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New monitor

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by NightmareXX, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. NightmareXX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,025

    Location: Team 10

    I'm looking for a new monitor so I can use my GFX card to its full capacity :) (See sig). Currently got a 17" CRT that won't do 75Hz at 1280x1024 so I stick with 1152x864 so i can have 75Hz.

    I'm a rather avid gamer so a TFT with a low response time would be good.

    EDIT: Don't worry too much about a budget ATM but I don't need a £600 screen :p Just one that does the job.
     
  2. toM123

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Dec 2004

    Posts: 514

    Ive just installed my acer 19" widescreen, after running a 17" normal aspect tft.

    The difference in games is amazing, im gobsmacked :eek: if its gaming you do most of i'd certainly go widescreen
     
  3. toxic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,245

    Location: Scotland

    Viewsonic 20" 2025 or if you want to spend a bit more the NEC 20" 20WGX2 seems to be the dogs danglies at the moment
     
  4. NightmareXX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,025

    Location: Team 10

    I was under the impression that a fast response time was necessary for gaming. My mates got a TFT with a 2ms response time and that seems fairly nice.

    Might have to ask for one for my brithday. Lil expensive :p
     
  5. toM123

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Dec 2004

    Posts: 514

    a fast response time is good certainly, but not vital for gaming. No tft with a response time of 8ms will ghost or blur at all.

    Theres some good guides on tfts in this forum, they helped me alot with my purchase :cool:
     
  6. Baddass

    Don

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,026

    Location: UK

    be wary of trusting specs as a complete guide to a monitors performance. There are other things to consider here including panel technology, real performance, grey to grey responsiveness vs traditional response time measurements. Anyway, just be careful about believing that all that mattes is a low quoted response time.

    If you have a fair budget then i'd suggest looking at the NEC LCD20WGX2. The real use responsiveness is rated as highly as even tha fastest 2ms TN Film panels like the Viewsonic VX922. Take a look at the info on it in the sticky, and also the massive thread by our very own igors which is very comprehensive. The NEC offers some excellent all round performance which is not something you will see from the "faster on paper" 2ms models. They are based on TN Film panel technology, whereas the NEC is based on AS-IPS technology. This offers much wider viewing angles, better colour depth, better black depth, and as said above, comparable responsiveness for gaming, even though the quoted response time isn't as high. It would be nice to have a larger screen with a higher res i think seeing as you have the budget. It would be a shame to settle for a smaller 19" model and to make do with the drawbacks of TN Film technology. Having said that, if you do want a £200 - £300 monitor instead, you can't go wrong with the VX922 for gaming and at a cheaper price :)