What is DyAc?

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What is DyAc


DyAc (Dynamic Accuracy) is a proprietary BenQ Zowie technology which is used on their (higher end) gaming monitors, designed to reduce eye tracking motion blur (see: Blur Reduction Technology) during gameplay. It is the successor to the company’s Blur Reduction, featuring improved performance and clarity.

Being able to clearly see what’s going in a fast moving game is of vital importance, so most monitor manufacturers now offer their own proprietary version of blur reduction, usually done via a technique which is called ‘backlight strobing.’ BenQ Zowie’s DyAc utilizes a custom algorithm to strobe the backlight to prevent fast moving scenes from blurring, thus potentially improving your own ingame performance.


DyAc in action

Intro


Modern (gaming) displays use LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology where, simply put, a light beam passes through thousands of liquid crystals to produce the image on the screen. If you look at a modern display close up you can even see the individual pixels that make up the image. This technology brings a number of advantages with it over the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) displays of old; displays are now way thinner, they produce less heat, and the image that LCD displays can produce is much, much sharper than what typical CRT displays can put out.

Unfortunately there are also disadvantages: these crystals take a while to ‘close’, which means that the previous image that they were displaying can still be visible for a fraction of a second. This isn’t a huge deal for stationary images, but this can cause motion blur (or ‘ghosting’) on fast-moving objects in the game.

A way to combat this blur is by shortening the amount of time each frame is on screen. That’s done by (for example) producing higher refesh rate monitors, but also by what we call ‘backlight strobing’, i.e. turning the backlight off in between frame refreshes, thus shortening the amount of time that a frame is displayed even more.

DyAc is BenQ Zowie’s backlight strobing technology, which has been specifically designed for (FPS) gaming.



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How can DyAc and DyAc+ help in games


DyAc is BenQ Zowie’s proprietary algorithm for backlight strobing. It’s specifically designed for reducing the blur on very fast and erratically moving objects, such as, for example, when your screen is shaking due to firing a gun with heavy recoil, or when you’re making quick swipes across the screen. This technology, along with the higher refresh rate of their DyAc enabled gaming monitors, results in a much smoother image when compared to traditional non-gaming focused displays.

If you look at the images on the right you can see that, even with both monitors outputting 144 frames per second, the enemy Zarya (circled in red) can be seen much more clearly on a monitor with DyAc enabled as opposed to on the monitor without DyAc. In fast moving games this can undoubtedly give you an advantage when it comes to tracking the onscreen action and responding appropriately.

DyAc’s flickering is (like most proprietary forms of motion blur reduction nowadays) invisible to the naked eye when it’s on, so it causes no issues with gameplay such as a double image effect. DyAc can be (contrary to popular belief) fully turned off as well, so people who would rather not use it can opt to do so.

DyAc was also (according to BenQ Zowie’s limited information on the subject) developed with controlling ‘shocky’ recoil, such as that from the AK-47 in CSGO in mind, though its use obviously isn’t limited to CSGO only. Since the screen refreshes the image much more fluidly when DyAc is active it becomes way easier to track and control your crosshairs when you’re spraying.

DyAc monitors use a customized LCD panel with changes made to the circuitry and firmware settings to achieve greater clarity in (FPS) games. We’ve already reviewed one of BenQ’s monitors which features DyAc (the BenQ Zowie XL2546) so if you want to check that out you can click here.

Recently Zowie has released a new monitor which has the so called DyAc+ technology. That uses the exact same principles as DyAc to reduce screen shake and aids in controlling recoil.

Update: Zowie has recently released their own article on how DyAc works and can help you perform better, so click here if you want to check that one out!



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Maycol Hernandez

for warzone Dyac Premiun and Ama High is good ?

ProSettings | Lars

Yup, that should be good!

Hakan

Hi, I have a 2411k xl monitor. There is no insta mode option. This is in the P series. I use dyac premium and AMA premium. Can I get the lowest latency with these settings ?

Greetings from Turkey

ProSettings | Lars

You can use either AMA high or premium: premium can sometimes cause inverse ghosting so if you notice that we’d recommend leaving it on high. DyAc on premium should be fine: these settings should give you the fastest response times overall.

Allan Castillo

I am currently on ps4 and bought a xl2411k and i play fortnite but don’t know what would be the best dyac mode for me since i’m only on 60 hz right now,If i put it on premium would it be bad or should I keep it on high or just turn it off? Will i have to worry about something like overshoot if i play with dyac on the premium mode on a ps4 like fortnite games? Helpp pleaseee

ProSettings | Lars

We’re not that experienced with console gaming, however if there’s no apparent flickering or overshooting then there should be no harm in using Premium.

Jojee

If I can’t run fps to 144.
I Should use XL2411K for Dyac? Or Dyac and Framerate is Unrelated.

ProSettings | Lars

You can use DyAc at any point, it doesn’t really have anything to do with your actual framerate.

Fox

Hello, Do i need to cap my fps to 240 for Dyac to properly work or can i run my fps uncapped without it having any issues? I can’t seem to find anywhere that answers this question :/

Ninja

Hi I love this website please tell me, do we have to fire overdrive function in zowies monitor? The new XL2746s I purchased from amazon waiting to see the review in your site, do you think its a good monitor for multiplayer fps gaming?

2525yya

Do many professionals use dyac?

Justin Nguyen

I am interested in getting a 240hz monitor. I found one for around $270. I am going to be mostly playing csgo. Is it worth the extra $200 to go for DyAc or no?

Taha

Can you explain for me what is different between … DyAc off , DyAc high and DyAc premium?
and what is the best for Fortnite Pro Players.

Siddhartha

Q1) Does Dyac premium cause atleast minor to minor input lag in games comapared to dyac off.Atleast veryminor input lag using Dyac??
Q2)What is exact release date of XL2411K and its price in USD?