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On unless you enjoy screen tearing. I can't stand screen tearing, it bugs the hell out of me.

All it does is sync the framerate to your monitor's rate. If your card is putting out 100FPS, and your monitor is only 60Hz, you're only seeing 60FPS anyway.
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post #4 of 36
Off, because V-sync on generally creates input lag which is the kryptonite of an FPS gamer.

Try it on and move the mouse around the screen for a bit, then turn it off and repeat. You will see exactly what I'm talking about.
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On unless you enjoy screen tearing. I can't stand screen tearing, it bugs the hell out of me.

All it does is sync the framerate to your monitor's rate. If your card is putting out 100FPS, and your monitor is only 60Hz, you're only seeing 60FPS anyway.

But i heard that if i go below 60 fps with vsync on it automatically puts it to 37.5fps
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post #6 of 36
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On, unless you're some uber competitive FPS boss..

screen tearing is nasty, if I'm playing a game where I can maintain the fps, I enable it. No point from a visuals point of view in letting the game render 90fps if your monitor only displays 60fps (60Hz)
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Personally I like it on.
Ill trade any input lag for the eye candy.
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post #9 of 36
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yeah but what if i'm in a game where i go below 60 fps? if i get 59fps v sync will automatically put me at 37.5 and well theres a big difference with 59 vs 37.5
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post #10 of 36
I like mine on cause it limits the fps to 60 for both cpu and gpu, this saves lots of wattage over time and reduces stress on computer components.

With fast cpu you can render 300 frames per second. With v sync off your gpu is gonna try and keep up even though your screen refresh is only 60 hz.

This means that gpu renders 300 frames and throws away 240.

Total waste of energy
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