Eizo has announced a strobe backlight monitor!!!
http://www.eizo.com/global/products/foris/fg2421/index.htmlEizo Foris FG2421
It's a 240Hz VA monitor. It's really a 120Hz native monitor but uses a double-pass refresh and strobe backlight to flash towards the end of the second refresh.
Great 5000:1, great colors, low input lag, AND strobe mode! No crappy LightBoost color.
Works on any graphics cards; and at enthusiast gamer prices!
The manual confirms it is a strobe backlight technology.
It says so in the EIZO FG2421 manual
, page 18.
To reduce motion blur
Reduces image blurs (motion blurs) which occur when displaying animated images.
Motion blur occurs when the eye recognizes liquid crystal transitions which come from changing screens
(frames). When “Turbo 240” is set to “On”, the backlight flickers in sync with liquid crystal transition*1 so the
change cannot be seen, thereby achieving clear images with less blur.
*1 This monitor converts 120 Hz input signals into 240 Hz within the panel, and doubles the refresh rate to draw two
images per frame. At the first display the screen is refreshed, and at the second display the screen is displayed
correctly. When “Turbo 240” is set to “On”, the backlight is turned off for the first display.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a duck -- it's a strobe backlight, just like LightBoost (unofficial) and G-SYNC's upcoming low-persistence mode (official).
- It beat G-SYNC to official announcement
- LightBoost is unofficial.
So this is the first official modern vendor-sanctioned LightBoost-like mode intentionally to reduce motion blur. (I'm assuming Eizo is also sending AnandTech a review unit too. Eizo is also sending me a review unit as well). BENQ did come out with AMA-Z in year 2006 and others, which attempted to use backlight modulation to reduce motion blur, but those were horribly inefficient (Why? Explanation at TFT Central about how today's strobe backlights are more efficient
2014 is an exciting year of low-persistence strobe-mode monitors!
LightBoost modes. G-SYNC modes. Turbo 240 modes. And possibly other brand names of strobe backlights.
When FG2421 arrives, I'll be benchmarking it against LightBoost.Edited by mdrejhon - 10/30/13 at 9:26am