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    Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    In other industry news, Acer is to spin off its PC gaming peripherals as 'Gadget Technology'.
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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    AMD has two chip packaging locations - one in Malaysia and one in China,and quite a few Ryzen CPUs are packaged in China.

    Intel gas four chip packaging locations - two in China,one in Malaysia and one in Vietnam,with the one in Vietnam being recently downsized. Intel has said they will shift production around its facilities to avoid the tariffs:

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-in...-idUKKBN1JF07Q


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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    I guess I'm from an era of good quality being good quality. There wasn't such a thing as a gaming display, as all CRTs could play games, you didn't need to get one that specialised in low lag, as none of them did.

    I can kinda understand the gaming mouse trend, as different sensitivities is arguable (but I haven't found anybody to use anywhere near the highest settings without changing software down to compensate).

    But I guess anything can be gaming these days if you slap some LEDs on it and some garish sharp edged plastic.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I guess I'm from an era of good quality being good quality. There wasn't such a thing as a gaming display, as all CRTs could play games, you didn't need to get one that specialised in low lag, as none of them did.

    I can kinda understand the gaming mouse trend, as different sensitivities is arguable (but I haven't found anybody to use anywhere near the highest settings without changing software down to compensate).

    But I guess anything can be gaming these days if you slap some LEDs on it and some garish sharp edged plastic.
    High refresh rates for monitors and sensors that don't drift or try to "correct" in mice.
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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    but I haven't found anybody to use anywhere near the highest settings without changing software down to compensate
    On my current mouse, the settings far exceed what my first CM mouse would do at maximum. Does that count?
    I thought you lowered the software settings because the peripheral version was more precise, not as compensation?

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    margins generated from gaming models "are three times as high,"
    Ah, that explains why they're all such overpriced rip-offs then...

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Bring on the trade war trump! Thank god someone has the balls to say USA can't afford to give away 550B+ every year in trade deficits due to crap like 25% on a car going to japan, china, etc etc, while they only pay 2.5% for every car that comes OUR way (china doesn't even pay the 2.5% they are supposed to anyway...ROFL). Every 2 years that is another TRILLION that USA citizens owe due to GIVING away our wealth. This practice was OK for UNDER-developed nations AGES ago, but is outright stupid today.

    ZERO tariffs PERIOD, or TRUMP should MATCH EVERY TARIFF FROM EVERY COUNTRY PERIOD! Is it really a TRADE WAR, or just bringing things to FAIR TRADE levels? The free money train is over people. USA can't afford it now and haven't been able to for ages. If our country breaks, everyone is in trouble (we pay for nearly everything, so if we can't...you do the math).

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyspecial View Post
    Bring on the trade war trump! Thank god someone has the balls to say USA can't afford to give away 550B+ every year in trade deficits due to crap like 25% on a car going to japan, china, etc etc, while they only pay 2.5% for every car that comes OUR way (china doesn't even pay the 2.5% they are supposed to anyway...ROFL). Every 2 years that is another TRILLION that USA citizens owe due to GIVING away our wealth. This practice was OK for UNDER-developed nations AGES ago, but is outright stupid today.

    ZERO tariffs PERIOD, or TRUMP should MATCH EVERY TARIFF FROM EVERY COUNTRY PERIOD! Is it really a TRADE WAR, or just bringing things to FAIR TRADE levels? The free money train is over people. USA can't afford it now and haven't been able to for ages. If our country breaks, everyone is in trouble (we pay for nearly everything, so if we can't...you do the math).
    And this is relevant to monitors because?

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    On my current mouse, the settings far exceed what my first CM mouse would do at maximum. Does that count?
    I thought you lowered the software settings because the peripheral version was more precise, not as compensation?
    Oh indeed, mine is higher than non-gaming mice, but if I go up to the extreme end of it, it's an absolute joke.

    I don't think you're right about the sensitivity thing, but I'm happy to stand corrected. The sensitive scale on a mouse in Windows is multiplying or dividing the inputs, so you will get a degree of snapping depending on how the numbers round. Leaving the hardware to do the sensitivity and set Windows to neutral is the best way to get an accurate read.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    DPI is in the hardware sensitivity is in software, DPI is basically how often the sensor images the surface it's moving over, sensitivity is how far to move in relation to those different images. Ideally you want a high DPI setting with a low sensitivity but if you go to far you get jitter.

    Snapping (aka: angle snapping) is a separate thing that tries to 'snap' what maybe an attempt at you drawing a straight line into a straight line.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Oh indeed, mine is higher than non-gaming mice, but if I go up to the extreme end of it, it's an absolute joke.
    My CM is a gaming mouse. It has lights and even an OMGKickassAwesome product name - CoolerMaster Storm Inferno!!
    Oddly enough, it was under £30 new!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I don't think you're right about the sensitivity thing, but I'm happy to stand corrected.
    Not sure if Corky did correct, or merely expand on what you said. I just turn DPI up and sensitivity down.
    I'm running about 4000DPI these days, for general use, but I do sometimes dial it up... Depends on the game.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    I think its time Companys need to move out of China, and into other places with equal oppertunitys and without the IP risks that comes from manufacturing in China. Also, with Ping making himself more and more powerfull, it can only end badly.

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    Re: Gaming monitor market boom attracts competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I guess I'm from an era of good quality being good quality. There wasn't such a thing as a gaming display, as all CRTs could play games, you didn't need to get one that specialised in low lag, as none of them did.

    I can kinda understand the gaming mouse trend, as different sensitivities is arguable (but I haven't found anybody to use anywhere near the highest settings without changing software down to compensate).

    But I guess anything can be gaming these days if you slap some LEDs on it and some garish sharp edged plastic.
    I think you are forgetting that there were different types of CRTs. Higher refresh CRTs did exist, they were meant to be for less eye strain. The sharpness and clearness of picture could be improved by buying a monitor with a Trinitron tube for example. Back then, gaming monitors did exist. Do you remember interlaced and non-interlaced CRTs? What about monitors with built in speakers, what were they for if not gaming?

    When CRTs were common you didn’t have competitive multiplayer gaming where people could actually make a living from it. So having a monitor that gave you a competitive edge over someone else wasn’t particularly useful

    I had a 22” Trinitron CRT, it took up almost my entire desk depth and I could barely fit a keyboard in front of it. If we all were still using CRTs we would need gigantic desks to accommodate the larger screen sizes we have now got used to having. Do you remember how big CRT TVs were? Imagine a couple of them on your computer desk side by side…
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