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I get really bad screen tearing in Duke Nukem Forever. I tried using vsync but I get horrible input lag. I can barely aim. I also tried triple buffering. No go. My monitor's max. refresh rate is only 60Hz. Is there any way to eliminate mouse lag associated with vsync without having to buy a monitor with a higher refresh rate?
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The only thing you can do (I think) is to force triple buffering throught D3D overrider in DX9. This can helps. But lag with V-sync you get the smoothness but also you get lag.

But I tryed this in some games but I can´t see if there is a difference. some lag is inevitable, but, for example, I use V-sync in almost all modern games, despite the input lag, but I love the softness of the V-sync.
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You can also try setting an FPS cap that is at 60FPS.
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You can also try setting an FPS cap that is at 60FPS.

^This.

Use MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 BETA 11 to limit the frame rate to 60fps and it could get rid of the tearing. smile.gif
    
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Tried limiting the frame rate. Still tearing :/
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Anything else I could try?
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lower the vram mhz a notch..
 
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lower the vram mhz a notch..

Didn't work frown.gif
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I am not sure why limiting the FPS did not help, you verified that the FPS were running at 60FPS?

There are no other ways to eliminate tearing other than getting a monitor with a higher refresh rate.
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I am not sure why limiting the FPS did not help, you verified that the FPS were running at 60FPS?
There are no other ways to eliminate tearing other than getting a monitor with a higher refresh rate.

Capping frames does not eliminate tearing, but helps. When I recently upgrade monitors (to 120 Hz) and spend a evening testing with Dirt 3 capping frames from 50 till 140 and in some numbers the tearing was really low, in other was high (I think the best combo in my case was about 100. But always some tearing . The only thing to eliminate tearing is V-sync.

It depends also the game, because, for example, in COD I do not get any tearing, in Bf3 I got a lot (and I use V-sync in this case), etc.

in 120hz the tearing is lower comparing to 60hz, but still there (I am very sensitve in these aspect, so I prefer v-sync for eye's confort)
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