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post #11 of 29
do monitors really suffer from input lag? serious question.
post #12 of 29
I play on a 5ms monitor and its fine.
post #13 of 29
Anyone who asks if "x ms" is good enough for gaming isn't educated enough about how monitors work and that the term itself is nothing but loose marketing speak to reel you in.
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by rjm0827;12003907 
do monitors really suffer from input lag? serious question.

Indeed they do. Starting with DSP and all the API buffers, you're talking 15ms frame lag, and can up to 30ms or more easily.

There's a reason the LG W2363D has what's called a "Thru mode"

See more here:
http://3dvision-blog.com/a-little-about-the-input-lag-of-the-lg-w2363d-120hz-lcd-monitor/
post #15 of 29
Don't bother reading into the specs.

"Dynamic contrast ratio" is a sham, you can't see the difference between 2ms and 32ms...

It's like buying Fatal1ty gear when you can get normal gear for the same price.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by exousia;12004069 
Anyone who asks if "x ms" is good enough for gaming isn't educated enough about how monitors work and that the term itself is nothing but loose marketing speak to reel you in.
That's why they ask the question...

Better to realize that you don't know something and ask about it than be too proud to admit your lack of knowledge.
post #17 of 29
This is good to know... I was relucant of getting a 24" Moinitor I liked with 5ms because of all those people that are like omg 5ms so slow get 2ms. Since I haven't a research about it I just decided to wait.
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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;12003821 
ms are over rated, kind of like the whole 'You need 800W for a GTX580' mentality.

5ms is more than adequate for any gaming scenario.
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Originally Posted by tconroy135;12003836 
1ms or less or you can't even see the game except when nothings moving.
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Originally Posted by bl1nk;12003841 
If it costs that much more, definitely go for the 5ms.
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2;12003843 
It's unnoticeable.

My asus has 2ms, and I get a horrible purple afterglow too.

5ms is more then adequate.
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Originally Posted by rjm0827;12003853 
never owned a 2ms but use one at work. i have a 5ms screen at home and notice absolutely 0 blur. granted i have bad eyes but i sit 1ft away from the screen, think i could see it if there was any. only games i play are black ops and WoW, on cheap monitors at that, and never any blur.
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Originally Posted by thiru;12003867 
Try counting to 3ms.
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Originally Posted by Taylorsci;12003878 
The response time given isn't really important, just another marketing scam.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/display_myths_shattered?page=0,2
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Originally Posted by nathris;12003880 
Response time is nothing compared to input lag. I'd pick an 8ms display with 0 input lag over a laggy 2ms display.

The blur doesn't really matter. For it to be noticeable at 5ms you'd be moving faster than you could aim.

The only time you'll notice a difference between a 2ms and 5ms display is with the mouse cursor.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12003903 
I've played on a 30" with 12ms... couldnt tell the difference aside from the resolution being 2560x1600 lol
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Originally Posted by rjm0827;12003907 
do monitors really suffer from input lag? serious question.
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;12003913 
I play on a 5ms monitor and its fine.
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Originally Posted by exousia;12004081 
Indeed they do. Starting with DSP and all the API buffers, you're talking 15ms frame lag, and can up to 30ms or more easily.

There's a reason the LG W2363D has what's called a "Thru mode"

See more here:
http://3dvision-blog.com/a-little-about-the-input-lag-of-the-lg-w2363d-120hz-lcd-monitor/
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Originally Posted by Randallrocks;12004134 
Don't bother reading into the specs.

"Dynamic contrast ratio" is a sham, you can't see the difference between 2ms and 32ms...

It's like buying Fatal1ty gear when you can get normal gear for the same price.
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Originally Posted by lonewolf371;12004170 
That's why they ask the question...

Better to realize that you don't know something and ask about it than be too proud to admit your lack of knowledge.
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Originally Posted by Sodalink;12004201 
This is good to know... I was relucant of getting a 24" Moinitor I liked with 5ms because of all those people that are like omg 5ms so slow get 2ms. Since I haven't a research about it I just decided to wait.
Thanks all for busting the myth.

My friends always asked me to get 2ms instead of 5ms
They were like: "OMG get the 2ms version!! 5ms is crap!"

I tried to google about this but there are hardly any topics that really shows the difference between them. So I guess, it make no difference to our naked eyes.
    
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post #19 of 29
8ms or lower; 800:1 or higher. More monitors now fit these specs than they used to, so now it really comes down to construction and picture quality.
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post #20 of 29
no, you don't need low ms responce time monitor, difference is negligible

if you are a must have freak then ok, it's like with mouse do you need 8000dpi mouse or 9000dpi mouse? honestly you don't need anything closely near 8000dpi but hey it's marketing something has got to sell the product, if anything large numbers will
but my monitor har 6.8 trillion colors i can't even name more then 3 red green and blue:-p
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