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  • Whats VSYNC?

    While installing games on my new system, I've ran across many that suppot VSYNC. By defualt this has always been disabled. Should I be enabling this setting in the video game menus when I'm using an ATI Radeon X700 pro video card?

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    Re: Whats VSYNC?

    Have a look at some of these articles, it may help explain.

    http://web.ask.com/web?q=vsync&qsrc=0&o=0
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      Re: Whats VSYNC?

      Originally posted by ANZAC_ELITE
      Have a look at some of these articles, it may help explain.

      http://web.ask.com/web?q=vsync&qsrc=0&o=0

      No. I'm mostly just curious if someone knows if my card supports it and if I should have it enabled for better performance.

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        Re: Whats VSYNC?

        Disable it. It limits the video performance to an FPS rate no higher than the refresh rate that the monitor is set to. It usually gives worse performance numbers.
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          Re: Whats VSYNC?

          I'm a nvidia buff so would have to do a web search same as you good luck
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          • #6
            Re: Whats VSYNC?

            Originally posted by Darthtanion
            Disable it. It limits the video performance to an FPS rate no higher than the refresh rate that the monitor is set to. It usually gives worse performance numbers.

            Thanks for the info. My highest monitor refresh rate with this 18in LCD screen is 75mhz so that wouldn't be a good thing.

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            • #7
              Re: Whats VSYNC?

              Spongebob said: ...refresh rate with this 18in LCD screen is 75mhz...
              75 Mhz.Cool man, must be real smooth.

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              • #8
                Re: Whats VSYNC?

                Refresh rate is not meausered by MHZ. It is Hertz.

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                • #9
                  Re: Whats VSYNC?

                  Originally posted by KoolDrew
                  Refresh rate is not meausered by MHZ. It is Hertz.

                  Dats what I meant.......

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                  • #10
                    Re: Whats VSYNC?

                    I keep mine on for games since it prevent tearing..since my 17inch flat supports only 75 mhz i mean hetz...but for benchmarks..turn it off to recieve better results.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Whats VSYNC?

                      Yeah, I keep it on because I get terrible tearing effects with it off.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Whats VSYNC?

                        Maybe I'm lucky but I have yet to have problems with tearing of the display no matter what game or benchmark I use. This is using both a CRT and an LCD monitor.
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