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PostPosted: 17 Feb 2018, 09:01 
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Right, so I'm upgrading my main middle gaming screen. I've narrowed it down to two different models, but I'm really unsure of which one to get, and could use some advice.

My current setup is three 27" 1080p 60hz IPS panels, and a 24" 1080p 60hz screen at the top. I want to do away with the top 24", replace it with the middle 27" and get a high Hz 27" screen for the one in the middle of the three.

Some games I play across the three, so using Nvidia surround, it would be set at 5760x1080, but a lot of my games I prefer to play on just the middle screen, which brings me to my dilemma.

Do I go for the 1440p 165hz or the 1080p 240hz?

I would like 1440p, as I've heard it's the sweet spot for my 1080ti, and when not gaming, the screen would be a lot sharper... or do I go with the 1080p for the higher refresh rates and no deviation from its native resolution.

Would the middle screen picture look fuzzy due to the dithering when playing across the three due to resolution changes? Or in game would this not be noticed?

Also, does anyone know if mixing refresh rates would cause any issues? My new screen is going to be an xb272 or the xb271hu, and my existing screens are RT270, so all Acer and the frames and bezels will all be pretty much identical.


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AFAIK nvidia doesn't allow mixed resolutions, so you would need your middle Monitor to run 1920x1080p anyway.
Not entirely sure about mixed Refresh rate...

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2018, 15:18 
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Haldi wrote:
AFAIK nvidia doesn't allow mixed resolutions, so you would need your middle Monitor to run 1920x1080p anyway.
Not entirely sure about mixed Refresh rate...



I know that if I got the 1440p screen I would have to set it to a 1080p resolution when gaming across the 3 screens, and I know that when in a desktop mode the screen would suffer dithering as each pixel would be trying to display some information from the pixel next to it, but when in game, I don't know if it would be as bad.

Does someone have a 1440p screen they could test that out for me? (the in game at 1080p res)


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PostPosted: 22 Feb 2018, 15:27 
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You can't mix refresh rates. Surround will apply the lowest common refresh rate to all three panels. (The only exception is having a 120Hz 3DVision main screen and 60 Hz side screens; then again that's because 3DV is really two 60Hz displays conjointed on the same panel.)

Be wary of superhigh refresh rates. Just because a panel can be refreshed 240 times a second, does not mean the pixels can actually change color that fast. Pixel response has a lot more to do with perceived smoothness that refresh rate alone. Read in-depth reviews before buying !

Non-native resolutions always look like crap on TFT monitors. Don't take my word for it, try to run a game at 1280x720 on a 1080p monitor and see how you like it. Must be pretty terrible in Surround when a game's graphics are all crisp on the side screens but blurry in the middle...


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