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FPS capping @ 120?

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Hey folks.

I have a 120hz screen and I was wondering if it would be wise to FPS cap my games at 120 via nvidia inspector?

What would the advantages or disadvantages be?
Edited by iARDAs - 3/6/12 at 6:36am
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Vsync can avoid screen tearing, but if this isn't a problem then there is no need to cap it really unless you are having other performance issues.
 
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I never ever have a screen tearing issue ever since i built my current rig so Vsync is always off for me.

There is just the talk in some places how people are looking forward for the FPS limiter.

Also for example I am playing HALF LIFE 2 right now and i am averaging like 200 FPS for that game.

If i limit it to 120, would this make my GPU run cooler and more relax?
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Yeah it would definitely make your GPU run cooler as it wouldn't have to work as hard. Anything over ~50fps is undetectable to the eye so 120fps is going to look just as smooth as 200fps. Also if your monitor is 120hz then it can't display anymore fps than 120.
 
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