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Sadly I'm still playing on my laptop due to a lack of space generally most things I play are smooth and fps is usually at 60ish some drops to 40. But I had a few questions when setting up the settings for visuals...
- should i use vsync are there any benefits
- multicore rendering should i use it with an i7 and a 540m gt? l4d2 and cs:go etc?
- how to find the perfect setup and work out average fps?


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- should i use vsync are there any benefits
Vsync removes screen tearing but adds a bit of latency and can reduce performance in some games

- multicore rendering should i use it with an i7 and a 540m gt? l4d2 and cs:go etc?

The source engines multicore rendering should be enabled when running on any modern quad core CPU though in some rare cases it can cause issues like mouse lag.

- how to find the perfect setup and work out average fps?

Trail and error. I usually game with Fraps on and fine tune the graphics settings that way.
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Thanks you sir are a legend that really helps, how do they measure average fps in benchmarks?

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Thanks you sir are a legend that really helps, how do they measure average fps in benchmarks?

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Well Fraps can measure in smoothed mode that is average over a second. It can also record a longer session and show the min, max and average of that recording. Some games have internal benchmarks that do the same and thous can be very handy in finding the appropriate settings.
    
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