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News HP, Alienware race to launch 240Hz gaming laptops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 9 Jan 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    But why tho?

    Surely the whole point of adaptive sync technologies is to smooth everything out to the point that super high refresh rates aren't required?

    Also, those kind of frame rates just aren't attainable in modern games at current resolutions, so why are we buying into this bollox?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    'cos big numbers is better, innit?

    (Don't ask me, I'm still driving a 60Hz panel from an A10-5800K...)
     
  4. Spraduke

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    Higher refresh rate smooths motion a lot and if your playing esport titles like cs:go it's easy to achieve those kinds of frames (with high end gear). Is it worth the effort over 144hz. Probably not.
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    So the target market is esports gamers? OK.

    Talk about niche within a niche within a niche...
     
  6. Spraduke

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    And all the school kid wannabe esport gamers who nag the bank of mum and dad to buy these things. You only have too look at fortnight to realise this demographic isn't niche anymore!
     
  7. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Eh. ASUS already did it... just hasn’t launched yet.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, and hasn't committed to a launch date either: just 'later this year' in an unspecified 'future ROG laptop.' (The ROG Strix SCAR II on display at CES is just for demonstration purposes: the Sharp panel has been retrofitted into it, it's not a production model.)
     
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    Three cheers for companies bragging about being the first to order a particular component...
     
  10. edzieba

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    Turn things down from UltraWTTFBBQ settings and you'll see framerates climb precipitously with minimal impact to actual visual quality.

    As for 240Hz: is it actual 240 individual unique updates per second, or '240' refreshes per second (with some frames repeated as with most TVs or even some monitors)?
     
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