Still not sure if you should spend a little more than usual for a gaming monitor? Here are a few reasons why it’s worth it!
If you’re a gamer, you’d know that screen tearing is a common occurrence if you’re monitor is not that good. Screen tearing is like a glitch that happens when the monitor’s refresh rate is not in sync with the video feed. This is why anti-technologies like AMD FreeSync, Adaptive Sync and Nvidia G-sync now exists.
Quality Color and Brightness
They say that colors in the game help set the mood and create some sort of immersiveness for the gamer.
If you notice, cheaper gaming monitors use TN (twisted nematic) or VA panel (vertical alignment) because they usually have fast refresh rates however, it sacrifices the color reproduction. Other monitors use IPS panels (in-plane switching) which display more colors in the spectrum but has a slower response time and more expensive than the TN and VA panels.
Some monitors also have HDR (high dynamic range) technology. You can tell by the name that it expands the color and contrast range. This is generally a better color reproduction as colors appear vibrant.
Higher Refresh Rates
For the sake of those who are not really familiar, refresh rates refer to the frequency with which the image is refreshed. Normal monitors have a refresh rate of 60Hz, while gaming monitors are built to handle much higher refresh rates. Some monitors have 144Hz, 240Hz, 180Hz.
Low Response Times
A low response time means that the monitor is capable of showing your actions almost like in real time. This allows you to respond more quickly during the game. A monitor’s response time (usually in milliseconds) is measured when a pixel changes from being fully active, and then inactive, and then back to being active.
Better Gaming Experience
A gaming monitor is specially designed for gamers. This means that all features and specs are improved and built to give gamers comfort, efficiency and quality — size, resolution, positioning, etc. All of which contribute to having an awesome gaming experience.