Yep. ViewSonic had me factory-optimize the ClearXP+ strobe backlight mode on this monitor.
For a long time, bad strobe crosstalk
and poor strobed color quality has been a long-time pet peeve of Blur Busters.
It's 120 Hz strobing is among the better I've seen thus far.
Yes, you heard me right. 99% sRGB strobed. IPS colors strobed. With the low crosstalk of TN. The cake is not a lie.
Its 1ms IPS is roughly as fast as a yesteryear 1ms TN. Even if not perfect 1ms. See Pixel Response: GtG vs MPRT FAQ
for how pixel response numbers are measured, it's really fuzzy. But I've seen worse and ghostier 1ms TN panels than these 240 Hz 1ms Nano IPS panels. For 120Hz, I have less strobe crosstalk on my XG270 than my very old BenQ XL2720 which I also love for its flexibility.
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Amazon: ViewSonic XG270 -- 240Hz 1ms IPS Gaming Monitor
Also, I am pleased to mention that the XG270 is easy user firmware upgradeable via its USB port! No dongles.
A new Blur Busters Approved firmware is coming at ViewSonic that will add levels to the strobe backlight (Light, Normal, Extreme) as a pulse width adjustment. Though you can't adjust strobe phase, you will eventually be able to adjust pulse width in granular steps. I believe the new firmware is coming out early 2020. While you still lose a lot of brightness strobing. I'm able to get it pretty bright (about 2.5x to 4x brighter than PureXP+ first firmware) with the upcoming firmware I'm currently testing.
Custom Refresh Rate compatible (NVIDIA / AMD / ToastyX). Single strobes 75Hz thru 240Hz. Recommended strobe refresh is 120 Hz. Refresh rate headroom is your friend. No monitor (TN or IPS) does low-crosstalk at 240Hz yet. Though requires help to single-strobe 60 Hz, it also does really great strobed 60 Hz via software BFI in emulators (much better on this IPS than on TN). The nearly crosstalk-free 100 Hz and 120 Hz motion clarity reminds me of a Sony FW900 CRT on my desk -- except for LCD-style blacks instead of CRT-style blacks
. The most CRT-color-quality strobing I've seen so far at this price range (if you strobe at 120Hz or less).
P.S. Although the marketing copy says "left/right" -- the blur reduction is omnidirectional and works vertically too. Marketing copy probably refers to TestUFO and FPS head turning since that's sideways motion. It works fine with vertical web browser smooth scrolling, no text ghosting -- we've dialed the strobe-optimized overdrive with careful consideration of comfortable strobed browser smooth scrolling too, not just games!
We're a LONG way from the "Poor LightBoost Colors" days, toto!
99% sRGB color gamut strobed.