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Why does everyone need 60 fps?

#1Lagwagon17Posted 6/25/2014 7:44:29 PM(edited)
It has been my understanding for many years now that anything beyond 30 fps is virtually indistinguishable when gaming, or if it is obvious like in some tv's, it's actually considered weird and almost unappealing (almost like home-video footage).

So then why, when discussing their build, does everyone compare their machine's performance to its ability to achieve 60+ frames per second? This isn't just a group of people, either. Legitimate sites that test GPUs aim for 60+ fps and it makes no sense to me.

So, what am I missing? Is this type of thing a lot more obvious in 1080p, or something? Because I'd be more than happy if my build gets 30fps at max settings.
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#2GoIrish80Posted 6/25/2014 7:45:05 PM
Lagwagon17 posted...
It has been my understanding for many years now that anything beyond 30 fps is virtually indistinguishable when gaming


Lagwagon17 posted...
So, what am I missing?


This would be a good place to start.
#3ThePCElitistPosted 6/25/2014 7:46:39 PM
Anyone that says they can't see 60 FPS has no idea what they're talking about. The eye doesn't even see "Frames per second" but we can still perceive smoother frame rates. If the human eye couldn't see more than 30 FPS then please by all means explain why so many people noticed the Hobbit running at 45 FPS?
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#4anonymous46773Posted 6/25/2014 7:46:50 PM
http://www.30vs60fps.com/
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#5arleasPosted 6/25/2014 7:46:50 PM
Has this topic not yet been done to death or is this trolololol attempt #582?
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#6NicodimusPosted 6/25/2014 7:46:51 PM
Lagwagon17 posted...
It has been my understanding for many years now that anything beyond 30 fps is virtually indistinguishable when gaming


Then your understanding is about 50% wrong.
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#7Orestes417Posted 6/25/2014 7:47:19 PM
Go play Quake III at 30 fps then at 60 fps then uncapped. You should see the difference
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#8OssimFacePosted 6/25/2014 7:47:48 PM
You're not missing anything. It all depends on you. If you feel satisfied playing 30 fps, great. You don't need anyone telling you to play at 60 fps if you can't tell the difference. It would be a waste of money and after all, it's your playstyle.
#9monkmithPosted 6/25/2014 7:50:38 PM
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#10AsellusPosted 6/25/2014 7:52:35 PM
It has been my understanding for many years now that anything beyond 30 fps is virtually indistinguishable when gaming, or if it is obvious like in some tv's, it's actually considered weird and almost unappealing (almost like home-video footage).

Your understanding is lacking.

Watch this and tell me you don't see any difference in fluidity, let alone don't think that fluidity has any effect on how the game feels to play.
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/7hwwq5/dmc--devil-may-cry-60fps-comparison