Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

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Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Moushady » 28 Oct 2020, 04:08

Hi,

I just got my alienware 240hz aw2518h, but the monitor feels like there is motion blur on it and not as clear picture as my xl2411.
If someone can help me to make the picture more clear like using the fast response time without getting that ghosting trail it would be appreciated.
Also i would like to know how to use CRU for best competitive edge on this monitor.

Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 28 Oct 2020, 19:44

Do you prefer strobe-based motion blur reduction (e.g. ULMB), or framerate-based motion blur reduction (e.g. brute framerate & Hz)?

If you prefer strobeless blur reduction -- we prefer absolute minimum 2x refresh rate upgrades, i.e. 60Hz->144Hz, or the 144Hz->360Hz upgrade, since you need to double refresh rate to halve display motion blur (for framerate-based motion blur reduction).
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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by TTT » 02 Nov 2020, 09:43

Thats how the first gen 240hz are.

In comparison to the upgraded 240hz and other 144hz they are laggy panels.

Also the picture does look a bit fuzzy and soft all the time, you need to use Nvidia image sharpening to make it clearer.

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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by wiraxbox363 » 09 Nov 2020, 18:50

So there is no noticeable improvement over 144hz 4ms to 144hz 1ms monitor?

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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Moushady » 27 Nov 2020, 19:42

Chief Blur Buster wrote:
28 Oct 2020, 19:44
Do you prefer strobe-based motion blur reduction (e.g. ULMB), or framerate-based motion blur reduction (e.g. brute framerate & Hz)?

If you prefer strobeless blur reduction -- we prefer absolute minimum 2x refresh rate upgrades, i.e. 60Hz->144Hz, or the 144Hz->360Hz upgrade, since you need to double refresh rate to halve display motion blur (for framerate-based motion blur reduction).
Sorry for the late reply,

I want a framerate-based motion blur reduction, do i need to download CRU and if so, is there some settings that help make objects clearer when moving ?

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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 27 Nov 2020, 20:00

Moushady wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 19:42
I want a framerate-based motion blur reduction, do i need to download CRU and if so, is there some settings that help make objects clearer when moving
Your refresh rate dictates the limits of framerate-based motion blur reduction.

You need to upgrade your refresh rate rate if you want the best blur reduction you can get from your frame rates above your current Hz.
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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 27 Nov 2020, 20:00

Moushady wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 19:42
I want a framerate-based motion blur reduction, do i need to download CRU and if so, is there some settings that help make objects clearer when moving
Your refresh rate dictates the limits of framerate-based motion blur reduction.

You need to upgrade your refresh rate rate if you want the best blur reduction you can get from your frame rates above your current Hz.

As a rule of thumb, doubling your frame rate will halve motion blur. 60Hz->120Hz->240Hz. I recommend geometric upgrades to your refresh rate if you want to reduce motion blur without strobing (no ULMB). It is a part of why I am a huge fan of future 1000fps 1000Hz low persistence sample-and-hold.

For people who are picky about strobeless (framerate-based) motion blur reduction (no strobing), I recommend at least doubling your refresh rate when you upgrade your monitor, so 144Hz upgraders should go straight to at least 280Hz+

60Hz->144Hz is ~2.4x clearer for framerate=Hz motion
144Hz->240Hz is ~1.6x clearer for framerate=Hz motion
144Hz->360Hz is ~2.5x clearer for framerate=Hz motion

Make sure you also upgrade your GPU too and/or enable your frame rate amplification feature (such as RTX DLSS 2.0). Current frame rate amplification modes like those only currently give you ~1.5x to 2.5x more framerate though (tomorrow's frame rate amplification will be better), but is a great tool for strobeless motion blur reduction.

If you can't raise your refresh rate, the only way to get less motion blur is your strobe backlight mode.

For more reading, see CRT Nirvana Guide for DIsappointed CRT-to-LCD Upgraders. Be noted that this is motion-clarity-priority, more than latency-priority, however, raising refresh rates will reduce lag regardless of whether you use strobing or not.
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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Moushady » 28 Nov 2020, 12:34

Chief Blur Buster wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 20:00
Moushady wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 19:42
I want a framerate-based motion blur reduction, do i need to download CRU and if so, is there some settings that help make objects clearer when moving
Your refresh rate dictates the limits of framerate-based motion blur reduction.

You need to upgrade your refresh rate rate if you want the best blur reduction you can get from your frame rates above your current Hz.

As a rule of thumb, doubling your frame rate will halve motion blur. 60Hz->120Hz->240Hz. I recommend geometric upgrades to your refresh rate if you want to reduce motion blur without strobing (no ULMB). It is a part of why I am a huge fan of future 1000fps 1000Hz low persistence sample-and-hold.

For people who are picky about strobeless (framerate-based) motion blur reduction (no strobing), I recommend at least doubling your refresh rate when you upgrade your monitor, so 144Hz upgraders should go straight to at least 280Hz+

60Hz->144Hz is ~2.4x clearer for framerate=Hz motion
144Hz->240Hz is ~1.6x clearer for framerate=Hz motion
144Hz->360Hz is ~2.5x clearer for framerate=Hz motion

Make sure you also upgrade your GPU too and/or enable your frame rate amplification feature (such as RTX DLSS 2.0). Current frame rate amplification modes like those only currently give you ~1.5x to 2.5x more framerate though (tomorrow's frame rate amplification will be better), but is a great tool for strobeless motion blur reduction.

If you can't raise your refresh rate, the only way to get less motion blur is your strobe backlight mode.

For more reading, see CRT Nirvana Guide for DIsappointed CRT-to-LCD Upgraders. Be noted that this is motion-clarity-priority, more than latency-priority, however, raising refresh rates will reduce lag regardless of whether you use strobing or not.
So should i be able to increase hz through Cru ?

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Re: Settings for clearest 240Hz blur reduction mode on aw2518h

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 28 Nov 2020, 12:57

Moushady wrote:
28 Nov 2020, 12:34
So should i be able to increase hz through Cru ?
Usually, no.
AW2518H is not adequately overclockable via CRU
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