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New monitor dilemma. G-Sync vs. High refresh rate vs. 1440P.

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144Hz vs 1440p is pretty easy: What do you mostly do on your PC? Do you play FPS games almost exclusively and on an extremely high skill level? Then get a 144Hz monitor. Do you play other genres, do you multitask (i.e. your PC is not a pure gaming machine) or do you like watching movies on that screen? Get a 1440p monitor.

 

I've never seen a g-sync monitor with my own eyes, so I can't comment on that one. But keep in mind: You are buying into proprietary tech that will be 100% useless as soon as you switch to an AMD GPU and that may or may not be discontinued at any time. Definitely not worth it IMO.

I am planning to get the GTX 970 Gaming 4G from MSI and I want to get a new monitor with it. So I know that the 970 is a beast at at high frame rate 1080P but it's also very good at 1440P even with high detail settings. the options are:

 

AOC G2460PQU - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PQU-Widescreen-Multimedia-Kensington/dp/B00C144AYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411932030&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+g2460pqu

 

AOC G2460PG - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PG-24-inch-Monitor-Black/dp/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411930169&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+g2460pg

 

QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution II - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matte-27-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-II-DP-Multi-True10-2560x1440-10bit-Monitor-/131133630938?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item1e882c69da

 

My problem starts with G-sync; is it really worth it? The G2460PG is more than £150 more expensive than the G2460PQU. The PQU is a 144Hz monitor to start with, so with the power of the 970 it'll be pushing frame rates over the 80s at 1080P. Then there is the QNIX it is only around £30 more than the PQU but the 970 can push 50-60+ at 1440P. Also the AOC monitors are TN, and well it's TN so do I have to say more, they can't compare to the QNIX when it comes to image.

Dreadnaught: Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz, Silverstone TD-02, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, Kingston Fury White 24GB 1866MHz, Crucial BX100 250GB + Seagate 2TB SSHD, AMD Radeon Sapphire R9 390 Nitro, NZXT S340 White, Bitfenix Fury 650W, BenQ XL2730Z.

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144Hz vs 1440p is pretty easy: What do you mostly do on your PC? Do you play FPS games almost exclusively and on an extremely high skill level? Then get a 144Hz monitor. Do you play other genres, do you multitask (i.e. your PC is not a pure gaming machine) or do you like watching movies on that screen? Get a 1440p monitor.

 

I've never seen a g-sync monitor with my own eyes, so I can't comment on that one. But keep in mind: You are buying into proprietary tech that will be 100% useless as soon as you switch to an AMD GPU and that may or may not be discontinued at any time. Definitely not worth it IMO.

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144Hz vs 1440p is pretty easy: What do you mostly do on your PC? Do you play FPS games almost exclusively and on an extremely high skill level? Then get a 144Hz monitor. Do you play other genres, do you multitask (i.e. your PC is not a pure gaming machine) or do you like watching movies on that screen? Get a 1440p monitor.

 

I've never seen a g-sync monitor with my own eyes, so I can't comment on that one. But keep in mind: You are buying into proprietary tech that will be 100% useless as soon as you switch to an AMD GPU and that may or may not be discontinued at any time. Definitely not worth it IMO.

That was the other thing I meant to add in was because it proprietary I don't like having that if I ever changed to AMD like you said. I think I would be much happier having a better looking image for all around use and gaming and I can OC the QNIX to about 80Hz and make good use of the power of the 970. Thanks for making my choice easier.

Dreadnaught: Intel Core i7 970 3.2GHz, Silverstone TD-02, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, Kingston Fury White 24GB 1866MHz, Crucial BX100 250GB + Seagate 2TB SSHD, AMD Radeon Sapphire R9 390 Nitro, NZXT S340 White, Bitfenix Fury 650W, BenQ XL2730Z.

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That was the other thing I meant to add in was because it proprietary I don't like having that if I ever changed to AMD like you said. I think I would be much happier having a better looking image for all around use and gaming and I can OC the QNIX to about 80Hz and make good use of the power of the 970. Thanks for making my choice easier.

 

np, I've gone through a similar situation (1440p, 4k or 144Hz) and ended up going for 1440p after testing all of these choices for myself for a few weeks. Just keep in mind that the korean monitors are not guaranteed to overclock and that they may drop frames from time to time if you OC them. Also, on very demanding games you probably won't max out everything at 1440p, even with a 970. In turn you get a really good looking 27'' image.

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I've never seen a g-sync monitor with my own eyes, so I can't comment on that one. But keep in mind: You are buying into proprietary tech that will be 100% useless as soon as you switch to an AMD GPU and that may or may not be discontinued at any time. Definitely not worth it IMO.

 

G-Sync support is rolled into the core of Nvidias drivers, it will never be 'discontinued'. If you have the module in your screen, your current and future Nvidia cards will communicate with it. Forever.

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I am planning to get the GTX 970 Gaming 4G from MSI and I want to get a new monitor with it. So I know that the 970 is a beast at at high frame rate 1080P but it's also very good at 1440P even with high detail settings. the options are:

 

AOC G2460PQU - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PQU-Widescreen-Multimedia-Kensington/dp/B00C144AYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411932030&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+g2460pqu

 

AOC G2460PG - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-G2460PG-24-inch-Monitor-Black/dp/B00LBSZHAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411930169&sr=8-1&keywords=aoc+g2460pg

 

QNIX QX2710 LED Evolution II - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matte-27-QNIX-QX2710-LED-Evolution-II-DP-Multi-True10-2560x1440-10bit-Monitor-/131133630938?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item1e882c69da

 

My problem starts with G-sync; is it really worth it? The G2460PG is more than £150 more expensive than the G2460PQU. The PQU is a 144Hz monitor to start with, so with the power of the 970 it'll be pushing frame rates over the 80s at 1080P. Then there is the QNIX it is only around £30 more than the PQU but the 970 can push 50-60+ at 1440P. Also the AOC monitors are TN, and well it's TN so do I have to say more, they can't compare to the QNIX when it comes to image.

Why not all three... (ROG SWIFT PB278Q)

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