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Gaming monitor?

By jorbo87 ยท 7 replies
Mar 13, 2007
  1. Is this a good gaming monitor? It is a Sceptre brand so I guess I can trust them.


    The one thing that I like about this monitor is its 16.7 colors. I guess that means it's an 8-bit monitor right? I am planning on buying from newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. I just want a monitor that has good picture quality and fast response time. Should I get this monitor or can anyone recommend one that is better?
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    16.7 million colors is 32-bit. It looks like an alright monitor. 8ms is the highest response time you would want on a gaming monitor.
  3. jorbo87

    jorbo87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is it worth getting even if I could a monitor that is 16.2 colors with a lower response time for the same price?
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,425   +112

    8ms mil-sec or lower would be better. LCD Monitors is the way... Those sold at Wal-Mart under IPower are very good to excellent. I should know I got one for gaming very clear and sharp colors and ms was quick. You don't have to spend a lot to get something good. I got one from Target sells WH 19" LCD Widescreen with HD with DVI connector. If you have video card with DVI you should get LCD with one..

    19" LCD min
    19" LCD Widescreen will look like 17" LCD Height wise
    20" LCD Widescreen will look like 19" LCD Height wise
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Your gonna be screwed with these LCD screens, because the highest refresh they can do is 75hz,

    With 75hz you get laggy mouse movement, You need a LCD dat can do 85hz @ desired game rez, or else theres gonna be lag and delay in mouse movement in FPS gamez,
  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    There are few if any LCD that can do more than 75Hz at any given resolution (especially at their native resolution which is the most important). It's only now that they've come up with a technology capable of 100Hz on LCD monitors & that's not mainstream yet.
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