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Old March 4, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Is it good or bad? Am I supposed to use it or not?
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Old March 4, 2012, 11:50 AM
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If you have tearing, it'll prevent it from happening. Although some say it introduces input lag, but I've never noticed anything.

It basically caps your FPS to match your refresh rate. So 60Hz = 60FPS.
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Old March 4, 2012, 12:10 PM
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On that note is a 120hz monitor really all that different? Does anyone have any experience with them. From what I read it's not much difference and not worth it for the $$ increase but my gamer friends tell me I am not getting the most out of my vid card with my 60 hz monitor.
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I wouldn't pay any extra for a 120 hz monitor, your eyes can't tell the difference between 60 fps and 120 fps. Vsync is good unless you can't hit the 60 fps mark, when I turn on vsyn on a game on my laptop it locks in to 15 fps because that is the most stable fps that goes into 60. On my GF's laptop it locks into 30 but on my desktop it locks into 60. So essentially vsync just locks in the most stable multiple of your refresh rate for your computer.

VSYNC generally is a good thing, some people get jitter running at 200+ fps so they have to run with vsync.

For your friends who say you aren't getting the most out of your video card, they most likely purchased 120hz monitors to extend their e-peens or to run 3d.
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I wouldn't pay any extra for a 120 hz monitor, your eyes can't tell the difference between 60 fps and 120 fps. .
I have a 120hz screen and my eyes can definatly see the difference between 60 and 120 fps. Now, whenever I play a game, where i am getting below 100 fps, it feels like a huge downgrade, and it seems to be a bit hard on the eyes. Unfortunatly, these monitors do cost a lot as well as have horrible viewing angles, as they all use TN panels.
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I have a 120hz screen and my eyes can definatly see the difference between 60 and 120 fps. Now, whenever I play a game, where i am getting below 100 fps, it feels like a huge downgrade, and it seems to be a bit hard on the eyes. Unfortunatly, these monitors do cost a lot as well as have horrible viewing angles, as they all use TN panels.
You are either super human or it is all in your head, the human eye cannot distinguish the difference between 60 and 120 fps it's biology and optics.
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I too have a 120 hz monitor and agree with DennisS and you can notice a difference. I think for playing fps games you see a huge benifit in super fast actions back and forth on the screen. Mabey its just me but since ive upgraded from my old 60 hz monitor bf3 looks a world different. I think you kinda need to see it in action and then make a decision.
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You are either super human or it is all in your head, the human eye cannot distinguish the difference between 60 and 120 fps it's biology and optics.
Well, if you want to say it in biology and optics, the human eye don't work in "fps".
The human eye CAN see more than 60fps, it can even see more than 120fps (but at that point the difference is small).
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From what I've seen it's pretty hard to tell the difference between a 120hz and a 60hz monitor unless they're beside each other and even then it's not some huge difference just seems a little bit smoother sometimes for 120hz. It's hard to tell so if you're on a budget just go with a 60hz monitor unless you want to go with 3D gaming.
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Back on topic: I asked a similar question not too long ago and then played around with it on and off for a while. My conclusion is if your FPS are always above your monitor refresh rate (60HZ for me, so 60FPS) then I turn it on...make sure its always above 60. If you are dropping below that mark then leave vsync off. If you have vsync on and are below 60 fps is will bring you down to a 30 fps.

I play CS:S and DOD:S from time to time and get mid to high 100s for FPS, so I leave it on to lock it at 60fps. Most other games I have it off since my x3 710 and gtx 460 usually have me between 30 and 80 fps depending on the game and settings.
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