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Is screen tearing "impossible" on a CRT?

#1psycho_mantis33Posted 7/3/2012 1:53:34 PM
topic - I would like to turn vsync off and enjoy zero mouse lag.
#2foodeater4Posted 7/3/2012 1:56:22 PM
Yeah its possible. Its just the game usually. Some games have it a ton and some dont.
#3kidersxPosted 7/3/2012 1:57:10 PM
psycho_mantis33 posted...
topic - I would like to turn vsync off and enjoy zero mouse lag.


You will enjoy nothing.

Also lol CRT.
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#4psycho_mantis33(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2012 2:03:21 PM
foodeater4 posted...
Yeah its possible. Its just the game usually. Some games have it a ton and some dont.


I read somewhere that CRTs update differently than LCDs and aren't subject to the same shortcomings. I don't think it depends on the game.


kidersx posted...
psycho_mantis33 posted...
topic - I would like to turn vsync off and enjoy zero mouse lag.


You will enjoy nothing.

Also lol CRT.


Unless you own an IPS panel, you would be surprised at how much better colors & blacks are on high-end CRTs than most LCDs.
#5KillerTrufflePosted 7/3/2012 2:08:25 PM
I have used CRTs, and I can guarantee you you can get tearing with them.
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#6IcedMetalPosted 7/3/2012 2:10:41 PM
From what I understand about CRTs, (and im no expert btw).. they offer higher refresh rates that may help reduce tearing, but not eliminating it. Screen tearing occurs when your framerate exceeds the refresh rate blah blah im sure you know all that, so unless they make a monitor that does not refresh itself at all, i think screen tearing will always be possible.
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#7ShebeskiiPosted 7/3/2012 2:17:36 PM(edited)
foodeater4 posted...
Yeah its possible. Its just the game usually. Some games have it a ton and some dont.


That's not how it works lol, at least for the most part.

Some games have more of it because of the framerate they happen to put out on your hardware, and the conditions needed to produce screen tear on your screen happen to be met.

Your monitor produces screen tear, no matter the title, given the right mix of frame data thrown at it.
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#8psycho_mantis33(Topic Creator)Posted 7/3/2012 2:23:17 PM
Thanks for the responses. I guess my preconception of it was that CRTs are able to update the screen piece by piece, rather than updating with a "broken" frame, giving the impression of fluid motion.

I suppose that is not the case. Oh well, I guess.
#9schadowPosted 7/3/2012 2:25:28 PM
Are CRT monitors as painful to watch as old CRT televisions? Because then I couldn't care less about better reproduction of black.
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#10kidersxPosted 7/3/2012 2:26:07 PM
psycho_mantis33 posted...
Thanks for the responses. I guess my preconception of it was that CRTs are able to update the screen piece by piece, rather than updating with a "broken" frame, giving the impression of fluid motion.

I suppose that is not the case. Oh well, I guess.


LCDs update pixel by pixel, but they start a new frame if they get a new image before updating the current one IIRC.
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