Originally Posted by Jue
So, let me get this right, having a 120hz monitor will result in smoother gameplay or the same? If it does is the difference noticeable by much?
That depends on the person.
Its more as an "eye quality" thing.
The eye doesn't see in pictures but in motion.
At 60fps (normal 60hz monitors) the monitor outputs smooth enough movement for the eye to consider it that way.
At round the 80fps on lets say a 80hz monitor, if feels to some people a bit more smoother, as the eye can register the movement to the brain in a more natural way.
Once you go over that, above the 80, it becomes to matter less to the eye, and in most cases register just the same.
There is also a number (if I'm not mistaken about the 200hz movement, or 200fps), where the eye stats to "lag" regarding the pictures it sees, and it will starts to "skip" frames in order to keep up.
You just need to consider your eye as a recorder.
It can record up to a certain speed, and above the peak, the recording quality starts to go down.
In general, the younger the mind and health the body, the eye can track faster, so 120hz monitor will look smoother.
The older you get, it will feel the same, or even worse.
And on thread topic, playing with vsync off will make the movement be less tearing, especially where the FPS is very high, and if you get above 60fps on a 60hz monitor, your GPU will work less, which means you will most likely be able to up the AA settings a bit.
For some games enabling v-sync, for me it drops the GPUs usage from 90%+ to 70%+. Less heat a higher AA options.Edited by Defoler - 5/6/11 at 9:02am