marraco :

This test means nothing. It should had made with a statistician, the same way that a motherboard review is done by somebody knowledgeable in motherboards.

48 samples is too low. If you generate 48 samples randomly, most results will look like this, instead of 50% / 50%

Start excel, generate 1000 samples at random, and it will come close to 50% for each choice (example: 55/45%). But if you generate only 48, most trials will be extremely biased in favor of any alternative.

In other words, this test is not different than a random result. It means nothing. You can repeat exactly the same experiment and get the opposite results.

Worse, if 10 out of 50 players (20%) know what is the real hardware, then it gets even more biased.

Of course, you cannot collect 1000 monitors, but you can cycle the players, and get more players.

48 samples is too low. If you generate 48 samples randomly, most results will look like this, instead of 50% / 50%

Start excel, generate 1000 samples at random, and it will come close to 50% for each choice (example: 55/45%). But if you generate only 48, most trials will be extremely biased in favor of any alternative.

In other words, this test is not different than a random result. It means nothing. You can repeat exactly the same experiment and get the opposite results.

Worse, if 10 out of 50 players (20%) know what is the real hardware, then it gets even more biased.

Of course, you cannot collect 1000 monitors, but you can cycle the players, and get more players.

You clearly know nothing about statistics, sampling, and surveys. I created an account just to respond to this to ensure other mental-midgets out there aren't affected by this idiocy.

First, there's nothing random about this... it's a survey. Generating random variables on a normal distribution will _always_ average to 50%... that's the definition and has abso-f'n-lutely nothing to do with anything at all. Everyone here is dumber for having read your "impressive" sounding experiment. If we sampled 12, 48, or even 1,000 people on whether the sky is blue or red and said blue... that's like you saying 100% is invalid because you could do a spreadsheet doing 1+1 over a thousand times and it always equals 2.... jeebus.

Second, if a survey somehow magically followed a random distribution, 48 samples is plenty. In fact 14 has enough statistical power if the standard deviation is not significant. But this is just an idiotic red herring. If Tom's Hardware did in fact eliminate bias (which they did by anonymizing the hardware), whether it was 12, 28, 48, or 1,000 - the results would have been the same: G-Sync would have came out ahead.

Everyone, please down-vote this thread.