Discussion What did going from a TN to an IPS panel feel like?

Countess_C

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I have never used a TN monitor, only IPS. I've read so many discussions about how happy people are with their 120/144 Hz monitors after having used 60 Hz ones, but not so many TN to IPS discussions. So, how did it feel when you went from TN to IPS? Did you also go up in size and refresh rate at the same time? :D

I'm on a 27" 1440p 60 Hz IPS monitor at the moment. Might buy a 144 Hz one someday when I have a better GPU. :)
 

Darkbreeze

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Like going from chunky to creamy smooth, peanut butter. LOL.

Personally, I don't think most gamers would care to go from TN to IPS though. Color accuracy, which is the main benefit of an IPS panel, isn't nearly as important for gaming and the IPS glow on those can be annoying especially if like many gamers do, you have a room that isn't all that bright and it shows up a lot. Depends a lot on the monitor though I suppose.
 
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Countess_C

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Personally, I don't think most gamers would care to go from TN to IPS though. Color accuracy, which is the main benefit of an IPS panel, isn't nearly as important for gaming and the IPS glow on those can be annoying especially if like many gamers do, you have a room that isn't all that bright and it shows up a lot. Depends a lot on the monitor though I suppose.
True, true. I watch film and edit pics a lot, so I like my IPS monitor for the colour accuracy and good viewing angles. I do play games, but mostly Sims 3, so 60 Hz is alright. The IPS glow doesn't bother me. :)
 

Darkbreeze

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A higher refresh rate IPS panel with a very low GTG response time would be a nice move for you since the other common aspects of IPS don't bother you. Just be sure to pay attention to professional reviews on whether the black uniformity is poor or good, because that can definitely be a deal breaker on some IPS panels even though they have good color accuracy. Nothing worse than blacks that look dark gray in places Brightness usually isn't a big issue on IPS, but uniformity CAN be simply due to the way many of them are designed.
 
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A higher refresh rate IPS panel with a very low GTG response time would be a nice move for you since the other common aspects of IPS don't bother you. Just be sure to pay attention to professional reviews on whether the black uniformity is poor or good, because that can definitely be a deal breaker on some IPS panels even though they have good color accuracy. Nothing worse than blacks that look dark gray in places Brightness usually isn't a big issue on IPS, but uniformity CAN be simply due to the way many of them are designed.
Good advice. :) Yeah, I always read professional reviews before I buy stuff like this. I hate to buy expensive things and then feel disappointed. It will take a while before I get a new monitor, though. I've just spent a lot on my new PC.
 
Tbh i dont notice the difference in response time between a 60hz tn laptop screen to a 60hz ips laptop screen to my 60hz va monitor.

I do however notice the colors and viewing angles. Va and ips are in a completely different league with way better colors and viewing angles than tn.
 
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