Originally Posted by Swag
So I'm going to be getting my monitor tomorrow afternoon, I should be getting the newest revision, does anyone know which one is that?
Also, what's this on Newegg saying this monitor is 8ms?
Newest revision is A00 June
. 8ms is gray to gray response time.
From what I understand and if I'm not mistaken, if you take response time and add it to the monitors latency you get your total input lag. PRAD
has the most accurate and true way to measure with the oscilloscope they use in their testing from what some of the most 'monitor guru's' suggest around OCN.U2713HM
The lag is an important value for gamers. We measure this as the sum of the signal delay time and half of the average switching time. On the U2713HM, we measure a longer signal lag of 15.5 milliseconds, but the integrated scaler probably contributes to this value.
A further 7.1 milliseconds pass until the target luminance is achieved, giving rise to the average total lag of 22.6 milliseconds. This is probably a tad too much for fans of particularly fast first person shooters, but other users will not notice it at all.
Latency is an important indicator for gamers, which we establish as the sum of the signal delay time and half of the averaged response time. We measured a 17.8 ms signal delay time for the PB278Q, which is quite long and leads us to assume that one frame is always being buffered before it is displayed.
On the other hand, half of the averaged response time is quite fast at 4.7 ms, so adding those two up we obtain a 22.5 ms averaged total latency. This may already be a bit too slow for fans of fast paced first person shooters, everybody else however will be unlikely to notice a difference.
So be careful when comparing response times as it depends who did the review. When someone says - "This monitor has better response time", you'd have to question if it's just GTG or did they add latency to get the total true input lag. As you can see the U2713HM has better latency but slight more GTG response time than the PB278Q which has lower GTG response time but higher latency and when added together it become only 0.01ms difference of each other in actual gaming