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ViewSonic's 1440p 165Hz Monitor: Best Gaming Display? (Page 3)

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 7, 2017 @ 13:54 CST

Differences

As for gaming, it comes down to the game you're playing. In Twitch shooters like CS:GO, or fan favorites in Overwatch, League of Legends, and other massive hardcore games, 165FPS makes a big difference, but only from 120Hz.

If you've got a 120Hz monitor but at the 1080p native res, you'd skip over the 144Hz monitors and dive right into the ViewSonic XG2704-GS with its 165Hz refresh.

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Moving from a 1080p 120Hz monitor to the 1440p 165Hz is a big upgrade on the visuals, but it also requires much more GPU horsepower. You could've gotten away with an older GTX 980 Ti with games like CS:GO and Overwatch at 120FPS at 1080p, but at 1440p and 165Hz, you're going to need a GTX 1080 or Titan X at least.

Multi-GPU is where it'll be at for the future with 4K 144Hz, as it's not going to be easy to do 4K at 144FPS minimum on a single-GPU anytime soon.

PRICING: You can find the ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 165Hz IPS WQHD 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 165Hz IPS WQHD 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor retails for $710 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 165Hz IPS WQHD 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor retails for £699 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The ViewSonic XG2703-GS 27" 165Hz IPS WQHD 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor retails for $2933 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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