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Old February 4, 2013, 03:27 PM
3lfk1ng 3lfk1ng is offline
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Hmm, that doesn't seem right, your experience is quite the opposite of mine. When did you buy your panel? I got mine about a month ago.

I came from 3 Dell u2312HM 23" 1920x1080 displays in eyefinity. Even a single 23" Dell U2312HM had more evident motion blur than my X270OC. The U2312HM had slightly less input lag (something I was comfortable sacrificing coming from 3x1920x1080 to a single 2650x1440). This new 120 refresh rate was very evident in games like Guild Wars 2, TF2 and L4D2 and even caused two of my close friends to buy their own X270OC immediately after trying out mine. As I have said before, the panels that are being used are the same panels used in the 27" Apple Cinema Display. Luckily for me my wife has two of them so I have had the opportunity to compare them side-by-side in order to see the Tempest excel above and beyond the capabilities of a stock 27" 2560x1440 60Hz panel (same goes for the 27" Dell).

You are correct, the panels don't use an overdrive function as that causes dark discolored trailing and major artifacting issues beyond 60Hz. I will admit that there are a select few monitors that do use Overdrive effectively but the BenQ XL2420T and the Dell U2312HM are the only shining examples that I can think of. Most other monitors including the old BenQ XL2410T have a horrible Overdrive implementation.
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You don't really need a super rig to power that resolution. If you can afford a $500 monitor a single decent graphics card is the least of your worries. Although two graphics cards would be just sublime, a single $300-$400 graphics card (570, 670, 6950, 6970, 7950, 7970) can run most games at 2560x1440 just fine. I'm using a 6950 flashed to a 6970 that is overclocked to 940/1450 and I can run most games max and still get well over 100fps (excluding Far Cry3 and Chivalry). I get better framerate now than I ever did in eyefinity :).

The problem that I have seen (besides being just a 1080p Twisted Neumatic panel) with the BenQ XL2420T is that it blows out the brightness and causes the colors to look slightly washed out. I'm not saying the overlord is perfect but it does a pretty phenomenal job for being an extremely affordable 27" 2560x1440 display capable of up to 120Hz.

For someone who is interested in 2560x1440 displays, I don't think there is a better choice or better price imho.
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Last edited by 3lfk1ng; February 4, 2013 at 04:41 PM.
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