Originally Posted by BigMack70
Get back to me when you can get some data to back this up. Till then, I will leave it with a simple "this is placebo effect, and you have nothing but theorycrafting to show otherwise".
You are making the bold claim that it is placebo in the face of specific explanations about how it achieves those improvements. Why is it really so hard to believe that smooth motion would make tracking fast moving enemies much easier during your own fast movements? It's not difficult to understand. Do you disagree that smooth motion is easier to see instead of jerky motion?
The gaming communities where this is an improvement aren't out making studies as it's not even debated. It's a night and day difference. Here's from a quick scour of threads where people are asking if 120hz monitors are worth it.
quakelive is one of the few games that consistently tracks accuracy stats:
"I think the best way to convince you is telling you that I got the XL2420T and my aim got up 7% in LG and rail. Simple as that, 120Hz make a difference for QL."
"LG fights. It becomes easier to track a dodging opponent, since the visuals are smoother, obviously.
And of course overall gameplay is just way more enjoyable.
My lg and rail instantly improved by at least 5%, just to give you a general idea how much of a difference it makes."
TF2 6v6 competitive:
"well my scout partner does about 1500 more damage since he got it so there's that"
"a 120hz monitor will make it easier to track people, however you will still need to be able to hit them after you track them...
it will make it easier to hit your shots, assuming you CAN hit them
"Actually I'd say 120hz is the only thing that almost guarantees some performance improvement after a short time for money.
I had to switch back to 60hz for like the last month and I can't hit half the shots I know I could with 120hz just because I literally can't see clearly enough to hit them, even after I got used to 60hz again. Scout's are almost invisible unless they're moving in straight lines. It's crazy."
You probably don't think lightboost 120hz is an improvement over non-lightboost 120hz either, I'm sure.
My own personal experience:
1v1 duel mod in tf2 called MGE.
You play rounds to 20
Scout vs scout
60hz monitor: beating a player consistently 20-15/20-17 range. Once I got a 120hz monitor I beat them 20-6, 20-8 while feeling like I was cheating because it was suddenly so much easier to track their motion. That's some nice placebo.
Anyway it's interesting that they're going to do a 1440p 120hz monitor, although I don't know how much demand there is for higher resolution when those that get those monitors usually want to get as much FPS as possible.