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  • Fake_Blood 14 Aug 2017 12:18:13 10,456 posts
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    Bring up task manager on the other screen when gaming and check if your cpu is not maxed out or something.
  • DamoVotf 14 Aug 2017 12:25:34 1,465 posts
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    I have a 4k 60hz gaming monitor alongside the 144hz monitor and both are gsync, its really hard to get them both running nicely.

    In pubg I had to disable gsync for windowed games as I was having to restart my computer to play pubg due to frame stutter. God knows why a restart fixes it.
  • Dgzter 14 Aug 2017 12:25:51 3,226 posts
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    @Fake_Blood

    I didn't but will check, ofc. Just seems strange that it has only started happening after having switched out one of my monitors.

    Edited by Dgzter at 12:28:53 14-08-2017
  • Dgzter 14 Aug 2017 12:27:51 3,226 posts
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    One potential 'fix' I've read is to ensure that the monitor refresh rates are set at multiples of each other. I may try bringing my 144hz down to 120hz to see if that removes the issue.
  • THFourteen 14 Aug 2017 12:32:50 53,839 posts
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    Sounds like your GPU is definitely on the fritz, send me your 1080ti and i'll take a look at it for you
  • Dgzter 14 Aug 2017 12:35:55 3,226 posts
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    @THFourteen In the post bud, no rush :p
  • Dgzter 15 Aug 2017 10:08:16 3,226 posts
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    So quick update on this (as if anyone cares lol): no luck with setting the refresh rate on the 144hz to a rate that was a multiple of the 60hz. I still encounter some mild stuttering/lag when streaming Twitch or playing a Youtube video on the 60hz screen. It's not massively bad, but irritating nonetheless.

    Unplugging the 60hz completely though removes the slight micro-stutter on windows login on the 144hz, so it's definitely not an issue with the monitors themselves.

    Seems that there are two issues here - separate though comparable. (1) where using a dual monitor setup with variable refresh rates causes stuttering on the 144hz screen whilst gaming if you are streaming on the 60hz screen - this is not the issue I seem to have; only game/situation I've experienced this is with the aforementioned PC port of The Evil Within; and (2) where the 144hz gaming screen plays fine, but the 60hz screen stutters/lags whilst streaming - which is what I'm seeing.

    A lot of anecdotal discussions about this issue online, most of which suggest Windows 10 is the main culprit. Does not appear to be an acknowledged issue from either Microsoft or Nvidia though...
  • the_milkybar_kid 15 Aug 2017 10:40:12 8,274 posts
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    All's I can add is that not every game will work perfectly with G-sync at 144hz. Haven't experienced stutter though, the games with problems I've found just speed the game up really fast.
  • Rusty_M 17 Aug 2017 09:59:23 7,166 posts
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    Heh! Fire pro when you turn in-game Vsync off is impossible to play. The speed is tied to the framerate.
  • solidsneek 17 Aug 2017 10:03:44 763 posts
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    Figured this thread may be useful - I am starting to play MAD MAX on my laptop again and wanted to hook it up to my tv via HDMI but the last time I tried it I didn't seem to be getting 1080p quality.

    Any advice on more I can do?
  • solidsneek 17 Aug 2017 10:03:45 763 posts
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    Figured this thread may be useful - I am starting to play MAD MAX on my laptop again and wanted to hook it up to my tv via HDMI but the last time I tried it I didn't seem to be getting 1080p quality.

    Any advice on more I can do?
  • Mekanik 17 Aug 2017 18:13:36 4,688 posts
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    Used to play my PC through my telly, but I used the VGA instead, as HDMI, oddly, made reading the text a pain in the arse. You should be able to tweak all the output settings in your graphics software easily enough.
  • Mekanik 17 Aug 2017 18:15:38 4,688 posts
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    @Dgzter I dont use Gsync (AMD here but no freesync either) but I have both 144 and 60hz monitors plugged in and I have no issues with gaming on the 144 and watching videos's/streams on the 60 at the same time.

    Sounds like you are having a weird issue there.
  • Dgzter 18 Aug 2017 13:19:33 3,226 posts
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    @Mekanik

    Yeah, I've tried a variety of fixes posted online (as it does seem to be a fairly well-documented issue). Unfortunately, the truest fix appears to be 'just get another 144hz monitor' lol

    That being said I have managed to somewhat ameliorate the issue by swapping out the HDMI cable I was using on the 60hz for DVI. Not really sure why that's made a difference, but it's certainly helped - I only now seem to get any serious lag on streams/videos during heavy CPU load, whereas before it was intermittent regardless.

    I guess it's likely just the combination of DP vs DVI vs HDMI, together with variable refresh rates, not playing particularly nice with one another.
  • Mekanik 19 Aug 2017 11:43:52 4,688 posts
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    @Dgzter Both my monitors use DVI for them, so that may be part of the issue. Seems you are getting somewhere at least.

