Originally Posted by stang
Yes, I hear people complaining about lag a lot. Whether it be fps, network or input lag. Most commonly network lag though. In todays society, no one should lag
Lag hasn't gone anywhere.
Peoples Internet connections have gone faster over the years, but networks still lag. Network traffic simply can't go through a bunch of routers and hundreds of kilometers without any lag.
Input lag in monitors has actually gone up lately. Bigger monitors need more time to process the image. Those new 120Hz monitors are an improvement (their input lag is small), but many people still opt for cheaper, bigger, more higher resolution monitors instead of them.
Computers are faster now too, but games also require more power. And due to the post processing effects I mentioned earlier the latency before the image is drawn on the monitor has gone up as well.
So lag is definitely there and it makes a difference. Not that it's always to blame necessarily.