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As soon as I got my 120hz monitor I noticed screen tearing SO much more on regular 60hz screens. The question is, is there any way to... uh... notice it less, as in minimize it.

The reason being I just got a U2711, and its awesome, but compared to my XL2410T the screen tearing is distracting in games. NO I won't turn on vsync.

I run 2 GTX 580's so I'm consistently over 60fps, but is screen tearing more? or less noticeable at 120fps, vs 80fps. It's tough for me to tell but I wanna know sort of the science behind it so I can adjust the rest of my rig to give the optimal viewing experience.
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Only way to "notice it less" is turn on Vsync. No other way around it. Some games tear worse than others so you'll have to just set it on an "as needed" basis.

A lot of games, you'll never notice it, some games, like valve games (TF2, CSS, etc.) it'll be a lot more noticeable that Vsync is on. It sort of lags.
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Is vsync turned off? It has to be turned on.
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Frames must be outputting@greater than or equal to 120FPS for maximal viewing experience. Otherwise, tearing will occur. Search with the Nvidia options for enabling a forced Vsync or to enable 120hz display, some displays will ship at 60hz despite specs.
 
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Turn on Vsync, but MAKE SURE TO ENABLE TRIPLE BUFFERING....
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Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
Turn on Vsync, but MAKE SURE TO ENABLE TRIPLE BUFFERING....
why?
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