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Old 04-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #26
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I <3 my 120hz acer. its absolutely amazing
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:05 AM   #27
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I always run with vsync off even on 60hz. Lag and stuttering problem if I don't. Capping frames sometimes minimizes tearing but I'll tear for instant reaction. Chances are you will tear less but just because your under 120 doesnt mean you wont tear. Monitors tear no matter if delivering under or over w/o vsync.
I run with vsync off @ 120hz.

Some games tear more than others, even so it is hell of a lot less than it was on my 60hz screen.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #28
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So which one of those are better? The Benq XL2420T or the Samsung S23A700D?
BenQ is built more towards competitive gaming, the Samsung will likely offer better IQ out of box

which one you'd go for depends on whether your game is more oriented towards sport or leisure


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So with a 120hz monitor do you run with Vsync on or off?
most definitely off
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #29
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I'd be getting a 120hz for gaming, and from what I hear there are profiles/configs out there for the Benq to tweak its IQ, correct?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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Which of the two monitors has lowest input lag? Anyone know?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #31
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I'm not completely certain but I think the profiles of the BenQ are for tweaking settings if you want them a little different for different games. I think that's a little different from improving the initial IQ by calibrating the monitor, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

There is surprisingly little info on the Samsung's input lag, one source suggested it to be around 11ms, while the BenQ is about 2.5ms. Pretty insignificant either way. I don't have either monitor but would buy the BenQ if it were $100 cheaper.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #32
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So which one of those are better? The Benq XL2420T or the Samsung S23A700D?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #33
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I went back and edited the links out. However, I'm not sure I understand - I've had long-time Anand users link me to newegg before, what was wrong with what I did? I only wanted to spare people having to look the product up themselves.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #34
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To the OP, I have the Asus VG236H. I love it. I got it for around $300 a couple of months ago. It might not be the best as far as color reproduction comes, but it's a solid monitor for gaming.

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So with a 120hz monitor do you run with Vsync on or off?
I did some research on this, and so many people suggested not using vsync with a 120Hz monitor. I found this to be pretty horrible advice, as the tearing was super noticeable for me with it off (above or below the refresh rate).

I personally always run vsync + triple buffering (D3DOverrider). I've never noticed a difference with input lag. I'm sure it's there, but it doesn't affect me. IMO, input lag is less of an issue than network lag, which I can pretty easily adapt to.

I got a 120Hz monitor because the picture is insanely smooth during movement. Turning off vsync completely defeated the purpose of having a 120Hz monitor, as the picture would now because noticeably less smooth looking because of tearing. For me, smoothness and no tearing greatly outweighed the benefit of lower input lag. I play better without tearing than I do with less lag that I can't even notice.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:31 AM   #35
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Which of the two monitors has lowest input lag? Anyone know?
I've read reviews stating that the samsung is the lowest Input lag to date. I have one. There is 0 input lag and no ghosting.

The only major issues with it are that there are no VESA mounts, and it's glossy screen. The colors are amazing (for a TN) with a few tweaks to brightness and contrast.
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I went back and edited the links out. However, I'm not sure I understand - I've had long-time Anand users link me to newegg before, what was wrong with what I did? I only wanted to spare people having to look the product up themselves.
You're fine; in fact you can put those links back if you want to. I'm not sure why flexy thought they were affiliate links.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #37
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Go with Benq XL2420T.Its a superb monitor.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #38
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I've read reviews stating that the samsung is the lowest Input lag to date. I have one. There is 0 input lag and no ghosting.

The only major issues with it are that there are no VESA mounts, and it's glossy screen. The colors are amazing (for a TN) with a few tweaks to brightness and contrast.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #39
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I have the Acer GD235Hz and i absolutely love it
Hey I'm really tempted to get this monitor to replace my ASUS VE248. Do you still own this monitor? Its really cheap for the specs it has.

Please let me know, because I plan on getting it, unless by now there is another monitor with 120Hz fur under $265 that is between 23" and 24"
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