Which game settings cause the most lag? - Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer

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  1. devilmaylol

    devilmaylol55 minutes ago

    “git gud scrub” - Anthony, 2020

  2. Brian

    BrianDay ago

    "next we need to figure out how to minimize brain lag". Lol you laugh now, but I actually had an Apple Certified "genius" argue with me about 120fps being useless because he said "your eyes only see in 30 fps", Im like, "dude I can tell a clear difference filming in 120 vs 30, its so much smoother, have u never seen a 144hz monitor?" and he said "yea but anything above 30 is just artificially added frames to make it look smoother, but your still actually only seeing 30 fps", I said "REALLY? and where is this artificial optimization being processed? IN MY BRAIN?" and thats an Apple Genius for you

  3. Joanna Lee

    Joanna Lee5 days ago

    I really like Anthony in these. He's like the voice of reason holding down Linus' hyperactivity.

  4. unsatisfied review3r

    unsatisfied review3r6 days ago

    I need it so I can kill hackers faster than their trigger bot

  5. Leo G.

    Leo G.8 days ago

    We figured out how to minimize brain lag decades ago. It’s called “cocaine”. Unfortunately, there are some pretty severe bad side effects. Do not recommend.

  6. Paweł Kurek

    Paweł Kurek13 days ago

    I love to watvh you guys :D some of you are like "beautiful minds" weird and Linus is so funny trying to live among you all :D haha and he have same sence of humor like me. Hilarious!

  7. Paweł Kurek

    Paweł Kurek13 days ago

    It is so cool to hear Anthony to speak about tech how they wirk and give expertese. Tis dude know this shit like noone ealse. You can feel it.

  8. omfgbunder2008

    omfgbunder200817 days ago

    DOS gaming build, definitely original hardware, emulators are broken and cheat

  9. Robert Puffer

    Robert Puffer17 days ago

    360 refresh??? WTF?

  10. Robert Puffer

    Robert Puffer17 days ago

    Thought 1ms was the norm??

  11. Rebel Makers

    Rebel Makers18 days ago

    The "boost" part is basically just a bypass of power saving settings on your PC

  12. Taylor Guziewicz

    Taylor Guziewicz21 day ago

    I love how right Anthony is consistently. He's like a hot dog eating brain surgeon.

  13. Yeshwant Radev

    Yeshwant Radev21 day ago

    haha Crysis go brr


    xMCxVSxARBITERx23 days ago

    23 ms is not less than a frame on 60hz though... 1 frame @ 60hz = 16,666....

  15. World Truth

    World Truth24 days ago

    Need to test more settings and more games. Hire a crew of canadian benchmarkers

  16. Koutsn

    Koutsn25 days ago

    On + Boost does the same thing as setting the GPU to high performance I think? it just makes sure the GPU stays clocked high when GPU usage is low so it pumps out frames faster

  17. merumeru

    merumeru25 days ago

    Looking forward to the old PC vs dosbox comparison. Been something I've been wondering for quite a while.

  18. Julien Powell

    Julien Powell27 days ago

    Why is the audio synced so badly? The sound stops and his mouth keeps moving.

  19. Rikorage

    Rikorage28 days ago

    LOL you want a cripplingly badly optimized game? Play Warface. It's Free2Play, Pay2Win, and the Washington server will have you crying how bad it gets. It's getting a server merge with the EU ones (because NA really only has BR players left), so it might change, but playing it since 2014, I doubt it.

  20. chris r

    chris r29 days ago

    Moving the mouse around constantly doesn't seem to make sense during a latency test

  21. Johnfuse

    JohnfuseMonth ago

    5:40 As always Anthony is absolutely right. Everything we see is pretty much the past because light as fast as it might be, still needs time to move. You really get aware of it when you look up in the sky and see pictures of stars that are many many years old and therefore you don`t actually see the stars as they are now but as they were hundreds of years ago. So your eyes do live in the past.

  22. M3rcy Hybrid

    M3rcy HybridMonth ago


  23. Branden Schuler

    Branden SchulerMonth ago

    Am I the only one that noticed the hair sticking out behind his left ear? I figured the comment section would have been all over this.

  24. gurka

    gurkaMonth ago

    csgo settings: high, fn settings: low, linus: how is fortnite so much faster than csgo?

