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Old 12-29-02, 04:04 PM   #1
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This may not be the right place to post on this however here goes. I have a Viewsonic Monitor with a max Horizontal Refresh rate of 85 Hz.. I am looking to upgrade the monitor to a 19" however in looking I have a few questions.. What is most important, Refresh Rate at what will be my standard resolution Say 1280X1024 @ 105Hz OR is the 200MHz bandwidth more important? Im a gamer and want my computer tweaked for gaming. I have a GF4 TI4400 and it seems that the monitor takes a big hit in performance when there are loads of people or lots of action in screen.. SHould I look for most bandwidth or highest Refresh rate OR BOTH? Any comments would be appreciated.

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Old 12-29-02, 04:18 PM   #2
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all I can say is go for this I ordered this a few days back....cant wait to get it

2048 x 1536 @ 80Hz
1600 x 1200 @ 100Hz
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Old 12-29-02, 04:24 PM   #3
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I have a GF4 TI4400 and it seems that the monitor takes a big hit in performance when there are loads of people or lots of action in screen..
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Let's get things straight: Your monitor is no what related to the FPSs you are getting (in that case)... So if you upgrade your monitor, it won't make things go smoother.

But if you want to make things go smoother, you must upgrade your video card not the monitor.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-29-02, 05:15 PM   #4
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When v-sync is enabled the game highest fps will be the same as your monitors refresh rate. So having a faster refresh rate is better, besides its better on your eyes to have a 100hz refresh rate than 60hz.

Many 19" monitors support 72~100hz refresh rates at 1280x1024 so you should have no trouble finding one that suits your needs and your pocket.
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Old 12-29-02, 05:36 PM   #5
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all I can say is go for this I ordered this a few days back....cant wait to get it

2048 x 1536 @ 80Hz
1600 x 1200 @ 100Hz
Vamp you link doesnt show the product but Im pretty sure that you are talking about this little beauty though


Iiyama 19" VM Pro 454

CRT: 19" DiamondTron M²-CRT
(18" viewable)
0.25mm ag pitch
Anti-Reflect Anti-Static Coating, 90º deflection, dual focus, short persistence phosphor

Sync: Horizontal: 30-130KHz
Vertical: 50-200Hz

Bandwidth: 345MHz Dot Clock

Resolution: 2048 x 1536 @ 80Hz
1600 x 1200 @ 100Hz

Compatability: All current PC and MAC graphic standards. Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP
Plug-and-Play (DDC2B)


Display Area (mm): 366 x 275, 458 viewable diagonal

User Display: High resolution on-screen display menus

User Controls: 3 push buttons accessing: brightness, contrast, colour temperature, sRGB, zoom, horizontal & vertical size & position, pin cushion, trapezoid, parallelogram, pin balance, tilt, horizontal & vertical convergance, horizontal moire, OPQ (high brightness), gamma correction, degauss, beam landing correction, OSD position, OSD off, langauge selection, lockout, save recall, help, information

Signal Storage: 7 factory pre-sets, 9 user memory locations (automatically saved)

Input Connector: D-sub 15 pin x 2

Power Supply: Worldwide 100-246 VAC, 50-60Hz input

Power Usage: 145W maximum in normal use, 3W in suspend mode

Power Saving: Auto power down to standby mode. VESA-DPMS, EPA Energy Star and Nutek. (TCO-99) compliant

Ergonnomics: Tilt and turn stand

Low Radiation & Approvals: CE, TÜV-GS / MPRIII (prEN50279) / ISO 9241-3/ISO 9241-7/ISO 9241-8, PTB, FCC-B, UL/C-UL, DHHS, Department of Health (Canada)

Accessories: User manual, power cable, 15 pin to 15 pin D-sub cable, USB cable SU41, Audio cable AD21

Picture Performance: Linearity 7%
Trapezoid Distortion 1.5%
Barrel Distortion 1.5%
Pin Cushion 2.0%
Parallelogram 2.0%
Misconvergence Max 0.5mm
Raster Regulation 2.0mm

Manufacture: All monitors are manufactured using CFC free materials, non-toxic metals and non-bromided flame retardants and are fully recyclable. Recycled material is used for packaging and user documentation

Weight: 24kg

Dimensions: D = 447mm
W = 450mm
H = 450mm


One damn fine monitor, my Iiyama VMP 450 Pro is a bit old now, still 1600*1200@85Hz Iiyama are famous for making fantastic monitors.

If this is the one you are getting Vamp, thats is one great choice and be prepared to be blown away
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This may not be the right place to post on this however here goes. I have a Viewsonic Monitor with a max Horizontal Refresh rate of 85 Hz.. I am looking to upgrade the monitor to a 19" however in looking I have a few questions.. What is most important, Refresh Rate at what will be my standard resolution Say 1280X1024 @ 105Hz OR is the 200MHz bandwidth more important? Im a gamer and want my computer tweaked for gaming. I have a GF4 TI4400 and it seems that the monitor takes a big hit in performance when there are loads of people or lots of action in screen.. SHould I look for most bandwidth or highest Refresh rate OR BOTH? Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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As to the question, refresh is the important thing, higher the refresh the better. For any good monitor 1280*1024@100Hz is the standard.
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lol I was sure those two posts in front of mine werent there when I posted Im not going crazy after all, or am I
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Thanks for that smokey

/me thinks the direct link to it didnt work
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1600 x 1200 @ 100Hz
wow! that's amazing!

I'd like to see some crappy LCD do THAT

anyways, what does the monitor bandwidth have to do with anything? I never really understood it...
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