I am wondering if I might have a better visual experience with DCS for example if my monitor was upgraded. I have an Asus HD which is 76Hz (76 Vertical and 83 Horizontal). The video card is an Nividia gtx 970 with 4 vram. Input to the monitor is DVI.
What do you think? I am still a noobir when it comes to hardware etc. Thanks.
Well, very roughly you have about three paths to choose now (in descending order of cost).
1 - Go ‘Super Single Monitor’. This usually splits into two sub-decisions of:
1a. Refresh, as in a high Hz monitor for gaming. Something that supports AMD FreeSync or Nvidia GSync.
1b. High Resolution, as in a 4k (say, 3840x2160 pixels).
It gets very expensive to get a very high refresh, high resolution pro monitor. If you go 4k+ you’ll need to usually upgrade your PC too.
2 - Go ‘Many Monitors’. Use a couple of monitors hooked up to a single or multiple cards. AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround work pretty well now, give you nice ‘wide horizon’ which works well with flight sims (especially with TrackIR for head tracking). I run a 3x1 set-up with a 5760x1080 resolution.
3 - Go ‘Big TV or Projector’. Due to the falling price in decent LED TV and projector+screens, quite a few people like this route. A 50 inch cheap but decent 1980x1080p TV (if you have room) can be amazing to play DCS in-front of, even if you wouldn’t want to spend all day doing word processing on it.
So, sort of a balance between space, cost and what sort of thing you’re after. But mainly cost, of course
Thanks for your very thorough and quick response. It looks like due to physical restraints, I am looking for a 144 Hz maybe.
By the way, I enjoy your forum. Well done.