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Old January 11, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Default BenQ Launches XL2420T and XL2420TX Gaming Monitors

BenQ America Corp. today announced the North American launch of the XL2420T and XL2420TX, the company’s latest gaming monitors for professional and competitive FPS (first-person shooter) games.

Engineered in conjunction with ZOWIE GEAR – a manufacturer of high-end professional gaming gear and R&D partner to BenQ – the new XL Series models reflect BenQ’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge pro gaming monitors equipped with innovative features to help gamers take their performance to the next level.

Read more here: CES 2012: BenQ XL2420T and XL2420TX Gaming Monitors Launch in North America | Hardware Canucks
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Crosses fingers for first 120Hz screen with respectable vertical viewing angles (average TN vertical viewing angles would be fine) and minimal backlight bleed.
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Crosses fingers for first 120Hz screen with respectable vertical viewing angles (average TN vertical viewing angles would be fine) and minimal backlight bleed.

+1 !

Let's wait for reviews :P
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Old February 28, 2012, 01:50 PM
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There is something I wonder.

With my "sig rig", could I benefit from a 120hz monitor in BF3?

My cards (560Ti TFII OC 1GB cards in SLI) won't be able to keep a steady 120FPS at all times on HIGH settings in that game, that's for sure....

So, is there still an advantage to run in 120hz mode at a fluctuating FPS of 75-130????

The BenQ X2420T is on sale for $399+ free ground shipping this week on NCIX....
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Take your current FPS and divide by 2. If you're happy with the result, then consider the monitor. Personally if I'm under 40 FPS playing online, I lower my settings until I'm above that level.
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Take your current FPS and divide by 2. If you're happy with the result, then consider the monitor. Personally if I'm under 40 FPS playing online, I lower my settings until I'm above that level.

KK, so you're saying that the cost of running 120hz is a 50% drop in FPS... noes!
I like high FPS...I guess I might have to keep my oldie 1680 x 1050 T220...
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In order for the 3D vision to work, your cards have to alternate between displaying the left eye and right eye pictures. So your effective FPS is halved. If you are running in 120 Hz 2D mode (Not 3D vision), FPS is FPS.

Will you see the difference between a 60Hz and 120 Hz monitor in a 2D display? I can't. You might. But I'd be more tempted to buy a 27" 2D display than a 3D one.
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Ok,

Cause I wasn't planning to use 3D, but like you said 120Hz 2D....So the fast response rate and higher refresh of a monitor like this is not really noticeable? It's possible that it's all marketing and there is no real "gaming" value into that stuff...i'd be surprised, but it's also, believeable..The HAS function is nice tho..
I could grab an Asus or Sammy 27" 1080P for around $300 I guess...
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Your eyesight might be better than mine. I can tell when I drop below 40-45 FPS, but I can't see the difference between 60 and 200. You might be able to. It would be worth checking out in a local shop before you spent that much on a monitor though.
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Your eyesight might be better than mine. I can tell when I drop below 40-45 FPS, but I can't see the difference between 60 and 200. You might be able to. It would be worth checking out in a local shop before you spent that much on a monitor though.
Perhaps you can't notice the difference between 60 and 200 because likely your monitor is only 60Hz.

I have this monitor, got it yesterday from NCIX and it's truly fantastic. For optimal results however, your FPS will need to be above 100 (or around 100 at least).

If you can maintain a good FPS, 120Hz just makes games feel smooth as butter.

On top of that, Windows feels infinitely smoother too. :)

Haven't tried 3d yet, because I didn't bother getting the TX version.
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