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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2016, 18:39 
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Hello all,

i am planning to go for a 20" 900x1600 / 32" 2560x1440 / 20" 900x1600 PLP setup. I want to buy the 32" very soon, and the two 20" and a suitable graphics card later (maybe in around 5 to 9 months, depends on how long my current old games keep me busy, when GTA 5 and Fallout 4 will be on sale, and maybe what the next GPU generation may bring).

The main contenders for 32" are ASUS PB328Q (639 € in here Germany) and Samsung S32D850T (501 €). Or maybe BenQ BL3200PT (479 €) or Philips BDM3270QP (464 €).

The sides: Probably HP EliteDisplay E202 (189 €), or maybe Dell Professional P2014H (166 €).

My question is: Does the ASUS display's 75 Hz refresh rate do any good in combination with the 60 Hz side monitors? It's the main reason why I consider the ASUS - if not, I'd rather save those ~ 140 €.

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PostPosted: 25 Feb 2016, 23:22 
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I bought the ASUS when there was an ebay offer for only 579 €. Can't answer my own question though, since I have no Eyefinity capable card yet (but two Geforce GTX 570).


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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2016, 17:20 
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There was a guy who had an eyefinity group with a 85hz crt in the center and 2 60hz lcds on the side. It *worked*, but he had tearing on the side lcds due to not being able to sync to the refresh rate of the center monitor. Plus it required a weird work around (iirc). Honestly I'd keepb them all the same refresh rate when in eyefinity. Especially because vertical is way harder to ignore during gameplay.

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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2016, 15:10 
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Thanks for your answer.
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Especially because vertical is way harder to ignore during gameplay.

Sorry, I don't understand. Vertical as in portrait? Do you mean he was using LLL, and different refresh rates are even worse in PLP?

Anyway, there will probably always be games I'll play on a single monitor, so I can play those in 75 Hz. Plus the ASUS has a slimmer non-reflecting bezel. So the 80 € price premium over the Samsung were well spent.


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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2016, 15:35 
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Sorry I meant "Vertical Tearing".

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2016, 07:21 
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Looking forward to your experience with PLP and different refresh rates :)
Be sure to tell us about it.

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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2016, 14:54 
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OK, but please be patient. In the meantime, it became even more likely that I'll wait for the next GPU generation. Hopefully, that will bring a PLP-capable R9 390 successor or much lower R9 Nano prices.


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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2016, 09:54 
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Hehe.
R9-390 successor will arive mid year. Polaris 10 Chip. Fury will have to wait until Christmas or even 2017.

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PostPosted: 29 Oct 2016, 17:44 
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I got my Gigabyte RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G this week. These are my observations with Radeon Software Version 16.10.2:
  • I don't find the refresh rate setting in the Radeon Additional Settings. Seems one has to use the Windows settings dialog. That allows me to select between 60 and 75 Hz are available for the single virtual 4360x1440 display. But I didn't try 75 Hz there, since I did not want to exceed the HP EliteDisplay E202 monitors' specs.
  • If I disable the Eyefinity Display Group and set the individual displays to 60 / 75 / 60 Hz in the Windows settings, re-enabling the group switches them back to 60 / 60 / 60.
Testet with all displays connected with DP cables.


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