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I'm looking into upgrading my monitor for a new gaming PC that I'm building. I'm new to shopping for monitors (always had hand-me-downs/gifts), but it seems that IPS monitors offer better image quality than TN panels monitors. I play games though, including fast-action FPS titles, and I know that's one area where IPS does suffer some between response times and input lag. While hardcore technical reviews do come off scary, I've heard the Dell U2142M and HP ZR24W function fine for fast-action games in real world use. Comparing the two, I heard the ZR24W offers a slightly faster experience for slightly less dark black levels. That's a trade I'm okay with, and I'm actually eyeing up the ZR24W's new big brother the HP ZR2440W.
I'm near-ready to make a move on a monitor, but from what I've seen the community here has a pretty balanced head about the TN/IPS debate, and would like a second opinion. So, any FPS gamers here using an IPS monitor that can give me some insight? Thanks!
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I currently use a ZR24W and it's a dream for FPS gaming. I really have no complaints about it.
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My monitor currently has 5ms response time and I have no problem playing fps games at all. Before that, I even use a Sony HDTV with 8ms response time and still didn't recognize any input lag. I can't say about those old Dell IPS monitors or the Apple Cinema Display with 16ms response time but I believe input lag is not too bad as it sounds.
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post #4 of 19
I've been using a U3011 for a couple months now, and have absolutely no complaints about it. In my opinion, input lag is exaggerated. And don't trust pictures trying to depict input lag, like here. What little blurriness happens during gaming, I take it as "natural" blurriness. Like if you're looking around quickly in real life, your vision blurs. I hate that "Motion Blur" games put into their games these days, as well as when they force you to focus the way the main character sees it. We can do that stuff naturally with our own eyes, thank you very much.
    
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post #5 of 19
Depends. Do you play competitively? Or are you more of a casual, public server only kind of guy. If you play competitively I would strongly advise against it. 120hertz monitors give you a big edge in games like cs, quake etc. If you don't care about that than go with the IPS.
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post #6 of 19
I agree with catharsis, if you play competitively (and by that I mean you make all or part of your living from playing) I would look into getting something else.
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post #7 of 19
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True. I don't play competitively to the degree TickleMeElmo has described. It's purely a thing I do for fun. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I typically find myself to be pretty darn apt in most games. That said, I'm not sitting for hours analyzing bullet spread patterns against a wall. biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 19
I don't play competitively so I can't say if there is a difference there.

Otherwise I wouldn't trade my IPS for anything. I've used fast TN panels and I can't tell a difference. Maybe someone else could but I can't. Anyway image quality is SOOO superior, especially once you get a TN and IPS side by side. In fact I bought a used 20" Dell not realizing it was an IPS and when I put it next to my new (at the time) Samsung T260 my T260 looked like crap next to the old Dell.

Well I looked it up and realized that the old Dell looked so much better b/c it was an IPS. That is when I went all in and bought my 30".

If you are some sort of pro gamer than maybe look into a 120Hz TN, otherwise if you want best image quality go IPS.
Edited by Mygaffer - 10/2/11 at 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by goldbranch;15152165 
My monitor currently has 5ms response time and I have no problem playing fps games at all. Before that, I even use a Sony HDTV with 8ms response time and still didn't recognize any input lag. I can't say about those old Dell IPS monitors or the Apple Cinema Display with 16ms response time but I believe input lag is not too bad as it sounds.

My Honda Accord revs up to 6500RPM. Must mean I have a lot of horsepower.
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post #10 of 19
You can hardly tell the difference of 5ms response time in naked eyes. IPS monitors give more clear sight in almost every angle. Try LG IPS225V monitor. http://www.lg.com/in/computer-products/led-monitor/LG-IPS225V.jsp
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