Does 240Hz Matter for Gaming ft. Gav from Slow Mo Guys

  • Published: 26 June 2019
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    Does a 240Hz monitor ACTUALLY make you more responsive when gaming? We asked Gav from The Slow Mo Guys to help us investigate this bold claim!

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Comments • 11 893

  • NcJuan
    NcJuan  8 hours back

    Get shroud as test subject and a 360 flick shot test

    • Alexander Eriksson
      Alexander Eriksson  12 hours back

      Doesn't this just mean that a 240hz monitor isn't going to make you a better csgo player?

      • Shannon Field
        Shannon Field  22 hours back

        The data released by nvidia is probably negligible because the people who buy 240hz monitors arent just casuals, theyre probably people who sink a lot of time and money into gaming. It's pretty much putting a car racer and enthusiast versus a regular driver, with the racer in his enthusiast vehicle and the normal guy in his everyday beater

        • Grim117reaper
          Grim117reaper  22 hours back

          Call shroud, brax and stewie2k

          • Jucc
            Jucc  1 days back

            8:43 no i will not trust iraq

            • Jesse Gagnon
              Jesse Gagnon  1 days back

              I need ideas for a decent gaming tv that's not a q or oled. Lg, Sony, and maybe even Samsung if refresh and lag is decent.

              • Eltzeeh
                Eltzeeh  2 days back

                (When Linus is missing all his sniper shots on cs)But Linus just really has bad aim and he is old, not young like most of the e sports players and gamers

                • singerbradley
                  singerbradley  2 days back

                  This test didn't control for the players getting better at the test over time.

                  • Min röst gäller
                    Min röst gäller  2 days back

                    @Linustechtips My eyes bleed on how slow reaction time you guys have, my goosh!...i been playing with 60hz for 15years and been known for fast all comes down to the player not the pc gear enough said.

                    • Daniel Chambers
                      Daniel Chambers  2 days back

                      that slap lol

                      • Joe F
                        Joe F  2 days back

                        nice video, insanly interesting, PART2!!

                        • Dean H
                          Dean H  3 days back

                          120HZ - fps_max 121

                          • Jamy Fox
                            Jamy Fox  3 days back

                            why comparing 60 vs 240 and not 144 vs 240 ?

                            • Marlandis
                              Marlandis  3 days back

                              Gotta say, this is one of my favorite videos on youtube ever. It was entertaining and insightful - awesome!

                              • nini9099
                                nini9099  3 days back

                                20:43 ,S.T.A.L.K.E.R. reference, anyone ?

                                • Richard F
                                  Richard F  3 days back


                                  • AceVenturaXii
                                    AceVenturaXii  4 days back

                                    I use a Logitech thumb style trackball mouse. Reaction times may differ between thumbs (trackball mouse) VS whole hand (traditional mouse).

                                    • Avenger Shepard
                                      Avenger Shepard  1 days back

                                      Any tips for it because I use the MX ergo for work due to 95% of my work using architecture CAD programs but, I tried for weeks on FO4 and Destiny and I just can't get a hold of it. And I tried everything (sensitivity, mapping etc) but just no noticeable improvement.

                                  • 音液ゥGUXX
                                    音液ゥGUXX  4 days back

                                    But if you also look at professional CoD players (for example) the reaction time they have in general is mind blowing. That also plays a factor in results. I know for a long while when I would play professional, the main thing everyone told me was that reaction time is everything. If you and an enemy run into each other, whoever's brain basically says "go" first, wins the fight. Obviously aim comes into play and everything else, but at the level these guys play at, aim is fairly similar all around. If you can't aim at upper body every single time, you won't make it very far. Therefore reaction time is King. That's why Scumpi was the absolute best CoD player of all time (from when I was into all of this hardcore at least). His reaction time was just beyond insane. His ability to lock on to someone (on console btw) basically instantly made him such an animal.

                                    • La Tana Di Kosky
                                      La Tana Di Kosky  5 days back

                                      If only there was a 240 Hz 16:10 monitor.

                                      • Crossley
                                        Crossley  5 days back

                                        Weird... a better monitor makes your gameplay better...

                                        • paul malone
                                          paul malone  5 days back

                                          It matter also on skill

                                          • XNTRE Z
                                            XNTRE Z  5 days back

                                            you should have actual good players to do this test because you can have much more accurate and consistent results

                                            • budro
                                              budro  5 days back

                                              Gav seems like a fucking dick

                                              • Saion Dutta Roy
                                                Saion Dutta Roy  6 days back

                                                5:42 The money shot

                                                • 10Ares92
                                                  10Ares92  6 days back

                                                  Could you please do the same test setup with 240Hz and 144Hz?
                                                  This might be more interesting for people who are planning to buy a higher than 60Hz monitor anyway.

                                                  • Sebastien Douse
                                                    Sebastien Douse  6 days back

                                                    Gavin really doesn’t want to be there 😂😂😂

                                                    • Silver Surfer
                                                      Silver Surfer  6 days back

                                                      The nose on that guy hahahaha

                                                      • Sarbajit Mukherjee
                                                        Sarbajit Mukherjee  7 days back

                                                        Bring shroud and s1mple

                                                        • Argo Mium
                                                          Argo Mium  7 days back

                                                          Correlation =/= causation

                                                          Generally, better gamers are more dedicated than casual gamers. If I spend 1 hour a day gaming, I’d be stupid to buy an RTX 2080 Ti. However, if I am a professional gamer/streamer, that 2080 Ti is no longer a bad investment.

