of ~240Hz (30 lines at 1/8 second shutter speed) in the initial tests shown here. A further test at an even slower shutter speed confirmed the cycling frequency at the same ~240Hz. At 100% brightness there should be no flicker evident as the backlight is not cycled on and off using PWM. At lower settings PWM is used and the duty cycle becomes progressively shorter. Given the relatively low frequency of the PWM cycling compared with some other displays (e.g. PWM of 350Hz+) and the use of LED backlighting, there is a chance that flicker may be evident to some users as you lower the brightness setting as a result. Some screens we have tested recently (e.g. DGM IPS-27001WPH, Samsung S27B970D, ViewSonic VP2770-LED and Dell U2713HM) have not used PWM at all, but it it still a long-established technique and obviously still being used widely in the market.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm

I assumed the cycling frequency was just another way of saying refresh rate
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Heres the review I found, its from TFT Central

The Asus PB278Q showed a cycling frequency of ~240Hz (30 lines at 1/8 second shutter speed) in the initial tests shown here. A further test at an even slower shutter speed confirmed the cycling frequency at the same ~240Hz. At 100% brightness there should be no flicker evident as the backlight is not cycled on and off using PWM. At lower settings PWM is used and the duty cycle becomes progressively shorter. Given the relatively low frequency of the PWM cycling compared with some other displays (e.g. PWM of 350Hz+) and the use of LED backlighting, there is a chance that flicker may be evident to some users as you lower the brightness setting as a result. Some screens we have tested recently (e.g. DGM IPS-27001WPH, Samsung S27B970D, ViewSonic VP2770-LED and Dell U2713HM) have not used PWM at all, but it it still a long-established technique and obviously still being used widely in the market.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/asus_pb278q.htm

I assumed the cycling frequency was just another way of saying refresh rate
It isn't, that has to do with the blacklight and not the refresh rate of the panel. it is a 60hz panel.
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Okay thank you
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I guess the next question is, running Superclocked GTX 680's in SLI, if I run a game @ 1440P will they go any higher than 60FPS?? Isnt it alway better to have more FPS than Hz refresh rate??
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No real perk of having a ultra high refresh rate monitor if your pc can not run games/aps at higher than 60 fps.

Your card is capable of doing higher than 60 fps.
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Right, but I dont know what my cards are capable of, my current display(Sony Playstation 3D Display) only does 1080P @ 60Hz. Even thoough it advertises its a 240Hz??????? Will 2 Superclocked GTX 680's run games on Ultra with 1440P higher than 60FPS???
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I guess the next question is, running Superclocked GTX 680's in SLI, if I run a game @ 1440P will they go any higher than 60FPS?? Isnt it alway better to have more FPS than Hz refresh rate??
the ideal actually is to match your fps and refresh rate, that's why v-sync exists, if your fps is higher than your refresh you can get screen tearing and that's why v-sync locks your fps to your refresh rate.

That said 1440p is actually a lot more demanding that 1080p as it almost has 2x as many pixels. 2x 680s are a good match for a 1440p screen if you are someone who doesn't like turning down the details
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