I just started to play old multiplayer games again after 10 years gone -- Descent 1, and Descent 3. I also have played Dragon's Age Inquisition and some of other new games but they didn't give me eye strain like Descent 1-3 do right now. I am highly competitive in Descent games even though there are only a handful of old veterans around. Overload, a new 6dof game, will come out next year and I want to be ready for all of them. Price is not much of a concern.
I used to play on an old CRT Sony trinitron which I think had at least an 85Hz refresh rate. I always had my framerate capped at 60-65 frames because the mouse control on these games changes based on framerate. I never got eye strain problems on a CRT.
I'm wondering, how can I solve this (besides buying an old CRT)? I get noticeable eye strain after an hour. I've now spent like 3+ hours learning about Gsync, Freesync, input lag, etc
1. Are there some settings to try that can help with eye strain? Vsync is not an option as it increases input lag
2. I read that the Freesync/Gsync should help with eye strain, but they don't have anywhere near the low input lag of something like the BenQ XL2720Z -- are there any freesync or gsync monitors with low input lag/response time?
3. Does resolution affect input lag? I like a big monitor, but it seems all the best gaming monitors are 24 or 27 inch. Is there no way to get a 30+ inch screen with low input lag/response time? I noticed a lot of the bigger montitors like 29 inch 21:9 or 34 inch wide are high res but have more input lag and response time. If I load my games at a lower resolution than the big ones they do at max, will it reduce my input lag to an acceptable level? Descent 1 for example plays at 640x480. I can play descent 3 at any resolution but it has been nice at 1920x1200.
In an ideal world, I'd be able to buy a large screened monitor and have low input lag/response time. Is that even possible, or do I have to buy a 27inch?
I read articles with tech chart comparisons, and the 27 inches could get down to 1ms response time and like 3-4ms input lag, but something like a 29-34 inch 21:9 seemed to have 2-4ms response time and as low as 11ms input lag. That may not seem like a big difference to most, but I have played a ton of LAN and have noticed when LAN got a bit laggy, e.g. when a ping went from like 8ms to 25 or so.
Thank you for your time