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Old January 18, 2011, 11:14 PM
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I had a 2233rz for a brief period of time. There is simply no comparison. 120Hz blows 60Hz out of the water for gaming. The difference is dramatic, to say the least. Even moving the mouse cursor around on the desktop for the first time using 120Hz is a standalone experience.
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Old January 19, 2011, 05:41 AM
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Personally i can't really tell the difference and have stuck with 60Hz stuff for the most part still. Personally think its mainly a gimmick as there is only soo much monitor/tv makers can do these days to improve their devices. Response time is another big myth too as what is published by the manufacturer is the IDEAL quickest they've gotten not what you'll be getting always.
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Old January 19, 2011, 05:51 AM
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You can only tell the difference from 60Hz to 120Hz if you put them both side by side. :p
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Old January 19, 2011, 06:01 AM
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Of course, thats the same thing in says you can tell the difference between a very high end LED monitor vs a standard LCD. In the middle of a game you wont know the difference UNLESS they are side by side.
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Old January 19, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Personally i can't really tell the difference and have stuck with 60Hz stuff for the most part still. Personally think its mainly a gimmick as there is only soo much monitor/tv makers can do these days to improve their devices. Response time is another big myth too as what is published by the manufacturer is the IDEAL quickest they've gotten not what you'll be getting always.
Are you sure you're not confusing 120Hz HDTV's with 120Hz monitors with a true 120fps? The former can be considered a gimmick, considering interpolation is used to acquire what the manufacturers advertise as 120Hz; however 120Hz monitors with true 120Hz are a dramatic improvement over standard 60Hz monitors.
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Old January 23, 2011, 05:39 PM
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however 120Hz monitors with true 120Hz are a dramatic improvement over standard 60Hz monitors. __________________
what's the deal if the FPS drops below 120? Is the 120HZ refresh is being reduced?
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Yup, and I get this like jittering, it's defiantly smoother with vsync but not perfect by any means. I am going to fittle with the settings a bit see if I can make it smoother. I may end up going 120hz anyways because people who have them that play the game that it eliminates it all together. Likely going to just have to splurge and try it
Probably because you're running a GTX 460. A three year old midrange card paired with a 120Hz monitor probably isn't the best idea if you're buying it for a smoother experience over 60Hz IMO.

Also considering you're running a Phenom II (overclocked?), you're going to have to near max out the graphics settings to remove the CPU bottleneck at high resolutions, but then you're graphics card is working more and you may experience some choppyness and/or stutters. It's all about balance if you want the best experience. You can't just ignore something important like what CPU you use because you don't think it matters or it's good enough because you can't afford the upgrade.

My advice to you would be to upgrade your video card first if you still plan on buying a 120Hz monitor, followed by a 6 core FX chip or a SB/IVB i5 and motherboard.

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Old March 24, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Of course, thats the same thing in says you can tell the difference between a very high end LED monitor vs a standard LCD. In the middle of a game you wont know the difference UNLESS they are side by side.
Bullcaca. Blacks and whites DOMINATE your typical TN panel LCD. And you don't need a "high end" monitor for that. My BX2431 crushes my old 2253BW. When you're screen is supposed to be black, it is, because it's not using light to display it like typical CFL LCD's do, hence you getting white bleeding on the edges of non LED dispalys when it's supposed to be black, although I did have an LED backlit ASUS monitor that bled on all 4 sides and it had ghosting, so I returned it for this and love it. My next upgrade after going 120Hz will be an IPS panel or whatever is same or better when the time comes. Now that is some real high end sh*t.
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Old March 24, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Just found this...
The Advantages of a 120Hz LCD Monitor Featuring the BenQ XL2410 Gaming Monitor NCIX Tech Tips - YouTube
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Old March 24, 2012, 04:45 PM
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i went from 2253BW (1680x1050@2ms@60mhz) to XL2420TX (1920X1080@2ms@120mhz)
WOW what a difference, the images are crispier and smooth. my gaming experiences has changed for the best and now i have to learn how to aim again
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