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Low Settings w/ High FPS or Maxed Out w/ Low FPS?

#1clevermonikerPosted 10/13/2013 1:18:21 PM
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.
#2BogePosted 10/13/2013 1:19:45 PM(edited)
I'll take low settings with high FPS.

In before high settings and high FPS!!! That's not a choice.
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#3CardigansFanPosted 10/13/2013 1:20:44 PM(edited)
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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#4SlaynPosted 10/13/2013 1:21:59 PM
Playable FPS > Resolution > 60 FPS > Textures > AA > Shadows
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#5IBKNAWTUPosted 10/13/2013 1:26:39 PM
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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#6Ultimate_UmbreoPosted 10/13/2013 1:42:14 PM
60 fps > all
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#7WerdnAndreWPosted 10/13/2013 1:44:34 PM
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
60 fps > all

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#8claytonbuckleyPosted 10/13/2013 1:50:12 PM
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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#9clevermoniker(Topic Creator)Posted 10/13/2013 1:56:24 PM
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.
#10kingoffpsPosted 10/13/2013 2:01:05 PM
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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