Posts Tagged ‘Monitors’
The first 4K gaming monitor is finally about to become reality from Acer, though it has a serious price tag to match. It's more or less the same story as the 1440P monitors when they first launched with their high refresh rates and notably high price to match their performance.
This guide will hopefully help you find the perfect gaming monitor. Size, refresh range, adaptive sync, price, and features like HDR are all part of a great viewing experience. The perfect monitor doesn't exist yet, but MSI, Samsung, ViewSonic, Asus and Sceptre have some close ones. Maybe a perfect one will exist soon!
Nvidia is expected to release 4k, 144 Hz monitors with G-Sync and HDR. The displays are under the Asus and Acer brands. The combination of these specs sounds like a major boon for competitive online gaming, but it would be interesting to see if reviewers confirm that.
MSI is releasing two new Optix monitors with 144 Hz refresh rate, VA panels and FreeSync technology. They also come with RGB aesthetic lighting and a crazy 1ms MPRT response time. Motion Picture Response Time is supposed to be a better way to measure the delay in image changes.
The greatest technology I've seen on monitors recently is HDR. It brings so much to the image quality of displays, but monitors have been a bit slow on the adoption. Samsung just changed that with the release of the CHG 90 and CHG70. The latter is surprisingly affordable and has FreeSync 2.
Republic of Gaming is a cool brand, and now it has FreeSync Gaming Monitors. AMD Radeon graphics card finally have a display from Asus to support the adaptive sync feature. They even have refresh rates that range from 144 Hz to 240 Hz. Great for competitive online titles.
I’ve been across a lot of forums and comment sections that talk about 4K being the future, followed by 8K after that when it comes to monitor technology. However, if you do the math for what pixels the human eye can actually see, 1440p is all anyone should ever need. Why is 4K so much better then? The answer lies in what colors the pixels can actually reproduce. Because of this, more pixels end up looking better color wise once they’re grouped up, even though the human eye can’t discern the individual pixels at a normal viewing distance. The patches of color start showing more variance at higher resolutions, tricking us into thinking it’s the higher resolution itself that’s better. AMD stated at CES, earlier this year, that we need better pixels. While the human eye may not work well compared to the magnifying focus of an eagle eye, what it can see as far as the range of colors is concerned is pretty amazing. If pixels aren’t reproducing colors to the extent that the human eye can see them, shades blur together making images look flat, rather than vibrant and varied. This is where High Dynamic Range (HDR) comes into play. HDR can almost reproduce all the colors the human eye can see on an individual pixel basis. This means that a 1080p monitor can actually look better than a 4K that isn’t using HDR. Some of you may be reading this and thinking that it sounds good on paper, but that doesn’t mean it will actually translate to ...
Those of you who bought 4k monitors last year, this article might not be for you. Those of you who think you MAYBE can spend $200 tops for a good monitor, listen up. AMD has helped many of us budget gamers play modern titles at reasonable settings and frame rates. However, many of us are probably squeezing by with a cheap panel that has a basic 60 Hz refresh rate with the hope that the colors look decent. FreeSync is the dream, but is there anything affordable? VIEWSONIC seems to be answering the call for gamers who don’t mind 1080p and the latest prices on Newegg are pretty fantastic. For $180 and two dollar shipping if you’re not in a hurry, you can get a FreeSync 27″ monitor. The thing is, while the panel is fairly new, the initial reviews are stellar. Out of the 7 total reviews across the three sizes, every one of them is 5 eggs. There is some minor complaints about the stand and speakers, but the quality meets the expectation for the amazing deal these panels are. The important part is that the panels seem to look great for gaming. If you haven’t had a chance to dive into FreeSync, it might be a good time to look into it. If size isn’t a major factor for you, then the 21.5″ is a shocking $110! These are exceptional deals for budget gamers but there’s no way to tell if these prices are going to be around for very long. Check out the links below and find out if this is the final piece to your ultimate gaming experience. 27″...