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andyhan95 February 21, 2012 01:43 AM

a question about monitor latency...
i heard that gamers should use monitors that have 2ms latency and i can definitely understand why, but how bad does it get if you use a monitor with 5ms latency? is it noticeably sluggish? does it get annoying during fast action? if you play a ultra-fast paced game, let's say something like sonic generations, will it be crap?


JMCD February 21, 2012 02:06 AM

I can't say that 3ms is a really huge difference. As long as vsync is off I can't tell the difference between the two. However, if you can go for 2ms :)

andyhan95 February 21, 2012 04:14 AM

mmm i see. anyone here that uses a 5ms monitor for gaming?
howz it

supaflyx3 February 21, 2012 04:21 AM

My monitor is 5ms.
It's fine for gaming and I don't notice any ghosting or lag.

Chris February 21, 2012 08:08 AM

I use Dell 2405 which has 12 ms (grey to grey), 16ms black to white. I get these flashing random triangular shaped objects appearing on the screen. Also, it is 60 hz. I wonder if the response time is the problem. Playing older games like spiderman3 is no problem, but mini-ninja has these random objects.

Sorry for side tracking here, but my question is relevant to response time.

Arinoth February 21, 2012 09:54 AM

Just letting you guys know that whatever the latency posted is whatever the fastest they could get it at and not what it always runs at. Also, the difference between 3 ms is not noticeable by the human eye whatsoever. It's mainly a marketing gimmick and excuse to charge more.

LarkStarr February 21, 2012 10:24 AM

As above, mostly. It's definitely something to watch for on things like slow IPS screens, but anything under 25 or something I believe is not too noticeable, 5 is perfectly fine.

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