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March 24, 2012 9:14:57 PM

I get screen tearing in games even if I set the max fps to the same number as my refresh rate and turn v-sync on. I have tried on two graphics cards, but I still get the same results. I tried it on my old card that never had the problem and now it does, so maybe it's a driver issue?

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0tCSNS6oQI

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a c 216 U Graphics card
March 24, 2012 10:12:50 PM

I've also noticed that in 1st person games (maybe others), when I do fast turns, it can appear to tear, even with v-sync on. I have not noticed it since moving up to 120hz. I'm unsure why it is.
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March 24, 2012 10:29:56 PM

Amplified31 said:
I get screen tearing in games even if I set the max fps to the same number as my refresh rate and turn v-sync on. I have tried on two graphics cards, but I still get the same results. I tried it on my old card that never had the problem and now it does, so maybe it's a driver issue?

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0tCSNS6oQI


Sounds like you may have V-sync disabled in drivers. I'd check that first.

Bystander, the tearing would only occur if you were going beyond the refresh of your monitor. Since you are prob not going over 120 fps you won't see tearing.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
March 24, 2012 10:38:24 PM

dominionz said:
Sounds like you may have V-sync disabled in drivers. I'd check that first.

Bystander, the tearing would only occur if you were going beyond the refresh of your monitor. Since you are prob not going over 120 fps you won't see tearing.


That is untrue. Tearing happens regardless, but you can't have more than 1 tear until you go beyond your refresh rate. The problem I'm referring to seems to only happen when quickly spinning.

It's also true that some games will not allow v-sync.
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March 24, 2012 10:43:43 PM

Check drivers to make sure its not overriding the game's settings. Also and im certainly no expert, but maybe it could be the the fact that in fast turning like in an fps the 60 frames per second isnt fast enough to smoothly display the transition. Not sure if its related but vsync in some first person games causes mouse input lag.
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March 25, 2012 9:47:38 PM

I installed an older driver and that didn't fix the issue.
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a c 216 U Graphics card
March 25, 2012 10:33:42 PM

Does this only occur when quickly spinning?
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April 1, 2012 12:00:46 AM

bystander said:
Does this only occur when quickly spinning?

Yes, and when I strafe.
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