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CS:GO 144hz Fullscreen or Windowed Borderless for full 144hz

no, it looks like fullscreen is 144hz and windowed borderless is 60hz

 

Disable aero for csgo.exe. go to properties > compatibility > check "disable desktop composition".

 

Aero forces triple buffered vsync in WDM in borderless window mode which can act wonky especially on multi monitor setups. Probably what you're seeing now is even though your monitor is at 144hz and the game is reporting 300+ fps, the game window is being capped at a stuttery 60fps.

 

For games like csgo fullscreen is always preferred over borderless window since the extra hop in WDM always adds a bit of input latency.

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Hey Guys, I've been spending the last two nights on google trying to find out whether CS:GO limits the FPS that's actually displayed on your monitor when you go into windowed borderless. I still struggle to see the difference between 144hz and 60 hz that well. I have it on fullscreen at the moment, but it's annoying because I have multiple monitors and it takes 15 seconds to alt-tab back into the game. Here's what I've already tried to see how much is actually being shown on my monitor. 1. just looking at the FPS (that doesn't work because it shows how much FPS is being rendered not how much is being shown on your monitor. 2. Enabled all types of V sync (that didn't change the FPS and still went way beyond 144hz). The monitor is 144hz for sure, I checked in the Nvidia control panel and testufo.com. Thanks!

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Windowed Borderless is the obvious option, the only reason to use Fullscreen is if you're using a different resolution that to that of your monitors default. 

Windowed Borderless will have no effect on your refresh rate or fps. 


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Is your monitor set to 144hz in windows? I can 100% without a doubt say that you can tell a difference if it is actually 144hz.

 

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idk guys, fullscreen looks like it's smoother

Fullscreen is smoother with multiple monitors.


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no, it looks like fullscreen is 144hz and windowed borderless is 60hz

 

Disable aero for csgo.exe. go to properties > compatibility > check "disable desktop composition".

 

Aero forces triple buffered vsync in WDM in borderless window mode which can act wonky especially on multi monitor setups. Probably what you're seeing now is even though your monitor is at 144hz and the game is reporting 300+ fps, the game window is being capped at a stuttery 60fps.

 

For games like csgo fullscreen is always preferred over borderless window since the extra hop in WDM always adds a bit of input latency.

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Fullscreen will be smoother and perform better. Not to mention the few problems you will have with windowed mode. 

 

pls pls pls don't play a game in windowed mode unless its a strategy game pls pls pls 

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Borderless has input lag.


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