Many people today focus on screen resolution first when choosing a monitor for their computer. Then he chooses the device he will buy, evaluating according to the type of panel and the budget. However, if we want to have a better user experience when purchasing these products, we should also pay attention to the Hz and MS values. So what is the MS (response time) of monitors?
MS (response time) What is the duration?
MS, which stands for Response Time in monitors, represents the arrival time of the image transferred from the panel to the screen. The pixels inside the panel reflect different colors to create an image. As this time increases, halos appear on the screen and dark areas in the image. Therefore, the lower the MS value, the better.
The duration of MS, which we can better understand when playing high-motion games, especially on player computers, will make it difficult for our eyes to distinguish the difference when it is below a certain level. This value is also considered to be approximately 5 MS.
Of course, until a few years ago only TN panel type monitors could give values of 5 MS and below. Therefore, people who wanted IPS screen for high color accuracy and high viewing angle either had to pay very high prices or give up this feature.
But today almost all IPS, VA and TN panels can support up to 1 MS. Moreover, this situation is not strongly reflected in prices. Because of this, TN panels have become something that does not represent high performance, but an affordable price. Of course, we say this compared to its competitors with the same resolution and refresh rate.
Additionally, the refresh rate of the monitor you purchase is also a determining factor in how long MS lasts. For example, on a relatively old 60 Hz monitor, the duration of 16 ms is not so noticeable, while on a 144 or 240 Hz monitor, this value reaches an unacceptable level when it exceeds 8 levels.
But all may not be as it seems. For example, the black-to-black transition time of monitor pixels is measured in 5 ms, while the black-to-red transition time can increase to 20 ms values. However, on a 2 MS monitor, this value will drop to 15. Also, at this point, even the quality of the HDMI or Display Port cable you used can have an impact.
As a result, at this stage, users are advised to choose a monitor with an IPS panel with high color accuracy, above 120 Hz and below 5 MS. Of course, according to the budget, the resolution can be increased to 4K and 360 Hz. You can also reduce the response time to 1 ms.
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