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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
...anything above 50 is all the same.
Not even remotely true.


Well, you did say "personally," so maybe you can't notice. But I can feel pretty drastic differences the whole way up to 100FPS.
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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?
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post
Not even remotely true.


Well, you did say "personally," so maybe you can't notice. But I can feel pretty drastic differences the whole way up to 100FPS.
I have a 60hz monitor, and a card that can't get much above 50fps in most games So honestly, I have no idea what doubling frames will do
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
If your not getting tearing then simply dont bother

But keep in mind <60 fps is pointless because your monitor cant display it
No, you can use Vsync on games you get less than 60fps, it just lowers overall fps more in exchange for no tearing.


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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
You can't see more than 60FPS with your monitor since it is 60hz.
I get motion sickness right quick if I put Vsync on in HL2 even though I have 60Hz monitors. I don't see the difference visually, but I obviously sense a difference.
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post #25 of 41
I say give it a try, force vsync and triple buffering in the nvidia control panel and play some games to see if you like it.
I play BFBC2 multiplayer alot and I always have both those options enabled, I have yet to notice a negative impact of having them enabled.
 
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i play with it on because i have a 120hz monitor. in source engine if at 60hz it makes it feel horrible and sticky but with 120hz it feels amazingly smooth
     
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post #27 of 41
Almost always use it, even in crysis (though for some reason crysis locks frames at 50 rather than 60, but 50 is still fine). Not only keeps the heat (and thus fan speed with my custom settings) down when not needed, but removes the large fps jumps that cause freezing.

Except for HL2, can't play that with vsync, feels horrible.
    
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I play with it off in FPS. I am not the best player considering the frequency of playtime I get, but rocking 255 FPS in a FPS gives me a bit of an advantage over much higher ranked players that I am not willing to give up for cooler temps and lower power consumption. Now in Oblibivion, bio shock and Hawx 2, I keep it on for the sake of a pretty picture.
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post #29 of 41
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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.
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post #30 of 41
I use D3DOverrider for ALL my games. V-Sync and Triple-Buffering is great, had terrible tearing before. Better for power consumption too.

Just make sure you turn off in-game V-Sync if your forcing it through a thrid party progam.
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