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Where should my FPS limiter be? Specs listed also.

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October 9, 2012 12:21:59 AM

First off

i5 2400K @ 3.1ghz
Zotac GTX 570 AMP version OCed

Asus 22inch 2ms monitor, max refresh rate is 60.

Resolution is @ 1680x1050

I went to MSI afterburner, and my fps limiter is @ 30fps. I can crank it to 100 fps max.

As for fps limiter, its disabled.

Where should both settings be set @ given my resolution, and specs. thank you very much.

Also games I currently play: COD MW 3, Skyrim, TF2, L4d2, crysis, CS GO, and LoL
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October 9, 2012 12:30:02 AM

If your max refresh rate is 60Hz then you should limit the fps to 60. Any higher will be a waste.
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October 9, 2012 12:30:44 AM

Just turn on v-sync. It limits your FPS to your refresh rate, and make sure it syncs up with the drawing of the image to your screen to remove tearing.

The only reason to use a limit beyond v-sync, is if you are getting lots of dips well below your refresh rate (below 60 in your case) as a method to try and smooth out the frame rate.
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October 9, 2012 1:11:41 AM

Some people like to limit it a little higher than the refresh rate, I guess so when something explodes or something they don't notice the FPS drop. To me I don't really notice a difference between 30 and 60 unless I'm really looking for it. But then I'm just seeing my hard drive micro stutter :/ 
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October 9, 2012 1:18:51 AM

mace200200 said:
Some people like to limit it a little higher than the refresh rate, I guess so when something explodes or something they don't notice the FPS drop. To me I don't really notice a difference between 30 and 60 unless I'm really looking for it. But then I'm just seeing my hard drive micro stutter :/ 



fps drop will be the same in both occasions. theres no difference from 60fps>40 fps and 90fps>40 fps on a monitor refresh rate of 60hz because only 60 frames can be shown, which means in total, both will only lose 20 frames. the only difference between the two is that the one of the higher fps has more samples to pick one, and skips a few since it can only display 60 of them, wheras the 60 fps will display all of the frames it generates.
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October 9, 2012 3:45:44 AM

I can notice a difference between 30-60 frames depending on the game
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