PC Gaming Flat Screen Monitor Secrets Revealed

PC Gaming Flat Screen Monitor Secrets Revealed

PC gaming flat screen monitor secrets revealed in this post and by reading will make you a smarter gamer. So smart you will know why CounterStrike gets “laggy” when V-sync is turned on.
When reading PC Gaming Flat Screen Monitor Secrets Revealed you should understand one can give a lengthy dissertation on this topic and still not fully cover everything. Topics covered in this article cover what you need to know for the best gaming experience possible. This article only covers the basic concepts and does not go into lengthy computer specifications and details on each topic.

Did you know the human eye can see 10 to 12 images per second, seeing them individually?

What is the most important part of a gaming PC? Most gamers will say it’s the processor. Hey if you don’t have a fast processor you are not going to be able to run the latest games, right? Others will say it’s the graphic card. Without a good card you can’t run the latest games. Well, the list goes on. Name any part of a gaming system and you could argue it’s the most important part and be right. The key word to remember is it’s a system. For a gaming “system” to be successful all the parts need to play well with each other. So your monitor must work well with your graphics card. Both the monitor and the graphics card should be in-sync with each other.

What you really need to know about monitors

FPS – not talking about first Person Shooter, sorry. We are talking about Frames per Second or Frame Frequency. This is the speed at which the image is refreshed.

Hz or Hertz – cycles per second. Our good buddy Heinrich Hertz from Germany was the first to prove the existence of electro waves. He did this back in 1857. You need to know that basic monitors run at 59 or 60 Hertz. That’s the refresh rate. Screen tearing – is where your monitor displays information from 2 or more frames. You can easily spot screen tears because objects look torn and edges fail to line up correctly.

V-sync – or vertical synchronization is an option in most gaming systems to prevent screen tearing by waiting until the monitor finishes the current cycle before writing to the display memory. Turning on V-sync for games requiring fast precise reaction times (like CounterStrike) is not recommended due to V-sync causes input lag. Instead of turning on V-sync use an external program like NVIDIA Inspector or MSI Afterburner to cap the frame rate. By doing this instead you will see less duplicated frames and less screen tearing.

Frame Duplication – this is where the frame frequency is too low thus the frame plays twice. Frames are too low and un-synced.

Monitor secrets summary

To get the best picture quality and NO screen tearing you need the same number of frames per second as refreshes per second. Basic monitors run at 59 or 60 hertz aka refresh rate. To get the best picture quality and NO screen tearing you need the same number of frames per second as refreshes per second.

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