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post #11 of 14
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Where do I go to toggle vsync on/off, I can't say that I have ever seen that before.

In the nvidia control panel, you can force special settings on / off. like vsync .. .and of course all the others.

Most games also have it in the video settings (dont know about battlefield though) but its in SC2 and such, just below the resolution drop down smile.gif

You also need a thing that can show you the FPS: like fraps.

If youre just running 90 fps, its not worth it imo.

:b

But i guess 120Hz is the new "standard" for gaming monitors

if the FPS is stuck at 60 fps, it means its still activated.
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hes tottaly got a ATI card bro rofl, but the concept is the same.

make sure its off in game as well, just to be on the safe side. For constant 120fps I might recommend an additional 5870 to make me feel safer about not hitting a minimum fps under 120, but its been a while since ive looked into the 5970, it is a pretty good card and you shouldnt have to worry about the vram since its still only one monitor
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extremely unhelpful lol

Not really. That's what it is. To know if your computer can handle it, change your settings around until you can get 120+ fps in each game you play. Those settings are what your computer can handle for 120hz.
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Honestly if you don't know what Vsync is, don't notice/know what Screen Tearing is, and don't play FPS competively, you probably don't need 120hz.

You should read about Screen tearing. Check out the pic, it's worse during motion, and even worse if you get multiple tears in a single frame.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_tearing

Vsync fixes the tearing issue by limiting your GPU FPS to the refresh rate on your monitor. However, there is an issue with input lag when this is done. Also if you are barely running 60fps, you will get lower FPS as the demand on the graphics card spikes.


120hz Monitors help reduce screen tearing by refreshing faster. You also get more fluid gaming if you can sustain 120fps, as the previous poster mentioned. You said that wasn't helpful, its very generic for a reason. You're system could easily maintain 120fps non stop on a game like CSS, however, your rig will not be able to maintain 120 with Battlefield 3 maxed out. So it's subjective on the game you play, and how well your rig plays it.

Here is a good read on everything I've explained.
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=928593

I didn't notice tearing until my buddy bought a 120hz monitor, then showed me on my monitor what it was. Now it bothers the hell out of me. I'm debating ditching my 27" for a 23-24" 120hz monitor. Just not sure if I'm ready to sacrifice size, and my wife will kill me if I spend $900+ on a monitor.
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