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Default Adaptive Vsync Or Vsync - 03-03-2013, 13:54 | posts: 958 | Location: JerZe

Which One Do you guys use Adaptive or Just Regular Vsync? Plz vote on pole thank you
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 14:27 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Depends on the game.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 15:08 | posts: 413 | Location: South Carolina

I still don't 100% understand the adaptive vsync so I still use regular vsync. Can anyone explain it?
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 15:45 | posts: 951

vsync for me ,games just run smoother with it on
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 16:46 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

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I still don't 100% understand the adaptive vsync so I still use regular vsync. Can anyone explain it?
When you can hit the same framerate (or higher) as your monitors refresh (ie 60fps and 60Hz), then vsync is on.
When the framerate is under the monitors refresh rate (ie 45fps and 60Hz), vsync is off.

Thats it.
Its so you get the maximum framerate when you cant hit the monitors refresh rate.
But you can get tearing when fps is below the monitors refresh rate due to no vsync.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 16:49 | posts: 413 | Location: South Carolina

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When you can hit the same framerate (or higher) as your monitors refresh (ie 60fps and 60Hz), then vsync is on.
When the framerate is under the monitors refresh rate (ie 45fps and 60Hz), vsync is off.

Thats it.
Its so you get the maximum framerate when you cant hit the monitors refresh rate.
But you can get tearing when fps is below the monitors refresh rate due to no vsync.
I understand vsync, just not what makes adaptive vsync different. Are you saying adaptive vsync turns it off and on?
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 16:50 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

Yes.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 16:55 | posts: 319 | Location: Earth

If I can get a solid 60fps for the whole game I use adaptive because it is a 'soft' vsync aka double buffered and obviously has less input lag. Regular vsync comes out to play if the frame dips under 60 because screen tearing is horrible.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 17:03 | posts: 3,738 | Location: Netherland

V-Sync, i hate Screen Tearing.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 17:04 | posts: 57

adaptive

vsync gives me mouse lag
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 17:39 | posts: 716 | Location: My chair

Vsync all the way - I hate screen tearing too.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 17:53 | posts: 405 | Location: Spain

I only tried adaptive vsync one time and it was annoying as hell when going below max FPS. Not only do you see tearing, but you are reminded that your system can't keep up with the game. It ruins the immersion completely.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 17:56 | posts: 57

you guys do disable vsync in game dont you? but have enabled in nvidia menu?
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 18:01 | posts: 9,769 | Location: UK

If it works in game, theres no need to do anything else.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 18:10 | posts: 18,224 | Location: New Jersey, USA

when using adaptive v sync, you gpu usage is lower while at 60fps, when it goes below 60 your gpu usage goes up as its its disabled. you can notice that on screen through msi afterburner or precision. thats the adaptive part. Its not a 100% fix, but another option for users.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 19:56 | posts: 1,804 | Location: Calgary Canada®

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Depends on the game.
Same here
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 20:50 | posts: 330 | Location: France

vsync only if I am sure that I can run solid 60fps, adaptive otherwise.
adaptive by default then moving to regular if I can handle so I voted adaptive.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 21:51 | posts: 57

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Same here
i only turn adaptive off for counterstrike.. the only game i cant stand vsync on
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 22:34 | posts: 10,239 | Location: United kingdom

Vsync on permanently, If your using adaptive vsync then you dont have the power to maintain a constant fps at your monitors refresh rate.


There arnt many games that i get this experience but the ones that i do like Crysis 3 i put aside for a rainy day for when i have more powerful hardware.

Theres usually loads of mods out by the time i get around to playing many games tbh.
   
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Default 03-03-2013, 22:53 | posts: 398

If I can maintain a solid 60, I use V-Sync only. Otherwise, I turn to Triple Buffering. It's only when games give me issues with Triple Buffering, I use Adaptive.
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 02:22 | posts: 261

Normal V-Sync all the way.

The problem with Adaptive V-Sync is that the difference between a V-Sync enabled image vs a non V-Sync image is pretty substantial, at least for me, V-Sync gives a complete new level of smoothness to the image, and when you're crossing that line consistently, it completely erases the purpose of the feature.

I'd much rather have normal V-Sync'ed image under 60Hz/60FPS (every game has a 3rd buffer anyway), than a non V-Sync'ed image under 60Hz/60FPS.
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 03:16 | posts: 91

Full V-sync.

Mind you, there was an issue with Adaptive when I first bought my 670 that was later corrected so I haven't exactly given it a fair go, but when I was using it back then performance was actually worse because of it. Less performance plus added tearing made it an absolute no sale for me.

Even with the fix now in place I still think I'd prefer full V-sync. With Triple Buffering, of course (max pre-render of 2).
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 03:25 | posts: 16

Adaptive Vsync and 1/2 refresh rate don't seem IMO to do anything, I've tired them and it always appears to do nothing. I have a GTX 670 FTW LE and a 3770K overclocked to 4.4ghz and still I feel it does NOTHING.

However I do believe D3DOverrider works best (click here to download with Display Switch)

I'm trying so hard to give Lucid VirtuaMVP a chance, but after their bizarre fiasco of releasing Gen 2 and charging a yearly license fee I don't know what to think. The thing is cool but not that COOL, hell I could upgrade my videocard in a few years and maybe not even see a difference using it. Anyways I would be willing to pay $40 a year maybe if it worked flawlessly, but the damn thing crashed my Windows 8 install with a BSOD twice and there was no way to recover, later did I learn VirtuaMVP 2nd gen needs to be uninstalled entirely before upgrading your display drivers. Gen 1 had not done this to me :-(

God help us screen tearing does suck
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 12:40 | posts: 15 | Location: NAPLES

I'm still waiting the "Adaptive VSYNC supercool updates!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHvBsTLoPMA#t=54m10s
   
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Default 03-04-2013, 12:54 | posts: 11,793 | Location: England

V-sync with triple buffering as I cannot stand screen tearing, no matter how slight.

Adaptive v-sync is a good idea in practice but it has been used on the consoles since Gears of War in 2006 (sometimes called soft or hybrid v-sync) and it was that which drove me away from multiplatform games on my Xbox 360 and PS3 to my PC instead.

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