There’s something incredibly satisfying about a modern game running at high resolution with sharp, crisp graphics. But if the scene turns into a smearing mess every time you move your character, you’re experiencing a phenomenon aptly named motion blur.
Motion blur comes from a number of different sources, and if you’re lucky, your monitor may have a few options for reducing it. While a software tweak or two may be able to help you mitigate motion blur, many options are dependent upon your display—the better your monitor, the more blur-reducing options you’ll have. Gaming monitors will generally have more of these tweaks than office-oriented displays, but it never hurts to check.
If you aren’t sure how to get into your monitor’s on-screen display (OSD), check its manual. You can usually press a button on the side or bottom of the monitor to navigate the onboard settings. Here are a few options you might find.