Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

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Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

Post by .kernel 0x000 » 08 Oct 2020, 23:57

Last time I tried strobing it was on the 2014 ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q and it felt unusable because of how low you had to lower the brightness. I'm now seeing 240Hz monitors with strobing and wondering if the time is right for this sort of thing. How are things now?

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Re: Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

Post by speancer » 09 Oct 2020, 04:34

Out of all monitors I tested, the only strobing technology I found usable was the one from Zowie, it's called Dynamic Accuracy (DyAc) and it does not impact brightness whatsoever. All other strobing techs were just too dim for me, brightness impact was significant, and I really need my display pretty bright for competitive play. I'm currently waiting for BenQ Zowie XL2546K release to test it, it's the newest model, so if you want to give Zowie XL series and their DyAc strobing a try, I'd go with this one.
Tested displays: ASUS VG259QMASUS VG279QMHP Omen X 25fBenQ Zowie XL2546 MSI MAG251RXAcer Predator XB273 XAcer Predator XB271HU
Displays to test: BenQ Zowie XL2546K (currently testing)

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Re: Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

Post by .kernel 0x000 » 10 Oct 2020, 16:36

speancer wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 04:34
Out of all monitors I tested, the only strobing technology I found usable was the one from Zowie, it's called Dynamic Accuracy (DyAc) and it does not impact brightness whatsoever. All other strobing techs were just too dim for me, brightness impact was significant, and I really need my display pretty bright for competitive play. I'm currently waiting for BenQ Zowie XL2546K release to test it, it's the newest model, so if you want to give Zowie XL series and their DyAc strobing a try, I'd go with this one.
That looks like a good model. I can't find any release info online, when does it release?

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Re: Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

Post by speancer » 10 Oct 2020, 16:44

.kernel 0x000 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 16:36
That looks like a good model. I can't find any release info online, when does it release?
It's already released, but availability varies depending on region apparently. I contacted BenQ directly some time ago, they said XL2546K should be available in my country mid October, or at least that's what they are hoping for.
Tested displays: ASUS VG259QMASUS VG279QMHP Omen X 25fBenQ Zowie XL2546 MSI MAG251RXAcer Predator XB273 XAcer Predator XB271HU
Displays to test: BenQ Zowie XL2546K (currently testing)

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Re: Is there strobing that doesn't hurt your eyes?

Post by .kernel 0x000 » 11 Oct 2020, 04:18

speancer wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 16:44
.kernel 0x000 wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 16:36
That looks like a good model. I can't find any release info online, when does it release?
It's already released, but availability varies depending on region apparently. I contacted BenQ directly some time ago, they said XL2546K should be available in my country mid October, or at least that's what they are hoping for.
Sounds good I will wait for this. What type of fps do you need to take advantage of Dyac? I've heard for strobing you need framerate to be like 2x your refresh rate, so ie 480fps for 240Hz or then there's allot of visual anomalies like crosstalk or screen tearing. Is this the case for Dyac? I am only really concerned with CSGO when it comes to this, I play with Vsync OFF and fps_max 999

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