An extraordinary array of cutting-edge technology powers ViewSonic's gaming monitors. Scroll down this page to learn the technical side of how these various technologies serve to enhance your gaming experiences.
The refresh rate of a monitor refers to the number of frames it can draw and display in a single second. Measured in Hertz (with a single Hz unit being equal to one cycle per second), a monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate (such as the ViewSonic XG03) is capable of displaying 165 frames per second. Because video’s illusion of motion is achieved through slight variations from one frame to the next, a greater amount of frames serves to make the transition from each frame more gradual. This results in smoother video and gameplay.
It is important to note that a monitor’s video source is just as integral to achieving its maximum refresh rate as the monitor. If a video input source is incapable of processing the video at the monitor’s refresh rate, the monitor will display frames multiple times to compensate for the frame-rate differential. If a monitor’s refresh rate is less than that of the video source its being fed, the monitor will display as many frames as it can, but several will go undisplayed, possibly resulting in screen tearing.
A display device’s response time refers to how long the monitor, television, etc. takes to change from either active black-to-inactive white or from grey to grey. Measured in milliseconds, a monitor with a 1ms black-to-white response time (such as the ViewSonic XG01) is capable of switching its pixels from black-to-white in 1 millisecond, an advantageous speed ideal for gaming. Display devices with slow response times often suffer from ghosting, a visual disruption that occurs when an outdated image lingers longer than it should.
As explained in the refresh rate section of this page, interruptive visual discrepancies can occur when a video source and a display operate at different refresh rates. To combat this issue, GPU titans AMD and NVIDIA developed unique proprietary adaptive sync technologies that have since been adopted by the majority of monitor manufacturers.
AMD FreeSync™, is an adaptive sync technology based around the Video Electronics Standards Association’s new DisplayPort 1.2a standard. Because it requires no proprietary hardware, FreeSync is a common feature amongst gaming monitors.
NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology achieves the same goal, but is different in a few important ways. Through the use of an NVIDIA-made module built into each G-SYNC compatible-monitor, G-SYNC forces a monitor to match the frame-rate of the video outputting device.
One of NVIDIA’s latest innovations, select G-SYNC monitors feature an Ultra Low Motion Blur display mode for gamers who demand consistently clear visuals, even during scenes of intense movement. Achieved through strobing the monitor’s backlight, ULMB serves to eliminate motion blur and further reduce input latency.
Initially developed to surpass the color reproduction capabilities of contemporary displays, IPS (in-plane switching) panel technology imbues LCD monitors with unmatched contrast ratios, high color accuracy, significantly minimized color shift, and wider viewing angles.
In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, HD has become the new standard for nearly all display devices. While standard high-definition continues to captivate our imaginations with its remarkable fidelity, displays with resolutions beyond 1080p have begun to make an impact in the consumer space in recent years. Quad HD (or QHD) monitors boast display resolutions of 2560x1440, and even greater still, 4K UHD monitors have an incredible 3840x2160 display resolution.
Designed for players with diverse tastes in games, ViewSonic’s XG03 and XG01 monitors feature a multitude of convenient, professionally-configured graphical presets for the world’s favorite game genres. Easily accessible from a newly redesigned on-screen display, gamers have the flexibility to go with ViewSonic’s recommended settings or to manually adjust every parameter to their personal preference.
For richer, deeper black levels that enhance instead of obscure, ViewSonic gaming monitors feature Black Stabilization technology to deliver the perfect amount of visibility in shadowy environments.
The bane of gamers everywhere, input lag can diminish your favorite games to unenjoyable, unplayable slogs. To combat this problem that grows in severity as games increase in graphical complexity, ViewSonic monitors utilize a monitor process reducer to significantly reduce input (your GPU) to output (your monitor) latency. This optimization also serves to empower gamers with greater responsiveness from their peripheral devices by turning off unnecessary functions.
Thanks to their fully adjustable ergonomic stands that can be tilted, swiveled, pivoted, and height-adjusted to every practical angle and elevation, ViewSonic gaming monitors provide a multitude of comfortable viewing angles.