Originally Posted by SicHeMz
I want the best colors but the only problem is 4ms on fps gaming is it noticeable or no compared to 1ms
I had the PG278Q (non-R) and thought it was a great monitor, but it had some weird visual glitches that a lot of 120Hz+ TN panels had, it left an interlaced looking pattern on images that transitioned quickly (ex. muzzle flash of a gun). The IPS monitors didn't have this problem, which is why I switched to an XB271HU when I had the chance. I don't know if this is still an issue with TN.
I personally don't notice the difference between 1ms and 4ms pixel response times (in reality it's closer to 3ms and 5ms). HOWEVER, I have to say that if you are planning to use ULMB mode often, it works much better on a TN display. IPS is just a little too slow to work well with the strobe, so you'll see pixels caught in transition which creates a ghosting effect.
IPS and TN have their strengths and weaknesses:
- Gamma Shift - This is the TN's weakness... contrast & tint is messed up on the top 1/3 and bottom 1/3 of the screen, and it shifts if you move your head. IPS doesn't have this issue.
- IPS Glow - This is the IPS's weakness... on dark scenes, you will notice that blacks have sort of a shimmer / glow, especially in the corners of the screen. Makes it harder to see detail and is occasionally distracting. It also shifts if you move your head.
- Pixel Response - TN is slightly faster, but you may not notice a difference (unless using ULMB)
You probably will be happy with IPS or TN... they are pretty similar, main difference is Gamma Shift vs. IPS Glow, and which one you can live with. IPS Glow is slightly less annoying, unless you play a lot of dark games & movies.