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Is it true that vsync only removes tearing if my monitor can't keep up with my gpu ?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I mean. I got a 144hz monitor and i decided to turn on vsync on battlefield 4 and jesus christ it was amazing. Even with the possible input lag, it felt amazing.

But then i heard people saying "You should only use vsync if your monitor is 60hz" or stuff like that.

I wanna know if thats true.

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9 minutes ago, Gustavo Dutra said:

I mean. I got a 144hz monitor and i decided to turn on vsync on battlefield 4 and jesus christ it was amazing. Even with the possible input lag, it felt amazing.

But then i heard people saying "You should only use vsync if your monitor is 60hz" or stuff like that.

I wanna know if thats true.

No? Vsync works in steps for fps. It locks the framerate to the max fps of the monitor (or to a lower set locked position if the fps are not reaching the refresh rate of the monitor). Vysnc has kinda been worked around by fps limits as those do not cause extra input lag or gsync and freesync by dynamically adapting the refresh rate of the monitor to avoid tearing (this is limited to a certain hz range and of course if you go above the max fps of the monitor it won't do much but again fps limits exist for that either in game or outside of it)

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No it's not true, the only reason not to use vsync is if it doesn't make your experience better, or makes it worse


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 minutes ago, jaslion said:

No? Vsync works in steps for fps. It locks the framerate to the max fps of the monitor (or to a lower set locked position if the fps are not reaching the refresh rate of the monitor). Vysnc has kinda been worked around by fps limits as those do not cause extra input lag or gsync and freesync by dynamically adapting the refresh rate of the monitor to avoid tearing (this is limited to a certain hz range and of course if you go above the max fps of the monitor it won't do much but again fps limits exist for that either in game or outside of it)

So normal vsync wont cause input lag ?

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8 hours ago, Gustavo Dutra said:

So normal vsync wont cause input lag ?

It will sometimes cause a little bit dpends how well it is implemented. Again there are issue free things now like fps caps and stuff.

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Well you'd want to be able to maintain the fps of your monitor refresh rate to use V-sync and not have dips, or stutters. Really you'd want to use adaptive sync though. I can't stand V-sync especially in a shooter, I never enable it. 


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