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What is the minimum FPS requirement for a comfortable gaming experience?

Poll Results: What is the minimum requirement for a comfortable gaming experience?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Min < 10, Avg 20+, Max 30s
  • 16% (20)
    Min 20s, Avg 30+, Max 40s
  • 27% (33)
    Min 30s, Avg 40+, Max 50s
  • 24% (30)
    Min 40s, Avg 50+, Max 60s
  • 31% (38)
    60+ all the time or bust!
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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Just wondering. Was having a discussion with another member earlier, and there were conflicting opinions about where the minimums should bottom out. Another thread was linked, but made no mention of minimums.

You're voting for the option you would accept as the minimum requirements for a comfortable gaming experience.

[edit] And I have no idea why I thought this section was the appropriate place for this thread.. but this is where the discussion originated and I was on auto-pilot x.x;

[edit2] Requested it be moved to the PC gaming section myself, so nobody else spam the mods with reports
Edited by Celeras - 3/26/11 at 11:21pm
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post #2 of 33
90+ for me, i don't use v-snyc either
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post #3 of 33
60+, but has to be smooth or it bothers me.
    
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post #4 of 33
I'm happy with 30fps in my games. Some I get more, some I get a little less (like in the mid 20's). Seems to be a pretty decent playing experience for me.
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post #5 of 33
Depends on the engine.
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post #6 of 33
Depends on the game.
Generally 60+ is acceptable unless the net code is based on FPS (like source games). Before the patch a few months ago you could only achieve 100 tick by having at least 100 fps.
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post #7 of 33
60+ all the time.

When it drops below that, I go all OCD over it and won't rest until I see what I want.

Which usually results in my GPU being upgraded. But that's not too often, since my monitor is only 1280x1024.

Yeah, overkill for a 2600k and a HD6870. But that way, I get 100+ FPS on every game, and my sig rig will last me for years to come.
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post #8 of 33
60+ ... I can't stand it when it dips below 60.
    
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post #9 of 33
I think it depends on the game. I would like to see 60fps all the time, but I would be more then happy to play with 40 fps if it was smooth. I realize that some games are tougher then others, and some games play better with lower framerates then others. If I'm playing flight simulator, I can get by with as little as 15-20 fps. If I'm playing a racing game or a FPS, then I would really be more comfortable with 60fps. In a game where fractions of a second matter, I always want more fps.

In both Crysis and Crysis Warhead, I only get about 45 fps on Very High at 1920x1080 with no AA. However, that framerate doesn't fluctuate at all. Min and max framerates are probably 40 fps min and 55fps max! It is one of the smoothest gaming experiences I've ever had. I would take that any day over a 100+ average fps game where it dips and spikes constantly.
    
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post #10 of 33
i think frame rate stability is really important. a drop usually makes me lag even if its a drop from a high frame rate like 200 to 150..
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