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Master Geek

Topic # 13121 23-Apr-2007 15:47
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For a LCD moniter your refresh rate do you need to have to run first person shooter games?

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  Reply # 68180 23-Apr-2007 16:16
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most LCD's run at 60MHz.

Perhaps you mean response rate, which is measure in ms (milliseconds) anything below 8ms is generally deemed as acceptable.

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  Reply # 68181 23-Apr-2007 16:33
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yes thats what i ment so is the lower the number the better it is?

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  Reply # 68222 23-Apr-2007 22:06
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whitefoxxx: yes thats what i ment so is the lower the number the better it is?


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  Reply # 68634 27-Apr-2007 10:58
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Don't worry about it current LCD's are all fine. People tend to base their opinions on out of date information, early LCDs with response times upwards of 20ms were noticibly bad at keeping up with full motion video or games, but the manufacturers have since fixed that.

My first LCD was a 12ms Philips and it plays games and videos perfectly, I regularly attend LAN's ( monthly) and noone has ever had a negative comment about it. I now have two monitors with 8ms and they are both excellent.

Yes smaller is better, but don't get too hung up on it. Anything 8ms or under is good enough for most people - some can possibly see the difference but I stongly suspect most can't ( you always get some people who claim they can see or hear things that it's highly dubious they really can, often mistaking other issues for the ones in question )

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