I just ask the question because I'm playing black ops 2 . The resolution and setting on my monitor is 60 hz
Now when I'm in the options in game I set sync every frame to on . Then the option for max frames per second it greys out and sits on unlimited . In game then my max fps is 60 .
If I go back to the settings and turn sync every frame to off . I can change max frames per second then . I changed it to120 . When I played the game I was getting from 110-120 fps but I was getting screen inconsistencies. Is this because by default my monitor is only 60 hz ?
To elaborate on my question . Is a refresh rate to a computer the same as what fps will be in game basically ? I'm confused ?
Ok how that works is that your monitor is running @ 60hz and if you run games at 120fps you won't see the difference between 60fps to 120fps. With sync you will see less of those inconsistencies, because it plays a frame @ refresh rate of the screen. You won't see a difference in fps after 60fps if you monitor is 60hz. So basically they are different entities, but you need above 60fps to not see a difference.
ok heres how to elaborate that, playing with your monitors refresh rate sync on gives you a smooth flow of grapics, if your system can privide fps equal or higher than your monitos refresh rate, beyond that you will expirience screen tearing. so i sugest always turn v sync on if the system can manage to give fps equal or higher than the refresh rate of the monitor for smooth display.