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Best SSD for gaming vs Windows 7

By Burty117
Jun 27, 2013
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  1. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Mine took 3 working days to arrive to the UK.
    You might want to ask (if your ethics allow it) for the seller to mark down the value of the monitor and as a gift otherwise you might get a £60 or so customs bill.

    Keep us posted!
     
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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,330   +277

    I actually considered buying a pair of those to go along with my catleap because they are so inexpensive and people are having such good luck with them... except I feel it's impossible at the moment to have enough GPU horsepower to play triple display at that resolution and try to hold 100+ fps at almost anything.
     
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I think you need a Titan... or 3 :p

    I do miss the FOV of gaming over 3 screens. It's not the cost of the extra monitors that's holding me back, it's the cost of the GPU power (and CPU+mobo overhaul) required to run them that's the issue.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,018   +912

    Holding 120FPS constant is difficult. 4K benchmarks are not impressive. 3-4 Titans have difficulties reaching >40FPS @ 4K resolutions. I guess driver can improve things. As for triple displays though, I personally get nauseous when playing along 3 monitors. At least with FPS games.
     
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,505   +312

    Ok, I did have to pay a customs charge (£46.30, so this screen is essentially £250, still a bargain though!) and is supposed to arrive today, I will update you all as soon as I get home and have my hands on it, see if I have any dead pixels (fingers crossed) and might even take a few pics :)
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,505   +312

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    It is just beautiful, slight light bleed when the screen is full black at the bottom but its so slight I don't even care, the colors are wonderful! absolutely no dead or stuck pixels, packaging wasn't damaged considering how long its journey was, It is pretty bright when the brightness is fully turned up, but the biggest surprise was the shear size and scale of it! Massive compared to my 22 inch TN panel, and the resolution is just plain awesome! Battlefield 3 still runs silky smooth and so do all my other games, original Crysis looks even better, not sure why some people are slating this screen against gaming, for me so far it has been perfect, L4D2, Battlefield 3, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and Borderlands 2 look absolutely sublime and personally the "input lag" isn't noticeable even compared to my TN panel.

    Best deal of the century! I did get the Glossy one which can be a bit of a handful as my window is behind me but luckily its not until late in the day the sun is around to actually shine on it and since its late I just close my curtains.

    Thanks for the push on this guys, was well worth the risk!
     
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  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,018   +912

    Congrats.
     
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  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Awesome, now you just need to overclock it to really get the most out of the monitor :)

    Although be aware that overclocking above 100Hz will result in a darker screen and some colour shift so you'll need to load a different colour profile. Also the memory clock on the GPU will ramp up and you'll get a hotter idle temp.

    p.s. nobody said these monitors were bad for gaming, they can OC and have minimal input lag due to the lack of features. Only spec where TN is superior is the gtg response time and even then I haven't noticed any ghosting on the Qnix.
     
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  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,505   +312

    I did push it to 96Hz but honestly I didn't notice much difference except the GPU was working much harder so I'm keeping it at 60Hz, I only read a few people who didn't like it for gaming and had "extreme ghosting" but mine does not suffer from any of this. I'm very happy with it, the extra real estate for RTS games is just awesome!

    Love it. Convincing guys at work to get one now!
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,330   +277

    I'm tempted to get some for my wife and kids' machines as well. I think you may want to consider trying 96hz again (it's a bit of a magic number as well) and see if you are actually reaching those frame rates. The difference in fluidity should be very noticeable if you are able to maintain that framerate.

    I notice a kind of freaky smoothness once I start getting that high. I typically game at 100hz (have too many issues maintaining a higher fps than that) and sometimes watch video at 96hz.
     
  11. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,505   +312

    Well L4D2 definitely runs at 96fps when I have it clocked to 96Hz on the screen and it is a bit smoother but not enough to warrant the extra power, heat and noise, I also found I prefer to have it at 60Hz anyway so when I play another game that cannot run at 96fps (Battlefield 3 for example) It doesn't feel slow :p
     
     


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