Many players pay special attention to the panel when choosing a monitor. Generally, there are three main types on the market, TN (Twisted Nematic), IPS (In-Plane-Switching) and VA (Vertical Alignment Multi-quadrant vertical alignment) Type), the three panels have their own advantages and disadvantages, you should distinguish your needs when choosing.
TN screen: fast response time is an advantage
The TN screen is a common soft screen earlier. You can press the water ripples with your hands. This is one of the earliest LCD panels used, and it is also widely used because it has the most mature technology and the lowest cost. The TN screen has a fast response speed, the fastest can reach 1ms, and there will be no afterimage. Screens using this material are usually used as professional gaming screens. With a fast response time, the TN screen can present high-speed changing scene details without loss.
On the other hand, the defects of TN panel are also obvious. The output grayscale is small, and the native color is only 6bit. The color of the screen is white, and the viewing angle is small. The display effect is general. Therefore, if you are engaged in design, post-production work related to film and television, or have high requirements for screen color when watching movies and entertainment, it is not recommended to buy this kind of screen.
This kind of monitor is generally recommended for FPS gamers. On the one hand, players need a high refresh rate. On the other hand, the extremely fast response time also makes the screen switching of the TN monitor without smearing. Although the color is not good enough, it can pass the mode Select to adjust different picture color modes for games.
IPS screen: wide viewing angle, good color
The IPS screen panel is hard, and the screen will not be deformed when you touch the screen with your fingers. The IPS screen is much better than the TN panel in terms of color display, viewing angle, etc. It also has a bright performance in terms of color rendering range and accuracy. The wide viewing angle is the native advantage of the IPS panel, no matter which angle is viewed. Color cast will occur.
At present, most professional screens related to image processing use IPS panels. Apple has also been bundling IPS screens for promotion. For users who prefer Macs, IPS screens are a good choice.
In addition, although the IPS screen is slightly inferior to the TN screen in response time, thanks to the excellent color performance of the IPS screen, for ordinary gamers who have both office and entertainment needs, the IPS screen is still worth considering.
Due to the limitation that IPS screens need more backlights to improve brightness, light leakage is a common problem of IPS screens if the control is not good. However, professional screen manufacturers usually have a more standardized control mechanism when dealing with this problem, which is more trustworthy.
The performance of IPS is relatively versatile, and it can be used by both game enthusiasts and professional graphic and video workers. In the past, IPS faced the problem of slow response time. However, with the development of new technologies, Nano IPS screens can also reach GTG of 1ms. The response time is so bad that this kind of screen works for almost everyone.
VA screen: high contrast
The VA panel is also a soft screen. As long as you touch the panel with your finger, the VA panel shows plum patterns, and the TN panel shows water ripples. VA panel is a panel type that is widely used in mid-to-high-end liquid crystal displays. Panel companies such as Fujitsu, Samsung, Chi Mei Electronics, and AUO have all adopted this panel technology. The VA screen is characterized by higher latitude and contrast ratio, which can reach a high contrast ratio of 3000:1, and the black and white in the picture are purer, and there will be no problems such as light leakage.
The defect of the VA panel is mainly reflected in the response time. Fortunately, the response time of the VA panel has been greatly improved and is sufficient for normal use.
At this stage, the color performance of the VA panel is also very good, and the price of the VA panel is low, which is very friendly to gamers who are just getting started. The display itself is a flexible screen, and some high-end curved large screens often use VA panels, which will be more immersive when used for game viewing.