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i have a anthlon II X4 645 @ 3.1ghz with a evga fpb 560 ti, i have no real complaints about proformance however according to frapps i get exactly 60 fps in all of my games on 1900x1080 with full graphics, im talking everything from black ops to crysis to conviction and prototype, it will not exceed 60 fps, hell for that matter it doesnt drop below 60 either, i can get much higher fps in kombuster or other benchmarking programs, but not in games, is my processor holding back the video card?

btw im refering to my sig rig
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It's called Vsync. With it on, whether the game forces it, or it is set through the ingame settings or through the Nvidia Control Panel, your framerate is capped to the 60Hz refresh rate of your monitor.

EDIT: As an extra note, it's a nice option. Puts less load on your 560 resulting in lower thermals, and you won't be seeing any frames above 60 due to your refresh rate anyway.

60 fps in Crysis? What're your settings? You could crank it up a bit and sacrifice some framerate for the pretty
Edited by EfemaN - 3/11/11 at 4:20pm
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It's called Vsync. With it on, whether the game forces it, or it is set through the ingame settings or through the Nvidia Control Panel, your framerate is capped to the 60Hz refresh rate of your monitor.

EDIT: As an extra note, it's a nice option. Puts less load on your 560 resulting in lower thermals, and you won't be seeing any frames above 60 due to your refresh rate anyway.

60 fps in Crysis? What're your settings? You could crank it up a bit and sacrifice some framerate for the pretty
my settings are all max and i pull 60 fps out of crysis
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No. No way... You'd need far more than that to max it. Do you use AA?
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Try Checking If you enabled Vsync, plus, Fraps limits the FPS to a certain amount during recording anyway, but you're fine, no bottleneck right there. Btw, is the 560 Ti FPB any good? planning to get it.
   
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my settings are all max and i pull 60 fps out of crysis
Probably has no AA on though. Not maxed if you don't have AA.
 
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Just turn off Vsync.

I LOL'd at the idea of you thinking that the CPU was bottlenecking the card at precisely 60fps in every game.

But alas, we all were noobs once.
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my settings are all max and i pull 60 fps out of crysis
No you don't. Not with a single 560, and not with that CPU.
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No you don't. Not with a single 560, and not with that CPU.
You can tell by his username, that he must be trippin' out of his mind.
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turn vsync off
    
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