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120hz + Vsync = 60FPS?

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Hi guys,

Firstly I'd like to apologise if this is in the wrong section, I had a bit of a hard time deciding where to put it but I assume it's a driver/software issue.

I have a BenQ XL2410T monitor and my refresh rate is set to 120Hz in both the NVIDIA Control Panel and Windows.

However I noticed tearing in Crysis 2 with Vsync off, which I thought was extremely odd! I enabled it out of curiosity and it caps my FPS at 60?

It seems that although my PC knows the BenQ refreshes at 120Hz, Crysis 2 doesn't?
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Originally Posted by Smo;14440639 
Hi guys,

Firstly I'd like to apologise if this is in the wrong section, I had a bit of a hard time deciding where to put it but I assume it's a driver/software issue.

I have a BenQ XL2410T monitor and my refresh rate is set to 120Hz in both the NVIDIA Control Panel and Windows.

However I noticed tearing in Crysis 2 with Vsync off, which I thought was extremely odd! I enabled it out of curiosity and it caps my FPS at 60?

It seems that although my PC knows the BenQ refreshes at 120Hz, Crysis 2 doesn't?

there should be a refresh rate setting in game. or just force it as 120
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some games might not actually vsync, they might just cap to 60hz by habit, instead of actively syncing to the monitors refresh.
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Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated!
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post #5 of 7
The 590 will not run Crysis 2 maxed out at over 120 FPS, especially not consistently. It's no surprise that you are seeing 60FPS with vsync on...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by heraisu;14476836 
The 590 will not run Crysis 2 maxed out at over 120 FPS, especially not consistently. It's no surprise that you are seeing 60FPS with vsync on...

Even though the GTX 590 might not run Crysis 2 at a constant 120fps, it still should not show a constant 60 fps with vSync enabled. vSync limits the framerate to the monitors refresh rate (120Hz). In this case, as someone said before me, the problem is Crysis 2 not actually utilizing vSync and instead it just caps the framerate.
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im agreed, make sure your monitor refresh is actually set to 120
     
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