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2018-12-14, 14:54
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looking for replies from someone who owns a 144hz, 165hz or 240hz gaming monitor
Questions:
  1. Have you tried several monitors with different hz? Is there a difference when playing Quake?
  2. When the fps are lower than the refresh rate, do you notice lag, or its still smooth?
  3. do you ever activate v-sync?


  4. i had other questions but (a) the login session expired and lost the text and (b) eventually reading this and this was enough
never argue with an idiot. they'll bring you back to their level and then beat you with experience.
2018-12-14, 19:10
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Asus ROG SWIFT PG278QR is probably the screen you want, it's 27" 165hz . Don't forget to atleast have a 900-series card to drive it. 700-series (atleast Geforce TITAN can do 144hz - don't know about 780/780ti) works, but limited to 144hz, 600 series at 120hz
2018-12-15, 03:06
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I went from a 144hz asus vg248qe ( 24” ) to an Alienware AW2518Hf 240hz monitor ( 25”)

Both monitors 1080p

At first I wasn’t sure if there was an improvement but there definitely is.

I still have my 144hz in work and I can notice the blur / ghosting on it compared to the new 240hz monitor. Only noticed this when upgrading

I play with 1155fps and v-sync off.
2018-12-15, 13:08
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lordlame wrote:
I went from a 144hz asus vg248qe ( 24” ) to an Alienware AW2518Hf 240hz monitor ( 25”)

Both monitors 1080p

At first I wasn’t sure if there was an improvement but there definitely is.

I still have my 144hz in work and I can notice the blur / ghosting on it compared to the new 240hz monitor. Only noticed this when upgrading

I play with 1155fps and v-sync off.


So no more hardware excuses for you
2019-01-28, 14:27
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anyone else?
never argue with an idiot. they'll bring you back to their level and then beat you with experience.
2019-01-28, 22:11
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mushi wrote:
looking for replies from someone who owns a 144hz, 165hz or 240hz gaming monitor
Questions:
  1. Have you tried several monitors with different hz? Is there a difference when playing Quake?
  2. When the fps are lower than the refresh rate, do you notice lag, or its still smooth?
  3. do you ever activate v-sync?
  1. I own 2x120hz, 1x144hz and 1x240hz displays and i use them all from time to time.
  2. definitely notice the difference as you go higher in the refresh rate however 144hz is fine, there is no real advantage from 240hz to 144hz but it is definitely nicer to use.
  3. never use v-sync under any circumstance. turn it off and set your fps to a multiple of 77 with the ideal number being 1155fps (no gain beyond this value)
2019-01-29, 01:30
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mushi wrote:
looking for replies from someone who owns a 144hz, 165hz or 240hz gaming monitor
Questions:
  1. Have you tried several monitors with different hz? Is there a difference when playing Quake?
  2. When the fps are lower than the refresh rate, do you notice lag, or its still smooth?
  3. do you ever activate v-sync?


  4. i had other questions but (a) the login session expired and lost the text and (b) eventually reading this and this was enough


1. My old CRT monitor did around 75hz. When it died (blue beam went bad), I got a new 144hz monitor. Difference was clear as day.
2. IDK about lag (never came to mind), but when I played on my old computer, having 20-25 fps was quite painful (poor aim tracking).
3. Never in a FPS, but yes in a game meant for VSync, namely old school games in the NES, GENESIS/MEGADRIVE, VIC-20 and C64 era.
2019-02-01, 14:33
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mushi wrote:
looking for replies from someone who owns a 144hz, 165hz or 240hz gaming monitor
Questions:
  1. Have you tried several monitors with different hz? Is there a difference when playing Quake?
  2. When the fps are lower than the refresh rate, do you notice lag, or its still smooth?
  3. do you ever activate v-sync?


  4. i had other questions but (a) the login session expired and lost the text and (b) eventually reading this and this was enough


1) Yes and yes although there are diminishing returns
2) On modern hardware you should never get fps lower than refresh rate (at least with ezquake 3.5) but if you do it would be less smooth. Things like Gsync/Freesync can help with this (they automatically lower refresh rate to match framerate) but even with vsync disabled I have heard it suggested that this may introduce a small lag so you might not want that enabled in QW, this would be more for other games you might play.
3) No, vsync is inherently bad for competitive FPS
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