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Displsy Port 1.4 vs 1.2- is 1.4 that much better?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Jaruler, 22 Apr 2020.

  1. Jaruler


    Joined: 22 Apr 2020

    Posts: 2


    i know almost nothing about monitors

    I am having a custom rig built and with Ryzen 9 3600, RTX 2060 super.

    i just bought a monitor because it has G-sync it was ASUS VG278QR (£250). but i just learned its display port is 1.2 and not 1.4.

    To be able to return the monitor and get a refund for something with 1.4. i need to know within days if i should keep it or return it.

    I need a monitor to be at least .
    G-Sync compatible
    144mhz refresh rate

    Playing online games such as world of warships/total war etc and maybe more in future.

    I like the option of 4k now in monitors, but when will i use this i gaming? if ever. I do not know.

    As i do more research on monitors i think i need one that has a 1.4 display port to make best use of gaming when using the RTX 2060 super?

    I cannot work out if i will need a better monitor with display port 1.4 or keep the new one that i have. this ASUS VG278QR has a refresh rate of 165. Will my rig be able to give me a better gaming experience but held back by the display port 1.2?

    Is 1.4 that much better for gaming than 1.2? If so, by how much benefit will i get?

    Should i send back the ASUS VG278QR and get a refund and opt for either of the below:

    Pixio prime PX7
    LG 27GL83A-B
    LG 27GL850-B (might be to costly)
    LG 27GL65F-B

    Max i want to spend is £400

    I have bought a Display port cable that handles 1.4 in preparation.

    thank you all
  2. Sam__


    Joined: 7 Jan 2009

    Posts: 163

    1.2 does 4k @ 60Hz
    1.4 does 4k @ 120Hz+ I believe.

    So it all depends on if you want a refresh rate above 60Hz at 4k.
  3. Quartz


    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 11,647

    Location: Aberdeen

    Displayport 1.2 is fine for that monitor. For high refresh 1440p and up you want DP.1.4.

    4K high-refresh-rate gaming is a reality now. And it's great! And your 2080 Super is more than capable of it. The LG 27GL850-B is a much better fit than that 1080p monitor. I use an Acer Nitro 4k which is well out of your price range.
  4. Jaruler


    Joined: 22 Apr 2020

    Posts: 2

    Thank you gents

    I prefer 1080 reso. What I want to make sure is that my games when on highest possible setting using 2060 super wont have issues reaching over 144mhz on the asus monitor with DP 1.2. Because I want to use g sync I want to use display port and not hdmi.

    I dont think I have games in 4k range yet. Yet though.

    So with all that said are you all agreed that my current asus monitor is fine?

    Many thanks
  5. Quartz


    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 11,647

    Location: Aberdeen

    Sorry, I misread and thought you had a 2080 Super. A 2060 Super is great for 1080p 144 Hz. And DP 1.2 has sufficient bandwidth.