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Displays IPS or 120 hz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by czm, 16 Sep 2011.

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  1. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    yeah that's a good ips monitor far as ghosting goes, if your looking for a compromise

    looks like the op is interested in gaming though.. the 120 will definitely be better

    see I used to be a cs head back in 1.6.. played competitive for awhile so I know what's up.. the casual gamer doesn't know what it's like to shoot in a fraction of a second against a player just as good.. it's pretty crazy the gap between elite and casual- quake showed this quite a bit more
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I'd take a better looking picture over a slight improvement in how fast I can see things. But it is down to the person, I owned a "fast" TN panel for a while before I got my IPS and I can't notice a difference timing wise.

    And I apologise if I sounded overly aggressive, I fear I may be turning into GoodBytes about monitors lol

    And thehippoz, yeah as long as you buy a decent one which you will be for 1920x1200 hopefully, then the difference will become even more marginal.
     
  3. Deders

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    I remember easily being able to see the flicker on some 50-60Hz CRT's, could even see the difference between 60 and 75Hz on my old CRT. I think you may be confusing Refresh rate with framerate, and even then that is up for debate.
     
  4. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    If you could see faster than 50Hz then you would have seen old light bulbs flickering... :p
     
  5. Deders

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    Well i could see the 60Hz screens flickering.
     
  6. longweight

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    And people did :p Not many but as previously stated not everyone's vision cuts off at the same level, some can see higher rates than others.

    As I said before, IPS is MUCH better at 90% of things, TN panels win on response time so would be better if you want to potentially gain that tiny edge in FPS games.
     
  7. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I think that both of you are right, I too can see certain screens flicker at 60Hz (old ones), but I can't see light bulbs flicker...unless I flick the switch really quickly lol

    I may have to google this....

    Edit: Idea, have an IPS panel with a 10bit display....without a colour processor, like a TN panel. With a flux capacitor to get the colours from the future, now. Great colours, far faster response :D
     
  8. longweight

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    You won't see a GLS lamp flicker at mains voltage, the old switch start fluorescent lamps flickered a lot due to them turning on and off from 100% > 0% > 100% whereas GLS lamps follow the AC wave and "gently" dim up and down.
     
  9. LennyRhys

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    You can't really compare a screen to a lightbulb though - the light doesn't change, but the screen of a game changes all the time making it easier to notice (to a point).
     
  10. longweight

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    I was only commenting on someone else's post :worried:
     
  11. jizwizard

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    right here we go. i have a benq 2410t 120hz monitor. now before everyone jumps on me i use it in fps games and i can tell the difference if i switch it from 60 - 120hz. just seems smoother. couple of mates have them to and they are competion grade gamers and they love it. yes its not the best at reproducing colours, took me a while to calibrate it. but to me it would make no difference as im totally colur blind lol
     
  12. Showerhead

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    Surely an old fashioned tungsten lightbulb wouldn't flicker though as their would still be a residual glow as the voltage fluctuates through 0V
     
  13. longweight

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    That was my point (might not have been that clear though!) you only see flicker on fluorescent or metal halide lamps.
     
  14. czm

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    Well I am thinking I am swaying more towards the 120hz over the Dell IPS.
    As I use my PC for gaming..it would make sense
     
  15. Showerhead

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    Best bet is to see if there are any stores in your area that stock an IPS and a 120Hz monitor so you can compare them side by side.
     
  16. longweight

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    If you are near London then Yoyotech is well worth a visit to have a look at IPS vs TN panels.
     
  17. MSHunter

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    I went from a 2ns Samsung gaming monitor to the Dell U2311 (6ns I think).

    1) I have never seen any "in-put lag"
    2) I score much better because I can see into the black (there are levels of black you will not believe)

    My next monitor will be a bigger Dell Ultra sharp.
     
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    Might not be the best example but I am sure there is an Apple store near you. iMAC's use IPS.
     
  19. longweight

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    Not everyone will see input lag and I know I certainly don't on my U2711 which has relatively bad input lag.

    Once you go IPS black you never go back.....
     
  20. czm

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