[SOLVED] RTX 2060 Super monitor - 1080p vs 1440p 144hz

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I've recently upgraded my pc to Ryzen 5 3600 + MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X, but until now I kept my old LG ultrawide monitor (25UM58-P) as it's a great monitor and I quite enjoy the ultrawide aspect. However, I started looking for an upgrade, particularly focusing on a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate.

I found this:

* Samsung CRG5(C24RG50FQU) 24'' 1080p 144Hz, FreeSync, 170 EUR, which looks to be a pretty good deal.

But since I just bought and RTX 2060 SUPER, I thought about a 1440p 144Hz display. I'd love to have an ultrawide with the same specs, but I haven't found any budget option. Anyways, I found these two 16:9:

  • Samsung CJG5 (C27JG50QQU) 1440p 144Hz for 290 EUR
  • AOC Q27G2U/BK 1440p 144Hz FreeSync for 305 EUR
From the reviews I've seen, the main drawback of the AOC is the brightness, but I'm not sure how it compares with my current LG, and the Samsung doesn't have FreeSync.

I play a wide range of games, such as R6 Siege, Halo MCC, Fallen Order, Doom Eternal, Warhammer 2, Stellaris. However, recently I focus more on Siege.

The question is, for my configuration, is 1080p 144Hz the best option or would the jump to 1440p 144Hz be worth it when considering quality and performance? If it is, which 1440p 144Hz option is the best deal?

Thanks!
 

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Well, same rules still apply at a very basic level.

PPI (pixels per inch) aka pixel density will level out when you compare a large 1440p with a small 1080p.

A 1080p 23.5" display has a PPI of 94. 1440p with the same density would be ~31.5"
 
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Really depends if you want to do 1440p/144Hz @ high settings.
A 2060 Super is a solid 1440p card, but more on the entry-level side of things.
Outside of e-Sports, you're probably looking more at Low/Medium to achieve close to 144FPS at 1440p.

Picking a couple of titles, a 2060Super is going to struggle to Max out WarhammerII at any resolution & achieve >60FPS , RSS should be >100FPS average at even 1440p, Fallen Order can see ~70FPS at 1440p/Epic.

Provided you're prepared to lower some in-game settings, I'd look to 1440p 144Hz panel.

Where are you located, specifically? Viotek, Sceptre & the like offer relatively 'budget' panels, which might be a good route to go.
 

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I've recently upgraded my pc to Ryzen 5 3600 + MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X, but until now I kept my old LG ultrawide monitor (25UM58-P) as it's a great monitor and I quite enjoy the ultrawide aspect. However, I started looking for an upgrade, particularly focusing on a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate.

I found this:

* Samsung CRG5(C24RG50FQU) 24'' 1080p 144Hz, FreeSync, 170 EUR, which looks to be a pretty good deal.

But since I just bought and RTX 2060 SUPER, I thought about a 1440p 144Hz display. I'd love to have an ultrawide with the same specs, but I haven't found any budget option. Anyways, I found these two 16:9:

  • Samsung CJG5 (C27JG50QQU) 1440p 144Hz for 290 EUR
  • AOC Q27G2U/BK 1440p 144Hz FreeSync for 305 EUR
From the reviews I've seen, the main drawback of the AOC is the brightness, but I'm not sure how it compares with my current LG, and the Samsung doesn't have FreeSync.

I play a wide range of games, such as R6 Siege, Halo MCC, Fallen Order, Doom Eternal, Warhammer 2, Stellaris. However, recently I focus more on Siege.

The question is, for my configuration, is 1080p 144Hz the best option or would the jump to 1440p 144Hz be worth it when considering quality and performance? If it is, which 1440p 144Hz option is the best deal?

