So here is my story, I had purchased last year a 165hz 1440p IPS Gsync monitor for myself, as my previous 1440p 60hz finally gave up after many years of service. Now logically, my thought process was clearly the response time and the clearer looking image would be a great improvement over my previous 60hz panel in every way. But from my experience, it seems a dedicated 60hz panel with a consistent 60fps a second was a much more pleasurable experience in comparison to my current 165hz panel with only at about 100fps and any dips below that felt even worse. Many new current games, I cant keep nowhere near a steady 100fps at 1440p with my current setup. For example, even a game as old as BF4; anything lower than 120fps is simply unsmooth on my 165hz, as these games like to fluctuate like crazy online with lots of explosions at once. I tried playing with Gsync on and off, it felt a little more smoother with it on but not by much. It is no where near a buttery smooth experience at 90fps use to feel on my old 60hz panel. I also have tried lowering the refresh rate from my native 165hz to 100hz and than 60hz as an experiment. But all I succeeded in lowering my refresh rate was a far more choppier experience. 60hz with a consistent 60fps+ in reality felt like 30fps. Unbearable. My general thoughts seem to be, those that currently do not own a high end GPU should avoid a high refresh rate panels if you cant render consistent frames that match the native refresh rate of the panel. Far better to go with a more compatible oriented refresh rate monitor which aligns with your GPU performance. Most reviews for high refresh rate monitors seems to gloss over this very important fact in their reviews. That's my two cents, any thoughts are appreciated!