Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Lowering Monitor Refresh Rate Helps With Microstutter
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Lowering Monitor Refresh Rate Helps With Microstutter

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to share my experience with microstutter as I have only used SLI for the past 5-6 months to see if others have noticed the same thing. So microstutter is when any fps under your monitors refresh rate causes slight pausing correct? Well why when I use a framerate limiter to lock in a lower fps to 50 I still get microstutter but if I change my monitor refresh rate to 50 through NCP or Windows the same fps feels MUCH smoother..noticed this with many games...

For example, I'm playing Tomb Raider and sometimes the fps will go under 60 to the mid-low 50's and it's choppy as hell, so I use a framerate limiter to lock in an even 50 but it's still choppy, so I don't use the limiter and I change my monitors refresh rate to 50HZ the game is smooth as butter with the same FPS
Edited by Xboxmember1978 - 9/1/13 at 8:11am
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K @4.8Ghz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Gigabyte 980 ti G1 Corsair DDR4 16GB @3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 27" S2716DG G-Sync 1440p Saitek Eclipse OCZ ZX 850W Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Logitech M510 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K @4.8Ghz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Gigabyte 980 ti G1 Corsair DDR4 16GB @3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 27" S2716DG G-Sync 1440p Saitek Eclipse OCZ ZX 850W Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Logitech M510 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
I'm not sure if I understand your issue, but when you use FPS caps of any kind you get a stuttery mess if your FPS drops. So, turn down the details a notch, turn off the FPS caps and enjoy. V-Sync is the enemy and it adds a ton of input lag. Using it is a big no no.
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Even without Vsync you still get microstutter if the frames go under your refresh rate so Vsync has no effect on microstutter

I wasn't talking about major FPS drops even like 60 to 55 will show microstutter but my question is why when I use a limiter to lock in 50fps it's stuttery BUT when I change my monitor refresh rate to 50HZ and play the same game at the same 50fps it's buttery smooth
Edited by Xboxmember1978 - 9/1/13 at 10:18am
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K @4.8Ghz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Gigabyte 980 ti G1 Corsair DDR4 16GB @3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 27" S2716DG G-Sync 1440p Saitek Eclipse OCZ ZX 850W Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Logitech M510 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700K @4.8Ghz Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Gigabyte 980 ti G1 Corsair DDR4 16GB @3000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD Sony DVD/RW Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 27" S2716DG G-Sync 1440p Saitek Eclipse OCZ ZX 850W Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Logitech M510 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Lowering Monitor Refresh Rate Helps With Microstutter