Originally Posted by Kane2207
There certainly is a bottleneck otherwise you wouldn't see the performance gains demonstrated via Mantle.
Perceiving the difference between 110-120, well I'm right there with you on that
I keep getting flak from people when I say that there is a limit to which our brains can sense motion. The limit is ~60 FPS. Now, we do not see in FPS, but the studies have been done by psychologists (which I hold a psychology degree, just a B.A. but I helped my professors write some academic papers about how our cognitive functions react to the environment). When it comes to getting 120Hz monitors, the cost far outweighs the benefit. If you are buying the Hz thinking that those will give you 120 FPS, then the better way to spend money is to blend it together and make a liquid-like substance, drink that, and then like Carter Pewterschmidt, pee away the money in about 20 minutes.
And yes, like I said earlier, they have done the studies. They would have about 5 side by side displays. 1 of them had a movie (24 FPS), the next one had a movie (48 FPS), another one had a recording (30 FPS) another had a recording (60 FPS) and the last one had a recording (75 FPS). Now, I am going by memory because the study, which was not as much a study but a demonstration, showed that after the 48 FPS video, people were not able to tell the 60 FPS video from the 75 FPS video unless both were slowed down to half speed.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that if my CPU does not bottleneck my GPU, then I am going to buy the cheapest one I can find that is about 1 year's worth of future proof-ness if you know what I mean. A GPU only needs to make a display have 60 FPS for it to look smooth. I never understood why people want over that other than for bragging rights. 2 780 TIs in SLI is the absolute max of the sanity/performance ratio.
EDIT: And the frustrating thing is that I cannot find any of this stuff on Google Scholar which is an academic research paper site that would have this study. It was done at my university but I do not know if it was published or if it was just a demonstration like I said. I wasn't interested enough to participate so I do not have all of the facts, but it makes sense because of neural activity in the brain and the fact that we must become consciously aware of movement in order to tell if something is moving, ect. ect. I do not want to bore anyone. So I hope you guys will just take my word for it because I have no proof and no source and that is a hard thing to convince people of, especially people who are into getting good frames in video games.Edited by Thready - 3/30/14 at 3:25pm