I tried to make it clear that the Reflex driver changes and Reflex Latency Analyzer are separate entities. However, there is definitely overlap. Nvidia is pushing these new Reflex enabled monitors and mice as being the top performance (in terms of latency) hardware right now. Buying a Reflex mouse and monitor just happens to also get you Reflex Latency Analyzer.I found this article (and the other related one) a bit confusing because they seem to conflate Nvidia Reflex (NR) and Nvidia Reflex Latency Analzyer (NRLA) and use the terms interchangeably.
NR reduces latency. It is comprised of the NR SDK (which includes a Low Latency Boost feature) which game devs can use, and an Ultra Low Latency Mode in the driver. It does not require a special mouse or monitor. You need a 900 series or newer GPU to take advantage of NR SDK (Boost feature works on any GPU though).
NRLA does not reduce latency, it merely measures latency. It requires a special mouse + monitor. Not seeing anything about GPU requirements.
In this case, it's a complex topic, and simply posting the charts at the start would be a disservice. It would imply that all of this newfangled hardware is awesome and you should buy it. Without the context, Reflex Latency Analyzer looks better than it probably is. There's a reason Nvidia is using 360Hz displays, for example. But without additional hardware and testing, we can't say how it compares to 'normal' displays and mice. So, yes, the intro is front-loaded with a lot of extra detail. What is it you wanted to know exactly? Does it reduce latency. Yup. Does it do so better than a 240Hz or 144Hz non-Reflex display? Probably, but with diminishing returns.After reading the first couple of paragraphs of this article, I strongly suggest the author learn the meaning of the phrase "bury the lede".
First of all -- good article. My quibble was with the structuring; there isn't even a passing reference to what NRLA actually is or does until the ninth paragraph. For those already familiar with NR/NRLA, that structure may work, but in my case it was rather confusing.In this case, it's a complex topic...So, yes, the intro is front-loaded with a lot of extra detail. What is it you wanted to know exactly? ...