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  • New glossy 2560 X gaming monitor

    So the GF is going to take my old 6950 2 gb for her new gaming computer. When she does that, im going to get a new 680 or 7970 depending on any deals, and eventually do dual gpu. I currently have 2 1080p monitors, but want something to push the new card. Ive starting looking at 2560 monitors and see the price somewhere around 1,000-1,500. The biggest problem i saw as lag.

    My 2 monitors have so much anti-glare that anything white or grey looks like a rainbow. my gaming room is going to be pretty dark 90% of the time, and the lights should be in a place where glare is not going to be a problem.

    any recommendations on what i should be looking at?
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    I just picked up a 2560x1440 27" IPS panel, and it looks phenominal. While it is a glossy, It doesnt reflect that much. which is very nice.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by arisythila View Post
      I just picked up a 2560x1440 27" IPS panel, and it looks phenominal. While it is a glossy, It doesnt reflect that much. which is very nice.
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      • #4
        Who else produces the odd resolution at 27" w/ IPS panel?

        Apple of course.
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        • #5
          And very expensive. For a gaming monitor, I'd probably look for a TN panel and get less ghosting. Just a thought.
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          • #6
            The panel i picked up is Apple, but it appears that even Windows is going to start standardizing on 2560x1440 for Windows 8.


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            • #7
              Seems an odd move for me, since the only 2560 x 1440 screens on the market are 27" IPS screens, and only a handful of manufacturers make them.

              Unless of course, Microsoft is predicting a huge increase in 27" IPS sales.
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              • #8
                Not too long ago if anyone said 24" 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 was going to be the standard resolution for your standard, non-professional or non-enthusiast users they'd have been laughed at.

                And isn't 2560x1440 the next step up in 16:9 resolutions?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by YMAA View Post
                  Not too long ago if anyone said 24" 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 was going to be the standard resolution for your standard, non-professional or non-enthusiast users they'd have been laughed at.

                  And isn't 2560x1440 the next step up in 16:9 resolutions?
                  I believe it is. Forget my suggestion of a TN panel with a 2560x1440, by the way. From what I saw at Newegg, the cheapest of these 2550x1440 monitors was about $680 Newegg.com - HP ZR2740w (XW476A8#ABA) Black and Brushed Aluminum 27" 14 ms (Typical) / 12 ms (GTG) Widescreen LED-Backlit IPS LCD Monitor 50 to 380 nits cd/m2 1000:1 It has a 12-14 millisecond response time, which is slow for gaming in my opinion.

                  For gaming with a 27" monitor though, I think I'd go cheap and get one of these for $300 Newegg.com - HP 2711x Black 27" Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DC 3,000,000:1 (1,000:1) It may only be 1920x1080, but its a fairly big monitor, reasonable price, and I find that gaming works better with the TN panel because of the 5 millisecond response time, thus having less problems with ghosting due to time lag. Just a thought, nothing more.
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                  • #10
                    I still use the trusty old Dell 3007 from a few years ago (2560x1600, 30" S-IPS). I don't find lag/ghosting on it to be a problem at all, although (at least the last time I checked) it was one of the faster IPS displays and some others I looked at had terrible lag problems. I also don't play FPS games that much any more but to be honest if you're a serious FPS player than high res monitors are a bad idea anyway because of the stress they put on the GPU (2560x1600 is almost twice as many pixels to push each frame than 1080P).

                    I personally can't use 1080P monitors due to the way many of the (non game) programs I use have a lot of fixed pixel height menus and toolbars at the top and bottom of the screen so I usually find 1200 pixels the minimum tolerable height. At 2560 horizontal resolution, 16:10 or 16:9 both have plenty of vertical room.

                    I would be scared of large TN panels if you're going to sit very close to them due to the usually inferior viewing angles - put a 27" or 30" 2560x1440/2560x1600 monitor on a normal desk and the viewing angle does matter. The viewing angle is not so much of a concern if it's further away like a TV would be.

                    Glossy versus matte monitors is a personal preference, but I wouldn't write off all matte monitors because of your bad experience with the anti-glare coatings on specific models - you kind of need to see the different monitors in person. Glare aside, I don't really like having my monitor double as a mirror (especially when I just got out of bed and want to check the weather report!) which I find the glossy screen on my macbook pro does.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MeltDown View Post
                      I still use the trusty old Dell 3007 from a few years ago (2560x1600, 30" S-IPS). I don't find lag/ghosting on it to be a problem at all, although (at least the last time I checked) it was one of the faster IPS displays and some others I looked at had terrible lag problems.
                      I also have a 3007- one of the things that drew me to this monitor is that it doesn't have an input scaler. Unfortunately, because it doesn't, this limits the full screen display resolutions to 1280x800 or 2560x1600, all other resolutions will take up only a portion of the screen. The upside to this is that because there isn't an input scaler, there isn't much in the way of input lag, which in some monitors is much worse than the response time.

                      Also, long live matte monitors and 16x10 resolutions!!!

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                      • #12
                        I have a 3008 and just love it.
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                        • #13
                          yeah, I also have the 3007. I LOVE it, but I needed a monitor for downstairs, so its why i picked up the 27 inch. Its getting kind of hard working on a 17 inch laptop LCD.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sailer View Post
                            And very expensive. For a gaming monitor, I'd probably look for a TN panel and get less ghosting. Just a thought.
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