Chrispy_ wrote:For serious gaming, I would still suggest a 120Hz monitor, because of the way it handles vsync, even if your PC can't produce frames fast enough to run at 120fps
If you don't play with vsnyc on, and you like tearing graphics all over the place, ignore this post - but then if you like horrible tearing graphics, why are your worried about high details in the first place?
On a 60Hz screen, if your PC cannot handle 60fps, it'll drop to 30fps which feels like a night-and-day difference; It's either silky-smooth or juddering along at 30. If it can't handle 30 it'll drop to 20, which is horrible.
On a 120Hz screen, if your PC cannot handle 60fps, it'll drop to 40fps, which is almost smooth enough to not distract you. You'll notice that it's not as smooth, but it won't bother you anywhere near as much.
If it's really struggling, it'll then drop to 30, but it'll again use 24fps before it drops to 20. Now, 24fps isn't exactly smooth, but it's good enough for cinema.
Not only are the 120Hz screens much better for gaming at 60fps because of the larger range of vsync framerates, their pixel response is faster, so the individual frames during motion are sharper.
I now game on an IPS screen and it's good enough for my non-competetive gaming, but I wouldn't want to play in any tournaments without a TN screen using overdrive.
is the PE better than FTW, significantly?
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