Well I got my 660 Ti today, and I'm having the same issues I was having with my 6870, and I'm thinking maybe this is just part of gaming lol, or maybe something in my build is holding my performance back.
What the problem is, is it looks like the frames are overlapping each other, or better explained, during intense scenes or skirmishes, I see lines during explosions or flashes of lights, muzzle flash, etc.. Also when I move around quickly the lines happen as well.
Here's my system:
i3-2120 @ 3.30Ghz
MSI GeForce 660 Ti Power Edition
Asus P8H61-M Rev 3
8GB Kingston HyperX 1333Mhz RAM
Ultra 550W PSU
LG 24X DVD/CD Drive
I'm thinking maybe there's some settings on the GPU that I'm messing up or something like that, or maybe it's my monitor? It's an old Dell 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor, typical PnP monitor, max resolution is 1440 x 900 @ 75Hz
Idk, I was hoping with this card, since it's such a giant improvement over the 6870, I wouldn't see these issues. On the other hand though, graphics wise, quality and texture wise, WOW, the 660 Ti is incredible. Things look so much different(better) then when I was running the 6870 and also the Xbox 360.
Just went in to BF3 and the gameplay is fantastic with all settings maxed out! I only get a bit of tearing when stuff is exploding right in my face, and a lot of it. Other then that, my gaming is super smooth and fast.
Did you turn on Adaptive Vertical Sync? If you did, you should not get tearing at all. If you still do, something is not right. Could you film the gameplay with your telephone or something? It may not be screen tearing after all!
I was under the impression that if the frame rate dropped below 60(assuming 60hz refresh) for any reason(big explosion ) Adaptive Vertical Sync kicks V-sync off to avoid the 60 to 30 drop(then as soon as you are over 60 kicks it back in for smooth gameplay). So you get page tearing(but don't have to suffer from a harder frame drop), just not all the time like v-sync off.
So Forced on would fix it, but the game may have a more noticeable drop when things blow up.
I will try the On setting for the vsync. As for the cable, I am using a VGA cable, but with a DVI adapter. So it goes, Graphics card > DVI adapter > VGA cable > monitor.
Also, if it means anything, after I turned on Adaptive Vsync, when I play Dead Island I don't see ANY screen tearing at all. It's so awesome lol. Zombie killing in super smooth game-play. I wish BF3 was like that.
WOW! WOW! I switched VSync to On and I get NO tearing AT ALL. I'm at 1440 x 900 @ 75Hz and fraps is telling me I am seeing 87FPS average on BF3!! I don't know if that is accurate or not, but wow, I have never gamed at such a high level of graphic intensity before. This is incredible!
Thank you Senius so much. You just made not my day, but my forever!
Man let me tell you.. BF3 with no tearing issues, averaging 80FPS+ is quite a thing to behold.
Glad I helped . If you get stutters with a specific game, go to Nvidia control panel, manage 3d settings, program settings, find a game that lags, scroll down to vertical sync and put it on adaptive for that game. Vsync force on might cause laggy feeling on some games.
Nope. No lag here! Perfect, smooth, absolutely perfect gameplay.
I think the real tragedy here is that I've been playing veideogames for 10 years, and I've never once experienced video gaming like this, ever. What a shame. The only game that ever came close to perfect(in it's day)was Halo 2.