Question 2k display over a fullhd one with more hz? VN vs TN

Does GSYNC improve your gaming experience by a lot over the freesync one when running a nvidia gpu?

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  • Go for the freesync version and download the app that would convert it to gsync

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Hello fellows! I would like to ask you today a few questions. 1. Would it be worth to buy a 2K monitor 27" 144hz 1ms over a fullhd 144hz(or 144-240hz) 27" 1ms one? I have a maximum budget of 375USD for one and i am going to mainly play LoL, Fortnite, Cs go and occasionally nfs, apex and other such games that can be played on a higher resolution. The thing is that i pay around 100-125usd more for a 2k monitor and im wondering whether it is worth it or not. I browse google a lot if it s an essential fact you guys need to know. And another question would be: should I buy a VA monitor? Are the colors much better than on a TN display, from what ive heard tn's have a pretty bad reputation when it comes down to colors,also , does gsync really make a difference over freesync if im running a nvidia gpu? Idk man:) please help me. Arigato
 

Aeacus

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Monitor resolution (1080p vs 1440p) depends on which PC (mainly GPU) you've got. So, your system specs is what?

As far as VA vs TN panel goes, i can say that VA panel has much better color accuracy than TN panel. I've used both panel monitors; 1080p, TN panel, 60 Hz, 1ms and 1080p, VA panel 144 Hz, 1ms (latter is my current monitor). Performance wise, my new VA panel is better due to much higher refresh rate but what i most like about VA panel is much better colors it displays.

Here's also a good vid to watch about different monitor panels,
youtube:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIu5hBTYTqg

And lastly, some may say that G-Sync gives the best gaming experience since your GPU frame rates are synced to your monitor refresh rates. I didn't find the premium price of G-Sync to be enough to basically pay double for my monitor, so i went with Freesync monitor. And while i have Nvidia GPU and can't use monitor's built-in Freesync, what i can use and also am using is Nvidia Adaptive Vsync.

I also did several tests with different vertical synchronation technologies i have available. Here's the results (just expand the quote):
So, i made several runs in Unigine Heaven benchmark with different settings and i tell right away that i couldn't see any screen tearing. It could be that my eye isn't trained to see screen tearing since i don't play fast-paced games almost at all. Or it's because Unigine Heaven, which is slow-paced benchmark. Faster-paced benchmark (e.g in GTA V) might show the screen tearing better but i don't have that game.

For Unigine Heaven, i used lowest settings @ 1080p fullscreen to get FPS high enough for testing.

Vertical sync settings used:
Off - no FPS cap and FPS averaged 220 with peak about 360. A lot of stuttering.
Fast - FPS averaged around 200 with peak about 240. Some stuttering.
On - FPS capped to 144 max. Slight stuttering.
Adaptive - FPS capped to 144 max. Very little stuttering.
Adaptive (half rate) - FPS capped to 72 max. No stuttering.

So, to answer your question: Yes, newer Nvidia drivers do allow the usage of Adaptive Vsync with my 144 Hz MSI monitor and GTX 1060.

Here's also image of Nvidia control panel which describes each Vertical sync setting,
image:
Quote source: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/show-off-your-newest-system-upgrade-components-here.2891178/page-29#post-20926540
 
Mar 31, 2019
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Thank you for your reply! My pc specs are:
I7 8700k
16gb ram
Z370p d3
Gtx 1080ti
I would like to get the most out of my pc by buying a monitor that isn t 1000usd. So back to my question. Should i buy a 2k 144hz 1ms tn monitor or a fullhd 240hz va 1ms monitor? Or should i buy a VA 144hz 1ms monitor over the ones that i just mentioned?
 

Aeacus

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With GTX 1080 Ti, 1080p monitor would be waste of GPU's performance. Here, i'd be looking towards 1440p (2K) or 4K monitor. But since proper (144Hz) 4K gaming monitor costs a fortune, best option would be 1440p 144Hz monitor. Also, it's next to impossible to tell a difference between 144Hz and 240Hz monitor. Even i have hard time telling difference between 60Hz and 144Hz but then again, i don't play fast-paced games.

That being said and considering your budget ($375), you have few options;

VA panel, 32", 1440p, 144Hz, 4ms, curved screen,
Samsung CJG5, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-32-inch-Curved-Monitor-LC32JG50QQNXZA/dp/B07FQMBWQG
Acer ED323QUR Abidpx, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-ED323QUR-Abidpx-FREESYNC-Technology/dp/B07DR5PG8S

TN panel, 27", 1440p, 144Hz, 1ms,
Acer XG270HU omidpx, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XG270HU-27-inch-FREESYNC-Widescreen/dp/B00VRCLHYS

But since you play mostly fast-paced games, TN panel and it's very short response time would be more beneficial than prettier colors of VA panel. 4ms response time VA panel is better suited for slow-paced games where input lag isn't that important and you actually have time to enjoy the better color accuracy.

While there are 1ms response time, 1440p, VA panel and 144Hz monitors out there, they are out of your budget, e.g:
AOC CQ32G1, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-CQ32G1-Frameless-2560x1440-DisplayPort/dp/B07HKM16DT
MSI Optix MAG27CQ, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Non-Glare-Resolution-Optix-MAG27CQ/dp/B079NGSWRL
MSI Optix MPG27CQ, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Non-Glare-Resolution-Optix-MAG27CQ/dp/B07C41W83V
Samsung CHG70, amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-27-inch-Curved-Monitor-LC27HG70QQNXZA/dp/B06XSQ5QN8

Oh, if you're interested, i have MSI Optix MAG241CR monitor (VA panel, 24", 1080p, 144Hz, 1ms),
specs: https://www.msi.com/Monitor/Optix-MAG241CR
 

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