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27 and 29 inch monitors: ideal response time for both gaming and non-gaming?

#1runromPosted 8/19/2013 10:40:32 AM
Hey folks,
I'm just looking at either a 27 or 29 inch monitor. I play fps and rts games, but not competitively. I do programming work as well and would love the extra screen estate and size.

If I am doing of these things, what is a good balance for response times in a monitor that is either 27 or 29 inches? Something around 8ms? I'm expecting my monitor won't be up to pro gamer specs (1ms or so), but it won't totally be laggy or delayed.

I noticed that Acer came out with a new 29inch widescreen monitor for $599, but it has an 8ms. I'm also looking at Dell and LG's offerings as well in the 29 inch range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009554&Tpk=B296CL

I could also go 27inch if 5ms is the ideal balance as well, but I'm just hoping for a nice larger monitor with 29 inches.
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#2Master_BassPosted 8/19/2013 10:53:30 AM
It's not really worth worrying too much about response time. I'd be more worried about input lag. Pretty much just look up whatever monitor you might be interested in and see what people have to say about it for gaming.
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#3SlaynPosted 8/19/2013 10:54:41 AM
Generally 6-8ms is perfectly fine, but not the best. Under 6 is the best, but most people probably can't tell the difference. 8ms is perfectly fine. FYI I would go with one of these Korean monitors, which are all the rage right now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330932578190?customid=TEy0LAj4EeOtYMLdl8mYFwCOB6_QnAg3_8fO_0_0&pub=5574652453&afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999
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#4reincarnator07Posted 8/19/2013 11:06:49 AM
Response time is about as useful as dynamic contrast for determining how good a display is.
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#5runrom(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 11:07:42 AM
Thanks folks, I'll be looking more at input lag over response time.
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#6nehukogPosted 8/19/2013 11:12:23 AM
I thought Qnix was all the rage?
#7Vindication123Posted 8/19/2013 11:29:02 AM
Take the response time and triple it, that's the average response time you should expect. Over 20ms is noticeable to the eyes.

Input lag is something that can't be measured at the moment. Different equipment in the monitor controls that. The only indicator of good equipment is quality parts, this typically does not include TN panels.

Most comments about monitors are from confused people not understanding what exactly they are talking about.

Expensive monitors that are not marked up because of a name brand and are not a TN panel monitor, tend to be better at managing input lag.
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#8Panzer_SquidPosted 8/19/2013 2:47:51 PM
nehukog posted...
I thought Qnix was all the rage?


I'm pretty sure those Korean monitors have less input lag than big brand name parts because the Korean monitors usually just have one input and virtually no options for image processing. So the Qnix might be a good choice.
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#9aak57Posted 8/19/2013 2:50:06 PM(edited)
Vindication123 posted...
Take the response time and triple it, that's the average response time you should expect. Over 20ms is noticeable to the eyes.

Input lag is something that can't be measured at the moment. Different equipment in the monitor controls that. The only indicator of good equipment is quality parts, this typically does not include TN panels.

Most comments about monitors are from confused people not understanding what exactly they are talking about.

Expensive monitors that are not marked up because of a name brand and are not a TN panel monitor, tend to be better at managing input lag.


Sorry, but this is false. Input lag varies widely between monitors with the same listed response time, and it certainly is measurable. Unless you'd like to inform prad why their tests are BS. And the fastest responding monitors on the market, the 120+Hz crew, are all TN.
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#10TheFeshPincePosted 8/19/2013 2:51:13 PM
Response time is a pointless spec considering there is not a standardized way of testing it.
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