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Question 27" 1440p 144hz IPS Freesync vs 24" 1080p 144hz IPS Freesync

ram subu

Jul 21, 2013
I am building a PC with the below specs and i need suggestions in getting a perfect monitor for the below specs. I am looking for an IPS panel with Refresh rate more than 75Hz atleast.
Below are the points that i already knew,
  • More PPI means more sharpness. 27 inch 1440p PPI is more than 24 inch 1080p
  • Since i play games, do coding works, read documents. IPS panels with more PPi is best for me.
  • I know that GTX 1660 super card is best for 1080p games and at 1440p it can get an average of 50-60 FPS.
Now my question is:
  1. If i buy a 24" 1080p 144hz IPS Freesync monitor, it might be good for gaming because my GPU can push 100+FPS at 1080p. 144hz with Freesync will match my high FPS and gives a smooth gameplay. BUT i wont be getting a good crispier images for reading, coding works, other MS office works etc.. I cant fit multiple windows on this screen. Multi tasking is limited.
  2. If i buy a 27" 1440p 144hz IPS Freesync monitor, i cant play 1440p games at high FPS. So to get high FPS i would need to lower my game resolution to 1080p. How bad is gaming at 1080p on a 27 inch monitor ?
Out of the above 2 scenarios both has pros and cons and i am not able to decide which one to go for. Are there any alternate approach that you can suggest me ?
My requirements:
  • My budget is limited and i cant spend more on the PC specs that i mentioned below.
  • I need to do multi-tasking (MS office, Coding, Web browsing) and screen quality (IPS) is must. I am ok with any monitor size between 24-27 inch.
  • Monitor refresh rate should be more than 70Hz atleast because my GTX 1660 Super supports more FPS.
  • I prefer FREE-SYNC monitor than G-SYNC monitor, because G-SYNC monitors are costly and latest FREESYNC monitors supports NVIDIA graphic cards.
  • I priority of gaming and other tasks are equal. So i need a monitor that satisfies both my needs.
My PC Specs,
  1. CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core
  2. GPU - NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
  3. Motherboard - MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4
  4. Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4
  5. SSD - 2.5 inch 250 GB SATA or NVME
  6. Hard disk - 1TB SATA
  7. Case - ATX Mid Tower Case
  8. Power Supply - 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified
  9. IPS panel monitor


Dec 22, 2015
OP, what a great way to right a question thread, loved the division into sections.

I am also looking into the same issue almost exactly. Does anybody have more ideas?

Sharp non-grainy monitor, for text, for movies, and for games. Will a 1440p NOT produce a good picture for 1080p movies, or for FHD gaming, or for web browsing?