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ATMINSIDE

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Am I correct in assuming your intended usage is gaming?

What graphics card is in the system this will be used with?
 
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SPL Tech

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Am I correct in assuming your intended usage is gaming?

What graphics card is in the system this will be used with?

Yes, and watching movies. I have a GTX 970 overclocked. I'll probably get a 1060 once the prices drop a bit.

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On a side note, since G-sync is so expensive and I'm not going to get 144 Hz at 2kp, what can I do to prevent screen tearing? Is it possible to enable vsync at a specific framerate and reduce the refresh rate to match? Say I can maintain 90 FPS but not 144, can I chose a custom resolution with 90 Hz and lock vsync at that?

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Same one but $100 cheaper. Amazon > Newegg 100% of the time.

https://www.amazon.com/PX277-27-inch-2560x1440-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B01HPDAF68
 
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EarthDog

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Yes, and watching movies. I have a GTX 960 overclocked. I'll probably get a 1060 once the prices drop a bit.

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On a side note, since G-sync is so expensive and I'm not going to get 144 Hz at 2kp, what can I do to prevent screen tearing? Is it possible to enable vsync at a specific framerate and reduce the refresh rate to match? Say I can maintain 90 FPS but not 144, can I chose a custom resolution with 90 Hz and lock vsync at that?

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Same one but $100 cheaper. Amazon > Newegg 100% of the time.

https://www.amazon.com/PX277-27-inch-2560x1440-FreeSync-Technology/dp/B01HPDAF68
2Kp? YOu mean 2560x1440? (2K is 2048x1080 for the record - I don't care what newegg says).

That is a different monitor (brand)... and yes its $100 cheaper.
 
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What is a better bet 4k res or 144 hz? It seems like it is one or the other.
 

EarthDog

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That is correct.. no 4K over 60 Hz this moment.

The answer to that question depends on you really... do you want 4K res (and a 1080 or better to drive it), or do you want high refresh rate and 2560x1440? I'd choose the latter. This way I don't have to be bleeding edge high end card for great fps. Look up reviews and see. ;)
 

EarthDog

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Honestly, on a 960, I don't know why you're looking at anything over 1080p...
oy.. didn't catch tbat. SPL, if you want to play above 1080, you are going to need a new card. A 970 won't drive a 2560x1440 monitor much longer honestly.
 
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Does Dynamic Scaling Resolution at 4k accurately reflect the type of FPS you would get with actual 4K? Because I set DSR to 4k in game and noticed my average FPS drops to around 40 with all settings maxed.

Also, I plan to get a 1070 eventually.

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Honestly, on a 960, I don't know why you're looking at anything over 1080p...

970.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Does Dynamic Scaling Resolution at 4k accurately reflect the type of FPS you would get with actual 4K? Because I set DSR to 4k in game and noticed my average FPS drops to around 40 with all settings maxed.

Also, I plan to get a 1070 eventually.

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970.

You said 960 earlier, but same answer...

On a 1070, look 1440p, not 4K.