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and just a quick question then, (even though this isnt the monitor forum) If I was to grab a 120hz monitor then what advantages would that have over 60hz ?
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Tearing drives me crazy and there aren't may games I have played that don't tear unless I'm not getting 60FPS. So I usually play with it on.
Why do tears even happen? Sorry for asking my own question. Is it the quality of monitor?
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post #13 of 41
I always play with it on. I don't really see a reason not to.
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I prefer it off as I do feel the lag. It's up to you, try it on and off and see which you prefer.
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Tearing drives me crazy and there aren't may games I have played that don't tear unless I'm not getting 60FPS. So I usually play with it on.
Why do tears even happen? Sorry for asking my own question. Is it the quality of monitor?
It's your GPU sending frames out of sync with the monitor refreshing.

This is why some FPS see more tearing than others, and why 120hz see less tearing, and why vsync helps, since vsync synchronizes the frames.

Unsynchronized occasionally leads to two halves of a frame visible in one frame on the monitor, and thus, tearing.
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Tearing drives me crazy and there aren't may games I have played that don't tear unless I'm not getting 60FPS. So I usually play with it on.
Why do tears even happen? Sorry for asking my own question. Is it the quality of monitor?
Just your video card sending more data to your monitor than it can display (based on refresh rate). Most monitors are 60hz, so that's a 60FPS cap.
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+1 on that... I can't stand the mouse lag. Only certain games it does it in... I have to say Crysis looks beautiful with 60FPS constant. Other games like BC2 I feel that mouse lag that I can't play in...

That or you could get a 120HZ monitor...
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post #18 of 41
I know personally I play with it off on all of my games except one. Granted, I have 120hz monitors though.

Curious about the one?
League of Legends. I get some MASSIVE FUNKY tears and defects when I turn VSync off in that game. Completely unplayable.
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post #19 of 41
I love vsync but it can cause a very slight delay in some games..
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post #20 of 41
Simple. If it tears, patch it with VSync. If not, don't bother. 60hz can display 60fps, 120hz can display 120fps. Even though personally, anything above 50 is all the same.
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