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Old July 9, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by great_big_abyss View Post
I'm looking to upgrade my display.

Specifically, I'm looking for a 27" 2560x1440 monitor with a 120hz refresh rate.

Alternatively, if a 27" display is too expensive, I can bump down to a 24" 1920x1200 display, but I definitely want a 120hz display.

I would prefer to buy from Memory Express, as they are local to me and I could avoid the shipping charge involved with shipping a large display.

Also, what is 'lightboost'. I mean, I googled it, so I know what the definition is, but is this a technology that is worth looking for in a new display?
The Lightboost thing is basically a flickering backlight that emulates the light pulse of CRT (though not intentionally) and gives massive motion blur reduction.

I never found 120hz overly impressive though noticeable, but the lightboost effect with proper GPU power backing it up is pretty darn good.

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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
Unless you have 3 x GTX780 I'm afraid you don't have the GPU power to do 2560x1440 at 120Hz. 120Hz is mighty hard to maintain especially at that res. Overclocking an Overlord is your only choice for a 120Hz 2560x1440 display anyway.


I'd really suggest going with a 1080p Lightboost capable display. I moved from a U2711 to an 24" Asus 1080p Lightboost panel and the difference is ridiculous. If gaming is a high priority it is IMO the best pc upgrade since SSDs.
I was very disappointed in the Overlord screen I bought. Smoother mouse movement yes, but without a properly tuned overdrive I found it very blurry. And with dual GTX 680s at the time I was pushing half decent frames at that resolution, but it still didn't impress me much. YMMV though.

Compared to my BenQ XL2420T or my (now sold) Samsung S23A700D the difference was beyond night and day. I can't comment on the Qnix, but the Overlord is just OverPriced and UnderWhelming.
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