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e.g. 30 vs 60 vs 120 I myself haven't actually played above 30 or so, so I wouldn't know
    
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e.g. 30 vs 60 vs 120 I myself haven't actually played above 30 or so, so I wouldn't know

It's a very large difference, there's much less motion blur and input lag with higher FPS. V-Sync/ultra graphics are known as the devil's settings to a gamer like me.
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Smoothness of gameplay especially if you play FPSs like me. My rig is overkill but that's just how I roll.
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Coming from console I did not know or notice a difference between either at all. Now though, after building my cheapo rig in July... I am amazed at how much more I take good FPS into account. If my FPS constantly dips well under 60 frames, the game seems slow and hurts my eyes compared to 60+
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FPS games below 60fps = no

It's a fundamentally massive difference.
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It depends on the game but going from 30 to 60 even in moderately paced games makes a very noticeable difference. 60 to 120 is a less radical change but still tangible especially in fast paced games. I haven't used a 144Hz monitor but I doubt the are noticeably different to an 120Hz at least not as long as LCD's have the amount of ghosting /blur that they do,
    
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Its a huge difference!
In Planetside 2 its very common to have less than 60 fps and I notice it. Its playable but in the end its not really nice. Playing bioshock infinte 60 fps+ was so much more smooth.
In Sc2 its also a very large difference. Everything below 60 fps in 1vs1 is terrible for me and leads to mistakes.

So I dont feel that way in every game and if its not multiplayer its not the most important but still I try to keep the 60 fps.
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as I used to play in single and teen frames years ago, certain games it'll give more impact like shooters where the split second encounters is where it comes down to.
I remember playing WoW with an average of 5-20 fps on the lowest settings, back then all I wanted it 17fps, which for most people is a "smooth" picture so it doesn't feel like a slideshow, I just needed to see what I was doing and I still destroyed in raids thumb.gif
When I bought my 7870XT I spoiled myself and now I don't like going under 30fps, for me personally I don't see much difference between 30 vs 60 but I can see when my game drops under 30 now without a FPS counter.
     
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