Framerate anxiety

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  1. archie123

    archie123 Ancient Guru

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    big ROBOT bill Master Guru

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    Great read, I concur, I shall turn Fraps off right now :)
     
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    haha, good read indeed
     
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    I always have MSI: AB on but its mostly to monitor temps. I really don't care if I'm getting 80fps or 100fps. If the game runs well and isn't a slideshow that's all I care about.
     

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    There is some good truth in all of this.

    Still, im so used to monitoring tools now that it feels strange not to have it on.
     
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    Hm, how does the author of that article get around the game looking blurry (during movement) when it goes below ~80FPS? (Only an issue on high refresh monitors; 60Hz monitors are always blurry.)

    I never use an FPS counter when playing (unless I want to test settings). But when FPS reaches 80, I get the blur. I'm not looking at a frame counter. I'm just noticing things getting blurry.
     
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    I know some people who would benefit from turning off the FPS counters if I'm honest.

    That's not to say I don't use them myself, although I generally only do so to test settings before I start playing a game properly. After that I don't look unless I feel that something is off.
     
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    got a freesync mon, a rx470, i also ditched the fps counter, everything is smooth. except mechwarrior but i know that game is unoptimized as hell
     
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    Once you get used to the super smooth high framerates it is very difficult to enjoy games that cannot reach those heights.

    I prefer to lower certain settings than sacrifice framerates much below 90.

    It does help that I don't like certain settings anyway, such as that blurry field of vision thingy, or chromatic aberration, so they can go straight away.
    I also prefer sharper images, so too much anti-aliasing is also something I balance out.

    The things I won't lower are textures, view distance (I like seeing all the stuff miles away) and game effects like explosions etc. Lighting is also something I like at max.

    I suppose it's what you get used to, not owning a console means that 30fps is a non-starter for me.
     
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    I'm on a 60hz monitor, and I always run V-sync. That means games are either 60, or choppy. So long as it's smooth, I don't pay attention to the OSD.
     

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    I have hardware monitor on too but I'd never let that mess my screen. However, that's one reason why I bought Logitech G510s - LCD screen. If I get a keyboard without display, I'll just alt-tab to check graphs if I feel like there's a problem.
     
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    Well for SP games I agree to some extent with the author, but in MP shooters I played often I've even been able to blind test the difference between 120 fps @ 120Hz and 110 fps @ 120Hz...

    I wouldn't fully call it blind or a visual test, but I felt something weird, a sort of "drag" on my mouse-movement.

    Same here, the only 2 games I've managed to muster through at sub 40 fps are Metro 2033 (at release) and Crysis tbh.
     
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    I see the blur in both SP and MP games. It doesn't matter if it's Witcher 3 or Counter-Strike. Once the frame rate approaches 80FPS... blur.

    With a 60Hz monitor, it doesn't make a difference 50FPS vs 60FPS looks about the same. 100FPS vs 60FPS, the difference is HUGE.
     

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    Good thing i don´t care too much about this issue. I´m still using a 1080p 60Hz monitor and i´m used to play games with some blur or frame rate dips. For me the most important part is if the game or not. For example Dark Souls has some severe frame rate issues in certain areas and i don´t care too much because it´s one of the best game i have ever played.

    But maybe my opinion will change in the near future after i buy a 144Hz screen that some gurus have advised as a must buy.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I even cared to check FPS on my regular games unless it's a new game and there's something seriously wrong I never bother and since I switched to G Sync Screens a locked 60 fps has become a bit of a non issue, I can relate though it can become an obsession.
     
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    I can't tell you how many times I've just been sittin' there looking at the frame counter go below 60 and how bad that made me feel instead of playin' the actual game itself, but no more of that, time to enjoy life.
     
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    I only check my FPS counter when I feel "laggy" and usually the counter then confirms my suspicions :p
     
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    Last time I actually cared about getting the highest framerate possible was when I was addicted to WoW. Doing 25m raids was hell on framerates. Had to keep tweaking settings to get 60fps minimum.

    Lately, I've been monitoring framerate very closely in BF4 MP. Trying to stay around 60fps... Had to increase graphics settings to Ultra to get the framerate that low....lol What's the point of FreeSync if you're just going to let your framerate outpace your monitor? BF4 is the only PC game I play these days... Usually, if I'm gaming, it's on XBox with my son playing Halo....lol
     

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