  25. C

    CMonth ago

    "Your eyes are living in the past" - Anthony 2020

  26. Tiky Reol

    Tiky ReolMonth ago

    Why doesn't the video answer the question in the title? Why is Anthony fiddling / fidgetting nervously? Why do women have hairs on the legs? Why do men have nipples? Why do our nails grow? Did our ancestors have nail clips (not sure what the word for that is in English)?

  27. White Hat Rabbit

    White Hat RabbitMonth ago

    4:29 potential meme

  28. d k

    d kMonth ago

    I dont not care how many more hurts a panel is above 144hz I can not use a panel without ULMB, one you go ULMB you cant go back specially if you are over 30+ years old and have bad eyes..

  29. Jumus Jumbuck

    Jumus JumbuckMonth ago

    which DoS games did your kids like?

  30. musikSkool

    musikSkoolMonth ago

    Or just give me option to turn off all shaders, done.

  31. appc23

    appc23Month ago

    I think the Activate Windows watermark forces vsync on. I hope you didnt bust your tests this way.

  32. pjwhit19

    pjwhit19Month ago

    I would rather just buy the cheaper version of the monitor and buy a better keyboard and mouse. Cause 100+ dollars goes along way on mice and keyboards.

  33. Tajmr

    TajmrMonth ago

    Activate windows

  34. Vivin Xavier

    Vivin XavierMonth ago

    Can you please test if streaming/recording with OBS (NVENC and x264) adds input lag ? I've always felt it does but without necessary hardware can't confirm.

  35. Joao Paulo

    Joao PauloMonth ago

    i see youre a man of culture linus, g203 and g305 are the best

  36. Paul Schlote

    Paul SchloteMonth ago

    Streamers and "e sports" is the cancer of video games.

  37. Kyle Clements

    Kyle ClementsMonth ago

    DOS build challenge: Get "Star Trek: A Final Unity" to run. That was one of the last big dos games, and it had nearly every janky extension imaginable.

  38. Gabriel RC

    Gabriel RCMonth ago

    Activate Windows

  39. JönsöN

    JönsöNMonth ago

    Was the csgo test made in 128tick or 64tick server ? :)

  40. Dope Gamer

    Dope GamerMonth ago

    Gahdamn, post those K/D ratios with all of this research ya'll are doing..

  41. xpugur

    xpugurMonth ago

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  42. patamonsvk

    patamonsvkMonth ago

    Or.. and listen here. you buy the new alienware AW2521H which has the reflex feature and its cheaper (at least in Europe) then the non reflex Asus.

  43. Average Joe

    Average JoeMonth ago

    Which game causes the most lag? Me: Google Chrome

  44. Victor Silva

    Victor SilvaMonth ago

    Even in a powerful PC, chrome lags the youtube player, omg!

  45. MightyOwl

    MightyOwlMonth ago

    dani has ruined the words "wow, that's pretty cool" for me, I can't unhear him when you said that

  46. Noobee Gaming

    Noobee GamingMonth ago

    love the dark intro!!!

  47. Alessandro Johnny

    Alessandro JohnnyMonth ago

    Reflex On + Boost keeps the GPU at 100%, so in theory you'll always have the faster response all the time. At the cost of increase your electrical bill, haha.

  48. Judge Dredd

    Judge DreddMonth ago

    No person can take Linus's beard seriously.

  49. spooks 2000

    spooks 2000Month ago


  50. Marcus Marcus

    Marcus MarcusMonth ago

    "Speaking of nonsense!..." Linus you almost slipped there lol.

  51. Marco Erasmus

    Marco ErasmusMonth ago

    Would have loved to see if G-Sync would impact latency since there is always this question when it comes to VRR

  52. Dead End

    Dead EndMonth ago

    ur an idiot for using Fortnite as a test game

  53. Blur

    BlurMonth ago

    U actually don't need buy David a 480hz monitor my 2010 probook 4520s monitor can overclock actually to 444hz and it's actually trying to do it lmao

  54. King John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Un IV

    King John Jhon Jon Jonathan Johnson Johnston Un IVMonth ago

    every millisecond your screen or mouse waste is a millisecond the giant enemy finger could be using to move 0.001cm, another millisecond u cant use to shoot the enemy grenade before it shoots you. every millisecond matters. dont get rekt.

  55. David

    DavidMonth ago

    Day 113 of asking for a PC thanks 😁👍

  56. Kyzerii

    KyzeriiMonth ago

    4:30 “Linus gets his cheeks clapped POV Raw HD”

  57. Em Dzei

    Em DzeiMonth ago

    nVidia ReFles needs supported game.

