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BenQ EX2780Q
« on: 04:07 AM - 05/19/21 »
Hey there,

I have finally managed to buy PS5 and now I am looking for a good monitor to go with FPS gaming.

I am not at all interested in 4K gaming on PS5. All I really want is 1440p 120. I know PS5 does not currently support 1440 p 120 natively but if I did my research right it seems that some 1440p 120 monitors will take 1080 120 and upscale it.

One such monitor seems to be BenQ EX2780Q, which also support the VRR.

I was wondering if any of you are trying to get the same thing as I, and whether you managed to come across a better option than BenQ EX2780Q.

My budget is about £500.

Thanks in advance.

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BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #2 on: 08:15 AM - 05/19/21 »
I should have added that other alternative I am considering

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Gaming-VG27AQ-Monitor-Adaptive-Sync/dp/B07VTPKCLS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=VG27AQ&qid=1621428396&sr=8-1&th=1

I have the VG27AQ and it doesn't natively support 1080P 120HZ on PS5, I have to use a EDID emulator adapter to get it working.

I believe the newer VG27AQL1A works without needing any adapters.
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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #3 on: 08:51 AM - 05/19/21 »
That is really interesting

See this guy, he claims that he can get 1080 120

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNpveKku0hw

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #4 on: 12:22 PM - 05/19/21 »
Just a note,

There's a limitation on 1440P monitors if you want VRR.

Afaik, HDMI 2.0 is not capable in delivering the throughput required for 1440P, 120HZ and VRR on. You will have to sacrifice on 120HZ and bring it down to achieve VRR, or go 1080P, 120HZ VRR on.



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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #5 on: 05:35 PM - 05/19/21 »
Just a note,

There's a limitation on 1440P monitors if you want VRR.

Afaik, HDMI 2.0 is not capable in delivering the throughput required for 1440P, 120HZ and VRR on. You will have to sacrifice on 120HZ and bring it down to achieve VRR, or go 1080P, 120HZ VRR on. 


Correct me if I am wrong, but afaik the PS5 supports vrr only trough HDMI 2.1 .

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #6 on: 02:15 AM - 05/20/21 »
Just a note,

There's a limitation on 1440P monitors if you want VRR.

Afaik, HDMI 2.0 is not capable in delivering the throughput required for 1440P, 120HZ and VRR on. You will have to sacrifice on 120HZ and bring it down to achieve VRR, or go 1080P, 120HZ VRR on.

Hey there sir, thanks for your input.

I have been doing a bit of research into this and found a very interesting read

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/xbox/forum/xba_console/1440p-120hz-vrr-on-xbox-series-x/2599cffa-1a17-48da-a843-7a29669f9d6b

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #7 on: 02:16 AM - 05/20/21 »
I should have added that other alternative I am considering

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Gaming-VG27AQ-Monitor-Adaptive-Sync/dp/B07VTPKCLS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=VG27AQ&qid=1621428396&sr=8-1&th=1

I have the VG27AQ and it doesn't natively support 1080P 120HZ on PS5, I have to use a EDID emulator adapter to get it working.

I believe the newer VG27AQL1A works without needing any adapters.

After using the emulator, do you get 1080, 120 and VRR?

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #8 on: 12:12 PM - 05/20/21 »
Just a note,

There's a limitation on 1440P monitors if you want VRR.

Afaik, HDMI 2.0 is not capable in delivering the throughput required for 1440P, 120HZ and VRR on. You will have to sacrifice on 120HZ and bring it down to achieve VRR, or go 1080P, 120HZ VRR on. 


Correct me if I am wrong, but afaik the PS5 supports vrr only trough HDMI 2.1 .

This may be true that the PS5 only supports VRR via HDMI 2.1. I cannot confirm as I do not own a PS5 myself. Is there a way to turn VRR on/off in video settings, like there is on the Series X? VRR is only noticeable for un-optimized games, i.e frame dips below your monitor refresh rate (60/120). Judging by how well current titles run on the PS5 (Check digitalfoundry on YT), VRR is a good option but not a purchase decision imo.


