F.E.A.R. Performance using a TV set -1 reply

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XCON_Faxion

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#1 12 years ago

I have noticed an interesting bit of performance quality with F.E.A.R. My graphics card came with an S-Video connection for hooking up to a TV so I decided to give it a go. I hooked it up and played it for a while on my TV, disabling the monitor. I noticed some FPS gains in places where the FPS normally dropped before. I decided to run the in-game benchmark using only the TV and only the Monitor. As it turned out the monitor delivered a poorer result. Some 15-20% worse result then the TV. I found that odd considering that I used the same settings for both and I thought Monitors have a higher refresh rate then TVs. Does anyone know why? Is S-video faster then VGA?




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#2 12 years ago
XCON_Faxion;3898889I have noticed an interesting bit of performance quality with F.E.A.R. My graphics card came with an S-Video connection for hooking up to a TV so I decided to give it a go. I hooked it up and played it for a while on my TV, disabling the monitor. I noticed some FPS gains in places where the FPS normally dropped before. I decided to run the in-game benchmark using only the TV and only the Monitor. As it turned out the monitor delivered a poorer result. Some 15-20% worse result then the TV. I found that odd considering that I used the same settings for both and I thought Monitors have a higher refresh rate then TVs. Does anyone know why? Is S-video faster then VGA?

i think pc monitors have a higher resolution, so unless you were using an hdtv, then yes, tv will give you better results.




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#3 12 years ago

Yes, your TV is running the game at lower-resolutions than your Monitor.




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#4 12 years ago

Hmm, that odd. I tried testing it using 800x600 on the Monitor and the TV but the performance was still better on the TV. Also it appears that Aliasing is less noticable on the TV although that may be due to my farther position from the TV in comparison to the monitor. Oh and no my TV is not HD its just some old Philips CRT TV, it isn't even a flat screen.




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#5 12 years ago
XCON_Faxion;3902083. Oh and no my TV is not HD its just some old Philips CRT TV, it isn't even a flat screen.

That right there explains everything. Tv's ususally have less color detail than monitors. Also, what kind of pc monitor do you have? LCD? crt flat screen?




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#6 12 years ago

CRT its an old Viewsonic E95. Got it for 50 bucks after my father's office was getting rid of their old computers and screens. Plus I got a big old LaserJet 4 plus printer for 50 bucks as well. Office sales are the best way to get old large screens. The TV looks less sharp but the frame rate is faster. No need to turn on AA, and the only way to see text is to reduce the Resolution to 800x600. Still it looks decent on a TV since I am so far away. I am considering using my TV primarily for PC gaming as it for one gives a larger view, looks decent from afar allowing me to turn off some performance robbing features such as AA and a high resolution and plus it looks cool to play on a TV.




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#7 12 years ago
XCON_Faxion;3906253CRT its an old Viewsonic E95. Got it for 50 bucks after my father's office was getting rid of their old computers and screens. Plus I got a big old LaserJet 4 plus printer for 50 bucks as well. Office sales are the best way to get old large screens. The TV looks less sharp but the frame rate is faster. No need to turn on AA, and the only way to see text is to reduce the Resolution to 800x600. Still it looks decent on a TV since I am so far away. I am considering using my TV primarily for PC gaming as it for one gives a larger view, looks decent from afar allowing me to turn off some performance robbing features such as AA and a high resolution and plus it looks cool to play on a TV.

whatever floats your boat i guess :)