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Do you use Vsync in your games?  

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  1. 1. Do you use Vsync in your games?

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I use it because I hate tearing. Problem is that it can halve your framerate, and I end up having to use a third party utility (DirectX Tweaker) to enable triple buffering and bring the framerate back up again. It's a hassle, but I don't like the tearing.

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I always use Vsync becaue it affects more than just tearing. It helps you avoid plenty of other graphic distortions aswell.

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I never use it. I've never seen the point of it, as the tearing doesn't bother me.

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Never use it either. I only notice tearing when the framerate drops in some areas, and that's the particular case when V-sync can only help increase the problem. Usually I try to keep my frames above 40 or so which seems to help with the tearing.

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I use it because I hate tearing. Problem is that it can half your framerate, and I end up having to use a third party utility (DirectX Tweaker) to enable triple buffering and bring the framerate back up again. It's a hassle, but I don't like the tearing.

 

My LCD can only do 60Hz, don't see what the point of getting more FPS per second then that is -- as it could only display up to 60FPS anyway.

 

I've noticed that turning it on helps reduce tearing quite alot. Is there really a huge performance degredation? I haven't noticed one myself.. but maybe I haven't played enough games.

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What is this tearing you speak of.

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I think it depends on the hardware combination and the drivers. With my AGP ATI 9600 at 1024x768 and venerable old CRT at 85 hz, I couldn't use it in either Kotor game without the screen becoming unreadable. When I changed to my current PCIe 7600GT (same resolution, same monitor, same Kotor installations), the games would run with VSync off, but each and every interior light had an awful glare that bled across all of the images. Performance was the pits. One click of the magic VSync button, and all was happiness.

 

So far, though, those are the only games affected; although admittedly I haven't run many since I got Oblivion. So I guess in general the answer is no, I don't generally use it unless I have to (I had ATI cards for years, and learned to stay away from it with that particular machine).

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Never had a need for it either. I do occasionally see that effect but pretty rarely. I probably don't play the type of games that might do it a lot, very much. I've also had too many old games that really didn't like it when vsync was turned on - ie they'd crash - so I developed the habit of it always being off. I forget about it most of the time. :p

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