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2 years ago#1
Which do you prefer?

I used to prefer the latter but lately I've grown to appreciate a steady 60+ frames-per-second.

Plus, in some games (like Crysis 3), the differences between Low and Very High Settings are neglible, yet cpu/gpu temps run much cooler and FPS are much higher when turning off the extra eye candy.
2 years ago#2
I'll take low settings with high FPS.

In before high settings and high FPS!!! That's not a choice.
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2 years ago#3
How low are we talking about? 30FPS with the occasional dip to 20-25? If so, I'll deal, maybe turn down/off something that's a major impact to FPS.
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2 years ago#4
Playable FPS > Resolution > 60 FPS > Textures > AA > Shadows
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2 years ago#5
Slayn posted...
Playable FPS > Resolution > 60 FPS > Textures > AA > Shadows


Playable FPS > Resolution > Textures > AA > Shadows > 60 FPS for me. FPS is only important until the game is stable enough to play, after that anything is a luxury.
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2 years ago#6
60 fps > all
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2 years ago#7
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
60 fps > all

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2 years ago#8
I feel like i have to reword one of your options to get what i'd do.

'Low enough setting to get max FPS'
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2 years ago#9
claytonbuckley posted...
I feel like i have to reword one of your options to get what i'd do.

'Low enough setting to get max FPS'


That's probably a more apt description, to be honest. I play Crysis 3 on Low settings but still turn up textures, AA, etc. so long as the FPS stays at 60 or above.
2 years ago#10
I'm never consistent. It completely depends on the situation. How often the FPS drops, how much it drops. And then how different the game looks on max vs. min.

The type of game too.
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