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Trying to put a rig together for a friend of mine and trying to figure out what Radeon graphics card or cards to get for him. I find plenty of benchmarks telling me what cards get what FPS at what graphics settings but that doesn't tell me at what FPS I would see lag, or skipping.
     
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Look for a card that have average frames at your preference for the games you will be playing.
 
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for a 60 hz monitor i like to stay at 70-90, but always the higher the better. i assume he will be using a 60hz monitor.
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You won't see any at a certain FPS, you will see it when the FPS changes rapidly. Even maintaining a low frame rate will look ok as long as there is not much variation. When looking for results, try to find some that post minimum, maximum, and average. If they're really far apart then you might notice some lagging.

[H]ardOCP does good reviews with graphs that show the frame rate through the whole test so you can see where the dips occur and how frequently, as well as a few other sites. You basically want a card that can play the games you like at a steady rate rather than just a high peak FPS.
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most review sites consider <30 FPS to be unplayable. i however cant stand it when it dips below 50, which is usually the last draw before either dropping a little AA or going from 5760x1080 down to 1920x1080.

in my opinion the game should at least be as fluent as on a console.
    
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For me, anything less than 20~ FPS is pretty skippy. Not unplayable though.
    
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post #7 of 27
anything under 60FPS you will see tearing ..

120FPS locked onto a 120hz monitor is the best experience .

less than 40 , im not playing ..
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;15284680 
anything under 60FPS you will see tearing ..

120FPS locked onto a 120hz monitor is the best experience .

No.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;15284680 
anything under 60FPS you will see tearing ..

120FPS locked onto a 120hz monitor is the best experience .

less than 40 , im not playing ..
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;15284709 
No.

No is right. Vsync is a good tool, if you go over 60FPS that is generally where you get tearing on a 60hz screen without it.
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thats what i meant , with vsync .. to sync the frames or it looks terrible ..

How can you use vsync if your FPS is under your refresh rate ? it will cause tearing .

if your set to 60hz with vsync on , and your getting 40-50FPS you will notice it .. sometimes vsync drags you down to 30FPS

But if your at 60hz and 60FPS you will see how smooth the gameplay is .
    
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