Can't get more than 60 FPS in any game, why?

60 FPS isn't...bad. I don't often notice any stuttering or anything, it happens on rare occasion, but not enough to be a problem. But I feel like my system should be able to do better.

CPU - i7 3770k @ 4.1GHz
GPU - GTX 670
Mobo - Asus P8Z77-V LK (not sure if that's relevant, but there you go)
Monitor refresh rate - 60 Hertz - Coincidence?
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  1. You may have VSync turned on.
  2. two things can cause this 1. vertical sync is on in game. 2. in Nvidia control panel you have it to force vertical sync to ON.
  3. Doesn't matter it could be 1000 fps your monitor will only show 60 and anything above that will cause screen tearing.
  4. xl2aNd0m said:
    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.
  5. poweruser_24 said:
    You may have VSync turned on.


    That simple, huh? I'll be damned.
  6. Setsukai said:
    poweruser_24 said:
    You may have VSync turned on.


    That simple, huh? I'll be damned.


    Haha, yea. If you're on a 60hz monitor too, keeping v-sync on will remove screen tearing too, so keep that in mind.
  7. 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
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