Originally Posted by RexKobra
I received my monitor yesterday and it is amazing. I popped in BF3 and its almost like a new game. I did the Lightboost and it looks great on the desktop, not so much in game. I found that my monitor without lightboost felt smoother in BF3. The Lightboost made a HUGE difference in the Blurbusters tests. Either way, I'm incredibly happy with this display.
To get the "perfect Motion effect" (also known to some people as the "CRT effect" -- blur free fast panning) similiar to TestUFO/PixPerAn in your video games, you require the following:
- Consistent 120fps@120Hz (upgrade your GPU, reduce detail levels until you succeed). An alternative is 100fps@100Hz.
- VSYNC ON (even though it has input lag) or Adaptive VSYNC (less input lag). These settings looks a lot smoother during turning / strafing if you have few or no framerate drops.
- Good 1000Hz computer mouse (mouse turning as perfectly smooth as keyboard strafing). Plus, raise hardware sensitivity more (to the mouse' sweet spot), and then lower in-game mouse sensivitiy to balance it out.
Then you get the perfect fluid motion effect (similiar to PixPerAn or TestUFO) in your videogames. Try out an older game such as Counterstrike and Team Fortress 2, and you'll see what I mean. This is because LightBoost makes microstutters and tearing so easy to notice, that to fix that visually, you must upgrade your computer mouse if it's not a gaming mouse, AND you need ultra high VSYNC OFF framerates (e.g. 300fps+) or you need framerate-locked motion (framerate=Hz) during VSYNC ON. This will visually eliminate visible microstutters/tearing. LightBoost doesn't look that good during framerate drops, but if you can maintain ultrahigh framerates within games that you track your eyes all over the place. Also you will also want to turn OFF the built-in motion blur feature that's built into BF3 and many other games, in order to take maximum advantage of LightBoost within games.
Generally, BF3 doesn't look all that good with LightBoost, unless you've got a Titan or GeForce 780, preferably SLI, to keep framerates high while also keeping detail high. It is also CPU hungry so keep the CPU power high too. Try playing this 1080p 120fps battlefield3 gameplay video
in full screen mode (Chrome browser can play this video at 120fps on an nVidia card, or use MPC-HC if using nVidia, or use VLC if using Radeon). If this video plays more smoothly than your BF3 game, then you need to upgrade your GPU to properly take advantage of LightBoost within BF3.Edited by mdrejhon - 9/26/13 at 8:10pm