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Do i HAVE to buy a gsync monitor to get ULMB? The games i play i have high FPS most times (mmo's, shooters, rpg's) and i would never use gsync, such a waste of money. Is there a monitor out there with ULMB but no gsync?
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Do i HAVE to buy a gsync monitor to get ULMB? The games i play i have high FPS most times (mmo's, shooters, rpg's) and i would never use gsync, such a waste of money. Is there a monitor out there with ULMB but no gsync?

ULMB is part of the gsync module, so yes you have to get a monitor with gsync. But more than that, not all gsync monitors allow ULMB, so you really just have to check specific monitor models for what users or reviews report for features. Or you could always buy a much older 24", 144Hz monitor with 3D lightboost capability and hack it to allow Lightboost in 2D. The old Lightboost is pretty much idential to ULMB from what everyone says
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Ya i know the lightboost hack, but from most things ive read ULMB mode does not look as bad as the lightboost hack in regards to brightness and colors when switched on. Given that im not willing to spend 400 bucks on the cheapest gsync monitor, looks like ill be grabbing that acer model for under 200 bucks (i think this is the cheapest one that supports lightboost, correct me if im wrong).
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I dont know what is it with ulmb but I cant stand it it gives me a headache.
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I dont know what is it with ulmb but I cant stand it it gives me a headache.

Yes ULMB would give some people headaches. Think of PWM dimming, same concept basically, only REALLY slow frequency. When ULMB is turned on, the backlight basically strobes at 96, 100, 120, or 144Hz along with monitor refresh. PWM is strobing the backlight at a variable duty cycle to target the brightness you want, and slow PWM generally is between 200-300Hz. So ya, ULMB is basically a REALLY slow PWM at a fixed duty cycle. I cannot use ULMB for long periods of time or it gives me a headache and major eye strain as well. I never get that from my plasma screen, and it is a pulsed system as well, and CRTs were pulsed like that too, so the eye strain and headaches have to be from how slow of a frequency the strobe of ULMB is.
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You can buy FreeSync versions that have native strobing modes.
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