    I did have some problems trying to get them both working but once I went dual DVI they have both been fine.
  • gammonbanter 8 Aug 2019 22:28:59 1,968 posts
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    Any 21.5 inch 1080p gaming monitor recommendations...I'm looking at the Asus 228HE as a start!
  • gammonbanter 9 Aug 2019 19:36:05 1,968 posts
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    gammonbanter wrote:
    Any 21.5 inch 1080p gaming monitor recommendations...I'm looking at the Asus 228HE as a start!
    Ha, not that anyone cares but plumped for a 24" jobby in the end with 1ms and 75hz
  • THFourteen 9 Aug 2019 19:48:07 53,839 posts
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    @gammonbanter

    Sorry I would have tried to help but I am not up on monitor recommendations - you only buy one ever 5 years or so!
  • Mekanik 19 Aug 2019 19:11:07 4,688 posts
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    gammonbanter wrote:
    gammonbanter wrote:
    Any 21.5 inch 1080p gaming monitor recommendations...I'm looking at the Asus 228HE as a start!
    Ha, not that anyone cares but plumped for a 24" jobby in the end with 1ms and 75hz
    Sometimes we care... :)
  • azurelas_2 19 Aug 2019 19:25:12 2,044 posts
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    I bought this one with last year's bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcRNe9le0yY

    It's lovely. I was never much of a frames per second snob, but playing FPS titles like BFV and Doom at 144hz is truly magical. The HDR implementation iusn't awful either, so some games really pop and look spectacular. A must buy (at least until OLED becomes more affordable/long lasting).
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Oct 2019 15:51:49 12,845 posts
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    I need a new monitor as my old one is going kaput.

    Ideally after something 4K with gsync. Is this really worth it? It's about £1,000 more than I'd like to spend.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/acer-predator-xb273k-27-3840x2160-4k-ips-144hz-g-sync-hdr400-widescreen-led-gaming-monitor-mo-14c-ac.html
  • Tomo 21 Oct 2019 16:35:04 17,826 posts
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    Uhh.

    What GPU you got? I've got a 2080 driving a 3440x1440 monitor and it barely hits my 100Hz refreshed rate in a lot of games. Imo, 4K monitors with higher refresh rates than 60fps are pretty pointless at the moment. But sure go ahead and future proof yourself for the 2300 series or something.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Oct 2019 16:41:38 12,845 posts
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    I've got a 1080. I skipped the 2080 as it didn't seem worth it and was waiting for the next crop.

    So it's not really worth it then? Cheers.
  • uiruki 21 Oct 2019 17:23:47 5,253 posts
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    Those ones have cooling fans in donít they? If you canít drive it in games then itís probably worth waiting for a bit and getting a 1440p one for now. I can usually con most games to around 100 at 3440x1440 on my 2080. 120hz on the desktop is really nice so if you can go above 60 I think itís worth it.
  • Tomo 21 Oct 2019 17:46:48 17,826 posts
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    uiruki wrote:
    Those ones have cooling fans in donít they? If you canít drive it in games then itís probably worth waiting for a bit and getting a 1440p one for now. I can usually con most games to around 100 at 3440x1440 on my 2080. 120hz on the desktop is really nice so if you can go above 60 I think itís worth it.
    Yeah, YMMV. Like, I can get PUBG around 100fps by tuning various options. Witcher 3 I get about 80fps solid, with EVERYTHING on Ultra.
  • Tomo 21 Oct 2019 17:56:00 17,826 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    I've got a 1080. I skipped the 2080 as it didn't seem worth it and was waiting for the next crop.

    So it's not really worth it then? Cheers.
    For me, the question boils down to:

    Do you want higher resolution and lower framerates, or, lower resolution and higher framerates.

    I've kinda gone somewhere in between with ultrawide and a 2080. Games do look glorious in ultrawide and general computer usage is really nice with a big monitor. It's great just sticking a browser on one half and email/video etc on the other.

    BUT, I mainly went all in with the 2080 to play shooters online and the like. The 2080 isn't *quite* enough to push the monitor all the way for all games.

    When I got my ultrawide, I was in it for the sweet, sweet pixels and the 100Hz was an added bonus. I now realise that the high refresh rate is what I really love about it. So, if I was doing it again, I'd probably get a 1080p monitor with a stupid refresh rate (like 240Hz) or a 144Hz 2560x1440p monitor.

    TL;DR: unless you're really into competitive online shooters, I'd say get a 24/27" 144Hz 2560x1440p monitor. Think they can be had for a good price these days (ie: less than £500 for a really good one). It'll last you ages and ages I reckon.

    Edited by Tomo at 17:57:02 21-10-2019
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Oct 2019 18:32:05 12,845 posts
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    Cheers dude.
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