Originally Posted by Eyeage
@bebimbap (or anyone else that has both IPS and this)
I just built a new PC and I'm in the market for a new monitor. This is probably the most difficult decision of all my components (i3570k, with 7870xt gpu, for reference). I've been looking at the 23/2412 by dell, the Auria EQ276W, and the 25/2711x series by HP. I don't tend to play FPS (when I do it's on console). I play MMOs mostly, though I might get BF3 and a PC controller in the near future. Since you're using both varieties of monitors, where would you say I should head? Will the 144hz benefit me more than the color when it comes to my enjoyment of games like FFXIV:ARR, and WoW type games? Thanks for your help.
To start go here http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime/
and look at your reaction time. after that read on.
and sorry about the late reply,
I've played on all types if LCDs, IPS and TN large 30", med (24") and small (20,17") my opinion
is that IPS is good enough for casual gaming. if you are a casual gamer, go with an semi expensive IPS, like the VG23AH.
Anything in a competitive nature, you have to use something similar to the VG248QE or VG278HE. why? Well....
My u3011 has 7ms pixel response and 23m input lag (total of 30ms) When I take the human reaction test, my times are usually 290-380ms I'm in my 30s and that is normal for someone my age.... In other settings my reaction speed is very fast compared to even teenagers so maybe it's just my conditioning that does it in other settings and i'm just slow in games? or so I thought
My VG248QE has 1ms pixel response and no input lag, when I take the same test my response time is anywhere from 125-275ms.
well 150ms is not much of a difference right? BUT on my BEST day on the VG248QE I could see something, react to it, and commit then see my result, react to THAT and commit even before I could have committed my actions on my u3011. That is the difference between a gaming monitor and one that isn't made for gaming.
so lets take that example further, If you could react to 10 separate pieces of stimuli a minute but then you could react to 20 separate pieces of stimuli just because you changed a monitor, does that mean you just became 2x as good? to some people and some games this matters, to others it doesn't If it matters to you you should buy this as your gaming screen, you'll wonder why you hesitated. But in the end I would have both a TN for gaming AND an IPS/PVA/PLS for everything else
Originally Posted by Makav3li
Looking at Asus website, is this model a zero bright dot warranty model?
I didn't have a single dead/bright/dim pixel on mine but when the monitor is <100hz the backlight bleed is horrible, but you don't notice it when gaming, which is all that maters.
I've tested DP, and DVI, both will run 144hz without LB and only DVI will run LB and at 120hz only. If you use the hack without the emitter you can't change the DVI refresh rate higher than 120hz even if you have 3D mode off. I would test HDMI but I don't think my cords are high enough spec, but I do have a gtx670 to test it with.
List of games I play, set in game frame rate to unlimited, and set global refreshrate in control panel to "adaptive" 120hz with LightBoost
Path of Exile
and some WoW
They are all AMAZING to play at 120hz and LB, I can react to things as if i were a teenager. It makes you feel god-like, if course this is coming from a u3011
and again "i love this monitor for gaming" Anyone that is even remotely serious about gaming should get it. This will probably be the last gaming monitor you need till 24" OLED come out and comes down in price to an affordable range for us middle classians. Edited by bebimbap - 2/15/13 at 2:15pm