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Old 07-10-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Which of these 2 monitors would you choose, and why?



These monitors on sale at Costco. I have a GTX 1080, and currently have a 27" curved screen Samsung 1080p monitor. Things I'm curious about:

- I'm surprised the 4K monitor less expensive,
- why does the monitor with the lower refresh rate have a faster response time?
- both monitors support FreeSync - would it be worth switching to a AMD video card like the
RX 5700 XT to get FreeSync support? I've heard some nVidia cards support FreeSync.

I'm unsure about which is better - a cheaper, less capable AMD video card producing a lower but smoother frame rate with FreeSync, or a high refresh rate monitor coupled with a super-expensive video card to generate the highest frame rates possible?
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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I have the lg similar to the one on the right except with gsync. That's the one I'd go for. Mostly because it's 144 Hz. After I went from 60 to 144 Hz I wouldn't go back. I noticed the smoothness right away. Haven't even tested it on any other games but if you like FPS games that 144 is where it will shine.
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IMO, 32" is a little bit small for 4K. ~40" will be better for such resolution.
Also, remember we play DCS which is demanding on your PC's hardware. High FPS/Hz are preferable.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:27 PM   #4
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Go with the 1440 with the higher refresh rate.

The 1080 supposedly works better with 2k anyways, at least that's what I've been told, and I have the same monitor but with g synch and a 1080.

The faster refresh rate is better than having a faster response time, that and anything 5ms and under is just fine.

Also, you can now use free synch monitors on g synch.

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Old 07-12-2019, 09:49 PM   #5
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Check Nvidea's list of supported monitors to verify freesynch capability . Not all are supported unless something has changed . Also , if you run a TrackIr , you need to lock 60 or 120 hz .
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:41 AM   #6
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Check Nvidea's list of supported monitors to verify freesynch capability . Not all are supported unless something has changed . Also , if you run a TrackIr , you need to lock 60 or 120 hz .
I know that the LG 1440 monitor does, I was going to buy two more of them and looked up the specs on that model.

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Old 07-15-2019, 04:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for replies guys. I didn't know about the TrackIR refresh rate lock; I have seen fps dips below 60 on NTTR.

Maybe I should be saving for a new vidcard instead of monitor.
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