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Poll: PC FPS gamers - what takes priority in a monitor: IPS or 120Hz?

When PC FPS gaming, what takes priority: 120Hz or IPS?

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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 15:49

Which would you choose primarily, and why?




#2 TheExperiment

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:03

120, because as much as I love my IPS mon I think most people aren't going to notice the difference most of the time....where with a decent vidcard you'd definately notice the refresh rate boost on an FPS.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:10

IPS. Gaming is not the only thing to do with a computer, its screen(s) included, so a quality panel pays off everywhere.

120 Hz, on the other hand, depends - I, personally, can't see the effect. Then again I always crank maximum settings even if it results in sub-30 FPS just to enjoy the scenery and things, and so gameplay smoothness is not the first priority for me.



#4 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:15

IPS



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 19:29

IPS.

I notice the better looking panel more than a higher refresh rate.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 20:56

IPS, whatever would you need 120 for. 60 will do, the only thing you could do with120 is 3d, unfortunately 120 isn't even half what you need to do 3D without crosstalk.

And yes, non IPS is very noticeable. Put on any even looks or the background behind websites or the sky or anything in games and notice the color being only correct in the middle and then the annoying up and down gradient.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:05

IPS

 

Picture quality, desktop resolution, colour accuracy and viewing angles are important to me, especially the amount of time I spend on the desktop. I haven't been able to find a 120Hz monitor capable of 2560x1600. Hopefully with 4K displays on the horizon we'll be able to get the best of all worlds, as refresh rate is also very important.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:26

IPS. Gaming is not the only thing to do with a computer, its screen(s) included, so a quality panel pays off everywhere.

120 Hz, on the other hand, depends - I, personally, can't see the effect. Then again I always crank maximum settings even if it results in sub-30 FPS just to enjoy the scenery and things, and so gameplay smoothness is not the first priority for me.

 

i'll just quote this since it's exactly what i would have typed....



#9 Crisp

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:29

I would go IPS as I use my PC for more than gaming. If you solely use your machine for competitive gaming only, then defo would put the refresh rate first.



#10 Andre S.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:30

120hz monitors are usually marketed as "first-person shooter monitors" and for good reason. When a game requires lightning fast reflexes, getting a frame every 8ms vs every 17 makes a big difference. Right now I have a Dell 24" IPS next to a BenQ 27" 120hz TN, and while the IPS is easier on the eyes, it just feels choppy and unresponsive after using the 120hz panel for a while. It's really hard to go back to 60hz once you've known better. And I haven't even tried the LightBoost hack yet (google it!).

 

120hz IPS panels exist, if you're ready to deal with Korean sources directly.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:34

120hz monitors are usually marketed as "first-person shooter monitors" and for good reason. When a game requires lightning fast reflexes, getting a frame every 8ms vs every 17 makes a big difference. Right now I have a Dell 24" IPS next to a BenQ 27" 120hz TN, and while the IPS is easier on the eyes, it just feels choppy and unresponsive after using the 120hz panel for a while. It's really hard to go back to 60hz once you've known better. And I haven't even tried the LightBoost hack yet (google it!).

 

120hz IPS panels exist, if you're ready to deal with Korean sources directly.

I really want a 120, but I'm still trying to hold out for OLED if that's ever actually happening (it's been 'coming soon' for what five years now?  now it looks like there MIGHT be an end to the wait soon but until its out its just talk.)



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 21:36

120hz monitors are usually marketed as "first-person shooter monitors" and for good reason. When a game requires lightning fast reflexes, getting a frame every 8ms vs every 17 makes a big difference. Right now I have a Dell 24" IPS next to a BenQ 27" 120hz TN, and while the IPS is easier on the eyes, it just feels choppy and unresponsive after using the 120hz panel for a while. It's really hard to go back to 60hz once you've known better. And I haven't even tried the LightBoost hack yet (google it!).

120hz IPS panels exist, if you're ready to deal with Korean sources directly.


Nice, but you need a NVIDIA video card and additional hardware (the emitter).

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:16

unless you are competitive FPS player, i doubt you will see the difference!

 

i had 120 monitor, and the IPS i got was a huge improvement in the gaming overall experience, while i did not notice any delays in perception of FPS games.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:43

I'd go for the IPS purely for the better picture quality.



#15 TheExperiment

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:23

Vast majority of gamers prefers 120 Hz monitors

 

(Acquired from Tech Report, but not much point linking to a post quoting another article heh.)