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shawn1998
08-05-05, 05:34 AM
Are there any issues with them? I have a crt right now and am going to be getting a 19" lcd. Is it just the wide screen ones with issues or all of them?
Thanks.

Shawn

monkeydust
08-05-05, 05:56 AM
I don't have any issues related to SLI and my LCD monitor.

zoomy942
08-05-05, 06:15 AM
nor do i

shawn1998
08-05-05, 08:29 AM
Thanks!

eva2000
08-05-05, 10:26 AM
no probs here with BenQ FP2091 and Samsung 152T :)

OWA
08-05-05, 12:05 PM
Are there any issues with them? I have a crt right now and am going to be getting a 19" lcd. Is it just the wide screen ones with issues or all of them?
Thanks.

Shawn
It works fine but in a sense you end up wasting a lot of the power b/c you'll probably be running at 1280x1024. I was using a 19" lcd but recently went back to my CRT so I could run 1600x1200 or higher resolutions now that I'm using SLI.

ricercar
08-05-05, 08:58 PM
If you worship at the frame-rate altar, a CRT provides the most divine inspiration. LCDs cannot display full FPS glory of your SLI.

LCDs have a fixed refresh rate of 60 Hz no matter what the signal sent from your video card. That means the top frame rate is capped on 60 FPS no matter what. (Samsung and/or Sharp have shown 75 Hz LCDs to OEMs, but I'm not certain they're available in consumer gear yet).

That being said, I love the clarity of my LCDs and would never give them up for any reason. I keep a CRT on the side for SLI gaming, and use my quad LCDs for real work.

OWA
08-05-05, 09:07 PM
It was hard getting use to a CRT after using a LCD for a while. It looked kind of blurry until I got use to it again.

ViN86
08-05-05, 09:18 PM
It works fine but in a sense you end up wasting a lot of the power b/c you'll probably be running at 1280x1024. I was using a 19" lcd but recently went back to my CRT so I could run 1600x1200 or higher resolutions now that I'm using SLI.
yea i was thinkin the same thing. main reason im not going SLI soon, cause i love my LCD too much, heh.

Banko
08-05-05, 09:37 PM
If you worship at the frame-rate altar, a CRT provides the most divine inspiration. LCDs cannot display full FPS glory of your SLI.

LCDs have a fixed refresh rate of 60 Hz no matter what the signal sent from your video card. That means the top frame rate is capped on 60 FPS no matter what. (Samsung and/or Sharp have shown 75 Hz LCDs to OEMs, but I'm not certain they're available in consumer gear yet).

That being said, I love the clarity of my LCDs and would never give them up for any reason. I keep a CRT on the side for SLI gaming, and use my quad LCDs for real work.
My NEC runs at 75 Hz just fine... Also that's only if you use VSync.

shawn1998
08-06-05, 07:12 AM
I've been reading through the specs of most of the newer 19" lcd monitors. Most, if not all, now support 75hz refresh at the native resolution.

Acid Rain
08-06-05, 07:54 AM
I've been reading through the specs of most of the newer 19" lcd monitors. Most, if not all, now support 75hz refresh at the native resolution.Mine does, and it's only a 500 dollar piece. V-synced games run 75 FPS, at 1280x1024. If you do get one with 1280x1024 native, be sure to try 8xS AA in all your games and, of course, always run at the native resolution. CRTs are awesome, but LCDs are looking pretty darn slick these days, at least the low response ones are. Took me a long time to decide they were ready for gaming. Now, in my opinion, they are.

shawn1998
08-07-05, 07:39 AM
I ended up getting the Viewsonic VX924, the one with the 4 and 5 ms response time. It's not too bad at all. I think it will take a little getting used to, but the picture is awesome!

Shawn

edit: I also tried it with vsync on, what crap! It made games play choppy and horrible! I turned it off and what a difference. I have my resoltion at the native 1280x1024 @75hz with AA and AF at 8XS and 8X. BF2 never looked so good!

AthlonXP1800
08-07-05, 02:48 PM
Shawn, any LCD/LCDTV monitors with 16ms or less response time are perfect with games like my Thomson 27" LCDTV have 16ms response time and never had any issue with games. :D

Wished you gone for new Dell 2001FP 20" Ultrasharp LCD monitor on ebay, it have 16ms response time as well it supported 1600x1200 for the same price you paid for your Viewsonic VX924. If you happy with your new monitor, that fine, if not, you can return it for refund and get new Dell monitor from ebay site. :)

Scott@Bjorn3D
08-08-05, 05:46 AM
Just turn Vsync off and you can get good framerates on a LCD. Deending on the game you may get some tearing though. On my 20" Dell I ran SLI at 1600x1200 on FEAR demo and was average 80FPS with no tearing.