Gaming: response time and input lag
The AOC PDS241 is clearly not a gaming monitor. G-Sync or Freesync is not supported, and the manufacturer is clearly aiming at a different target audience. However, it's very plausible that you are going to want to play a game every now and then, therefore we measure the response times. We only show the combined values for rise and fall; refer to the product page for all values.
The optimal overdrive values are combined rise/fall response times of 16 ms or lower with as low as possible overshoot. In other words: a response times of 4 ms and an overshoot of 60% is less desirable in our opinion than a response time of 15 ms and an overshoot of 5%. Overshoot and undershoot cause disturbing artifacts around moving parts of the image, you'll mainly see fat white, or black edges in contrast-rich colour transitions. These are in our opinion more disturbing than light ghosting.
Based on the test result we can say that it's definitely not the best monitor in terms of response times, however you can play a game every now and then if you so desire. A single transition requires just a bit less than 10 ms on optimal settings (overdrive: Normal) and this is perfectly fine for not too fast games. Lovers of fast shooters obviously should not consider this monitor, however that much was already clear.
Response times standard
Response times maximum
Response times optimal
There was no input lag at all, so there are no impairments in this area for the game lover.