Thats a really hard question to answer as your sensitivity to VA smearing is different to other people. My main rig is the Alienware IPS and I use other VA monitors as my main. I don't notice any major difference in that regard and also the longer you use the Va the more use to it you become. This monitor is built for FPS / Racing / MMOs in my opinion though. If you play console gaming I would recommend a 4K 43 monitors one of which is out at the end of this month . They also have their own issues..