Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
1 Thing people tend to forget is that its already very hard to maintain 60fps vs 120fps. So the smoothness when it matter its achieved with crazy GPU setup. So basically if you want True 120Hz with games like BF3 you need at leas HD 7970 CF. Try to keep that up with every game and you would have to upgrade GPU every 6 months. Its like saying this car can do 200 mph if it has a engine to power it. Most people stick to 110 mph cars because they are going to be limited by the engine.
I have a hard time believing that 7970 CF is even capable of driving 120FPS constant with maxed out settings on BF3, including AA. Is 120Hz smooth? Absolutely. Is it that much more fluid than 60Hz vsynced? Honestly...not significantly. Doing every-day tasks like browsing and moving windows around, etc. allows you to see that the difference is more drastic than gaming in general (except for REALLY fast-moving-high-contrast images, where it is also noticeable)...there's still a bit of tearing, IMO, compared to a vsynced 60FPS constant.
Also, 120hz monitors tend to be higher quality panels with very crisp/sharp contrasts, so that adds to the smoothness factor as well. You can achieve the same result with a high-end/quality 60hz IPS monitor as well.
The only thing I would NOT take away from this debate is the belief that 120hz somehow nets you a competitive advantage in games (especially FPS games)....anyone who tries to argue this is just straight talking out of their butts and ignorant, and should be totally, completely ignored. Edited by jcde7ago - 2/29/12 at 6:41pm