Originally Posted by Ding Chavez
Call me an idiot but I just put 2 and 2 together the other day and realised my screen is 60Hz which means it's only capable of refreshing 60 times a second thus it can display a maximum of 60 FPS. A 120Hz screen 120 FPS. There are lots of morons who spend thousands on SLI or Crossfire setups even though they've only got 60Hz screens!
One last point TV and movies run at 24, 25 and 30 FPS and you don't think they look like a slide show do you.
i have a 60hz monitor/hdtv and the reason i have SLI is so that i can get a smooth
60hz refresh rate. for me it's the best way and only way i game. i feel the need to explain to some how vsync works. for the guy above, they can get more than 60fps it just causes the screen to tear. because you said it-it can only handle upto 60. how you lock it at the refresh rate is with vsync. now there is a catch. when you enable vsync there is a performace hit. so thats why me and others need powerfull systems so that we can enable ALLL the EYECANDY AAANNNND MAINTAIN 60HZ. it's not always easy, some games have alot of eyecandy hence the money you so thought people were wasting actually is for a reason you were ignorant to. in addition there are some games that you can play without vsync and the tears are minimul. wow comes to mind, for some reason the tears are not so bad without vsync, some though are just tooo nasty for my tastes
inaddition I for one can tell the differnce even when it dips to 50 or so (in a pc game). i prefer SMOOOTH FLUIIIID gaming with no tears . if you don't or haven't experienced that with everything maxed your missing out. some games like metro, or crysis, or deadspace, i don't enable vsync in game cause they are set to 24fps (probably because they were ported with the exeption of crysis), instead i set it in control panel and i get a smoother gameplay that way. because i can't stand 24fps either. on console or for tv and movies it's not even the smallest of issues but for games it seems as if there is a lag of some sort can't stand it.
so in conclusion a great big hell yes from me. call me picky or whatever, I NEED to play with a constant refresh rate no matter whats going on in game for me to be fully immersed. if not i remember im just playing a computer game.
suspended disbelief. look it up, this is why I also built a hometheater..lol thats a different forum thoEdited by Vanorge - 12/20/10 at 12:28am