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1080p 144hz w/ freesync or 1440p 144hz w/o freesync

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Due to a relatives employee discount, I am able to get a 1080p 144hz w/ freesync or 1440p 144hz w/o freesync for about the same price. Which do you recommend?

 

I am a very casual gamer and never experienced anything over 60hz. I would think that I would enjoy a higher resolution display, but with my graphics card I'm thinking that I might need freesync. How necessary is freesync for someone like me?

 

I currently have a 1060 3gb and the monitor with freesync is one that I have read is considered to "compatible" with the new Nvidia drivers.

When I play games its normally Overwatch, Elder Scrolls, or whatever is popular at the time. Though, I mostly use my computer for programming and CAD related programs.

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3GBs 1060 will struggle even at 1440p 60. So get 1080p instead.


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You won't even get 60fps with a 3GB 1060 at 1440p, 100% go for the 1080p monitor and if freesync is an issue most monitors have the option to disable it in the settings menu.


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With gaming If you turn settings to medium I think you should be able to get 1440p 60fps from averagely demanding  games. Over watch and elder scrolls aren’t exactly demanding games, so I think you should be fine. 

 

1440p is very nice for productivity as you can fit more stuff on the screen without it being blurry. I would go with the 1440, and just be smart with your in game settings. 

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1 hour ago, JoostinOnline said:

What CPU do you have? There's no guarantee that you'll be able to achieve above 60fps at 1080p.

I have an i5-6500, i havent had any issues reaching 60fps at 1080 on my current monitor. I normally have settings on high, but then again I dont often play very demanding games.

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1 hour ago, SpookyCitrus said:

You won't even get 60fps with a 3GB 1060 at 1440p, 100% go for the 1080p monitor and if freesync is an issue most monitors have the option to disable it in the settings menu.

If I just turn down the resolution on a 1440p monitor when Im playing a game I want higher frame rates, would I get the same results as running on a normal 1080p monitor?

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10 minutes ago, VLI said:

If I just turn down the resolution on a 1440p monitor when Im playing a game I want higher frame rates, would I get the same results as running on a normal 1080p monitor?

Yes.

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2 hours ago, VLI said:

I have an i5-6500, i havent had any issues reaching 60fps at 1080 on my current monitor. I normally have settings on high, but then again I dont often play very demanding games.

Achieving 60 and achieving 144 are entirely different beasts. Try turning off V-sync and see what framerate you get.

 

2 hours ago, VLI said:

If I just turn down the resolution on a 1440p monitor when Im playing a game I want higher frame rates, would I get the same results as running on a normal 1080p monitor?

You'll get the same frame rate, but it will look much worse. When you play at something besides your native resolution (on modern LCD monitors), the pixels don't look right. Try playing a game at 720p to see what I mean.


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14 hours ago, VLI said:

If I just turn down the resolution on a 1440p monitor when Im playing a game I want higher frame rates, would I get the same results as running on a normal 1080p monitor?

You would get about the same as actually gaming in 1080p but as @JoostinOnline stated, running 1080p on a 1440p monitor is just like running 720p on a 1080p monitor, it can either cause issues like screen tearing and choppiness, to just not looking good at all. I can understand the appeal of 1440p 144hz but if you don't have a system that's capable of utilizing that kind of display why do it? Honestly you'd have a better experience with the 1080p 144hz panel, the only reason I would get the 1440p 144hz monitor is if I was planning on upgrading my current system or getting a new one that could better utilize it, even a 1060 6GB struggles a bit at 1440p in some games.


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