Originally Posted by Simkin
The problem is that 75-90 fps is choppy and feels very bad.. Thats why im considering going back to 60Hz.. because 60fps on 120hz is not like 60fps on 60hz..
Unless your monitor is doing some kind of wonky frame insertions to make up the difference between your gpu output and it's 120hz refresh rate, what you're saying is simply impossible.
Originally Posted by fluxlite
I am not sure what you mean.
The choppyness you're experiencing is most likely coming from crossfire microstuttering.
This is the most likely cause of what you are experiencing and incorrectly attributing to the frame rate. The lower the FPS, the greater the effect of microstutter - As such, it's more evident at 70-90 then it is at 120.
Furthermore, the games where you're pegged out at 120 are games you likely have over 200fps in all the time. Your minimums and maximums are both perfectly locked at 120hz. On the other hand, games where you're "only" getting 70-90 are games where something in your system is being taxed to its limits. As such, there naturally will be times when the fps speeds up or slows down during game play. Most likely it is in constant rapid flux. The constant changes in frame rates (inconsistency of time between frames) is a more visually jarring effect than a smoother but lower fps.
Suggestion? Don't bother tossing your 120hz monitor, that would be stupid. Just limit your FPS to whatever your minimum fps is in each game you play. If it can never exceed it's minimum, it cant ever have inconsistencies and as such will display at "maximum smoothness" that your card is capable of in any given game. Have the full advantage of 120hz in games that can use it and none of the "disadvantages" in games that cant.Edited by Zero4549 - 4/30/12 at 3:41pm