  58. Isu

    IsuMonth ago

    What is the circle of friends? Where I buy this?

  59. Vikas Chauhan

    Vikas ChauhanMonth ago

    Make video bit short linus around 10 min

  60. Rick

    RickMonth ago

    Fortnite having crazy low mouse latency is like a 99 civic with a modern Ferrari steering column.

  61. Jason King

    Jason KingMonth ago

    I'm a magician and what your friend said about your eyes living in the past is actually 100% true that's how I'm able to get away with magic tricks

  62. thekraken8him

    thekraken8himMonth ago

    Thanks for calling out the absolute steaming pile of shit that is the Windows 10 search menu. Keep pilling it on until they do something about it. There's no excuse. Every other OS search is better. Hell, Windows used to be better.

  63. Kmart Kid

    Kmart KidMonth ago

    Whats dumb about windows is that you have to go into indexing options and check mark to tell windows to look into your hard drive and others to do the search thing.

  64. buder5

    buder5Month ago

    5:37 not the first time i heard that xD hehehe

  65. RC-1290

    RC-1290Month ago

    3:43 Might be an editing mistake, but 23ms is not less than one frame at 60fps. One frame is 16.6(...)ms.

  66. Guido Yagami

    Guido YagamiMonth ago

    "Your eyes live in the past" Fun fact we do actually live in the past not our eyes but our brain because there is actually a delay between you eyes seeing a picture and your brain processing it news.mit.edu/2014/in-the-blink-of-an-eye-0116#

  67. UnbeatenNate

    UnbeatenNateMonth ago

    Uh oh, Linus yet again is pirating windows X-X

  68. The Opinion of Matt

    The Opinion of MattMonth ago

    I wonder, how much time passes between pulling the trigger on a real gun and seeing the muzzle flash after the bullet leaves the barrel? There is a lot going on there, and it might actually take more time in real life.

  69. Fine Mouche

    Fine MoucheMonth ago

    speak about a website of animate background -> use a green non animated background at the end of the video.

  70. Cool Squad

    Cool SquadMonth ago

    Ummm sure more worse 8:16

  71. Damien

    DamienMonth ago

    on plus boost just turns it on plus keeps the gpu in performance mode its the same as setting prefer high performance in the nvidia control panel

  72. bloemundude

    bloemundudeMonth ago

    Linus, you're making assumptions in this test. Some games may use a virtual bullet along with the physics engine to simulate bullet drop and recoil. Along with this could be a more realistic bullet starting point at the back of the barrel, not showing a fiery blast until the bullet accelerates to the end of the barrel. You would need to know for a fact how each game simulates shots, though. Just my $0.02.

  73. Илья Найдов

    Илья НайдовMonth ago

    More useless hardware to the god of useless hardware...


    SLICKWHEELS60Month ago

    I think that 2.6k comments in 8 mins is... idk

  75. Thechrizzo

    ThechrizzoMonth ago

    9:20 yep ... the windows search is TRASH :D

  76. appr oved

    appr ovedMonth ago

    millisecond as in .001 second the delta you see is .0001 second human can perceive 50 ms if condition is there or .050 second

  77. Ervini the interested person

    Ervini the interested personMonth ago

    Ah Linus is pirating Windows again...

  78. Mike G

    Mike GMonth ago

    Wait so did ultra low latency mode make it worse?

  79. North Hustler

    North HustlerMonth ago

    Looking at getting a 2070 Super, any advice on the 20 series or 2070 cards?

  80. Charles Yeo

    Charles YeoMonth ago

    Omg just release the eldad as a standalone thing already..... the monitor module thing It's like trying to sell a car with built in tire alignment feature. Lol

  81. Robert Neve

    Robert NeveMonth ago

    Does anyone remember when you just opened up a game and played it rather than analysed it to death?

