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Is a 60hz monitor enough for 1080p gaming

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August 1, 2011 8:06:35 AM

60 hz is the standard for an LCD monitor, so pretty much all are 60 hz /refresh rate/. It's not as in the old times of CRT monitors, where the picture were "scanned" at a given speed and this /then vertical/ refresh rate stand for the speed and frequency the picture was built on the screen. Now on LCDs the picture is refreshed more like all at once and it's kept "alive" /meaning like valves open/ until the next refresh. So 60 hz is universal and it's OK, no matter if it's gaming or reading books /gaming doesn't get special treatment/.
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August 1, 2011 8:07:49 AM

60Hz refers to how quickly the monitor refreshes, and it's pretty much meaningless these days. It tells us nothing about the monitor's size or resolution.

1080p is a different standard. It means 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high (basically high definition). You can run 1080p with a variety of refresh rates, including 24Hz, 50Hz, and 60Hz.

What you should be looking for is the native resolution of the monitor. Is it 1920x1080? or something less (like 1680x1050, or 1280x1024) or something more (2560x1600)?

If your objective is 1080p gaming, then you should be looking for a monitor which is 1920x1080.
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August 1, 2011 8:33:49 AM

so then wat about response time is a 5ms response time is good for a high end gaming or 2ms response time is the ideal one
August 1, 2011 9:49:59 AM

It means it responds in 5ms or 2 ms after a value on a "valve" /pixel/ is changed. 5ms stands for 1/200 sec and it's much faster as 1/60 sec, so they both will switch fast enough to keep up with a 60hz refresh rate. It's like a characteristic of the "inertia" of the monitor. And actually below some 8-10 ms is not that much important /except for advertisers/.

+ this 2 ms or 5ms is for Gray-to-Gray switch, meaning both the initial state and the resulting state are somewhere arround the middle values, it,s much higher for a full Black-to-White change, and even higher /as I know/ for White-to-Black - up to several times. But even then it's enough to keep up with 60 hz refresh rate.

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August 1, 2011 1:26:56 PM
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Yes, if the response time is significantly less than the refresh rate then it doesn't really matter.
August 11, 2011 3:43:38 PM

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August 11, 2011 6:11:27 PM

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