Non-4K Gaming Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Xylez, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Xylez, Aug 16, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2015

    Xylez macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2015

    I have been searching google and the internet for a gaming monitor but i seem to have trouble finding a good one thats not 4k. Literally everything I have searched is people asking about compatibility with a 4k monitor.

    I do not want or need a 4k monitor, my machine is strictly for gaming and doesn't need a terribly expensive monitor.

    I am just looking for a solid gaming monitor that i can run @ 60Hz. Which brings me to my next question, are only 4k Monitors limited to 30Hz on HDMI and 60Hz on Display port for Mid-2010 model?

    Can I buy any non-4k monitor and have it run @ 60Hz on HDMI?
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Lots of monitor out there support non 4K 60Hz, just pick one you want. Anyway, I don't know any particular model is good for gaming, but I suggest you go to do a little bit research and get the one that with minimum input lag.
  3. Xylez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2015
    Thanks for the response! My particular question was really aimed at, can I run it on an HDMI port and still achieve the 60hz? I see all this talk about 4k not being able to in models, but no clear answer on non-4k.
  4. greenmeanie macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
  5. Xylez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2015
  6. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
  7. VikNomad macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2009
    I would suggest investing a bit more and get g-sync enabled monitor (if you plan to use nVidia latest cards).
    Makes quite a difference in some games.
  8. Mikael H macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    As others have stated, if you want to run non-4k resolutions @ 60 Hz, there's pretty much the world to choose from.

    Some concrete tips: G-Sync, which VikNomad mentions, is a cool but still relatively expensive technology which in addition is dependent on a specific brand of graphics adapter. For my (casual) gaming computer, I went for an Eizo Foris 2421, which gives me the ability to feed the monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and which in addition has the ability to "flicker" the backlight twice per shown frame. These two features combine to create a decidedly sharper viewing experience in any game where objects move over the screen than with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It does require that the graphics adapter is capable of feeding a dual-link DVI or DisplayPort cable, though.
    What makes the Eizo screen especially attractive to me, though, is that most gaming screens capable of high refresh rates have TN display elements, which, while fast, tend to provide pretty faded colors and bad viewing angles. My Foris has a different kind of display element, with almost IPS-like color reproduction and viewing angles.

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