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#1 helium_biscuit

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:15 PM

The display lag of the monitor I'm thinking about buying is only 9ms.

I just wanted to know if hooking up the monitor to my laptop (AND TURNING OFF THE LAPTOP MONITOR) would cause even more lag than I have now.

And if it does, would building/buying a whole new PC fix the problem?

I would like minimal lag for gaming purposes.

Does anyone know?



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:54 AM

Simply having a monitor hooked up to your laptop will not create display lag. It will be entirely dependent on your monitor. In this day and age, 9ms is on the slower side, but still may be sufficient. It will be up to your eyes if you are to see a difference.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:39 AM

...would cause even more lag than I have now.

This part makes me question what's actually going on here.  If you're having performance issues with the built in display, chances are you will with external displays also.  Now if it's a case of the laptop just having an absolutely terrible panel paired with a capable system (I'm looking at you Dell 15Rs with i7s dedicated video and 1366x768 TN panels with horrid everything) then going the external monitor route may help you.  If low frame rates are the issue though it's not going to get better with an external display.

 

I don't see any specs listed anywhere so I have no clue if this would even apply to you, otherwise what Crow said  :withstupid:  <--I just wanted to use that for some reason, he's not stupid.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:37 AM

Game lag or display lag?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

Simply having a monitor hooked up to your laptop will not create display lag. It will be entirely dependent on your monitor. In this day and age, 9ms is on the slower side, but still may be sufficient. It will be up to your eyes if you are to see a difference.

 

 

 

...would cause even more lag than I have now.

This part makes me question what's actually going on here.  If you're having performance issues with the built in display, chances are you will with external displays also.  Now if it's a case of the laptop just having an absolutely terrible panel paired with a capable system (I'm looking at you Dell 15Rs with i7s dedicated video and 1366x768 TN panels with horrid everything) then going the external monitor route may help you.  If low frame rates are the issue though it's not going to get better with an external display.

 

I don't see any specs listed anywhere so I have no clue if this would even apply to you, otherwise what Crow said  :withstupid:  <--I just wanted to use that for some reason, he's not stupid.

 

 

 

Game lag or display lag?

 

 

This is what I'm trying to figure out:

 

http://www.displayla...-the-breakdown/

 

Also: there's nothing wrong with my laptop's display, I would just like a bigger display to game with.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

What graphics do you have in the laptop ??


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

What graphics do you have in the laptop ??

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: GeForce GT 650M
           DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
        Device Type: Full Device
         Device Key: EDITED OUT (IDK IF THIS IS SENSITIVE DATA)
     Display Memory: 4033 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 1985 MB
      Shared Memory: 2048 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (59Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: unknown
         Monitor Id: EDITED OUT
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (59.934Hz)
        Output Type: Internal


Edited by helium_biscuit, 09 July 2014 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:59 PM

That card should support a larger monitor no problem .


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