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How expensive are really high-end monitors? When I say that, I mean...

The Radeon 9600 supports a resolution of 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz - however, of course, our 19" monitor only refreshes at 75 Hz. Not because the video card doesn't support better (it does) but because the monitor itself doesn't.

The Radeon 9800 Pro supports 1600x1200 @ 120 Hz - but again, our monitor would run at 75 Hz.

My question is, what kind of monitors, and how much do they cost, that actually would display 1600x1200 @ 120 Hz with the Radeon 9800?

I find that 1600x1200 is out of focus (kinda shaky) @ 75 Hz, and would prefer a refresh rate over 100 Hz. (out of curosity - I won't buy a new monitor!)

Most people apparently can't see the difference in refresh rates over 80 Hz, but I definitely can - up to 120 Hz, at that. Any refresh rate under 80-85 Hz is just annoying to me, especialy since my vision is slightly impaired.
 

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They don't have to be terribly expensive; you just have to avoid the "business class" monitors most often featured and sold at many places; for example Staples and Office Depot sell this level monitor pretty much exclusively.

Go to a real computer store. You won't find these monitors (usually) at Future Shop.

My monitor was about $60 more than the "ordinary" one and it does at least 85 HZ at every resolution (eg 1600x1024/85) except the maximum 1600x1200, which is 75Hz.

Not bad for a 17" monitor though. I run it at 1280x1024/85 normally.
 

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Here is a Viewsonic that will display 1600x1200 at 99hz, but you can bet it will be expensive as it is also a 22" display.
That monitor retails for $799.95 at Greytech.ca

Not a bad price for the specs on it.

THe Lacie Electron Blue IV which does a maximum of 2048x1536 @ 86Hz is about $930.00
 
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