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Choosing a 27" monitor. IPS vs TN vs AMVA+. 1080p vs 1440p

So the time has come for me to purchase a second monitor (woop!). I have been doing a little bit of research here and there and I've come up with a couple of different interesting options. Price-wise, I'm looking for something around that AUD$400 mark and function-wise, this will become my new primary monitor for gaming and for CAD work.

I'm always open to options but here's the list I've drawn up:

 

BenQ EW2750ZL

$349

1920x1080

AMVA+ panel

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1213&products_id=32460

 

BenQ RL2755HM

$349

1920x1080

TN panel

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1213&products_id=31455

 

LG 27 MP77HM-P

$399

1920x1080

IPS panel

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1213&products_id=31693

 

LG 27MP67VQ-P

$359

1920x1080

IPS panel

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1213&products_id=31809

 

X-Star DP2710

$389

2560x1440

PLS panel

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/X-STAR-DP2710-LED-27-QHD-2560x1440-Samsung-PLS-Monitor-Glossy-/330965189439?hash=item4d0f10033f

 

X-Star DP2710

Approx - $404

2560x1440

AH-VA panel

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/X-STAR-DP2710-LED-MULTI-2560x1440-AH-VA-Computer-Monitor-/331287795537?hash=item4d224a9751

 

What do you guys think would be best? I've only got a single GTX770 btw, going to upgrade once Pascal is out.

 

Thanks!

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One of the 1440p options for sure

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I got my perfect Acer XB270HU from Ebay for $465 this week.

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One of the 1440p options for sure

I'm not sure how my 770 will hold up with a 1440p panel and a 1080p. Can turn off one monitor to prevent the GPU from rendering frames on it or something?

 

I got my perfect Acer XB270HU from Ebay for $465 this week.

Oops, should have mentioned that I'm from Australia, land of the horrendously overpriced tech. An Acer Predator costs $1049 here.

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I'm not sure how my 770 will hold up with a 1440p panel and a 1080p. Can turn off one monitor to prevent the GPU from rendering frames on it or something?

 

Having a second screen on will not effect games

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Having a second screen on will not effect games

So long as I set it to only display on the primary monitor yes?

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Oops, should have mentioned that I'm from Australia, land of the horrendously overpriced tech. An Acer Predator costs $1049 here.

wtf damn...

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Well, It depends on what the screen Is going to be used for, If gaming, then get a TN panel as the usually have lower response times and lag than IPS panels.

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So long as I set it to only display on the primary monitor yes?

 

no if you are gaming on one screen and your other display is on, it really doesnt use any GPU power,

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Well, It depends on what the screen Is going to be used for, If gaming, then get a TN panel as the usually have lower response times and lag than IPS panels.

It's going to be primarily used for work and general usage rather than gaming. Is the difference in response time really that noticeable? Gaming on an IPS panel is ok right?

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no if you are gaming on one screen and your other display is on, it really doesnt use any GPU power,

Sweet! That's great to know. Thanks!

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It's going to be primarily used for work and general usage rather than gaming. Is the difference in response time really that noticeable? Gaming on an IPS panel is ok right?

 

Gaming on IPS is fine, its only if you are a super pro top tier CS:GO player that you would even notice

 

IPS is just so much nicer to use

 

I hate 1080p on monitors above 22/24" as its very low density

 

so either go 1080p 24" or 1440p 27"

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Gaming on IPS is fine, its only if you are a super pro top tier CS:GO player that you would even notice

 

IPS is just so much nicer to use

 

I hate 1080p on monitors above 22/24" as its very low density

 

so either go 1080p 24" or 1440p 27"

So I can eliminate the TN panel from my list then. Currently the monitor I have is a 24" TN 1080p, would it be worth it to get another 24" 1080p but IPS? Or go for the 27" 1440p PLS/AH-VA monitor instead?

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Gaming on IPS is fine, its only if you are a super pro top tier CS:GO player that you would even notice

 

IPS is just so much nicer to use

 

I hate 1080p on monitors above 22/24" as its very low density

 

so either go 1080p 24" or 1440p 27"

I can get a 27" 1440p IPS panel in the form of the Asus VX24AH which is $399

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=31511&cPath=1087&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=export_feed#googlebase

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That would be a great option! 1440p is really nice for working on you get so much more space and sharpness

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That would be a great option! 1440p is really nice for working on you get so much more space and sharpness

Rigtio, so that or one of the X-Star monitors? Or something else?

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Rigtio, so that or one of the X-Star monitors? Or something else?

X-Star are a cheap korean brand so use at own risk - some of those are overclockable to 120hz though so thats a bonus

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That would be a great option! 1440p is really nice for working on you get so much more space and sharpness

Oh hang on, it's a 24" monitor.... nevermind!

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Oh hang on, it's a 24" monitor.... nevermind!

 

Ah :D well 1440p 27" is SUPER sharp, but its nice to have the larger size :D

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Ah :D well 1440p 27" is SUPER sharp, but its nice to have the larger size :D

I really don't know anymore hahahaha

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its your choice, I dont like 1080p at 27" but it might work better with your GPU when gaming

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It's going to be primarily used for work and general usage rather than gaming. Is the difference in response time really that noticeable? Gaming on an IPS panel is ok right?

Youre going to have to get a pretty high end IPS screen to get close to a TN monitor. If youre really Into gaming Id suggest getting a TN monitor, If you're going to use It just for general use then TN monitors are fine, and they have more vibrant colors.

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its your choice, I dont like 1080p at 27" but it might work better with your GPU when gaming

The cheapest 27" 1440p IPS monitor is around the $500 mark

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Youre going to have to get a pretty high end IPS screen to get close to a TN monitor. If youre really Into gaming Id suggest getting a TN monitor, If you're going to use It just for general use then TN monitors are fine, and they have more vibrant colors.

To get close in what way? Response time? I'm not a super competitive gamer so I don't know if it'll matter that much. Also, I thought IPS panels have better colours?

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