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I always wondered about this. The human eye is supposed to only be able to register up to 60fps or so right? So what is the real benefit of a 120Hz screen? I'm looking for a real answer not just a "I think it looks better" kind of answer.
The average human eye can see far more than 60fps

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I always wondered about this. The human eye is supposed to only be able to register up to 60fps or so right? So what is the real benefit of a 120Hz screen? I'm looking for a real answer not just a "I think it looks better" kind of answer.
In a nutshell when you are pushing beyond 60FPS on a 60Hz display your likely going to experience screen tearing or a stuttery experience (not always depends on display, more expensive 60Hz oddly never experience it).

This happens when you monitor can't refresh fast enough to draw every frame being produced by your GPU or GPU's. Being 120Hz and your pushing beyond 60FPS+ you will experience smoother gameplay. It's hard to really illustrate into words. But have a 60Hz and 120Hz next to eachother playing the same game with the same hardware like i've done and it's actually quite evident.
 
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i've heard the same also. i think the reason for 120hz monitors is more for fast movements. if u spin really quickly in a FPS on a 60hz @60 frames, you can actually see slight tearing(nothing like when ur at 100+fps on a 60hz monitor)
I have never noticed any screen tearing in any of the FPS I play near 60FPS when spinning/turning fast etc.. I'm going to try to find some info on this. Now I'm genuinely curious.
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I have never noticed any screen tearing in any of the FPS I play near 60FPS when spinning/turning fast etc.. I'm going to try to find some info on this. Now I'm genuinely curious.
i dont mean tearing in the sense of what you'd see if you were playing a game at 120fps on a 60hz monitor. I meant ur turns and quick movements are not as fluid in a 60hz monitor, so there is a slight stutter (emphasis on slight). so far though it seems like anyone who has one is glad they did. guess ill be glad too lol
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i dont mean tearing in the sense of what you'd see if you were playing a game at 120fps on a 60hz monitor. I meant ur turns and quick movements are not as fluid in a 60hz monitor, so there is a slight stutter (emphasis on slight). so far though it seems like anyone who has one is glad they did. guess ill be glad too lol
Correct, when i say above 60FPS on a 60Hz display screen tearing only occurs when your doing say 80FPS+, since most 60Hz cope quite well to a point and it goes unnoticed. Although a lot of tearing isn't actually down to the hardware in use and more the shoddy game programming.

It really only matters when your sporting SLI or TRI SLI scenarios on a single display. Since then GPU horsepower is beyond what a 60Hz display is capable of keeping up with.

But this is a odd arguement, since tearing etc can be down to other factors also.
 
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i dont mean tearing in the sense of what you'd see if you were playing a game at 120fps on a 60hz monitor. I meant ur turns and quick movements are not as fluid in a 60hz monitor, so there is a slight stutter (emphasis on slight). so far though it seems like anyone who has one is glad they did. guess ill be glad too lol
idk I haven't had any issues with stutter either (I know you said slight and if I have had any it was so slight I never saw it). From what I've read today the most benefit comes from 3D. Other than that people's opinions seem split pretty evenly;
I hope you enjoy your purchase I didn't mean to sidetrack the thread I've just been wondering about this topic the last few days. I'm sure I'll end up with 1 before long myself anyway.Maybe you could come back to this thread and post your initial opinions of the 120hz when you get it?
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I always wondered about this. The human eye is supposed to only be able to register up to 60fps or so right? So what is the real benefit of a 120Hz screen? I'm looking for a real answer not just a "I think it looks better" kind of answer.
I don't buy this at all. I can definitely tell a difference between constant 60 fps and 80 fps+. 80+ also gives me less eye strain.

The other advantage of a 120 hz monitor is that in most cases you can disable v-sync. If you are running a 60 hz monitor, and your graphics card exceeds 60 fps and you don't have v-sync on, tearing often occurs. The disadvantages of v-sync is that it introduces input lag (unless you use triple buffering AFAIK), and you see large steps in FPS, i.e., if your graphics cards drops to 59 fps, 30, 45, or 50 fps (depending on the v-sync method) will be displayed. This makes fps drops in your graphics card appear more jarring.
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Actually, the easiest way to see the difference between a 60 hz monitor and a 120 hz monitor is to take a window and drag it around your desktop. The motion will be much smoother on the 120 hz monitor. If you can't tell a difference between the two, you probably should get your eyes checked.
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Actually, the easiest way to see the difference between a 60 hz monitor and a 120 hz monitor is to take a window and drag it around your desktop. The motion will be much smoother on the 120 hz monitor. If you can't tell a difference between the two, you probably should get your eyes checked.
This....whipping a window around your screen on a 60Hz monitor its extremely choppy. Im doing it right now!!
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Actually, the easiest way to see the difference between a 60 hz monitor and a 120 hz monitor is to take a window and drag it around your desktop. The motion will be much smoother on the 120 hz monitor. If you can't tell a difference between the two, you probably should get your eyes checked.
The first time I used my 120hz monitor I thought my mouse settings were wrong(too fast).
It was just the frame rate messing with my head.
I dragged a window around and was amazed how smooth it looked.
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