When I first got this monitor, the image was crisp and vivid. My games looked amazing on it. Unfortunately, this didn't last as just a year later from normal use, the image became distorted with what I can only describe as horizontal shadows of the images on the monitor. I checked my desktop by hooking it up to another monitor and tested out the same VGA cable I was using and found that they were working just fine. The monitor itself was pretty much giving out after only a year of use. My previous monitor lasted 5 years before I decided to upgrade. Now I have to buy a replacement way sooner than I anticipated. I would look elsewhere for a good monitor.