Thanks!
I agree it is better to take a 1440p 144hz rather a 1080p because you buy a monitor to keep it for quite a long time. As i know too AOC Q27G2U have really bad reviews so i would avoid this monitor. Samsung as you said dont have freesync and thats a problem because 2060 super wont give you even close to 144fps at most games if you want to play with decent graphics settings (games like RDR2 , AC Odyssey etc). I dont know your country pricing but you will probably have to invest around 350-400EUR to get a decent 1440p monitor 144/165hz monitor with VA panel , freesync and 1ms response time.
 

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Really depends if you want to do 1440p/144Hz @ high settings.
A 2060 Super is a solid 1440p card, but more on the entry-level side of things.
Outside of e-Sports, you're probably looking more at Low/Medium to achieve close to 144FPS at 1440p.

Picking a couple of titles, a 2060Super is going to struggle to Max out WarhammerII at any resolution & achieve >60FPS , RSS should be >100FPS average at even 1440p, Fallen Order can see ~70FPS at 1440p/Epic.

Provided you're prepared to lower some in-game settings, I'd look to 1440p 144Hz panel.

Where are you located, specifically? Viotek, Sceptre & the like offer relatively 'budget' panels, which might be a good route to go.
That's interesting. Until now, I was leaning more towards the 1080p 144Hz option as a good balance of performance and quality, but I haven't heard of these other 1440p monitors. I'm located in Denmark
 

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I agree it is better to take a 1440p 144hz rather a 1080p because you buy a monitor to keep it for quite a long time. As i know too AOC Q27G2U have really bad reviews so i would avoid this monitor. Samsung as you said dont have freesync and thats a problem because 2060 super wont give you even close to 144fps at most games if you want to play with decent graphics settings (games like RDR2 , AC Odyssey etc). I dont know your country pricing but you will probably have to invest around 350-400EUR to get a decent 1440p monitor 144/165hz monitor with VA panel , freesync and 1ms response time.
Ok, I just watched this Hardware Unboxed review, and while not perfect, it doesn't seem to be a bad choice. What are the issues with the AOC model?
 

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If you want to max titles out, you've no choice by 1080p/144Hz. Anything higher would be a waste.
But, if you're happy enough with ~Medium (+/- depending on the title), then 1440p/144Hz is a good route to go - and should last you a long time.

1080p isn't going away anytime soon, but even midrange hardware is 1440p-capable these days, and I'd expect that trend to continue/improve as time goes on.

Do you have preferred local websites? PCPP for Denmark only has a few options (NewEgg International - with relatively high shipping, and CDON.dk), which doesn't yield any results remotely within budget.
 

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If you want to max titles out, you've no choice by 1080p/144Hz. Anything higher would be a waste.
But, if you're happy enough with ~Medium (+/- depending on the title), then 1440p/144Hz is a good route to go - and should last you a long time.
Now that's the question. I don't really know the difference between 1080p max settings and 1440p ~medium, as I've never had a higher resolution screen. Is there any way for me to compare the two?

Regarding local websites, I'm currently looking at proshop.dk, fcomputer.dk, or itdeals.dk. I bought my new components from a combination of the above.
 

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In a simplistic sense, it's detail vs sharpness.

1440p, with it's higher pixel density (at a given screen size) is a sharper image - you'd be hard pressed to spot an individual pixel.
I see. What about the difference between screen sizes? Let's say, a 24" 1080p and 27" 1440p. Would there be a large difference in this case?
 

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Well, same rules still apply at a very basic level.

PPI (pixels per inch) aka pixel density will level out when you compare a large 1440p with a small 1080p.

A 1080p 23.5" display has a PPI of 94. 1440p with the same density would be ~31.5"
 
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Well, same rules still apply at a very basic level.

PPI (pixels per inch) aka pixel density will level out when you compare a large 1440p with a small 1080p.

