120 hz+ 1440p VS 4k 60 hz monitor?

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  1. Rewision

    Rewision New Member

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    Hi I have been looking at some monitor I might use for my new system I gonna upgreade to. 4970k and a 970 to start then add another later on. So my question is what gives the best gaming graphics 120 hz+ 1440p monitor or 4k 60 hz monitor, (ofc might differ from person to person) and what is the actual diffrence one will notice when playing games?

    Have been gaming on a 22 inch 1080p with 60 hz.
     
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    Rewision New Member

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    Thx have already read it though but think I know what you mean:)

    Anyone that could explaine to me the viewing difference of the 2 I discribed in the first post?:)
     
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    I'd take a 1440p 120hz monitor over anything 4k has to offer right now.
     

  5. tsunami231

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    It depends on the person, do you want High PQ over better smoothness at cost of PQ

    imo 4k is pointless no GPU can handle that res and keep stable framerates and not cost a arm a leg and maybe a few digits. Then again if u have money burning a hole in your pocket cost wouldn't not mater.

    4k@60hz= high pq not as smooth

    1440p@ 144hz= less PQ much smoother game play providing you can keep that 144 framerate.
     
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    ok thx for the replys seems most think higher hz over higher pixel count for most games and rigs anyway:) Im definitly leaning towards a 1440 screen but still I while off untill I buy so gonna keep checking a bit:)
     
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    1440p needs a lot of gpu power, 4k needs much more gpu power than 1440p. I would not touch 4k without 3 cards tbh. You can buy 2 970 for what 1 of my 780ti and have money left over. I got 970 performance back in January but I had to pay a high price for it. Kind of like buying the original titan in feb 2013 and then having a similar card in the 780ti for much less.
     
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    personally i would not go for 4k now or the near future....
    you probably need at least 3 high-end gpu`s to play @ a nice Quality(unless ou like playing on big screens with low settings :D )

    im gaming on a 30 inch ( 2560 x1600 ) and do like my games at verry high settings....
    But i have to admit i cant stop looking @ those new 34 inch screens with 3440 x 1440 res :p
     
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    imho i would choose the res over the frame rate
    if you have 2 cards+ go for 4k if not go for 2k
     
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    3 cards? You want to get 80 FPS? I get around 30-40 in the games I play with a single 290x and its just fine. The sweet spot will be 2 cards though.
     

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    You'll find that most people on this forum prefer a consistently higher frame rate, getting FPS around the 30 mark is unacceptable to a lot of us. Especially those of us running 100hz + monitors. I'd take 1440P at a higher refresh rate over 4k at the moment.
     
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    Depends on what games you play too. One might have it easier to cope with 30 to 40 fps in a relatively slow RPG rather than competative shooters for instance.

    I personally would go for 1440p / 120Hz rather than 4K with 60Hz, out of monetary reasons too.
     
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    You mean on a 4k screen, right? Thing is, if I bought a 4k, then dropped 2 or 3 gpus in my rig to game at 4k, I would NOT consider 30fps acceptable in any game.
     
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    Depends on how much money you want to splash. Or how much you have to splash, lol.

    If you want 120hz (it's a treat) and 1440p, which is alright, not such a big difference from 4k I guess? :D Ok.. just a little more. Anyways, 1440p 120hz is pretty much the standard right now, if you have money to splash for 4k and cards that power it then go for it. But then you'll have to be stuck at 60hz and I don't know if I would want that.

    Lol maybe the monitor is overclockable though? XD
     
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    I prefere strobing over anything hyped even tho it lowers brightness a lot.
    I had the first Acer @ 120hz and using a BenQ Z series now that supports strobing. Its very similar to CRT and motion clarity is superb!
     

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    30fps vsynced 1/4 refresh rate on 120hz 1080p doesn't feel like 30fps and on top of that you get to add extra eye candy cus of the lesser power draw.I'd go for higher refresh rate.
     
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    I agree with this.

    You can just upscale to 4K when drivers mature even further.

    You wont miss much, and you should obtain higher FPS.

    2K is a fantastic resolution, UI and desktop does not shrink down too far to the point where you can't see what you are doing. Also it looks awesome in games.

    I've seen 4K while it looks awesome, it does not look THAT much better than 2K, and if you can't scale UI correctly, you can barely see anything.
     
  18. Veteran

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    4k will only be worth it when its 120hz and IPS as standard.
    Not only that a single card solution for 4k is around 2 years away.

    Until both of these things happen i will never go 4k and will take 120fps over 60fps anytime.

    1440p is good enough anyhow and with DSR at 120fps will be even better.
     

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