Originally Posted by IBM Watson
To all of the people who keep saying that tn panels are better for gaming because they have better response time than their IPS counterparts, you guys need to freakin wake up. Go read an article or something. Response time means ****, it's all advertising and isnt even calculated the same way by every manufacturer. Anything under 16ms is going to be fine, input lag is what you want to be looking at anyway.
The majority of manufacturers measure response times based on GTG (grey-to-grey) transition. Sure, these an be manipulated. However, good TN monitors generally have less input lag and are quite a bit cheaper than their IPS counterparts. One such example could be the Dell U2410, which is over twice as expensive as a good 24'' Asus or Samsung TN monitor. Gamers really don't need the features, such as better color correction and viewing angles, that make these monitors so much more expensive.
I recommend TN panels for gamers because they would be better off spending their money elsewhere, such as on a better graphics card. Gamers don't need to buy an IPS panel for substantially more if they can get similar, and usually better performance from a TN panel. There is a reason IPS panels are targeted towards graphic designers, they actually need the features IPS has to offer (better color correction, better viewing angles, etc.). However, if the OP has the money to invest in an IPS monitor, I say he should go for it. I myself hope to be getting one soon.Edited by thisischuck01 - 2/20/11 at 10:41am