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Monitor advice -- 120Hz worth it for gaming?

By Ritwik7
Feb 26, 2013
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  1. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,381   +127

    If you can get the Yamasaki 27" 120Hz IPS I would get it for sure ;)
    I am getting 150+FPS on my 9600GT so it's a little different though.

    Between those two though if you can try them out you really should do that before you buy, it'll probably make it easier for you. I started using an IPS and I'm pretty sold on them. I use my 14" laptop a lot more than my 24" desktop.
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Better colors? What is so good about them, I may want to look into them my self.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,381   +127

    Well like I said try to take a look somewhere? The Yamasaki 27" IPS is the same display as the Apple Cinema display and I think you'll be able to find one of those at an apple store. I think it will be a lot more clear if you see one rather than read about them.
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    Same panel doesn't mean it will be the same quality, speed, etc, as another brand using the same panel.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,381   +127

    Right but obviously the Yamasaki will be a lot faster.
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +624

    In the end, you're just going to have to make the leap. There's not really any way to 'test' the monitors for extended periods, under your room lighting conditions, and with all the applications you want. :( It's same with TVs somewhat.

    But! Apple Cinema display as mentioned is a good point - it has glossy screen, IPS, etc. It'll give you some idea.
     
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,288   +7

    Hey everyone. Sorry for not replying in a while. Office has been very busy this week.

    So tomorrow I'm planning to make the jump. The one I've taken a liking to is the Samsung S23A700D and will most likely pick it up. Any owners/opinions for the Samsung?

    Other options:

    ASUS VG23AH
    BenQ XL2420T
    ASUS PA238Q

    I'm not looking at the Yamakasi's as 27 inch will be too big. The 23 inch was an option but the lack of reviews and the hassles associated with it's import to India has made me look elsewhere.
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,288   +7

    I've picked up the Samsung S23A700D. I love the glossy panel and the colours seem pretty good. And 120Hz does feel better. Not by a lot but definitely smoother.

    Thank you everyone.
     
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,374   +289

    Congrats! Enjoy your new monitor.
     
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,288   +7

    Thanks for all your inputs LNC. What sold me on the Samsung was that it had nearly no negative comments about it. The closest competitor was the Asus VG236H (being a 120Hz glossy panel) but it's not available here (and even if it were, it costs a little over two times the Samsung!!!).

    I have no dead pixels and very marginal backlight bleed to the bottom left that's not really noticeable. The colours are pretty fantastic out of the box. I can easily recommend this monitor to anyone looking at 23-24" 120Hz panel (having had no experience with another such panel before).
     
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Samsung is phenomenal in everything it does.
     
     


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