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How many fps do you aim for when determining game settings?

#1Smackie_theFrogPosted 6/2/2012 6:46:32 PM
Do you lower everything until you can get 60+ at native resolution? Or do you go for more graphical effects at a lower frame rate? Obviously this only applies to machines that can't max every game at 120fps.
So it goes.
#2DeathralPosted 6/2/2012 6:53:58 PM
Set on very high with shadows and huge perfomance decreasers on low, then see what if i like what i get. Then slowly up those settings until the framerate is dumb, then tone it down a bit.
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#3NeiL-KuNPosted 6/2/2012 6:54:03 PM
If i can max at 30fps im good, if not i start with filters and some options on medium.
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#4CatToyPosted 6/2/2012 6:57:10 PM
As close to 120 as I can get. I've got a 560ti 448 so I can't max everything, but I can get it near enough that minor adjustments will let me hit that mark.
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#5arleasPosted 6/2/2012 6:57:11 PM
It depends on the game. Some games I'm fine with them at 20-30 fps because they're low on action anyway... other games I need 60FPS at the minimum.... mostly I just aim for "smooth gameplay". If I notice the framerate is dropping (or being unstable) then that's a failure. If I don't notice it, then it doesn't really matter what it is.
#6Tyranius2Posted 6/2/2012 7:01:00 PM
I butter up the game settings to get 60FPS
#7Xeeh_BitzPosted 6/2/2012 7:02:33 PM
If the bullets take a minute to hit target, I turn some settings down.
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#8EpicKingdom_Posted 6/2/2012 7:02:36 PM
It depends on the game but I usually want 55+ FPS rate. & I'll be happy, I'll usually tinker w/ demanding settings & mix & match em w/ others to get the best results.
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#9Smackie_theFrog(Topic Creator)Posted 6/2/2012 7:08:19 PM
It feels like I spend more time switching back and forth to the settings menu than actually playing my games. I guess with a little more PC gaming experience I'll learn which settings have the biggest impact on performance. On average, how many fps could I add by overclocking my CPU and gpu?
So it goes.
#10Crimson_JesusPosted 6/2/2012 7:09:01 PM
I just try to keep my minimum FPS above 25. I usually don't mind 30 fps that much if it's constant.
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