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Gsync 100hz, limit frames to 99 so vsync never kicks on?

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Is this possible? I don't want to damage anything. I have frame rate limited in rivatuner/msi afterburner set to 99, my monitor refresh rate is at 100hz. SO if I play a game, vsync will never kick on but gsync will always be the one active? Is my thinking on this correct or have I just lost my mind? redface.gif
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I think you've lost your mind.
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I think you've lost your mind.

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Exactly what I do, works perfectly.
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Exactly what I do, works perfectly.

Yeah, seems to working for me as well. Everything is smooth as butter, I am going to leave my frame limiter at 98 and refresh at 100hz. hehe, glad I am not the only one doing this, cheers mate! I am not insane!!! celebrate!!!
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Bit out of the loop, whats the point of doing this? Can't you just turn off v-sync so that it never kicks in? Why limit frame rate?
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Bit out of the loop, whats the point of doing this? Can't you just turn off v-sync so that it never kicks in? Why limit frame rate?

It's g-sync, not v-sync.

This article should cover it: http://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/preview2/
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Bit out of the loop, whats the point of doing this? Can't you just turn off v-sync so that it never kicks in? Why limit frame rate?

You get screen tearing above the monitor refresh rate, so min is at 100hz, if it hits 102 frames ill still get screen tearing because gsync only works from like 20 to 100, then vsync kicks on or you get screen tearing. Thats why I am doing the frame limiter trick, though why didn't Nvidia just do that by default, limit it minus 2 frames, so it never has to make the vsync transition to begin with, seems to work fine for me. The transition isnt a big deal by any means, its still smoother than reg vsync even when vsync kicks on, something about the interplay.
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Yup i do this just fine on my monitor and it's top refresh is 144Hz.. Some games I've limited it to 120fps as I tend to get smoother 60fps video captures that way. A few times I've fps limited to 60fps for games that act weird with high refresh rates.
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Yup i do this just fine on my monitor and it's top refresh is 144Hz.. Some games I've limited it to 120fps as I tend to get smoother 60fps video captures that way. A few times I've fps limited to 60fps for games that act weird with high refresh rates.

Cheers mate, the transition to Vsync doesn't seem to be an issue either, I just don't understand why the transition even needs to occur to begin with. I am surprised Nvidia didn't build in an automatic 2 fps minus the top refresh rate of active display into Gsync, so the transition would never have to occur by default, lol
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