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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #9 on: 12:39 PM - 05/20/21 »
Just a note,

There's a limitation on 1440P monitors if you want VRR.

Afaik, HDMI 2.0 is not capable in delivering the throughput required for 1440P, 120HZ and VRR on. You will have to sacrifice on 120HZ and bring it down to achieve VRR, or go 1080P, 120HZ VRR on.

Hey there sir, thanks for your input.

I have been doing a bit of research into this and found a very interesting read

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/xbox/forum/xba_console/1440p-120hz-vrr-on-xbox-series-x/2599cffa-1a17-48da-a843-7a29669f9d6b

Yes, this is true for PC and Xbox. Xbox included freesync support a bit back, which is why they can support this. I was speaking about the PS5 when I made that note. Sorry for the confusion. Sony has not included freesync support yet, so true VRR is only a HDMI 2.1 option or a EDID Emulator with HDMI 2.1.

Freesync Vs. VRR Vs. G-sync - what's the difference?

G-Sync (Proprietary Nvidia Tech)
- VRR
- PC only via Displayport 1.4+, HDMI 2.1+

Freesync (Proprietary AMD Tech)
- VRR
- PC and Xbox Only via Displayport 1.4+, HDMI 2.0/2.0b

VRR (HDMI standard)
- Playstation via HDMI 2.1+
- Xbox via HDMI 2.1+ (Available with HDMI 2.0/2.0b via Freesync Support)

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #10 on: 02:49 PM - 05/20/21 »
HDMI 2.0 can absolutely do 1440p, 120Hz and VRR. Check RMLís Dell monitor thread. I use one too at these specs on Series X and PC. Many monitors can do 1440p at 120+Hz, but not many support VRR.

DisplayPort 1.4 is an older PC standard that can also do 4K at 120Hz. HDMI 2.1 to DP 1.4 converters may pop up soon.

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #11 on: 08:00 AM - 05/24/21 »
HDMI 2.0 can absolutely do 1440p, 120Hz and VRR. Check RMLís Dell monitor thread. I use one too at these specs on Series X and PC. Many monitors can do 1440p at 120+Hz, but not many support VRR.

DisplayPort 1.4 is an older PC standard that can also do 4K at 120Hz. HDMI 2.1 to DP 1.4 converters may pop up soon.

But in this article by TF Central, they say VRR would be supported by PS5 only using HDMI2.1. You can scroll to the VRR section.

https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/console_monitors.htm

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #12 on: 03:09 PM - 05/24/21 »
That would be a Sony decision to boost TV sales, which is frankly anti-consumer. As is their choice to disable 1440p, which the PS5 can definitely do.

HDMI 2.0 can do 120Hz, 1440p and VRR. Series X supports this combo now. Itís part of the reason Iím maining Xbox this generation.

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #13 on: 02:44 AM - 05/27/21 »
That would be a Sony decision to boost TV sales, which is frankly anti-consumer. As is their choice to disable 1440p, which the PS5 can definitely do.

HDMI 2.0 can do 120Hz, 1440p and VRR. Series X supports this combo now. Itís part of the reason Iím maining Xbox this generation.

What monitor are you using on the new x bone?

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Re: BenQ EX2780Q
« Reply #14 on: 10:30 AM - 05/27/21 »
Hey there,

I have finally managed to buy PS5 and now I am looking for a good monitor to go with FPS gaming.

I am not at all interested in 4K gaming on PS5. All I really want is 1440p 120. I know PS5 does not currently support 1440 p 120 natively but if I did my research right it seems that some 1440p 120 monitors will take 1080 120 and upscale it.

One such monitor seems to be BenQ EX2780Q, which also support the VRR.

I was wondering if any of you are trying to get the same thing as I, and whether you managed to come across a better option than BenQ EX2780Q.

My budget is about £500.

Thanks in advance.

I'm using a BenQ EX2780Q on my Xbox Series X and it does work at 1440P 120hz as the Xbox supports this.

1080p seems to get upscaled but I was able to force 1080p via the console/game.

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