I've been stuck at 60 fps during gameplay and it won't go up, I'm running at 1920 by 1080 everything maxed out except no AA. I think I should be getting more than 60 fps or am I wrong? And how much should I be getting in BF3?
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I looked this question up for you and someone suggested in turning off Vsync in your options menu. The reason that Vsync is on is so that you do not get screen tearing.
So basically all you have to do is go into the settings menu in the game and set vsync to off or 0. You don't really have to worry about screen tearing now a days because video cards are alot more advanced.
Thanks so much man, Catalyst control center wouldn't work for me and I was trying to turn off vsync there for about a week now and no one knows how to fix it, but I didn't know I could do it in-game. I'm running everything maxed out with AA x8 with a solid 91 fps.
Disable V Sync and your fps will be uncapped, however your eyes can't see a difference between steady 60fps and steady 150fps. The only time you can really notice difference in frame rates beyond 60 is when your frames are jumping wildly from say 65 to 140 and back down very often. This can cause a lot of tearing. As far as image quality, if you're playing with vsync on and getting an unwavering 60fps, there is no reason to disable vsync and actually it would probably be detrimental to the frame-by-frame quality of your playing experience. Most important thing in competitive FPS playing is a steady image.