  82. Facksy Fiazeli

    Facksy FiazeliMonth ago

    Help me pls, my pc always go blank everytime i play a game with 60 fps in game setting. here is the report i get from windows error report: Description A problem with your hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly. Problem signature Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent Code: 141 Parameter 1: ffffb40f7c844460 Parameter 2: fffff8053f0509f0 Parameter 3: 0 Parameter 4: 580 OS version: 10_0_19041 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 256_1 OS Version: 10.0.19041. Locale ID: 14345 Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: LKD_0x141_Tdr:6_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys Server information: 43aea689-eb85-4453-a6be-243cf24f53cb" my pc specs: Ryzen 5 2600, Standard HSF Asrock x370m Pro4 , Bios ver 5.80 2 x 8Gb 3000Mhz RAM Sapphire Nitro+ Rx 580 4Gb Corsair CX550

  83. Cody Else

    Cody ElseMonth ago

    you cant just lower refresh rate and expect less input lag, you have to cap the framerate below monitor refresh rate at something that lowers gpu usage below 100%, this reduces the frame buffer between gpu and cpu and gives you better input lag. Which is basically what the reflex software in game does, but without lowering gpu below 100%. On + boost changes your power settings for your gpu to prefer performance so the card will clock as high as it can

  84. JAXi

    JAXiMonth ago

    "unless you're an idiot" Well this idiot wanted 100hz instead of 120hz to get the 10bit RGB ☕

  85. Ruby Pareek

    Ruby PareekMonth ago

    HELLO Linus, I am Sankalp Pareek,a die hard fan of yours from India. I am going through a really tough time and I figured out that I could use some help from a highly talented tech youtuber like you. I have been using a 32-bit Windows Vista Desktop since the beginning of this pandemic... I would be really thankful if you give me a decent laptop from your huge collection of gadgets, it would make my life a lot better. I am really serious about this...please reply to this comment if you want to help (everyone please like this comment so that it comes to his notice).

  86. DeusXcode Gaming

    DeusXcode GamingMonth ago

    Wasn't that a perfect opportunity to test WIRELESS MOUSE LATENCY? Age old Question.

  87. vivhidd

    vivhiddMonth ago

    Are you sure the monitor catches up the whole input latency from the "click of the mouse up to the muzzle flash appearing"? I don't know how that would be possible, since the monitor has no absolute information of when the key was initially pressed. I mean, no matter what the monitor does, there has to be an input latency between it and the mouse (or whatever), before it even shows you the so-called "precise" input lag. The monitors "input-scan" is not delay-less.

  88. ASUSfreak

    ASUSfreakMonth ago

    That 1 hair at your left ear-ring distracted me a lot lol

  89. Domassjames

    DomassjamesMonth ago

    Yea but the nee nvidia OSD is absolute shite,because you can not have you fps only, gotta have all that extra garbage, unlesss theres are work around in which case yay too good

  90. Antonio Noack

    Antonio NoackMonth ago

    3:43 wrong Antony, it's (21ms) better than a frame @ 30fps (33ms), but not better than @ 60 (17ms) or was Linus saying it wrong? Because later at 1080p Linus says it's 16ms...

  91. Randorn Canis

    Randorn CanisMonth ago

    Windows 10 Game Mode. Full screen optimization. Display cloning. Picking which cloned display is clone source. Full screen versus windowed. Let's test all the things. Battle(non)sense, where you at?

  92. a borger man

    a borger manMonth ago


  93. michael vinuya

    michael vinuyaMonth ago

    Maybe run a test for mouse latency for wired and bluetooth.

  94. Max B.

    Max B.Month ago

    Minimize brain lag? Did you ever hear about adderall? ;)

  95. JeLezen

    JeLezenMonth ago

    The fast internet you dont have.

  96. Flex

    FlexMonth ago

    Im new to this channel, but the only thing i was focusing on is the ''Activate Windows'' watermark on the monitor. Just shows how good Microsoft really is

  97. Jari

    JariMonth ago

    There is more than laag in a game , its when the gamedeveper dont actually show whats going on in the game so what you see are assumtions to make it Look good and feel flawless ( overwatch )

  98. BillBarker420

    BillBarker420Month ago

    Could anyone give me any tips or suggestions on my first build also unsure of power supply wattage necessary. Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh Airflow ATX Mid-Tower ASUS Prime Z390-A LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition CPU Air Cooler, SF120R RGB Fan, WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER ROG-STRIX- If you can suggest parts that are better and similar in price please do. Thanks in Advance Awesome People

  99. Hummingbird 79101911

    Hummingbird 79101911Month ago

    love how linus and anthony take turns shutting each others ideas down

  100. Marcus Adams

    Marcus AdamsMonth ago

    The file and app search for Gnome on my Linux box is a million times better and faster than the start menu search on my Windows box. It's ridiculous.

  101. KyoshoLP

    KyoshoLPMonth ago

    Some one tell them they need a Time Sleuth.