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Do you turn all the graphics settings to max (ultra/very high quality, highest MSAA 8X AA, etc.) and live with the lower 30-50 fps frame rate hit or do you prefer to lower some settings and suffer some quality issues and have 60+ fps? 


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If my frame rate gets too low or I get a lot of frame dips, I'll lower the settings to compensate, but usually I crank the settings and use FXAA.


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even 50FPS is really annoying at times, I had to result to FXAA in GTA as my GPU couldn't handle 2xMSAA with that I get like 60+FPS 90% of the time.


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Turn everything to max, play for a bit and then adjust when I get sick of lag, stuttering, etc. :P

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Framerate. If I had a GPU that would let me get max settings then that would be different.


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I have to run as close to 60 as possible.  Otherwise it's unplayable.


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bit of both. Tbh i like more than 60 but since i got G Sync i don't worry so much now


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I adjust my graphics so I stay near the 50-60 fps. Much more enjoyable for me.


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It depends on the game for me. The Witcher 3 is an example of a game that's easily playable at or below 30 fps. In a game like that, I'll turn up the graphics until it gets about 26-28 FPS on the most intensive parts.

In a CoD or BF game though, 60 is the minimum for me. Even in the most intensive situations I'll get that frame rate above 60 no matter what the graphics settings are.

There are games that I go in between with as well, and some (like The Witcher 2) I'll try to be as optimized as possible by trying to have the highest frame rate I can get with the best graphics I can get.


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go for the best comfort between 60FPS (or near) and decent graphics :P


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When I was younger I was all about graphics over FPS. But as I get older im more interested in game play and experience.


 

 

 
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Little bit of both, But im more for keeping it playable with the most amazing graphics :) add on that i only got a 60hz monitor (IPS though), so my 6gb 7970 is pretty much perfect for my needs >:).


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I just use GeForce Experience and Tweak from there :P


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I usually crank everything up to max and then lower some settings if needed to maintain a steady 60fps.

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Option 3: Both cuz me pc = horsepower :P


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I need at least 60fps, graphics quality can suffer


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Right now I have an R9 290 so I don't need to tradeoff..

But when you do smooth gameplay is a must. You don't always need 60fps but it must be smooth. Helps increase immersion. We have passed the point of diminishing returns in graphics so the frame rate benefit of going from ultra to high is much greater than the visual benefit of going from high to ultra. Often times you can barely notice... That's why you shouldn't be OCD about maxing settings.

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Isn't the answer obvious?

Framerate over eye candy, unless it's for taking screenshots.


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