Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Whats IPS and what companys manufacture them?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Whats IPS and what companys manufacture them?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
Title says it all really, currently using a 22" DGM Monitor at 1680x1050. Its brilliant image quality but apparently theres better?

Anyways iv heard the term IPS thrown about and not quite understood it, if someone could kindly inform me i would be greatly appreciative

Thanks!
|White Fury|
(27 items)
 
|Scootaloo|
(12 items)
 
The Workhorse
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k 4.5GHz [De-Lidded] MSI Z77A-G43 MSI GTX 780 Reference - Oooh soo sexy! 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 640GB WD Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB WD Green Samsung DVD/RW Cogage Arrow [Lapped] Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Fujitsu SL3230t 1080p @75Hz Samsung UE32F5000 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse Thermaltake Toughpower XT 675w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster 690 II Black/White Advanced CM Storm Xornet Qsteel Asus Xonar DS 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Quad 33 Pre-Amplifier (Pre-Production Unit) Quad 303 Power-Amplifier - 90 Watts RMS (Pre-Pr... Quad 303 Power-Amplifier - 90 Watts RMS (Post-P... Quad FM3 Tuner 
AudioAudioAudio
Mission 751 Bookshelf's Mission M73 Floor standing loudspeakers Mission 78as Dual 8" Active Sub Woofer - 250 watts 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Q8400 MSI P45 Platinum EVGA GTX 750Ti MSI GTX 560Ti 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
6GB DDR 2 800MHz (Kingston Hyper X and Corsair ... Samsung 840 120GB Coolermaster Hyper 212 (Rev 1) Windows 10 Insider 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1080p TV Saitek Eclipse Coolermaster GX750 Coolermaster CM 690II Black 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 3230m 2.6GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) Nvidia GT 635m 2GB 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung 840 120GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
Blu-Ray Reader / DVD RW Windows 8.1 15.6" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
|White Fury|
(27 items)
 
|Scootaloo|
(12 items)
 
The Workhorse
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k 4.5GHz [De-Lidded] MSI Z77A-G43 MSI GTX 780 Reference - Oooh soo sexy! 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2TB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate Barracuda 640GB WD Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5TB WD Green Samsung DVD/RW Cogage Arrow [Lapped] Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Fujitsu SL3230t 1080p @75Hz Samsung UE32F5000 1920x1080 Saitek Eclipse Thermaltake Toughpower XT 675w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster 690 II Black/White Advanced CM Storm Xornet Qsteel Asus Xonar DS 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Quad 33 Pre-Amplifier (Pre-Production Unit) Quad 303 Power-Amplifier - 90 Watts RMS (Pre-Pr... Quad 303 Power-Amplifier - 90 Watts RMS (Post-P... Quad FM3 Tuner 
AudioAudioAudio
Mission 751 Bookshelf's Mission M73 Floor standing loudspeakers Mission 78as Dual 8" Active Sub Woofer - 250 watts 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Q8400 MSI P45 Platinum EVGA GTX 750Ti MSI GTX 560Ti 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
6GB DDR 2 800MHz (Kingston Hyper X and Corsair ... Samsung 840 120GB Coolermaster Hyper 212 (Rev 1) Windows 10 Insider 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 1080p TV Saitek Eclipse Coolermaster GX750 Coolermaster CM 690II Black 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 3230m 2.6GHz (3.2GHz Turbo) Nvidia GT 635m 2GB 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Samsung 840 120GB 
Optical DriveOSMonitor
Blu-Ray Reader / DVD RW Windows 8.1 15.6" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
IPS stands for In Plane Switching and it's basically a type of LCD panel technology. It used to be primarily used by graphics professionals or people who's lines of work require accurate colour reproduction. However, it's been slowly made cheaper (such as with e-IPS panels) so that regular consumers can afford to buy them.

The benefits of IPS monitors are that, as mentioned, they offer very accurate colours and very wide viewing angles. As opposed to cheap monitors that typically have a TN (Twisted Nematic) panel which have poor viewing angles and mediocre colour accuracy.

Compare the photos of the viewing angles of the Dell U2410 (H-IPS) and the BenQ XL2410T (TN). Also a video here (IPS on the left, TN on the right): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG7XNwbUYEM. Notice how the colour shifts and changes the image completely on TN panels.

IPS panels used to be quite slow too (graphics professionals need not worry about responsiveness), but newer panels like e-IPS ones (Dell U2311H, HP ZR24w) or the H-IPS (Dell U2410) have shown to be more than adequate for the vast majority of games.

LG manufacture the vast majority of the actual IPS panels, which other companies like Dell, HP, Viewsonic and NEC put into their monitors.

There are many subtypes, but a very general summary of the 3 main panel types:

TN = fast, but poor viewing angles, mediocre colours.
VA = deep blacks, high contrast, good viewing angles, good colours, slow.
IPS = very good viewing angles, very good colours, blacks and contrast are about on par with TN. Older IPS slow, newer (particularly e-IPS) almost as fast as TN.

Some more detailed info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD...hing_.28IPS.29
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles...ontent.htm#ips
Edited by cracker - 2/9/11 at 5:44pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › Whats IPS and what companys manufacture them?