A 1080p 23.5" display has a PPI of 94. 1440p with the same density would be ~31.5"
Ok, thanks for the detailed answers. Honestly, considering the screen size, price and performance/quality balance it's a more difficult choice to make than I expected. However, I just found out about this new AOC 24" 1080p 144Hz FreeSync IPS panel, the AOC 24G2 (~200 EUR), and Hardware Unboxed has a nice review about it. Since I haven't found any other options on the 1440p side beside the AOC Q27G2U, I'm leaning towards the 24G2. I think it will be quite the difference coming from a 60 Hz display. Have you heard about it?
 

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I don't have any specific knowledge of that monitor in particular.

Gather your budget is somewhere between 1500-2000 Krone?

I think, if you wanted a solid panel within that budget, 1440p is going to make some sacrifices.
I found this: https://itdeals.dk/produkt/samsung-c27jg50qqu-27-2560-x-1440-hdmi-displayport-144hz/

Nice panel, 27" VA, 1440p, 144Hz.... but no variable refresh tech (G-Sync, Freesync etc). Probably not ideal

There is this: https://itdeals.dk/produkt/acer-ed323qur-31-5-2560-x-1440-dvi-hdmi-displayport-75hz/
31.5", 1440p with Freesync, but it's only 75Hz.

Realistically, the initial step up from 60Hz to 75Hz is where most people will 'feel' a bit difference. From 75-100-120-144Hz, it's much less noticeable.
 

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Gather your budget is somewhere between 1500-2000 Krone?

I think, if you wanted a solid panel within that budget, 1440p is going to make some sacrifices.
I found this: https://itdeals.dk/produkt/samsung-c27jg50qqu-27-2560-x-1440-hdmi-displayport-144hz/

Nice panel, 27" VA, 1440p, 144Hz.... but no variable refresh tech (G-Sync, Freesync etc). Probably not ideal

There is this: https://itdeals.dk/produkt/acer-ed323qur-31-5-2560-x-1440-dvi-hdmi-displayport-75hz/
31.5", 1440p with Freesync, but it's only 75Hz.
Yes, around that amount. I was willing to go up to 2500 DKK if something really great showed up.

I think I stumbled upon the first one, but ignored it since it doesn't support FreeSync. Regarding the second one, it looks interesting, but I was expecting a bigger difference between 75 Hz and 144 Hz, especially in shooters.
 

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Oh there is a difference, definitely. But most people find the biggest jump to be 60-75Hz.

To get 1440p, >75Hz and Freesync, the only one I can find is the Q27G2U you mentioned originally.
After thinking about it a bit more, I decided to go with a 1080p 144Hz IPS monitor, specifically, the AOC 24G2U which has some great reviews. It hasn't been an easy decision to make, but I think I'll prefer max settings + high performance for now. However, I will reconsider my decision when the next generation of GPUs shows up, although I have a feeling that may take a while considering the current situation.

Thanks for the detailed advice!
 

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Oh there is a difference, definitely. But most people find the biggest jump to be 60-75Hz.

To get 1440p, >75Hz and Freesync, the only one I can find is the Q27G2U you mentioned originally.
Hello again. I just received the 24" AOC 24G2U and it's a great monitor. The jump to 144Hz is really noticeable in shooters (Siege, Doom Eternal) and being an IPS it looks great as well. If there's one complaint I could make is that I think it's a bit small. I also noticed that my system is a bit held back by this resolution, meaning I can push framerates higher than I need on max settings.

With this in mind, I stumbled upon another 1440p option, the Acer Curved Nitro EL272URP, 27", 144Hz, VA, 4ms at the same price as the previous option (Q27G2U). This one though supports FreeSync 2 and HDR 400 which I heard it's more of a gimmick, but considering it gets to a brightness value of 400 it would still be an improvement over the current 250. The weird thing is that I can't find any reviews anywhere about this model, which I guess it's because it looks like a new model. My biggest worry about this one is that it will have a slower response time compared to the 24G2U I have. However, as I only need > 100 FPS framerate in games such as Siege, I am now thinking it would be worth trying 1440p out and if necessary drop some settings in demanding single-player games where it's not so important anyway.

It would be great to hear your opinion before I make another decision.
 

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