This is because the refreshrate headroom power was redirected to improve 120Hz strobe quality.CommandoSteve wrote: ↑01 Jun 2020, 11:52Why would I buy a 240hz monitor just to use it at 120hz though? Wouldn't I buy a 120hz monitor for that? I have the AW2518hf but was disappointed by the motion blur for competitive shooters and was looking for a different monitor, would this one be a good choice?
120Hz strobe on 240Hz can be superior to 120Hz strobe on 144Hz, if the strobe mode is tuned in such a way.
It looks more like a proper 120Hz CRT that way, with spectacular CRT-quality 120fps@120Hz single-images (no double images).
The good news is that the users do have a choice
Other strobe brands such as ULMB put a padlock on restricting the strobe range (limit strobe 144Hz max, and or limited settings like 85Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz) but PureXP is completely unlocked from 75Hz to 240Hz, at all custom Hz, in 0.001Hz increments (created via NVIDIA Custom Resolution, or ToastyX Custom Resolution). So you can strobe at any refresh rate 75Hz or higher, unlike only one, two, or three refresh rates.
The user can choose between adverage-looking 240Hz strobe, or spectacular-looking 120Hz strobe (nearly no strobe crosstalk double images).
It's a law of physics problem trying to hide LCD GtG pixel response in VBI between refresh cycles, and using a lower Hz below max, helps solve that. Fortunately, you don't have to stick to 120Hz, and you can simply use 240Hz.
The problem affects all brands. We just simply made lower-Hz strobe better than most of the competition. Try 100Hz or 120Hz strobe on most monitors, then compare to 120Hz strobe on ViewSonic XG270...