best port for using a 144hz 2560 x 1440 gaming monitor?

alexv666

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I have a AMD HD 7950 which has mini dp and hdmi ports, and the monitor I am thinking of buying has regular dp and hdmi ports.
What's the best way to connect the monitor to enjoy the full 2560 x 1440 @ 144hz resolution?

Monitor is Acer XG270HU btw.
I was thinking of just getting a mini dp to dp cable like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-32AWG-Mini-DisplayPort-Cable/dp/B0034X6SCY
but it's unclear what the max Hz it supports...
 

Hlsgsz

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Only DP can handle 1440p 144Hz.
Get a cable that states DP 1.2 compatibility like this one: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Mini-DisplayPort-Adapter-Cable/dp/B002XVYZ82/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1463951999&sr=1-4&keywords=Mini+DP+to+DP+displayport+1.2

But it's also time for a GPU upgrade mate if you want to game @ 1440p 144hz and play AAA games.
Also, that GPU does not support FreeSync and it would be a shame not to use that shiny new FreeSync monitor how it's supposed to be used.
 

Hlsgsz

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Only DP can handle 1440p 144Hz.
Get a cable that states DP 1.2 compatibility like this one: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Mini-DisplayPort-Adapter-Cable/dp/B002XVYZ82/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1463951999&sr=1-4&keywords=Mini+DP+to+DP+displayport+1.2

But it's also time for a GPU upgrade mate if you want to game @ 1440p 144hz and play AAA games.
Also, that GPU does not support FreeSync and it would be a shame not to use that shiny new FreeSync monitor how it's supposed to be used.
 

alexv666

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Mate, you are a life saver, I just assumed that since I had an AMD card it would automatically be Freesync compatible.
Hm, decisions, decisions!

Thanks for the input, much appreciated!
 

Hlsgsz

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Ideally, wait for the next gen from AMD. Shouldn't be that long.
 

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