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I much prefer playing maxed out with fps in the 35-50 range than 60 and up. It just seems unnatural to me. Is anyone else like this.
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ew

i mean i prefer high/ultra settings ... but 30 fps too low for me
not saying i didn't live with that kind of fps for 10+ yrs biggrin.gif
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Anything under 60fps just feels like it is a slideshow....I mean I guess if you like slideshows.....
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I can't live with under 100 fps. Depending on your monitor, a certain framerate will feel better.
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Depends on the game and game mode.

If I'm just playing single player, I'll crank up the quality as long as it's above 30. Playing as a Sniper I'll bump up quality as long as it stays around 60 FPS. I'll also normally have VSYNC on as well.

Playing as a front-line attacker, I want 100 FPS to ensure that I have no input lag. VSYNC is normally off at this point and because the action is normally pretty fast, image quality doesn't really make much of a difference to me.
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post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by AznRage View Post

I can't live with under 100 fps. Depending on your monitor, a certain framerate will feel better.

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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Depends on the game and game mode.
If I'm just playing single player, I'll crank up the quality as long as it's above 30. Playing as a Sniper I'll bump up quality as long as it stays around 60 FPS. I'll also normally have VSYNC on as well.
Playing as a front-line attacker, I want 100 FPS to ensure that I have no input lag. VSYNC is normally off at this point and because the action is normally pretty fast, image quality doesn't really make much of a difference to me.

I really don't understand this. Can't live with under 100fps? After about 70fps, I can't even see any difference. rolleyes.gif I need at least 35, though somewhere around 60 is much nicer.

I would say that it's uncommon to prefer low frame rates - most people like it higher, but I guess it does depend on your monitor setup.
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post #7 of 37
I can see the difference between 60fps and 120fps because the monitor I own runs up to 120hz - just a small thing though. 120fps on a 120hz monitor will definitely be noticeable and different from 60fps on a 60hz monitor.
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No, that's not normal lol. I prefer my fps to match whatever my monitor's refresh rate is.
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I much prefer playing maxed out with fps in the 35-50 range than 60 and up. It just seems unnatural to me. Is anyone else like this.
It's not an issue of you preferring lower frame rates, the problem is that you're playing a game where you can't keep anywhere near 60+ stable.
The average frame rate you get doesn't matter. The maximum frame rate doesn't matter. What matters is the delta between your minimum and maximum. The smaller the delta, the less screen tearing.you'll notice. When I play, I usually limit the max fps to somewhere close to min fps.
If you want to test this, go play an older game where you can keep 60 fps stable at all times, then use a command to limit it to 35 fps.
    
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Why does 120-180fps feel better & possible look better on a 60hz screen than vsync locked at 60hz?
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