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Please Help Me with Screen Tearing Issue

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March 27, 2014 4:08:54 PM

Hello all,
I am struggling with screen tearing issues with a few games including Diablo 3 and Titanfall.
Using Fraps I'm able to see my FPS is in excess of 120 FPS all the time.
Apparently the issue may be due to my monitor's refresh rate of only 60hz, but I cannot find any hard evidence to support this.
I'm curious if anyone out there has insight on this topic that may help me.
Thank you,

Asrock z77 Extreme 4
i5 3570k @3.4
GTX 780 Ti
Dell U2412M

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a c 1410 U Graphics card
March 27, 2014 4:41:28 PM

Turn on Vsync since the monitor can not keep up with your FPS, it will lock it to the refresh rate.
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March 27, 2014 4:59:16 PM

rolli59 said:
Turn on Vsync since the monitor can not keep up with your FPS, it will lock it to the refresh rate.


I wish it was that simple. I've tried VSync in game and through the Nvidia control panel.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
March 27, 2014 5:05:20 PM

And still getting more than 60FPS on 60HZ monitor?
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March 27, 2014 5:15:10 PM

rolli59 said:
And still getting more than 60FPS on 60HZ monitor?


140ish FPS with Vsync off; screen tearing.
60 FPS with Vsync on; screen tearing
in Diablo III, doesn't matter what settings.
Playing at 1200p but I get screen tearing on 1080p as well.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
March 27, 2014 5:19:41 PM

See if this will help http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-myths... other wise I suggest new monitor that will actually use all that GPU power.
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March 28, 2014 4:19:57 PM

rolli59 said:
See if this will help http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-myths... other wise I suggest new monitor that will actually use all that GPU power.


The link was very informative, thank you.
I need a 144hz monitor because my GPU is producing too many frames for my 60hz monitor to handle.
Solution: Buy a 144hz TN panel
When I end up dual monitoring I imagine I'm still going to have screen tearing issues on the one monitor, or will dual display require enough performance to drop the FPS?
Thanks,
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
March 28, 2014 5:10:48 PM

If you are still gaming on one (hard to do on two with black bar in the middle) you probably still have issues.
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