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View Poll Results: Do you use vsync?
If yes why? 192 62.14%
If No why? 117 37.86%
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Default 04-29-2012, 16:09 | posts: 163

Makes the game more stable graphics-wise. Some games do not play well with it on.
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 16:44 | posts: 315 | Location: ***herlands

Yes, afaik it improves image quality, and most games runn well over 60fps .. wich is not needed
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 18:43 | posts: 962 | Location: Austria

have it off since my quake3 times, didn't like the mouse lag back then, and now that i have a 120hz screen i never noticed any tearing.
   
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Default 04-29-2012, 18:56 | posts: 5,302 | Location: Belgium

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I love you too

Any extra buffer adds another frame delay.
Theres no escaping that.
Which is why I never use it.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 00:17 | posts: 243 | Location: Yorkshire, UK

i used to always use V-Sync with all games, but after playing TF2 with V-Sync off, it made a huge difference to input lag and the tearing wasnt particularly noticeable to me, even at 180fps. i may well have a bash with other games and see the difference V-Sync makes with them.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 01:33 | posts: 1,810

No..
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 01:55 | posts: 91

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I just use nvidia inspectors frame rate limiter to 118 fps, and monitor at 120hz with vsync off, smooth as my babys butt.
Completely pointless, you could turn off frame-limiter as well bacause you still got tearing.
Vsync ON + frame limiter is only way to correct tearing + input lag.

If you want to minimize input lag from Vsync, drop your FPS limit to something BELOW your monitors refresh rate and USE vsync.
You may experiment a bit with tripple buffering and render ahead set to 0.

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Default 05-02-2012, 11:15 | posts: 31 | Location: Crytek Industries

People who use Vsync got no clue why they even need it.

Vsync for movies = ok
Vsync for games = never
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:26 | posts: 2,949

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People who use Vsync got no clue why they even need it.

Vsync for movies = ok
Vsync for games = never
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:29 | posts: 4,854 | Location: Spain

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People who use Vsync got no clue why they even need it.

Vsync for movies = ok
Vsync for games = never
soooooooooooooo you never, ever, get screen tearing while gaming ???????


that's fantastic !
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:29 | posts: 17 | Location: Australia

Personally I find V-sync is horrible for games. I much prefer high FPS on my 120hz monitor. V-sync also adds a slight mouse lag.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:34 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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People who use Vsync got no clue why they even need it.

Vsync for movies = Not needed because movies are capped at 25fps - 30fps.
Vsync for games = Needed because if the games fps renders higher than the monitors refresh rate tearing will occur.
Fixed that for ya.

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+1

Or at least he should do some homework before spouting random bull.

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Default 05-02-2012, 16:52 | posts: 114

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Originally Posted by Mikedogg View Post
Fixed that for ya.
That's not correct.
Tearing always occurs without Vsync, no matter what the fps are.
For movies you need Vsync too to avoid tearing.
That's why there are full screen exclusive modes etc.
Thanks to Windows Aero windowed applications usually always have Vsync enabled.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 17:06 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

^ Really? I've never noticed tearing in movies because of their cap rate.

Games on the other hand... I couldn't live without it.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 17:19 | posts: 114

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^ Really? I've never noticed tearing in movies because of their cap rate.
It's not because of the cap rate.
I find tearing with slower fps even more annoying than with >100.
It's because the signal is vsynced, either by Aero or by the video renderer itself.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 17:49 | posts: 25

I use it because tearing is absolutely unacceptable.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 18:26 | posts: 3,623 | Location: Nederland

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I use it because tearing is absolutely unacceptable.
Yep, same here.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 18:45 | posts: 782

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Don't be mean, some people swear they have no tearing at all lol
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 19:46 | posts: 5,374 | Location: Michigan,usa

Yea just like those who keep saying using FPS limiter built into MSI AFB to limit your fps at your refresh rate stopped tearing. Well that was bs because I tried that for a couple of days. It was tearing all over the place.

So i even doubt using the nvidia fps limiter will do the same thing.Sure I could put my backup 9800GT in to find out, but i figure it be a waste of time.
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 09:53 | posts: 1,007 | Location: Sweden

Glad to see that more ppl than me are V-sync addicts. Would have to stop playing if it disappeared.
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 10:24 | posts: 17 | Location: Australia

When I'm setting up a new game one of the first things I do is make sure v-sync is disabled. I have never played an FPS game where v-sync did not create some sort of mouse lag. Doesn't vsync cap at 60fps? Personally I notice a huge difference in smoothness from 60 to 120fps. A 120hz monitor + vsync off is a must if you are a competitive gamer.

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Default 05-03-2012, 10:40 | posts: 9,775 | Location: UK

vsync caps at the refresh rate you are using.
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 10:42 | posts: 1,007 | Location: Sweden

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When I'm setting up a new game one of the first things I do is make sure v-sync is disabled. I have never played an FPS game where v-sync did not create some sort of mouse lag. Doesn't vsync cap at 60fps? Personally I notice a huge difference in smoothness from 60 to 120fps. A 120hz monitor + vsync off is a must if you are a competitive gamer.
This is the interesting part. You're used to tearing (not sure if you notice it or not) but extremely sensitive to the mouse lag.
I on the other hand is used to the slight lag (personally I feel that it's barely there) but cannot cope at all with the tearing.

I guess it's all about what we're used to? Maybe people who started playing consoles (with all have V-sync enabled I suppose) first and then PC games need Vsync more than those that started playing PC games when Vsync was disabled (which it mostly was by default back then).
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 10:43 | posts: 713 | Location: My chair

The first thing I do when setting up a new game is make sure VSYNC is ON! Screen tearing is a game killer for me.
   
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Default 05-03-2012, 10:58 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

No because my monitors are CRT, anyway I never notice tearing.

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Not sure why people today buy 600.00 video cards and then cripple them by running vsync. Why? Because they are running them on cheap 60hz lcds.
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Nice thread necro...
   
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