480Hz monitors are coming... in a couple of years

RedBlu

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There's no such thing as a free lunch. Higher refresh rates come at an engineering cost. Either literally in terms of money or trade-offs in contrast, viewing angles, brightness, etc.
 

p51d007

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First we had the megahertz races on CPU's, then we had the megapixels on cameras, then the speed race for processor speed...now, it's screen refresh rates. Just another way, per se, to jack up the price that MOST will never reap a benefit from.
 

SirDigby

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Just say that you don't play games that require high FPS (even though even in slower games the dif between 30 and 60 is huge). I don't believe anyone who says that they can't tell 30 from 60.
nah man I have rubbish eyesight, but even when I went from playing 1080p60 to 2180p w/ v sync I barely notice. I'm lucky I have a computer that can handle a lot of 4k games over 60fps anyway, like Doom Eternal, which is where I think it counts a lot more than, say Total War: Three Kingdoms.

When I play multiplayer FPS I do aim for 60FPS though, need all the help I can get :joy:
 

Puiu

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nah man I have rubbish eyesight, but even when I went from playing 1080p60 to 2180p w/ v sync I barely notice. I'm lucky I have a computer that can handle a lot of 4k games over 60fps anyway, like Doom Eternal, which is where I think it counts a lot more than, say Total War: Three Kingdoms.

When I play multiplayer FPS I do aim for 60FPS though, need all the help I can get :joy:
Ah, I understand now. Medical conditions are a good excuse :)
 
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Puiu

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There's no such thing as a free lunch. Higher refresh rates come at an engineering cost. Either literally in terms of money or trade-offs in contrast, viewing angles, brightness, etc.
Higher cost yes, but contrast and viewing angles? not really. contrast might suffer a bit on lower end panels when going from 60 to 144Hz.
 

Daniele 00

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120 hz oled + strobing will beats them for gaming.
And it super-win them about colours and contrast.
I care more about oled honestly. I dont mind much about pushing my video card soo high to 480. How the hell to do to push a game to 480 fps?
 

Daniele 00

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75 fps (75hz) is apparently maximum rate human eye can 'see' according to this article (https://www.healthline.com/health/human-eye-fps). Unsure as to why anyone would want more - unless you have a pet eagle or a falcon (140 fps / hz) which likes playing "Hunting Simulator".
it is not about what your eye can "see", but about the motion blur your eye percieve. You can experience it if you play an fps game and you move your camera around yourself enough fast. The effect that you will notice is called blur. About all that race of fps/hz... without going into detail, if you reach 1000 hz you will have no blur at all with lcd technology. There is also a technology called "Strobing" if you have hear about it, it will reduce the blur percieved by your eye by a considerable amount. For more detail I suggest you to looking for blur buster website.
 

Avro Arrow

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at 1000 fps, according to blur busters website
Well then, let's bring it on! Although, to be fair, I seriously doubt that the difference will be huge unless we're talking VR here. I would be very interested to see another test like Linus did which proved that having a high frame rate gives a real advantage in e-sports titles like Counter-Strike: Potato Offensive.

When I heard Steve Walton call it that, I almost spit Orange Crush all over the place. I knew that I'd have to refer to CS:GO as "Potato Offensive" from that day forward. :laughing:
 

Puiu

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Well then, let's bring it on! Although, to be fair, I seriously doubt that the difference will be huge unless we're talking VR here. I would be very interested to see another test like Linus did which proved that having a high frame rate gives a real advantage in e-sports titles like Counter-Strike: Potato Offensive.

When I heard Steve Walton call it that, I almost spit Orange Crush all over the place. I knew that I'd have to refer to CS:GO as "Potato Offensive" from that day forward. :laughing:
I take Offense to dissing my fav game :)
 

captaincranky

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OK, how many gamers would actually buy a 24" 1080p monitor? I'd hazard a guess, not many.
Since now, the truly serious are spending hundreds of dollars for 50" "ultra wide screen" kit.

As far as I'm concerned, all a 24" 16:9 panel is good for is to use as a "legal pad",online. (portrait mode). Which incidentally, is what I use the only 24" screen I'll ever buy for..

If push came to shove, I'd much rather have a 2K 32" panel @ 60 Hz, than some toy refreshing at double any sane person's frame rate.

Hey wait, I just did by a 32" 2K panel, ir was on sale. (OK, I admit it, I'm a sucker for a monitor sale).
 
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Rayneofpayne

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I would love to see the results and the paper. There seems to be very little work in this area though you would think the military would have a significant interest as they have moved into remoting armaments.
Very true, these days they rely on sub contracting though, and like any other part of gov these days they seem to listen more to the marketing than the real world application.