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Yes, triple buffering is good with vsync on.

Vsync doesn't reduce FPS if implemented right and I never experienced mouse lag. If there's any lag it means your FPS dropped under 30.

That being said going from a highly overclocked GTX 560 to a GTX 580 is not that much of an improvement.

Constant 60FPS with 16xAF and 8xAA is a myth. Only games 3 or 4 years old run like that. The good news is that as long as your minimum FPS stays above 30 then you shouldn't have any problems and a GTX 560 is more than capable of providing that at 1080p.
Edited by Wulfgar - 5/12/11 at 6:04pm
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by KOBALT View Post
Vsync is nice but feels funny. Id rather see screen tearing.

First experience was with Borderlands

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this. I only use vsync for single player. multiplayer, hell no.
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post #23 of 26
i used v sync off. and i can get 75 fps on the ArmA OA benchmarks.
I like smoothness there's always a sweet spot in graphics and performance.
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post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by james8 View Post
mouse lag and frame rate abnomality in vsync should be significantly reduced/eliminated with triple buffering on
Some say this, but some also say triple buffering makes mouse lag worse. And some also say it doesn't always work in SLI. IOW, it's not quite a panacea I'm afraid

Anyways, @OP ... yes there is a point. It's called 'more eye-candy w/higher minimum frame rates".

I always use v-sync, and I never think for a second about how I'm 'missing out' on FPS over 60 because it's turned on. What I care about is being able to crank up settings, and never have my fps dip BELOW 60fps. If I had cheaper card(s), I might not be able to. I.E. my 'maximum playable settings' would be lower with cheaper cards.
    
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post #25 of 26
Crysis and Warhead with VSYNC on does look amazing as it barely drops below 50FPS. Minimum frames are very important so I would say high end GPU's do matter.
And tearing with fast motions do become annoying...

And technically, with Vsync, your GPU's won't be using as much power so you'd technically save energy with an efficient PSU.

I am personally waiting for more 27 inch 120HZ monitors to make more use of my setup...
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post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by jp27 View Post
i always use vsync, is there a point in buying a gtx580 since it'll be capped to 60fps anyway?
Hey, you got a good point there. My old 7800gt will probably get 60 fps in new games if I set everything to low and disable AA/AF...what a fool I was to ever upgrade.
Edited by *AcidBath* - 5/13/11 at 12:22pm
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