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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  • timothee52
    timothee52  1 hours back

    You should reverse the order of the testing.Test first with 240hz and then 60hz. I feel like testing first with 60hz is a training for the second testing with the 240hz. You may perform better with 240hz because you had a little training in 60hz just before.

    • Paulo Rizal
      Paulo Rizal  1 hours back

      If you want to make it much more accurate you could've eliminated all external variables. If this was conducted by professional researchers you'd have to do random sampling, (maybe randomize from a group of gamers with similar global scores or whatever, or maybe just use non-gamers to even out the field)and then you'd have the subjects do the runs in a really quiet room alone (to eliminate distractions). The camera operator would be in a different room. Basically eliminate all variables that aren't the variable you want to test. This was really fun to watch tho

      • Grzegorz Strzelecki
        Grzegorz Strzelecki  2 hours back

        I recall once reading that neurons run at about 100Hz, so 60 vs 240 could be not granular enaugh. 60 vs 144 vs 240 would be better.

        • DrEmmettBr0wn
          DrEmmettBr0wn  3 hours back

          Bro you suck as a Counter Striker. Get Gud Noob.

          • JD Nafziger
            JD Nafziger  3 hours back

            If pro players are used doesn't this just further the idea that the initial study was flawed. You need to get some several people that have never played video games.

            • Ikram Zulikram
              Ikram Zulikram  4 hours back

              Our eyes already played with 9999fps

              • amanuense
                amanuense  4 hours back

                Question for LTT. Why on some of your videos the video and audio desynchronized when played on my TV

                • max1311
                  max1311  4 hours back

                  There goed youtube again unsubcribing me from this channel for some reason. Well I'm a new subscriber again XD

                  • Tom Chafey
                    Tom Chafey  5 hours back

                    When I played CS it was around 14fps, and at the time I didn't really know what that meant.

                    • ViscosityAE
                      ViscosityAE  6 hours back

                      good video but i learnt nothing because the test wasn't really done properly. 1. you need pros 2. The pysching yourself out thing is a real thing even in comp matches, happens all the time when your peaking a corner waiting for the enemy to come because you know that's where they are gonna peak. It's a skill that comes with playing the game, hence why you need pros for good data.

                      • It's Coco
                        It's Coco  7 hours back

                        bruh im gaming on an rtx 2070 i cant play at 240 fps :(((

                        • Josh E
                          Josh E  2 hours back

                          Csgo is very processor reliant so your issue might be that you are being bottlenecked by your processor

                      • Nebula_T
                        Nebula_T  7 hours back

                        okay but are they better bc of the gear, or do they have the gear bc theyre better

                        • justposting somestuff
                          justposting somestuff  7 hours back

                          U did not test it the best way because things are not moving fast enough, try turning QUICK like 120 degrees to the left and land a headshot. Oh boy u gonna see the MAGIC happening.

                          • Prettyboy Jay
                            Prettyboy Jay  7 hours back

                            So I should delete fortnite on my ps4 right?

                            • roro
                              roro  8 hours back

                              Video recommendation

                              You replace that slo mo camera and red camera with conventional ssds and see if you can’t make them work

                              • DRRIP
                                DRRIP  8 hours back

                                13:53 lmao who rememers that, shits funny asf.

                                • Scott Ames
                                  Scott Ames  8 hours back

                                  It's either "How much FPS" or "How many frames per second" NOT "how many FPS" englando r difficil
                                  Yes - I will be your new writer

                                  • Gator Valle
                                    Gator Valle  8 hours back

                                    Ayon, dat one cat need a haircut did yo.

                                    • deep___bot
                                      deep___bot  9 hours back

                                      phantom fle x

                                      • CHERRYMVFF
                                        CHERRYMVFF  9 hours back

                                        Yo, I got some ideas.

                                        • iscrewy
                                          iscrewy  10 hours back

                                          Do gamers with a higher hz monitor hit the right arrow faster after Linus says "SPEAKING OF..."?

                                          • Irfan afzaal
                                            Irfan afzaal  11 hours back

                                            consoles dont count for these tests, right?

                                            • wrifraff
                                              wrifraff  11 hours back

                                              Gavin should have brought Alfredo!!!

                                              • ferna2294
                                                ferna2294  11 hours back

                                                8:19 "I love this shit"

                                                That´s the dedication and passion that this channel needs.

                                                • Tactical Noodles
                                                  Tactical Noodles  12 hours back

                                                  aaaaaaaaaaaaah rooster teeth. wtf happened to you?

