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Is there any disadvantage by playing in 'borderless' over 'fullscreen'?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I regularly switch between tabs when playing games, so playing in borderless is soo much more efficient. I have heard it affects the frame rate, but does it affect anything else like input lag?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, tp95112 said:

If you're not on Gsync you will be locked at 60hz

No i have G-Sync.


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3 hours ago, TheBritishVillain said:

I regularly switch between tabs when playing games, so playing in borderless is soo much more efficient. I have heard it affects the frame rate, but does it affect anything else like input lag?

Depends on the game. I find playing most games in full screen gives me better performance. But some games it's the other way around. As for other things it affects, I certainly don't notice. But that could be because I only use a controller.

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I don't care about frames, since most games I play I get more than enough frames at 1080p.

 

My main and really only concern is latency and lag. Bitwit said he might do a video on it.


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34 minutes ago, TheBritishVillain said:

I don't care about frames, since most games I play I get more than enough frames at 1080p.

 

My main and really only concern is latency and lag. Bitwit said he might do a video on it.

Windowed applications on Windows 10 are rendered using triple buffering and VSync. This allows the video card to render as fast as it can while avoiding tearing. All it's doing is grabbing the last frame the GPU rendered meaning you're at worst a frame time behind.

 

You can read more about it at https://www.anandtech.com/show/2794

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