REVIEW: Dell 3008WFP Part 12
In view of this, the 3008WFP should be well to very well suited to fast-paced action games. We tested the monitor’s responsiveness in practice using numerous games and also with synthetic tests.
Picture from PC game "Bioshock" (Resolution 2.560 x 1.600)
Picture from PC game "Crysis" (Resolution 1.920 x 1.200 justified and interpolated to maximum image size by the 3008WFP)
In the practical tests, the Dell 3008WFP does not demonstrate any visible streaking or coloured seams at the edges, even in ego-shooting games such as Bioshock or Crysis. Neither were we able to establish a corona effect (bright halo around moving objects). The synthetic PRAD streaking test, which normally uncovers such effects mercilessly, also demonstrated the same results.
We could uncover no subjectively tenable input lag, or delay between mouse movement and display of same on the screen, for the Dell 3008WFP. The only effect the 3008WFP demonstrates is a certain level of motion blur, e.g. for a fast turn. However, this behaviour is linked to the technology in LCD monitors; the motion blur arises in the eye of the viewer (Sample and Hold Effect) and is seen in a different degree of severity by every person.
Picture from the PS3 game "MotorStorm" (Resolution 720p, 1.280 x 720 justified and interpolated to maximum image size by the 3008WFP)
Picture from the PS3 game "Ratchet & Clank - Tools of Destruction" (Resolution 720p, 1.280 x 720 justified and interpolated to maximum image size by the 3008WFP)
Overall, the Dell 3008WFP demonstrates more than good responsiveness and therefore ranks amongst the top all-round monitors. With regard to the responsiveness of the model, we can definitely recommend it to occasional gamers. For hardcore gamers, the responsiveness borders between good and very good.
The interpolation behaviour of the Dell 3008WFP can be adjusted in the OSD. The user can choose from "Full screen", "justified display " and "1:1 display". The 30-inch monitor independently (so, without manual establishment in the graphics card driver) supports a whole range of resolutions: 2.560 x 1.200, 1.920 x 1.440, 1.920 x 1.200, 1.600 x 1.200, 1.280 x 1.024, 1.280 x 800, 1.152 x 864, 1.024 x 768, 800 x 600 and 640 x 480.
Of all things, the resolution 1.680 x 1.050 is missing from the list, but this is bearable given the numerous resolutions supported. The resolution 1.280 x 800 is exactly equivalent to half of the native resolution of 2.560 x 1.600 pixels and is not interpolated. As a result, this resolution is displayed in an absolutely sharp manner.
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