Originally Posted by Trull
You make it sound ridiculous, but it really isn't. Those 144Hz monitors you mentioned are well beyond 1ms of input lag (it's only 1ms GTG), it's more like 6-7ms and higher, so yeah, I would say that if you're a serious gamer that cares about input lag and cursor response then you should definitely stick with CRT's until OLED comes out (and even then, OLED is worse than CRT and not necessarily optimized for gaming).
Well if it's 144Hz, the screen is updating every 7ms. Any panel response times are overhead on top of that. So if the panel has 5ms response times at 144Hz, you have at least 12ms latency there.
I'm not sure how microsecond latencies/jitter are supposed to have any effect on cursor movement.
CRTs are absolutely the fastest display tech out there right now, and both DLP and OLED have the potential to be contenders, but none of the currently existing products are anywhere close to CRT latency.
CRTs draw the frame in about 0.2ms while OLED takes a lazy 2ms to get there - about 1ms to get most of the way.
CRT total persistence is much shorter as well, resulting in sharper motion. (note: this was at 60Hz)
And with CRTs being analog, there's no digital processing to delay the signal further, as there is with digital displays.
So with CRT your response time is something like frame time plus 0.2ms. What's the highest anyone is using a CRT at these days? 180Hz?
That still leaves almost 6ms display latency, assuming there is nothing else holding it up. (v-sync adds another 5.6ms for example)
Originally Posted by Versus2190
16bit 44.1k didn't change anything on my system as well (probably depends on the sound card), whereas uninstalling Windows Components (Win7) has made a huge improvement. TY r0ach, great guide, especially for people without arms I believe.
For what it's worth, my DAC has lower latency at higher sample rates than lower sample rates.
At 44.1kHz the latency is 1.36ms
At 192kHz the latency is 0.47ms
Game audio is typically 48kHz so avoiding that resampling step is potentially going to reduce latency/CPU usage slightly
, though I really doubt it would have any effect.
And you're stupid to be using a 16-bit output from a 24-bit device. If anything it will increase latency/processing requirements, and it can definitely result in an audible drop in quality at anything less than 100% volume.
Originally Posted by Robilar
Hands down the best gaming sound card I have used is the Creative titanium HD, especially with headphones. for some reason Creative discontinued them and brought out their Z line of junk.
The Z does the same SBX/THX processing as the X-Fi Titanium HD, only now it's hardware accelerated.
CMSS-3D on the X-Fi is amazing in its OpenAL implementation (true 3D sound) but SBX/THX is better when downmixing 5.1 sources.