what to pick for the best less eye strain monitor out there?

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Legacy
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what to pick for the best less eye strain monitor out there?

Post by Legacy » 11 Oct 2019, 19:19

Hello,

I'm actually on a 60hz monitor (Asus VX238H, flicker-free with a blue light filter used on win ) and to describe it it's an eye strain fest both for me (an extensive pc user) and my little brother (who isn't quite much like me, play and use the pc casually ) specificaly while playing fps games on a matter of 1-2-3hours we get eye strain and noisea to the point we can't further continue playing, the point is i'm having huge difficulties to chose the right monitor, on a side i see people saying that 240hz monitors are more eye strainy/have more blur if being used in the 144hz=144fps range or less which i find myself mostly in it and on the other side i have the idea that the 240hz monitor with g-sync and panel lottery should be as good as a 144hz monitor, at first i thought that buying a 240hz monitor with ulmb and that high frequency would do the job as far as eye strain and blur reduction is concerned soo i was aiming to get a 240hz one (for the ability to use ulmb at 144hz and for the versality "more options and a wider hertz range"),
main key points would be :

TN
23-24.5"
1080P
G-sync

i've thought about the asus pg258q (following tft central review + the fact it's g-sync which should be better since the overdrive is controled by the module and that panel lottery thing = might be as good as a 144hz monitor on that refresh frequency/fps area, i also like the design and since i'm getting a new desk/chair and some stuff to build a nice looking setup that monitor would be a great addition) or the new acer predator XN253Q (there is two version one in 144hz and one in 240hz and both are quite new with better performances than the pg258q "altought i don't know if it's that quite of a visible/apparent difference")

i think my main problem both me and my little brother is the blur however i've got confused seeing the people out there having no eye strain problem just by switching to other monitors (from 240hz to 144hz ones altought there were diffirent use case scenario such as using g-sync vs not using and using blur reduction tech or ulmb vs not using it)

also is there a visual difference between let's say a real world 6ms g2g monitor and a 5ms g2g one (although both of them are marked as 1ms monitors ) ? should i consider this a determining factor in chosing the most suitable monitor for me ?

PS: i do have a 1080TI running at 2ghz and a i7-4790K at 4.60Ghz/20GB of ram so quite a decent pc to output high fps :)

and thank you guys for your time

Jason38
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Joined: 24 May 2019, 10:23

Re: what to pick for the best less eye strain monitor out th

Post by Jason38 » 17 Oct 2019, 00:23

Legacy wrote:Hello,

I'm actually on a 60hz monitor (Asus VX238H, flicker-free with a blue light filter used on win ) and to describe it it's an eye strain fest both for me (an extensive pc user) and my little brother (who isn't quite much like me, play and use the pc casually ) specificaly while playing fps games on a matter of 1-2-3hours we get eye strain and noisea to the point we can't further continue playing, the point is i'm having huge difficulties to chose the right monitor, on a side i see people saying that 240hz monitors are more eye strainy/have more blur if being used in the 144hz=144fps range or less which i find myself mostly in it and on the other side i have the idea that the 240hz monitor with g-sync and panel lottery should be as good as a 144hz monitor, at first i thought that buying a 240hz monitor with ulmb and that high frequency would do the job as far as eye strain and blur reduction is concerned soo i was aiming to get a 240hz one (for the ability to use ulmb at 144hz and for the versality "more options and a wider hertz range"),
main key points would be :

TN
23-24.5"
1080P
G-sync

i've thought about the asus pg258q (following tft central review + the fact it's g-sync which should be better since the overdrive is controled by the module and that panel lottery thing = might be as good as a 144hz monitor on that refresh frequency/fps area, i also like the design and since i'm getting a new desk/chair and some stuff to build a nice looking setup that monitor would be a great addition) or the new acer predator XN253Q (there is two version one in 144hz and one in 240hz and both are quite new with better performances than the pg258q "altought i don't know if it's that quite of a visible/apparent difference")

i think my main problem both me and my little brother is the blur however i've got confused seeing the people out there having no eye strain problem just by switching to other monitors (from 240hz to 144hz ones altought there were diffirent use case scenario such as using g-sync vs not using and using blur reduction tech or ulmb vs not using it)

also is there a visual difference between let's say a real world 6ms g2g monitor and a 5ms g2g one (although both of them are marked as 1ms monitors ) ? should i consider this a determining factor in chosing the most suitable monitor for me ?

PS: i do have a 1080TI running at 2ghz and a i7-4790K at 4.60Ghz/20GB of ram so quite a decent pc to output high fps :)

and thank you guys for your time
Is it the specific game you are playing? Have you tried playing different games? How is your room lighting? Is the screen by natural light and are you using high CRI light bulbs? Or are you playing in a dark dungeon? Have you tried playing with the over drive settings?? Asus I think they call it trace. Most of them I think you can bump them up to 80. I use the LG Ultragear 24GL600F-B 144HZ monitor and I can game on it for the whole day with no eye strain and have been using it since June I believe. I have crazy issues with monitors and LED lights and probably bought and returned 10 or so before I got the LG. LG UltraGear 27GL850-B 27 This monitor seems to be another good one as it's IPS at the same speed as TN. Chief is talking about a new monitor that is coming out soon that IS IPS 240HZ that is as fast as TN as well.

I think strain can come from a lot of things for me it's
LED doesn't produce true blacks and this seems to cause me issues. I find when I use the black equalizer it totally reduces my pain even if it means the blacks are little washed out.
Motion Blur - Another big one for that's probably why I have no issues with my Plasma TV's. That's why they are my favourite screen still.
Flicker - Buy any gaming monitor and usually it's flicker free
Blue Light - To combat this I turn the brightness and gamma down as much as possible.Where I have my monitor set right now I don't get eye pain.
LED Brightness - I find all LED's just too bright. I like dim screens and I always have. If I'm reading on my screen I find I have to use the windows night light just to take the harshness of the white down a touch. I never use the night light with gaming just when I'm on the Internet reading.
I only use halogen/Incandescent light bulbs in my room as well. I run 5 halogens and 3 incandescent bulbs. They have a 100CRI rating. Most LED's are 80 CRI unless you really look for higher ones which going the online route is the better way.

Good Luck!

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