23" ACD for gaming?

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  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if you guys could help me before i invest in the 23" ACD. Whats this screen like for gaming? I noticed that the latest refresh has a 14ms response time.

    Or should i go for the 24" Dell if i do a lot of gaming?

    Thanks all

    Darren
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Unless you are superman then I dont think you are going to notice any difference at all. I have the 20" ACD from when they first came out and I couldnt be happier. I do a fair bit of gaming too.
     
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Problem is, as said in a lot of other threads, the new ones aren't yet available in Europe. But I'm also wondering how it is to game on a 23" ACD!
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It's very nice, no problems with the refresh time (this is a new spec ACD). You might want to turn on V-sync in some games though, I've noticed a little bit of "tearing".
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    My new 23" Apple Cinema Display show far less tearing than my first one.

    It also has better color reproduction and generally the pictures just seems better.

    I, mostly, play Real Time Strategy games like Dawn of War and Warcraft III and there is no problems at all.

    I also watch High Definition trailers on it and it looks great. I could see a big difference from my first Cinema Display to the second, especially with the 1080p Spider Man 3 trailer.
     
  6. ^squirrel^ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i'm not happy about them not being sold over here yet. I might just wait until April and see if they release a new model. Either that or go with the Dell.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Argh, I've heard about these ACD's not on sale in the UK. Thats slightly annoying as I want to get one, but, for my cash, I want whats advertised, not whats in the old stockroom.
     
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Go Dell. I've recently got a few 2407WFPs to replace the monitors on my 'homebuilt' PC's... and I'd go for these over the Apples unless you need the Firewire hub. All right, it's slightly uglier but it's a better monitor for less. I've got one remaining ACD23" and I definitely wouldn't pick it over the Dell.
     
  9. eyup macrumors regular

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    Weird cos I've just watched that Spider man 3 trailer and there was no tearing - and given that I'm in the UK according to some i should have the older ACD 23".

    Apparently mine was made in June from the code - it's darn fine for gaming and I'm using the 7300GT card. It's also extremely bright (maybe too bright!)
     
  10. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    did you purchase it from the online apple store?
     
  11. eyup macrumors regular

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    Yes - I'm doing Apple Leasing so I guess it amounts to the same thing - came from Cork.
     
  12. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Well, I am not having a tearing problem with the new monitor but the first one I had did.
     
  13. eyup macrumors regular

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    And you're in Europe too - so all this about old spec monitors in europe is tosh by the sound of it.
     
  14. seanf macrumors 6502

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    It's not - I'm on the phone to Apple now and they have confirmed mine is a late 2005 display.

    Sean :)
     
  15. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Just so you know, all new displays show as a late 2005 in Apples system.

    Go here: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    Pop in your serial and see when it was built. I have a September week 35 build 23", and it shows up on Apples site as a late 2005.

    So don't trust the phone reps, cause they don't have the right information.
     
  16. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Untill Apple does have the right information, I would hold back and not buy one just yet. I also bought, but returned it. According to Chipmunk it was built in June. Still waiting to get a new one.
     
  17. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    I think it is a good time to buy. I bought mine online, got it replaced 2 times for various issues. But all were as new as late august (week 32, 33) and early september. I orderd on september 19th.

    I don't think Apple is going to change the information until something major happens with the displays.
     
  18. seanf macrumors 6502

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    I first identified that my ACD was an older one (June) using the Chipmunk service. Thank you for posting though.

    Sean :)
     
  19. usbcd36 macrumors newbie

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    I have one of them, and let me say this…

    UT looks awesome at 1920x1200. The Sims 2 looks crappy though, probably because the GeForce 6600 doesn't support anti-aliasing…
     

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