keyboard: Explainer: What is Anti-Ghosting in gaming

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If you’ve been playing video games for some time (probably still) and invest your time in finding the right one Gaming Keyboard, then you heard about the anti-ghosting feature which is a quality gaming Keyboard Comes with. So what is this anti-ghosting? We will try to explain here.
To understand Anti Ghosting, you first need to understand Ghosting Suppose a keyboard comes with a six Original Rollover (6KRO) which means that if six keys are pressed together, each screen will record a specific response, whether you are typing or gaming. But if you press a seventh key (or more) with them, there will be no response from either key. If you try to type, no characters will appear on the screen, because you have exceeded the maximum allowed for a 6KRO keyboard to press the key simultaneously. This phenomenon is called ghosting because the intended inputs of all the keys you press did not appear; They seem to be invisible or ‘ghosts’. Anti-ghosting is about responding to those keys.
Why Ghosting Occurs
There can be ghosts for various reasons. One is that the N-key rollover on your keyboard (you can read more about it here) does not allow it to press more than one key after a certain limit, such as 3 or 6 keys. This may be because your PC software does not support multiple key presses simultaneously. Or, it may be due to the limitations of communication protocols between hardware and software that allow only a few keys to be pressed simultaneously.
Advantages of anti-gosting
If you are gaming using one, say, 3KRO keyboard and you need to use more than 3 keys at once to move, jump and fire your weapon at the same time, key inputs will not work and you probably failed at that time. You need to use a keyboard with lots of anti-hosting keys to prevent this from happening. Suppose you bought one with 20 anti-hosting keys. This means that all 20 keys are able to respond when pressed simultaneously. Also, sometimes, you may have to play a two-player game using the same keyboard, with a friend sharing your keyboard. Anti-Ghosting comes to your rescue yet ensures that all key responses are registered in the order in which you pressed them.




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