Originally Posted by ruarcs30
Dont kill me for beeing stupid, but how do i see what kind of monitor I have? Not that it matters, im just curious,hehe. Whats the diffrence one the types?
So the other types of monitor cant tear? What kind of monitor do you have? You never experience tearing of any kind? If you do, put you truthly opinion away for a sec and try adaptive sync.
You almost certainly have a TFT TN monitor unless you already know otherwise. (your typical flat panel LCD that looks like arse from any angle other than straight on)
There are other variations on TFT panels, such as IPS, but you pay a hefty price premium for them so you likely wouldn't have purchased it unless you were deliberately looking for the benefits they offer.
CRT monitors are your old-school big heavy square box monitors.
The benefits to TN panels are they are cheap and traditionally have faster response times. They're also the only flat panels you're likely to find with 120hz output if you're into that. The other variations on TFT (flat) panels such as IPS are usually artist-focused, as (for the most part) they offer superior color reproduction and do not discolor as dramatically when viewed off-angle. CRTs are Pretty much outdated so you are unlikely to still find any for sale. If you do, the advantages are faster response times and dynamic pixel densities - but even those are quickly losing ground to advances in flat panel technology.
And again, all panels can tear. Some more noticeably than others, but none are immune. If someone has never
seen tearing on their monitor without vsync or some similar countermeasure (such as manual frame rate and refresh rate capping), it is either because they have poor eyesight, or because their gpus are too weak to display anything above their monitor's refresh rate.