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So i am getting a U2711 next week and been reading about it in the web and a lot of people are complaining about input lag. Is it really a problem? What sort of things does it effect? I will be using it for School as i need the high resolution, games, movies.
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I've never seen any effect on input lag on my U3011 and AFAIK they use the same scaling processor - if you take a look at different test you'll realize that even with "high" input lag these days, its equal to 1/2 a frame or so slower if that. I love playing games, watching movies, etc. on my monitor and I'm sure you'll be happy with yours.
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How is the performance like with your cards?
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How is the performance like with your cards?
I had 1 9650 and I could go max settings at bc2 with no unlocked shaders (stock), with my 2560x1600
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Since the resolution will be bigger then stuff will look smaller. What does it take to achieve iPhone 4 like resolution where stuff stays same size but pixels improve?
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Huh? In windows, everything will be smaller and you will see more. This is great, and the text is just the perfect size. Not hard to read at all. (I even prefer smaller size than that but most people would like the u2711 size text I bet). If you do require larger text, you can use the windows DPI option to make fonts a bit larger.

In games, everything scales so that every resolution sees the same vertically. This means that pictures are going to be the same size on every 16:9 of the same size (physically). Higher resolutions just take more pixels to form the image.


The input lag is 15-30ms. It's one to two frames on 60hz. It's not a huge issue. Most random TN panels have 15ms. Unless you KNOW you hate input lag, it probably won't be an issue. Input lag is generally only considered an issue for fast paced FPS gaming. But even then, not always.-
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I've been very happy with my U3011. I haven't noticed anything when it comes to the input lag. My games work great and are so sweet on the U3011.
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I had 1 9650 and I could go max settings at bc2 with no unlocked shaders (stock), with my 2560x1600
I think you mean HD6950.
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Huh? In windows, everything will be smaller and you will see more. This is great, and the text is just the perfect size. Not hard to read at all. (I even prefer smaller size than that but most people would like the u2711 size text I bet). If you do require larger text, you can use the windows DPI option to make fonts a bit larger.

In games, everything scales so that every resolution sees the same vertically. This means that pictures are going to be the same size on every 16:9 of the same size (physically). Higher resolutions just take more pixels to form the image.


The input lag is 15-30ms. It's one to two frames on 60hz. It's not a huge issue. Most random TN panels have 15ms. Unless you KNOW you hate input lag, it probably won't be an issue. Input lag is generally only considered an issue for fast paced FPS gaming. But even then, not always.-
Yeah i just wanted to know if its possible for windows to scale like games?
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Yeah i just wanted to know if its possible for windows to scale like games?
Well not perfectly. But font size is possible to set higher. Go and set DPI higher now to see w hat it looks like, if you'd like it. That's much better than me describing it to you

However, I don't think that it's horrible without scaling either. In fact, my monitors have a much higher pixel density than the u2711, and I don't use larger fonts than default. I sit about a feet to two away.
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If it's like the U2410, it has a gaming mode that reduce input lag at the cost of colors. It will be similar to a TN panel. It also use a dynamic contrast ratio.
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