Monitor Selection Guideline

Monitor Selection Guideline

April 20, 2022 172 Views

PC Gamer

Topics:  Panels,Resolution, Marketing

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To go after the highest pixel count isn’t always the best strategy for finding an optimal display. High resolutions offer greater detail, require faster graphics cards for gaming purposes, and Windows DPI scaling still isn’t perfect. LCD displays have a native resolution and running games below that resolution degrades the image quality. Using lower resolution modes is a previous substitute for picking the right number of pixels in the first place. 10 AP has become the de facto standard for most PCs with games and movies targeting that resolution as the baseline. 1080P represents a good compromise that delivers reasonably sharp image quality at 24 inches and below.  The next step up is 1440 P, which offers a 77% increase in pixel count over 1080P. That means sharper image quality at the same screen size, but it’s not so demanding that it requires a ridiculous PC to run GPUs like the GTX 1070 in the RTX. There is also ultra-wide variance in 1080P and 1440P. Performance requirements are usually around 10 to 15% higher. Ultrawide support in games these days is pretty good. The idea of Curtis Place is to give gamers a more cinematic experience. At PC Gamer, beyond 1440 PS4 count, generally don’t recommend for gaming.  Even with that sort of GPU, there is a need to turn down the settings for a smooth 60 frames per second experience. The overwhelming majority of computer monitors laptops create and tablets are based on TFT LCD technology that’s short for thin-film transistor liquid crystal display. TN panels are the most common and least expensive type of LCD.  For Twisted Nematic turn screens generally off are the fastest refresh rates and response types, but tend to have worse colour accuracy and viewing angles. VA or IPS panels, TN panels are capable of 1 millisecond response times and refresh rates up to 240 Hertz. The other end of the spectrum is IPS, which is short for in-plane switching, which typically uses 8-bit colour depth instead of 10 and six bits. This results in better colours and fantastic viewing angles, but the downside is IPS panels are more expensive to produce.  IPS panels are capable of up to 165 Hertz and have greater grey response times. In the range of five to 8 milliseconds which is an advanced hyper viewing angle and PLS plane to line switching is a very similar type. The middle ground is fille Parkshore vertical alignment, which offers the same 8-bit colour depth as IPS. They have rich colour depth and offer refresh rates as high as 200 Hertz. They also have longer latency when shifting dark colours, which can result in a bit blurry. These are typically 10-bit colour IPS or VA panels with designed lighting to increase the contrast between light and dark areas. They are categorized by maximum brightness, so HDL 1000 for example could do 1000 nits, which is extremely bright. HDR displays offer the most striking visuals but come with a price premium. We recommend getting at least an HDR 600 display viewed.  but what impact did they really have response time with displays refers to how long it takes for one of the liquid crystals to realign from one state to another. Basically, how long it takes to change colours. Change screens have response times as low as one millisecond.  While IPS panels are slightly slower in the range of five to 8 milliseconds, most standard TFT LCD supporters, have a refresh rate of 60 Hertz, which means the screen it’s redrawn 60 times a second, while 60 Hertz may be sufficient for many desktop applications, higher refresh rates of desirable since they provide a smoother, less blurry experience when moving windows. The 60 FPS has been the gaming performance target for so long. The PC has its own issues, including increased input latency and rigid frame requirements. To get around this, GPU manufacturers have introduced a pair of technologies that dramatically synchronize the monitor and GPU frame rate, eliminating tearing without VSYNC, slag, and allowing for a smoother gaming experience.