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post #21 of 92
It's less screen tear. People have been using high refresh rate CRT's since competitive FPS gaming went mainstream. I play all my FPS games @ 150hz on my CRT and there is a hell of a difference from 60hz to 150hz. However for those refresh rates your FPS need to keep up if your game is only doing 60 FPS and you set the monitor to 120hz you're not going to notice much of a difference.

In older games like Quake, Wolf: ET and CS series you can pull high fps to match your refresh rate. Refresh rate is essentially the same as FPS, it's the number of times the screen refreshes/changes in a second. When you have a higher or lower FPS than your monitors Refresh Rate you start running into screen tearing which is where things get messy if you take your gaming seriously.
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post #22 of 92
go play crysis wars on your 60hz monitor, and watch how fast you lose, end of topic /thread
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I was getting around 45FPS in team fortress 2 when a friend invited me to play the game for 3 days but I could have probably got more with the details lowered. There's no real difference in Fallout New Vegas though.
What?

You do realize that there is no difference with 45FPS with 60hz and 120hz?

You need to have a much higher FPS rate than 60FPS to feel the difference with 120hz...

Now we know why you can't see it.
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I am doing more than well my entire life in any of those, including CS etc

So you wanna tell me that if you get 2 good players to play versus each other, the guy with the 120hzm monitor is going to win? That is just bs to me
120hz provides a huge advantage, yes..

CSS is slow paced.... Don't know about 1.6, never played it.

How is it BS? It's like the difference between a crap mouse and a good mouse. The better option gives you a HUGE advantage...
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I am doing more than well my entire life in any of those, including CS etc

So you wanna tell me that if you get 2 good players to play versus each other, the guy with the 120hzm monitor is going to win? Tthat is just bs to me
If they are equal players then yes it most likely can happen especially if they both have used high refresh rate monitors and one is on a lower one they will notice. It's not a matter of making you a better player though you need to already be somewhat good. If you're a garbage shooter getting a 120hz monitor won't help you or make you amazing and that's the whole misconception of it. I got it because I actually make use of it and I notice a difference when gaming.
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that is horribly low
No, 20FPS is horribly low, 45 is actually pretty good.
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go play crysis wars on your 60hz monitor, and watch how fast you lose, end of topic /thread
Oh shut up. You make it sound as though having a 120Hz is necessary to have skill.
    
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Basically, a 120 Hz monitor can display a max of 120 fps. A 60 Hz monitor can display a max of 60 fps.

In games where you can maintain 120 fps, the 120 Hz monitor will be better than the 60 Hz monitor. The 60 Hz monitor can only show 60 of the 120 frames possible on a 120 Hz monitor.

Some people are more sensitive and can see the smoothness difference with a 120 Hz monitor. Essentially they can see the in between frames with a 120 Hz monitor that they could not see on a 60 Hz monitor. That is why 120 Hz is better.
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No, 20FPS is horribly low, 45 is actually pretty good.
I think he meant that it was horribly low for your system

Even I probably get over a 100 FPS most of the time in TF2... Haven't measured in ages though...

My old system with an athlon 3800+ x2 (2ghz dual core) got a stable 50FPS in the game during firefights.

I don't know how your system couldn't perform well..
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Oh shut up. You make it sound as though having a 120Hz is necessary to have skill.
Of course it's not though..

It's only required once you get into the non pub scene. There, it becomes a bother to have 60hz. Other than that, 60hz is FINE.
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