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I have a question if I have a 1920x1080 monitor and when I play games I get 45FPS, would I get any benefits in terms of quality from using a 120hz monitor? Because at one point someone told me that you can only use the extra the hz if you have extra FPS.. So like if you are getting 65FPS and your monitor can run at above 60 then you can benefit from the extra FPS other wise they are just lost..

Does any of this make sense? And do I have a correct understanding?

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Edited by JayXMonsta - 4/9/13 at 12:39pm
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You'll get no benifit with 45fps but in the future when you upgrade you'd allways have the 120hz monitor so you could jump straight in smile.gif

I've had a few 120hz displays now and i allways found if you could'nt hit 120fps solid then lets say 100fps felt like 50fps on a 60hz display but thats just my view of what i was seeing.
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I have a question if I have a 1920x1080 monitor and when I play games I get 45FPS, would I get any benefits in terms of quality from using a 120hz monitor? Because at one point someone told me that you can only use the extra the hz if you have extra FPS.. So like if you are getting 65FPS and your monitor can run at above 60 then you can us the benefits of the extra FPS other wise they are just lost..

Does any of this make sense? And do I have a correct understanding?

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You will not see any difference in performance at 45fps unless you compare a monitor with high input to one with low input. I have noticed it is harder to build a pc that can actually hold 120+ fps in games than people realize. My computer is capable of keeping a solid 80+ fps in the games I play. Sometimes I do see it hit 130 but it does not have enough horsepower to hold it there. I still enjoy 80+ more than 60 though. smile.gif
     
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The benefits of having 120hz and not reaching the high fps (60+) is that you have no tearing, witch feels a bit more responsive in its own.
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You will not see any difference in performance at 45fps unless you compare a monitor with high input to one with low input. I have noticed it is harder to build a pc that can actually hold 120+ fps in games than people realize. My computer is capable of keeping a solid 80+ fps in the games I play. Sometimes I do see it hit 130 but it does not have enough horsepower to hold it there. I still enjoy 80+ more than 60 though. smile.gif
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The benefits of having 120hz and not reaching the high fps (60+) is that you have no tearing, witch feels a bit more responsive in its own.
I forgot about the tearing hmm good point and okay thanks everyone so it looks like my understanding was right.. biggrin.gif
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Your understanding is correct. Your monitor will only show what has been rendered, which is in your case 45 frames per second. A 60hz monitor can show UP TO 60 fps and a 120hz monitor can show UP TO 120fps. Most people agree that you shouldn't use 120hz monitors unless your rig is capable of doing solidly over 60+ fps. I personally subscribe to the philosophy that 120fps+ or nothing is what I need tongue.gif
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Your understanding is correct. Your monitor will only show what has been rendered, which is in your case 45 frames per second. A 60hz monitor can show UP TO 60 fps and a 120hz monitor can show UP TO 120fps. Most people agree that you shouldn't use 120hz monitors unless your rig is capable of doing solidly over 60+ fps. I personally subscribe to the philosophy that 120fps+ or nothing is what I need tongue.gif
Alrite thanks biggrin.gif and I barley game so 45fps is fine for me tongue.gif care more about DPI and screen quality then FPS because I do graphic design, video design and web browsering all day lol.
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from my understanding if you can't hit 120FPS the only advange that hasn't been posted yet is if it has less ghosting compared to the 60hz version due to it being made better. Now an interesting question is if you run a 120hz screen at 60hz will you get less ghosting?

my biggest beef with LCd is ghosting when dragging web pages and in games like total war where everything is a blurr when an army moves :/
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from my understanding if you can't hit 120FPS the only advange that hasn't been posted yet is if it has less ghosting compared to the 60hz version due to it being made better. Now an interesting question is if you run a 120hz screen at 60hz will you get less ghosting?

my biggest beef with LCd is ghosting when dragging web pages and in games like total war where everything is a blurr when an army moves :/

Well if you are running 80+ fps like me, I can still tell a difference compared to the 60hz monitor sitting next to the 120hz. So it is not required to stay at a constant 120+ to notice the difference. Plus if you are using a monitor with lower input lag, you also get that benefit. As far as ghosting, my monitor is reported to have ghosting, but I can't see it. It was explained to me by another member, just because I can't see it doesn't mean it is not there. In any case, if I can't see the ghosting, I don't care if it is there. Just like real ghost! biggrin.gif
     
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when you play total war and an army slowly marches and you zoom in does it look blurry? that is how you can tell and when you are in your browser slowly drag down and try to read....those are the two easiest tests for ghosting. I see these too things so much every day it drives me nuts
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