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Is FPS and Monitor Hertz related? I guess what I'm asking is if there's a point where your FPS doesn't matter because you cant get a higher Hertz on your monitor? Does that make sense?
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They are related. If you have vertical sync enable in your games, the FPS won't go above your monitor's refresh rate, so if it's 60Hz then it will cap at 60 FPS. If you disable vsync, the FPS will go above the refresh rate, but visual tearing will occur in-game. Vsync comes at a higher cost performance wise though.
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Is FPS and Monitor Hertz related? I guess what I'm asking is if there's a point where your FPS doesn't matter because you cant get a higher Hertz on your monitor? Does that make sense?

If your FPS goes above your Monitor's refresh rate, you will not see a difference. The monitor can only output or refresh as fast as it is set. So if your monitor is running at 60hz, you will not see 61+ frames per second.

I say "see" because some people say that playing above the monitor's refresh rate makes a difference for them. I don't believe it but I have no proof otherwise.
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higher fps than hertz results in tearing which you can eliminate by using V-sync at the cost of some extra lag
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