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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    Why would anyone pay that amount of money for TN-based monitors?

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    $500-700 for a 1080p TN display? What are they smoking?
    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why would anyone pay that amount of money for TN-based monitors?
    Well, (assuming this is actually a true 240Hz panel) there is no way you'd get an IPS or VA panel to refresh this quickly.

    As to who this is aimed at? Well, the only thing which springs to mind is someone who plays FPS competitively and professionally and is currently running a 19" CRT at 1280x1024 @ 200Hz or similar. And to get that 200Hz+ they are willing to turn settings down.

    Of course, there aren't many of these competitive players so the market would be rather small. But there are bound to be some who fall for the halo effect and want to buy what some world-champion FSP player uses even if they would probably be way better of with a 100Hz IPS screen, or a cheaper 144Hz TN one.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastymuncher View Post
    It should be at least 27" and 2560x1440 for that price.
    Well, if my guessed use-case above is correct, 1440P would just mean that they have to turn even more settings down since for competitive FPS playing, framerates is more important.

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Well, if my guessed use-case above is correct, 1440P would just mean that they have to turn even more settings down since for competitive FPS playing, framerates is more important.
    Maybe, but there's no beating having a little more screen space. Doesn't stop anyone playing CS in 640x480. That said, as someone with a 27 inch IPS, 640x480 CS:GO made my eyes bleed.
    Last edited by Ozaron; 14-06-2017 at 11:14 AM.

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    overpriced TN panel

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Well, (assuming this is actually a true 240Hz panel) there is no way you'd get an IPS or VA panel to refresh this quickly.
    I'm fine with the panel being TN, and even it being 1080p, if it was priced accordingly. Being £100-200 more than competitors 240Hz panels is what made me ponder what they're smoking.
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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    You don't need g-sync for a high refresh rate monitor, freesync monitors work perfectly fine with nvidia cards. The variable refresh won't be enabled, but it'll still provide 120Hz or whatever it's rated for
    I'd actually say the opposite - in general the reason you need G or Free sync is because of the high refresh rates. Otherwise you'll just get screen tearing all over the place...the sync tech keeps the variable FR or the monitor in sync with the FPS, removing the issue. I wouldn't buy a high refresh rate or high res (1440 or above) screen without the appropriate sync tech in place.

    Even ignoring the G-sync premium though, this does seem to be very overpriced for the general market. As has been mentioned it's clearly aimed at competitive FPS players who are quite willing to set graphics down very low to gain that extra FPS..and as such don't care that it's a TN panel and "only" 1080p.

    For the rest of us though, when you can get a 1440p IPS panel that does 150hz with the appropriate sync technology, there is no point in even looking at this screen....

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    I would love to see Freesync take over as the main standard! I can't afford to spend hundreds or thousands on a Gsync panel, yet would love the buttery smoothness to go along with my Nvidia card... I hope Gsync dies out eventually (or at least gets cheaper )

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    Re: Alienware 25-inch gaming monitor has a native 240Hz refresh rate

    G-Sync requires licensing from Nvidia, but does I think have to meet specific functionality requirements.
    FreeSync is just part of a standard, and therefore cheaper to implement but can be called Freesync with quite varied support for the feature.

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