LCD pixel refresh times of 35ms are just not up to snuff for late-nite owls used
to FPS'ing away at 250 frames a second. Lucky for you, technology has
finally caught up with the demand for "faster" LCD displays, and after
the slow introduction of 16ms panels, you guessed it... 8ms panels are now becoming widely available.
Consumers who shop carefully can easily find entry level LCDs in the 17"/19" range with sub-25ms pixel refresh
The 17" Samsung SyncMaster 730B LCD display
PCSTATS is reviewing in this article is a good example - it's
intended for mainstream budgets, and it boasts an 8ms pixel refresh rate according to the
manufacturer. Also on the list of admirable qualities for the
SyncMaster 730B is a 600:1 contrast ratio, 0.264mm dot pitch, 300nits brightness value, and 160°/160° (Horizontal/Vertical) viewing angles. Environmentally, since we should all do our
part to use less energy (and pay less subsequently), it's comforting to know that
a display like the Samsung 730B consumes as little as 34W; less than half of what a
conventional 17" CRT draws.