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marvinmatthew

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#1 13 years ago

Hey, fellas, I was answering the thread of another guy below, and the question came into my head: "at what point does a higher FPS make no difference?" Or esentially, at what point can the human eye not tell that there has been in increase in one's FPS? I think it's probabably around 40FPS, but does anyone know for sure?




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#2 13 years ago

Monitor refresh rate dictates the ultimate threshold for fps. If your monitor supports 100 MHz - thats the 'true' fps you're going to get.




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#3 13 years ago

Yes I beleive you are right with around 40 FPS.However,just because the human eye cant pickup on it,doesn;t mean it doesn't make a difference in game performance. The trick is really finding that fineline in your vidcard and game video options between great graphics and a high FPS rate. And this other guy talking about monitor refresh rates?lol.funny. Little to do with FPS during gameplay.




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#4 13 years ago

This 'other guy' happens to be one of the resident tech experts in this forum. I do this for a living. Just look back through the pages of posts to tell yourself that. Everyone but you Fatal Error (thats ironic, coz you just made one) knows who I am. I believer marvin was talking about visual rather than game performance. Thats why I was talking about monitor rates. Then you go and agree with him about 'human eye' picking it up, then switch to talking about game performance. The two are linked, but not the same. As for greater than 40 fps not making any difference in performance, COD defaults to 60 fps so how can that be true? Game performance vis-a-vis fps depends on your graphics card, but its between 80 -120.




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#5 13 years ago
Yeah, that's a good point about the game default being around 60 FPS, but as far as the eye is concerned, there has to be a threshold at which it can no longer tell the differnce when there's an increase in FPS.



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#6 13 years ago

Once again, for visual appreciation the monitor refresh rate will dictate when you notice any significant difference in fps. Some ppl suffer nausea as a result of fps being around the 60 mark. Adjusting the fps without considering the monitor refrsh rate will not alleviate it. But the 2 together does.




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#7 13 years ago

Gosh Tally sorry. I stand corrected then. I missread the post.Oh and in this case I really doubt my error was fatal.I am a bit confused however. I've adjusted my monitor refresh rate from 85-100,but still saw no difference in my overall FPS during BFV. Now I'm not trying to argue. But please tell me how my monitor refresh rate dictates my FPS threshold as you stated in your earlier post.




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#8 13 years ago

Ok Fatal m8, np. We all make mistakes. It's good of you to admit to reading it wrong. Now for your question. I think it depends on whether you're used to viewing COD with a low fps. If you've been used to having, say 60 fps, and the monitor set to 60MHz, you'll notice a difference when you turn up both. If you have 120-200 fps and the monitor to 85MHz, you will see a noticable difference in the smoothness at which the models and enviroment scroll. Go beyond 100MHz monitor refresh rate however, and any difference in smoothness or speed is negligable. This is because the game has a threshold for feathering (a graphics feature in quake engine games) and vertex shading (another feature of the game engine) set to 150MHz refresh rate. Since very few monitors support 150MHz refresh rate, you wont notice anything beyond it. Hope that answers your question