I recently bought myself a brand new computer (parts, built it myself). Intel i7 2600k, Radeon HD 6900 series, Win 7, a nice Harddrive too, can't remember the name... (other parts would be irrelevant, yes?)
So I get screen tearing in basically all of my games. Skyrim, TF2, MW3, BF3 etc etc. Now, the thing is, the computer should be able to play them with near perfection, as far as I understand.
I bought a new monitor as well, a BenQ RL2240H.
I don't understand why I get this very annoying screen tearing. I've tried to mess around with CCC with no luck. Anyone got a clue? This is getting on my nerves, and that's not good.
This is caused by your monitor not your computer. Basically, this is what V-Sync is for. It prevents the game from displaying more frames per second than the refresh rate of the monitor. Turn on V-Sync and the problem should go away.
With FRAPS running, what FPS are you getting when running a game? Check this with the refresh rate of your monitor. If the FPS is higher than the refresh rate, this is the cause. Other than V-Sync I'm at a loss. Update the drivers for the video card.
The age of the monitor doesn't matter in regards to screen tearing, its all in the hz baby. Most monitors have a refresh rate around 60hz but if you were to get a 120hz model you would probably avoid tearing as far as I understand.
I did solve the issue somewhat. I get what you mean about the Hertz, as it's the same with TVs. Higher hertz enables you to watch "difficult" angles and such. I.e. panning diagonally with the camera. That's what I saw when I was at the store buying a new TV, hahaha. Anyways, My CCC is in Norwegian, which is why I was so confused.
I turned on something called Triple buffering or something. Reading a bit more carefully, it says that it helps with the vertical synchronization. aka V-sync.
Hey all, just an update. I made it work/found the solution. It was the fu----- monitor. I'm sending it back for a new one (entirely new product). I discovered it when I wen back to using my old monitor, and it is now perfect.
Thanks for all your input and support though, it has been truly educational.
tearing happens when the pc is outputting more images per second than the monitor can show, so that the image buffer on the card gets rewriten while the previous image is still being transmitted to the monitor causing the rest of the image to show the newly written one... So lowering the settings in game will only make it worse since it makes higher fps possible.