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5 years ago#1
i have a 23" LCD monitor
idk if that matters though


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5 years ago#2
Off-higher FPS, but screen tears with fast turning

On-locked at 60fps and smooth visuals

Make your choice
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5 years ago#3

From: Unhead_ | #002
Off-higher FPS, but screen tears with fast turning

On-locked at 60fps and smooth visuals

Make your choice


Ok, how do i know if its On/Off

is it on when i have the little box checked, and off when its not?
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5 years ago#4
What does it even do, is my question. I see the option all the time but really have no idea what it does. I've checked it, I've un-checked it, and notice no difference. Both in WoW as well as other games. Granted, I didn't do much of an in-depth experiment and all that jazz. Still. What it do?
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5 years ago#5
With it on, games lock at a smooth 60 fps (box checked) with no screen tearing in big action games like shooters

With it off, games run to their full extent and take advantage of your GPU, reaching exceptional frames per second, and not keeping up with your screen's refresh rate, the visuals "rip" when spinning very fast

It annoys some people and others just like to brag about playing at 200fps

Some, play at a stable 60fps, not a HUGE difference in my own opinion.

Vsync= Vertical Sync

P.S. I play with it on because I like how it looks and I just don't see the difference in super high fps
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5 years ago#6
if you have bad screen tearing then turn it on. if not then leave it off.
5 years ago#7
Is screen tearing a physical problem? Or just a display problem that you can fix by restarting the game?
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5 years ago#8
Define "screen tearing" for me, please.
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5 years ago#9
Google it. I'm so tired right now that all I'm going to do is quickly describe it.

It renders and displays a new image faster than your monitor can display it. Most monitors are at 60hz, so they can't display anything higher than 60FPS, or 60 individual, different frames every second.

If you're hitting over 60 FPS, you may start to see the top half of your screen not matching with the bottom. It starts to show one frame, then shows another before the first is done, and the result looks weird.

Good example:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Tearing_(simulated).jpg

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5 years ago#10
Whoops, I said to google it and complained about being tired, then went into too much detail and gave you a pic. Oh well.

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