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Does contrast ratio and response time really matter?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 15, 2010 4:44:49 PM

hey guys just a quick question, does contrast ratio and response time really make that much of a difference in gaming? lets say you can get a screen with 70000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time is it really worth the extra bit of cash getting that over a screen with 50000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time?

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August 15, 2010 5:18:19 PM

Don't even bother to look at the contrast ratio for the monitors. It's very hard to actually measure what the contrast ratio of a screen actually is, so those ratings don't really tell you what it is.
As for response time, it doesn't really matter at those speeds anyway. The human eye can only notice about a 16ms response time(which is 60Hz), so you shouldn't notice the difference between the two monitors response times.
August 15, 2010 5:19:49 PM

Best answer selected by gordon_81.