23" ACD for gaming?

^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
 

MacBoobsPro

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^squirrel^ said:
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
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.
 

apfhex

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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".
 

Pressure

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Dreadnought said:
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!
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.
 

^squirrel^

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Dreadnought said:
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!
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.
 

Willis

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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.
 

Sesshi

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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.
 

eyup

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

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.

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!)
 

logicpro7

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eyup said:
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!)
did you purchase it from the online apple store?
 

eyup

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logicpro7 said:
did you purchase it from the online apple store?

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

Pressure

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eyup said:
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!)
Well, I am not having a tearing problem with the new monitor but the first one I had did.
 

eyup

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Pressure said:
Well, I am not having a tearing problem with the new monitor but the first one I had did.

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

seanf

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eyup said:
And you're in Europe too - so all this about old spec monitors in europe is tosh by the sound of it.
It's not - I'm on the phone to Apple now and they have confirmed mine is a late 2005 display.

Sean :)
 

suneohair

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

Sean :)

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.
 

Dreadnought

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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.
 

suneohair

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Dreadnought said:
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.
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.
 

usbcd36

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