Doesn't matter it could be 1000 fps your monitor will only show 60 and anything above that will cause screen tearing.
ahh but I have seen times like Dead Space that if Vertical sync is on the game will load very slowly between levels. Turning it off resolves this issue. I'd rather my game run fast with minor tearing then wait 3 mins for a level to load.
or get a 120hz monitor, although you would have to be able to push 120 as well to maximize it.
among my games, only nba 2k13 is where my rig can handle >120 fps on max settings. the rest, like bf3 is only above 60