Do you need to have a car that can drive that fast to use [the tires that go 300mph]?
I agree with you.
But I'll be the first person to tell you that the human eye can't really process much faster than 30fps.
30fps usually looks like fluid movement to us, unless something is moving really fast over a longer distance.
It is hard to get the illusion of movement to look even more "fluid" (144hz) than "fluid" (60hz).
So in that sense, a car that has the CAPACITY to drive 300mph is a total waste of money, if you paid for the extra speed.
Because, for the most part, you can't drive faster than 75mph.
So what would be the point?
Even worse than owning a car that drives 300mph is owning one with 300mph tires, even though the car is simply incapable of accelerating to that speed.
Now that -- THAT -- is wasteful folly.
I would take very close to zero pleasure in admitting that I bought a monitor whose capabilities I couldn't use.
And then there would be the car that forces you to drive in second gear when using the high-capacity tires.
This is the car that I would find most disconcerting of all.
I don't ever want to own this car. Ever.
It is, arguably, counter productive.
TO put it in more concrete terms, I am most worried about the scenario where my machine can't actually handle 1440p very well (never mind 144hz). I've read in places that it looks worse if you switch to 1080 on a 1440. I just don't want to make a silly purchase, simply so I can say I have the CAPACITY to do the better performance, and then be forced to downgrade the game appearance, so that it is worse than I would experience if I just went with 1080 native.
And it simply doesn't make sense to me to spend extra on the 144, if I can't use it.
Ultimately, I suppose this exercise really boils down to curiosity for me.
Grass is maybe greener in the next yard over?
I've bought the computer components thoughtfully over time, and my computer now seems to have a lot of horsepower.
So I'd like to see what it can do.
I'm curious whether the new monitor would introduce a noticeable improvement.
I guess you could call it my potentially costly experiment.
At any rate, it sounds like it shouldn't be an issue.
Appreciate the feedback.
Am curious on one hand, and don't want to waste $$ on other.