BenQ XL2411T 24"LED Monitor 144hz 1ms 3D (Gaming Monitor) £230.60 @ Amazon
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BenQ XL2411T 24"LED Monitor 144hz 1ms 3D (Gaming Monitor) £230.60 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Jan 2014
Awesome gaming monitor, 144hz refresh rates (normal monitors are 60!) and 1ms response time giving you a huge advantage in games.

I've been watching this monitor for months and its finally come down in price, although it has been cheaper in the past its not been this price in a long while.

I snapped one up today for delivery tomorrow, which means an entire weekend of buttery smooth gaming for me!

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My gl2450hm is still better at half the price. cold

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hecster

My gl2450hm is still better at half the price. cold



Give over. This is in a different league, you're paying for the frames per second output, your monitor does less than half and is not for the same market - low end computers and people more interested in desktop browsing would be fools buying this, this is for gamers with computers capable of outputting 144fps+ who actually want to enjoy their hardware's potential.

Show me 1 other 144hz monitor for this price from a leading brand.

EDIT: Oh, and is your monitor 3D as well?
Edited by: "whytrigg" 10th Jan 2014

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andywedge

Thanks for posting. I’ve added the price to the title.Here’s a ‘Help’ link … Thanks for posting. I’ve added the price to the title.Here’s a ‘Help’ link which gives tips and advice on thread posting.



Thanks Andy. Perhaps you could adjust the price you've put in the title to be £230.60 like the deal as you've overstated it. 20p means a lot to people like "hecster" above ;-)

Thanks

G sync and free sync are coming out. So look at for that.

So you'd need to pump 144fps VSync through this to prevent tearing...
Easy on old games but not for newer games regardless how "fast" your pc is.

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phil-smith.tk

So you'd need to pump 144fps VSync through this to prevent tearing... … So you'd need to pump 144fps VSync through this to prevent tearing... :/Easy on old games but not for newer games regardless how "fast" your pc is.



For the benefit of others you get screen tearing when the screen tries to show information from two or more frames in a single screen draw, VSync eliminates this by limiting the frames sent to the monitor to how many it can display. It does this by only sending in most cases 60 of the most up to date frames to the monitor.

You need vSync to prevent tearing on a 60hz monitor if your graphics card is outputting more frames than your monitor can draw.

The entire reason this monitor is better and therefore more expensive than other monitors is because it can draw 144 screens per second instead of the usual 60, increasing smoothness and response.

I output 150 to 200 fps on BF4 and my Vsync has to work extremely hard to just sent my poor old monitor 60 frames however, on this monitor I get to see over twice the frames per second so I'm not really sure where you are coming from here?

Let us not forget, this is a deal on a branded 144hz monitor, which arguably has one of the best write ups of the lot, not a 60hz monitor, it's a different product for a different market.
Edited by: "whytrigg" 10th Jan 2014

I'd like to see the difference between this and my 22" BenQ. I suspect I may want this though!

239.94 now

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yeah, I pressed expire but it must take a few people to press it before it actually expires it.

whytrigg

yeah, I pressed expire but it must take a few people to press it before … yeah, I pressed expire but it must take a few people to press it before it actually expires it.



Just letting people know the current price. I haven't pressed expire, yet. I have no doubt that the price will yoyo like it has done these last couple of months. My only regret is not pulling the trigger on this when it was £226 back in November.

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I was on it last night playing BF4, I saw a huge difference as I was mainly in the helicopter spinning around buildings etc. Usually it is difficult to see much with all that movement, but I was able to much more easily pick out the little troops running around the map, on roof tops and in windows / doorways.

It definitely gave me an advantage which I didn't have before, so much so, I was getting grief from everyone calling me a hacker!

Very pleased with my purchase.

whytrigg

For the benefit of others you get screen tearing when the screen tries to … For the benefit of others you get screen tearing when the screen tries to show information from two or more frames in a single screen draw, VSync eliminates this by limiting the frames sent to the monitor to how many it can display. It does this by only sending in most cases 60 of the most up to date frames to the monitor.You need vSync to prevent tearing on a 60hz monitor if your graphics card is outputting more frames than your monitor can draw.The entire reason this monitor is better and therefore more expensive than other monitors is because it can draw 144 screens per second instead of the usual 60, increasing smoothness and response.I output 150 to 200 fps on BF4 and my Vsync has to work extremely hard to just sent my poor old monitor 60 frames however, on this monitor I get to see over twice the frames per second so I'm not really sure where you are coming from here?Let us not forget, this is a deal on a branded 144hz monitor, which arguably has one of the best write ups of the lot, not a 60hz monitor, it's a different product for a different market.



Can you share what video card(s) you're using? I would like to get one of these screens, but I'm wondering if a single ATI 7870 is able to output 144 frames.

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eldaras

Can you share what video card(s) you're using? I would like to get one of … Can you share what video card(s) you're using? I would like to get one of these screens, but I'm wondering if a single ATI 7870 is able to output 144 frames.



I'm using x2 680's :-)

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eldaras

Can you share what video card(s) you're using? I would like to get one of … Can you share what video card(s) you're using? I would like to get one of these screens, but I'm wondering if a single ATI 7870 is able to output 144 frames.



Come to think of it, you don't need to buy the monitor to see your in game frame rates. Most games allow you to bring up a console that displays your current frame rate in the corner of the screen as you play. I can't remember the command for BF4 but I'm sure a quick google search will reveal all.

If its over 120 most of the time, you'll get your money's worth, over 144 all the time and your laughing!

If your under 100 I'd probably invest in a better graphics card (or another to cross fire them).

I've personally got this monitor on dual 680's and I don't run v-sync, never have. Until such a time that I purchase a new monitor when G-sync is more mature.

I'm seeing a lot of misconceptions about how and where v-sync should be used. Just because this monitor is 144hz doesn't mean you need to achieve 144 fps to prevent tearing. Tearing has always been pretty much a non-issue when the frame rate is below that of the monitors active refresh rate. The monitor can already display more frames than it's being asked to process, therein dramatically reducing the chances of it tearing. The reason for this is that you have a front buffer and a back buffer, when you are pumping out 120fps to a monitor that can only get a frame from the back buffer 60 times a second it's significantly more likely that your graphics card will overwrite the back buffer mid transfer to the front buffer, causing the tearing artefact.

I personally notice little to no tearing since I upgraded from my original gaming 60hz monitor. My speculation behind this is based on the fact that tearing is very unlikely below 144fps, giving you much more frame rate variance before it ever actually becomes an issue. And secondly once you exceed 144fps the likelyhood is that the frames are so similar you would not notice the tearing anyway.

So in summary, I love this monitor, I actually for once no longer feel like I'm at a handicap since making the switch from my glorious CRT Monitor all those years ago.

For those tech savvy enough, this monitor supports back-light strobing in 2d mode thanks to Lightboost. This gives you the good ol' flicker like you do from the CRT days because it blanks between every refresh, this reduces motion blur since in blanks in the transition period.

Phil

As long as CCL have it lower than Amazon, they'll keep price matching Hope I can get this at the end of the month

Also, thanks for the helpful info, Phil!
Edited by: "imdurc" 18th Jan 2014

the specifications you posted are not the same as listed?

juliusbyron

the specifications you posted are not the same as listed?



Is this anything related to what's been discussed in an above post?

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juliusbyron

the specifications you posted are not the same as listed?



This isn't ebay mate.
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