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Old September 4, 2011, 06:04 AM
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Can you use the Thunderbolt Display on other computers besides Thunderbolt enabled computers (i.e. MBP)?
I will know for sure shortly. I ordered it the day it was released but its been back ordered and hasn't shipped yet. My 2011 MBP has Thunderbolt but my PC obvously doesn't. However, I cannot see why I won't be able to use it just as a monitor for the PC and skip the Thunderbolt features. At least until a PCI-E Thunderbolt card for PC's are released. I hate wires/mess, so the concept of Thunderbolt is right up my alley.

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Old September 4, 2011, 08:41 AM
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?? 6ms response at that price?? What am I missing here?
You can find it cheaper at other places, and I have never had a problem with games on mine.
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Old September 4, 2011, 09:24 AM
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I will know for sure shortly. I ordered it the day it was released but its been back ordered and hasn't shipped yet. My 2011 MBP has Thunderbolt but my PC obvously doesn't. However, I cannot see why I won't be able to use it just as a monitor for the PC and skip the Thunderbolt features. At least until a PCI-E Thunderbolt card for PC's are released. I hate wires/mess, so the concept of Thunderbolt is right up my alley.
Carrying video of Thunderbolt is going to be kind of tricky on gaming machines. Pretty sure Thunderbolt is going to either be on the videocard itself or integrated on the mainboard. The first I highly doubt we'll see from ATI or Nvidia. Hopefully manufacturers will add Thunderbolt controllers and ports to mainboards sooner than later.

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?? 6ms response at that price?? What am I missing here?

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How about the fact that it is a 2560x1440 IPS display not some cheap TN panel that looks like poop.
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Old September 4, 2011, 11:52 AM
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You can find it cheaper at other places, and I have never had a problem with games on mine.
I was leary of the 6ms responce time also when I was buying, right up until it showed up I still was wondering if I made the right choice. After a couple hours gaming I was happy as a clam. Zero issues.

That said it is going to require a bit more horsepower than a1920x1200 display.

And as Mac posted it can be had for much cheaper, I paid $750 free shipping.
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Old September 4, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Gaming @ 7680x1440 would be so insanely immersive. 3GB GTX580's definitely would help with that kind of resolution.
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Old September 16, 2011, 12:46 PM
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i also agree one 2711 is muche better than 3 for surround gaming. (i upgraded from 3x 2311 to 1x2711 and much prefer it). But i do miss my 3007 so very much.
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My roommate has 3x monitors and I'd never waste the money on them as they all look distorted.

Though I'd love to replace my 2311 with a 2711.
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MS time can be calculated from black to black ( grey to grey) or black to white ( grey to white ) or something like that. When you see shorted time like 2MS they usually used the easier one black to white to boost the number a bit. 6MS is actually a very good reponse time. Anyway, some recent study show that eyes can't see under 8MS so who care?
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?? 6ms response at that price?? What am I missing here?

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IPS monitors tend to be several hundred dollars more than TN panels of comparable size. The trade-off here is much better viewing angles and color representation and in the case of the U2711, a much higher pixel density at a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 (109 ppi vs. 82 ppi for standard 1920 x 1080 27" displays).

A 6 ms response is more than sufficient for gaming. Anything under 15 ms is acceptable, which is where IPS monitors top out at in terms of black to white transitions (ISO standard).

Just for clarification, the fastest response time possible currently are GTG transitions. This is due to the advent of Response Time Compensation/Overdrive, which have allow GTG transitions to surpass ISO transition times.

ISO transition times have hit a wall in recent years, with TN panels topping out at 5 ms, IPS panels at 15 ms and MVA panels at around 12 ms.

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Gaming @ 7680x1440 would be so insanely immersive. 3GB GTX580's definitely would help with that kind of resolution.
Never seen it benchmarked but, not even 3 of those can handle that resolution.
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