How to choose the right gaming monitor?
There are many types of e-sports monitors on the market. In addition to flagship-level products, there are many dazzling products at every level from entry to high-end. So how do you choose the most suitable e-sports display? So today I will give you some very practical suggestions. After reading it, you must understand how to choose!
What is your favorite game to play?
The first thing to determine is your most important needs. What games do you usually play most? If you are a fan of FPS games, you can imagine that the game experience after you get a 49-inch ultra-wideband fish screen will not be good. Then, according to the following points, everyone chooses.
First of all is the size. We usually say that the size of the monitor, TV, and mobile phone screen refers to the length of two diagonals. Generally speaking, mainstream e-sports monitors range in size from 24 inches to 32 inches, and of course there are many 35-inch 21:9 ultra-widescreen e-sports displays. However, everyone should consider their own space. Your desk may be able to put down the monitor, but the placement of the mouse and keyboard is very cramped.
The author recommends that if you most often play competitive games such as "DOTA2" and "PUBG", you should not choose too large a display. The author believes that if it is a game like "DOTA2", the size of the display should not exceed 32 Inch, and if it is a faster-speed FPS game such as "CS:GO" and "Rainbow 6", then a 24-27-inch professional e-sports display is most suitable. After all, a lot of information will be in the left and right corners of the screen. If the size of the display is too large, you may need to look down frequently, and the pressure on the cervical spine will increase over time.
High refresh rate gives you a better record!
In simple terms, the refresh rate is the maximum number of images that the monitor can display per second. If your computer can render 160 pictures per second, but your monitor can only display 60, then your monitor refresh rate is 60Hz. So as far as e-sports displays are concerned, the higher the refresh rate is, the better.
Players with higher display refresh rates have better results than those using 60Hz monitors. In addition to technical reasons, high refresh rate monitors can improve player performance in games. However, it should be noted that if your graphics card can only render 60 images per second, then your monitor can only display 60 images, at this time it is easy to appear screen tearing, stuck etc. This is the time to use the pituitary synchronization technology such as NVIDIAG-Sync and AMDFreeSync. These technologies can synchronize the picture rendered by the graphics card with the screen displayed on the monitor, and then bid farewell to the screen tearing and freezing.
The current mainstream e-sports display refresh rate is 144Hz, if you are not a professional or quasi-professional e-sports player, buy 144Hz or 165Hz is OK! As for the more professional 240Hz or higher e-sports monitors, the requirements on the graphics card are higher, and the improvement of the general player's visual perception is not so obvious.
The higher the resolution, the greater the pressure on the graphics card
Although the higher the resolution of the monitor, the finer the picture, but also the higher the requirements for the graphics card when running the game. If your graphics card is not so good, give up 4K, after all, no one wants to play the game into a slide. And if you choose a monitor with a resolution of more than 32 inches, such as a 1080p resolution, the graininess on the screen will be more obvious, so if your friends like the large-size monitor, I will prepare a graphics card with excellent performance!
Panel and response speed
Finally, let's talk about the panel and response speed. For the panel, the TN panel is the first choice for many professional gaming monitors with ultra-high refresh rate. However, due to the characteristics of the panel, the viewing angle of the panel is smaller than other panels, and the color expression is not good. The VA panel has the highest contrast, the black is the purest, and the overall color is gorgeous, but there are certain defects in the response speed. The well-regarded IPS panel is the most true color. At present, the high-end IPS panel can already have a GtG response speed of 1ms while having excellent color expression.
Response speed refers to the flipping speed of each liquid crystal in the LCD panel, and the liquid crystal flipping controls the color of each pixel display. To put it simply, the speed at which the monitor switches the next picture is a very important parameter for e-sports monitors. The slower the speed, the more likely it is that smear will occur. The GtG response refers to the grayscale response speed. Generally speaking, a 5ms GtG response can ensure that the display has no smear.
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