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I know that almost all console games run at 30fps...some at 60. Do they use some kind of Vsync to do this?

First....I noticed that games like Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 2, Bulletstorm all seem to run much smoother when I enable Vsync at 60fps. This is despite having an Asus 120hz monitor.

It seems the only way I can get my SLI 560s to run a constant GPU usage with many of these console ports is when I turn on vsync. Especially in Dragon age 2 ; vsync disabled gives me 30-90% GPU usage. Constant drops and spikes and makes the game miserable to play. With Vsync enabled though I run a constant 70-90%.

This is far from perfect of course. But hopefully this will help someone trying to play some of the newer console ports.

On Crysis 2 I would **NEVER** use vsync.
    
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AFAIK the 360 and PS3 both usually use double or triple buffering to compensate for tearing instead of using Vsync.
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I know some PS3 games (Bioshock springs to mind) also have the option to disable vsync.
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AFAIK the 360 and PS3 both usually use double or triple buffering to compensate for tearing instead of using Vsync.

Isn't double-buffering regular V-sync, and triple-buffering the slightly more GPU-intensive but way more stable V-sync?
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IIRC dead rising on on xbox 360 had a VSync option.
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More like 65-75% steady I guess. Wish I could squeeze some more performance out of these ported games.

Crysis 2 uses a constant 99% on both GPUs so I know it's not a CPU bottleneck.

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Took me forever to get these settings. They work for almost all console ports that dont run steady GPU usage normally. Helps a lot in Just Cause 2 as well.

It's either a steady 65-85% usage or 30-90% dips and spikes; the latter makes a lot of games unplayable.
    
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Originally Posted by 0Amadeus0;15150973 
IIRC dead rising on on xbox 360 had a VSync option.
But the vino has been flowing this eve and my head is a little fuzzy smile.gif

LOL I just was reading about this on google. Kinda sad that we're just seeing less and less options over time.

I bet a lot of these console ports would run better if they just unlocked more individual ******* options for people.

Just Cause 2 I give a lot of credit -- there are TONS of graphics options and the game actually looks quite stunning maxed out. Dragon Age 2 on the other hand has a total of maybe 7 options and looks pretty terrible even maxed out; running poorly as well.
    
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