What is Motion Blur Reduction? | Monitor State

What Is Motion Blur Reduction?

The motion blur reduction display reduce strobe the backlight. This creates CRT-like clarity that is ideal for fast-paced, competitive games.

In the OSD menu, you can enable/disable motion blur. This technology is available in different models and brands.

This feature can be enabled in the OSD menu (On-Screen display) of your monitor. You can find it under various names depending on your monitor: ULMB and ELMB, 1ms MPRT and MBR, DyAc LightBoost, PureXP or Aim Stabiliser.

When Should You Use Motion Blur Reduction?

Your system rig, your monitor and driver settings will all affect the quality of motion blur reduction.

In reality, backlight strobing will not always make the game look better.

Your refresh rate should be equal or greater than your frame rate. This can be difficult since many motion blur reduction technologies, such as freeSync and G-SYNC, cannot work simultaneously.

ASUS’ ElMB-Sync MBR technology was the first to simultaneously run VRR and MBR. The idea is that you can have a smooth gaming experience with no tearing, stuttering or blurring.

The technology on many monitors is not well tuned. You get strobe crosstalk (or duplicate images), or pixel overload.

Therefore, MBR is not recommended if you want to achieve the best motion clarity. MBR can be used to reduce screen stuttering, tearing, and input lag penalties. G-SYNC/FreeSync will eliminate screen stuttering.

Gigabyte’s Aim Stabilizer Sync technology and MSI’s MRT-Sync technology allow backlight strobing to work simultaneously with FreeSync/G–SYNC on compatible monitors.

V-Sync is a popular choice for gamers. It synchronizes the monitor’s vertical refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate to get the best backlight strobing results. However, this can introduce input lag.

You can reduce the additional input lag caused by V-Sync by limiting your frame rate to your maximum refresh speed, subtracted 0.01 with RTSS (Rivatuner Statistics Server).

First, determine the fractional refresh rate for your monitor.

A 144Hz display might have a refresh rate of around 143.992Hz. In this case, you would limit your FPS rate at 143.982 (143.992 to 0.0).

Click here  to determine your exact refresh rate.

This method works only if your GPU is capable of maintaining a frame rate close to your refresh rate. If your GPU can’t keep 144FPS, reduce your refresh rate to 120Hz.

Backlight strobing works best when the refresh rate of your monitor is lower than its maximum rate (120Hz for a 144Hz monitor, and 144Hz for a 240Hz).

Enabling the Motion Blur Reduction in Display Monitor

You must have a gaming monitor in order to enable motion blur reduction. This feature can also be enabled from the onscreen display menu. You can also disable this feature from the Onscreen menu.

Keep in mind that, every monitor equipped with motion blur reduction feature comes with different names depending on the manufacturers.

Nvidia monitors have a motion blur reduction called ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Bluer), which is available only for the G–sync gaming display.

The BenQ display MBR is DyAc (Dynamic Accuracy). For ASUS monitors, it’s Extreme Low Motion Blur ( ELMB). This includes LG’s 1ms motion blur reduction, ViewSonic PureXP, Samsung’s 1ms MPRT, and many other features.


Do I turn the motion blur off or on?

You are the best person to give you the best answer regarding how to use a particular feature on your monitor. You can turn on motion blur at your discretion. If you don’t want it, you can disable it. It is better to turn it off, as it increases frame rate and prevents lag.

Is there a reason why display screen is blurred?

It is annoying and frustrating to experience motion blur in games. There are two main reasons you might be facing this issue.

This motion blur is caused by the tiny delay between pixels changing color and brightness levels to update themselves for further action. If the footage itself is like this, then the solution to reduce blurred images becomes impossible to find.

What are the cons of using motion blur reduction?

The motion blur reduction has many cons. It can reduce the brightness of both the image and the moving frame. It is not possible to anticipate the bright, vivid colors that will be available.

This may not be possible if you have a high-end monitor, but many display screens displayed this behavior. Some monitors can output double images or micro shutter. The overall color performance is also affected.

Is motion blur reduction going to increase input lag?

Motion blur reduction (MBT), will increase the input delay. The input-lag will occur if the V-sync monitor is being used and the refresh rate is set. The input-lag is not caused by motion blur reduction for G-sync or Freesync display.


Only display monitors with motion blur reduction have been specifically designed to provide the best quality for fast-paced, competitive games.

You can use it for graphics related work but this feature is best for games that require high-end performance.

MBR technology is becoming more popular every day due to its user-friendly, robust and elegant output. It is up to you whether you want it on or off.

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