Gaming has not just become a source of entertainment but has now entered into the professional world, generating a significant amount of revenue for the economy. Those who belong to this field know the importance of the peripherals they are using, one of them is the monitor they are having in front of them. Following this, the type of panel you are choosing for the monitor plays a crucial part in the quality of the display. Let’s talk about it and check which one of the types is worst, good, and best for gaming.
There are three major types of panels for whether it’s an LED or LCD monitor. The IPS (In-Plane Switching), VA (Vertical Alignment), and TN (Twisted Nematic). There are two main scales to determine the efficacy of the components, i.e. the quality and performance.
Gamers usually choose performance over quality in order to examine the efficiency of the panel, so we are.
The In-Plane Switching panel of the monitor is the best one for gaming according to the performance perspective. It has the most accurate and detailed color spectrum offering the sharpest and crisp image on the screen. You might not find the best in terms of contrast as the highest it can go is up to a 1000:1 contrast ratio, though the color gamut is saturated with DCI P3.
As for the response time, that is highly important for gamers, IPS panels offer 1-2 ms, which is very nice for RTS and FPS games. Further, the viewing angle of the screen is pretty good, whatever the angle you choose to view the screen, you can fetch the maximum of the content without a change in colors and depths.
IPS is not only suitable for gaming, but if you intend to do professional editing of videos and photos, even animating, this panel produces great results.
The vertical alignment panel of the monitor is good in terms of contrast and colors. This panel offers up to 3000:1 high contrast ratio and sometimes offers more, whereas the color saturation includes the Adobe RGB color gamut that is very feasible for video editing and animating.
Getting ahead, it offers 2-5 ms response time though mostly you will be getting a response time of 4-5 ms. The view angles are 178 degrees both from vertical and horizontal sides, thus this is another ideal option for gaming and professional working.
The Twisted Nematic is the most suitable panel for those who prefer performance over the quality of the content. This panel doesn’t offer great color depts like IPS and VA and doesn’t go up to a 1000:1 contrast ratio.
However, the best part of this panel is the minimum response time, resulting in the fast gaming performance that none of the other panels could offer. Besides, the view angles are not favorable for gaming.
There are many beginners and newcomers in the gaming world who seek budget gaming monitors instead of high-end competitive gaming components. For this, you rather look for a TN panel monitor because this is the only panel that costs less compared to the IPS and VA.
We have concluded that the IPS panel is the one that satiates the user both for performance and quality-wise. Although the VA panel ranks the second position and the TN comes third in this matter. You can reverse this if you prefer to have a high response time and high refresh rate along with the budget benefit, this refers to mainly the TN panel.