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I used to play all my games on my old HUGE Sun Microsystems CRT monitor. All the LEGIT fps games like quake,ut,cs1.6 on that thing was way more enjoyable than playing on my 60hz LCD monitor right now. I only had to get rid of my CRT monitor becuase it died out on me. RIP

IRRC the higher frames you play at the faster the game processes packets it sends/receives to/from the server.
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post #32 of 92
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
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..
At 1920x1080 with max details and AA+AF enabled it really isn't that bad.
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post #33 of 92
120hz definitely makes a noticeable difference. Just head down to sears or best and look at their 60hz vs 120hz comparisons. Its easy to spot the difference/
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post #34 of 92
Not all 60hz displays are created equal... many have issues between certain color fields, others may compute a refresh from black to black... do your homework before making a purchase... heck even dot pitch could be distracting.

As an example when it comes to scan rates, my wife cannot tolerate 120hz displays due to some eye strain, so for the living room its gas plasma 400hz or better... in many respects the clarity is not as good, but the image refresh is unequaled outside of... another hgp display.

Not so much the scan or refresh rate, rather the quality of the refresh and how the device achieves the number are both important.

Something in the middle is going to be the best of both worlds anyhow... human eye tracks around 90 frames per second, with the average humans reaction time being far far far less... 120 is nice, for the cost though, does it make that much difference?

Lets be honest, outside of some e-peen, the average hairless ape is too slow to benefit... it could make some difference maybe, once in a blue moon between some tournament/profession/for hire game players (and these people are very very few and far between) outside of that... personal subjective preference.

Red Light Green Light Reaction Times

Average chimp = 215ms, .215 seconds
High end evolved chimp = 130ms, .130 seconds
Ultra High end OC'd chimp = 100ms, .100 seconds

1000ms/sec / 60FPS = 16.666.. ms per frame
1000ms/sec / 120FPS = 8.333.. ms per frame

From a performance standpoint, it is a big difference, no doubt.

As far as a human interface... your gunna see the guy kill you 2x as fast, but you, the hairless one, still cant do anything about it... ur too slow to compute a reaction from brain to mouse paw.
 
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post #35 of 92
OMG 4+ pages in 1 hour, unbelieveble how much hate ppl hold agains each other for BS reasons...
On topic: Above 75Hz can't be noticed in 99% of the games and in 100% of those I play Are there still any 60Hz monitors anyway?
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post #36 of 92
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I am sticking to 60hz then.. don't see any point in going 120hz yet and I'm still going to kill anyone with a 120hz, you guys make it sound like its 5 times better and is a must have : /

There tons of people still using (and they keep buying 60hz) because 120hz is not what everyone thinks it is.

I have played games on my friend's PC, I just didn't see any difference in games... maybe thats because I am running my games with 200 fps (I know, on a 60hz screen it doesnt matter, it still feels VERY SMOOTH) so I don't think a 120hz would make any difference
Edited by Lune - 2/20/11 at 11:27am
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post #37 of 92
Go pick up a cheap CRT in your area see what the highest refresh rate you can get on it and match your FPS to it, play on that for a week then tell us how you feel.
post #38 of 92
60Hz.

120Hz monitors are 60Hz monitors that interpolate frames (unless new tech came out that I haven't heard about yet). Games will look better, but it will add noticeable input lag.
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So all of you are pretty much telling me that 60hz is DEAD for gaming and I can't play with those? I think that is kinda.. wrong

So many people are using 60 hz, or 75, doesn't really matter
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