                                                          • Life With Clutch
                                                            Life With Clutch  1 weeks back

                                                            FPS Doug was not forgotten! Thumbs up soon as I saw. Also, 13:37 nice timestamp!

                                                            • Slothy
                                                              Slothy  1 weeks back

                                                              I think if Alfredo was here, it might ruin the results

                                                              • Slothy
                                                                Slothy  1 weeks back

                                                                linus just wants to tear that thing apart and look inside, I can see!

                                                                • The Scout
                                                                  The Scout  1 weeks back

                                                                  "ZyWoO uSES iT SO ThAT MeAnS iTS gOOD"

                                                                  • Andrea Cadamuro
                                                                    Andrea Cadamuro  1 weeks back

                                                                    Holy Moly! this topic is awesome, it needs to have a sequel! keep it up guys!

                                                                    • Anonymous
                                                                      Anonymous  1 weeks back

                                                                      I've been saying higher framerates really do help since I've known PC gaming.

                                                                      • Carl Cusumano
                                                                        Carl Cusumano  1 weeks back

                                                                        LCD or LED gaming monitor? For call of duty/FPS'? Has to be someone that makes a 1ms LCD gaming monitor=)

                                                                        • Angelo Merte
                                                                          Angelo Merte  1 weeks back

                                                                          There are no LED monitors (yet)
                                                                          They are all LCD with an LED backlight

                                                                      • Carl Cusumano
                                                                        Carl Cusumano  1 weeks back

                                                                        Call of duty... what monitor would you recommend for ps4 pro? I love 4k and all but I want a faster frame rate... I've been looking at 1080P MSI's with a 144Hz. Yay or Nay? Price tags a little high tho. Any recommendations would be awesome. I'm not into PC gaming yet lol. Will just wait for the ps5 to drop haha

                                                                        • daniel Goad
                                                                          daniel Goad  1 weeks back

                                                                          that mag for storage is about 4k-5k$ a piece from a quick and probably wrong google search

                                                                          • Melvi Vanilly
                                                                            Melvi Vanilly  1 weeks back

                                                                            I read in the comments that this is in it Vancouver, BC?

                                                                            • artestichnii filin
                                                                              artestichnii filin  1 weeks back

                                                                              Backpack is technically not a part of the player hitbox

                                                                              • Filipino Bambino
                                                                                Filipino Bambino  1 weeks back

                                                                                "I am ready as penis"- Gavin Free 2019. My new senior quote

                                                                                • SPARTAN-B301
                                                                                  SPARTAN-B301  1 weeks back

                                                                                  19:35 You're Welcome.

                                                                                  • adyh2003
                                                                                    adyh2003  1 weeks back

                                                                                    First mistake is that you tested same corner, that's why you got some numbers that were better than 12ms in reaction time, because after a few tests he was predicting and do what CS:GO players do, and that is prefiring. So, using same corner and same guy running the corner was a bad idea. Then, again, as some said already, ask for someone with better skills, a pro would be nice for consistency because otherwise you end up like this: 1) you played fair and waited to see movement and then you aimed; 2) the camera guy pre aimed but he could not get that flick shot( most of the time ); 3) the other guy, was pre aiming and prefiring. At last but not least, CS:GO was not really the best ideea, I would have tried at least one more shooter with less skill required. Even with the auto gun, if you don't give the gun enough time between shoots, the gun will have recoil, if you want to be accurate tap. On that short gap, between A ramp and A car, you should not have fired more than 2, maybe 3 shots. What I am trying to prove here is that if the crosshair was on target or very close to it, that should have been a "hit". You want to see when someone see the target and when someone fire the target, the notion of killing it has to do a little more with skills that only reaction time. I bet for a lot of shots ( that ended with a kill ) and where more than 1 or 2 taps, half of them were luck.

                                                                                    • Gruxer
                                                                                      Gruxer  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why in the world would you compare 60hz to 240hz? Where is 144 hz bridge? compare all 3 because the most interesting diff would be 144 vs 240, everyone knows that there is a diff in between 60hz vs 144 or 240 but is there in between 144 and 240? #redowithshroud

                                                                                      • Mehmet Filiz
                                                                                        Mehmet Filiz  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Is it possible to upgrade my high end gaming laptop's lcd panel from 60hz to144hz

                                                                                        • Anonymous
                                                                                          Anonymous  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Depends if they make it for you laptop or not. You can always use an external monitor instead but you have to make sure you laptop can display at that refresh rate.

                                                                                      • ryan r
                                                                                        ryan r  2 weeks back

                                                                                        you need a sample size of at least 10 per subj on each test

                                                                                        • Don
                                                                                          Don  2 weeks back

                                                                                          You probably should have done this test with a real pro gamer.

                                                                                          • caped baldy
                                                                                            caped baldy  2 weeks back

                                                                                            gets kennys as test subject man only needs a pixel