                                                  • Owen Prescott
                                                    Owen Prescott  12 hours back

                                                    Test some pro Starcraft players, they're insane lol

                                                    • Johnfuse
                                                      Johnfuse  12 hours back

                                                      5:16 Well, if my flyswatter is faster than the fly than the fly will only see its own dead approaching in slow motion while not being able to do anything against it and won`t flip anyone of anymore.... Fly be like "Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo" splash.

                                                      • DARK SHADOW0120
                                                        DARK SHADOW0120  12 hours back

                                                        At 10:23 in the vid look in the background by the second display its half green screening lol

                                                        • Nate Smith
                                                          Nate Smith  12 hours back

                                                          640K ought to be enough for anybody.

                                                          • Deady DeadSh0t
                                                            Deady DeadSh0t  13 hours back

                                                            Valve .... please fix.

                                                            • Hugrnot
                                                              Hugrnot  13 hours back

                                                              Test with Pro players! Shroud would be great for this :)

                                                              • Dekadis
                                                                Dekadis  13 hours back

                                                                to bad they don't have the duck hunt music going to.

                                                                • Stefan Etienne
                                                                  Stefan Etienne  13 hours back

                                                                  Silly Linus. The human bin only processes so fast.

                                                                  • Kabaratsy
                                                                    Kabaratsy  13 hours back

                                                                    Use an Awp like a man

                                                                    • Eduardo Silva
                                                                      Eduardo Silva  14 hours back

                                                                      aqui no brasil as pessoas ainda acham que 144hz ou 244hz não fazem diferença na gameplay, mas sequer viram uma tela dessa.

                                                                      • Melvin Ulrich
                                                                        Melvin Ulrich  14 hours back

                                                                        6:42 137 ms response time? The highest response time ever recorded from a human is 120 ms and normal people are capped at 190-200ms when they train hard who is this guy? Is he a pro gamer? Does he train his reaction time for fun in his freetime? Is he a human? Or has he just a nice gaming chair????? Pls explain i really dont get this

                                                                        • tryote
                                                                          tryote  14 hours back

                                                                          Hey Linus, I have some ideas

                                                                          • Karol Stopinski
                                                                            Karol Stopinski  15 hours back

                                                                            I recognize that 'denied' sound. Damn i`m old.

                                                                            • jackyhorror
                                                                              jackyhorror  16 hours back

                                                                              GET SHROUD

                                                                              • Narax
                                                                                Narax  16 hours back

                                                                                244hz is excessive. it is better than 60hz because 60hz is the slower than a human can perceive information but 244hz is faster. 144hz is nearly exactly the same speed as humans can do in terms of turning light waves from your eye to information your brain can understand. The video kind of leaves an impression that "244hz is what you need" when all you really done is proved that 60hz is too slow.

                                                                                • Kyrre
                                                                                  Kyrre  18 hours back

                                                                                  "so todays video.." *reachs for L key*

                                                                                  • Jack Chaney
                                                                                    Jack Chaney  18 hours back

                                                                                    why is there a makey makey board in the shot at 2:43?

                                                                                    • MagnumLifeGaming
                                                                                      MagnumLifeGaming  19 hours back

                                                                                      0:42 hahahah Nick Bunyun and Sparkles in there. GREAT CHANNELS

                                                                                      • Dave Dom
                                                                                        Dave Dom  21 hours back

                                                                                        U can clearly see a huge difference when u watch at it side by side. Like @19:38. The right image is skipping frames. Clearly lagging behind. Tho.. the main question is... is 144hz enuff? Should've compared 144hz to 240hz :) We all know 60hz clearly handicaps u.

                                                                                        • Argentina3000
                                                                                          Argentina3000  21 hours back

                                                                                          slapping the boss? i want that job!

                                                                                          • Max Groß
                                                                                            Max Groß  22 hours back

                                                                                            It doesn't really matter, there are actually console players (<60Hz framerate) that clap even pro pc players easily in games like fortnite (most pro pc players play on >100Hz framerate).
                                                                                            people tend to think that better equipment makes them better players (there is whole industry behind that belief), but most times the problem sits in front of the monitor.

                                                                                            • Oliver Zaraspe
                                                                                              Oliver Zaraspe  22 hours back

                                                                                              pro vs noob/average gamer for 240hz and 60hz..

                                                                                              • I am Human
                                                                                                I am Human  23 hours back

                                                                                                Linus, please invite Shroud for this test. That data would be more accurate.