Question Can I use V-sync If I get a lot of frames than my refresh rate?

Feb 22, 2020
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I've paired RTX 2070 Super with a 1080p 60hz Monitor (I know that's lame but I won't be upgrading anytime soon)

Whenever I play any game with no V-Sync, The game doesn't really feel smooth inspite of 100+ FPS but as soon as I enable it, Gameplay becomes smooth AF, but then I've heard that V-sync adds crazy amount of input lag (personally I haven't noticed any input lag till now with V-sync On)

My monitor doesn't even support Free Sync and I was just wondering Is it ok to have V-sync turned on in all the games or would there be any cons, If any then please tell me a way to counter it.



Thanks.
 
I've done it before with vsync on and 59fps. Fps remained at 59, Hz remained at 60.
When using v-sync the FPS should be dropped to 30 immediately when the gpu can’t achieve 60 when running a 60Hz screen be it a physical and artificial limitation. I’ve seen FPS limiters allow 1-2 FPS higher than what you set, I wonder if that was happening. 59fps on a 60Hz with v-sync on shouldn’t happen.
 

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When using v-sync the FPS should be dropped to 30 immediately when the gpu can’t achieve 60 when running a 60Hz screen be it a physical and artificial limitation. I’ve seen FPS limiters allow 1-2 FPS higher than what you set, I wonder if that was happening. 59fps on a 60Hz with v-sync on shouldn’t happen.
I agree, that's how Vsync should work theoretically but maybe 59fps is still in the realms of 60Hz and doesn't drop to 30. Used to do this playing Rage on a TV, used Vsync and capped fps to 59 to get rid of input lag. Using fraps at the time to monitor fps said 59.
 
I agree, that's how Vsync should work theoretically but maybe 59fps is still in the realms of 60Hz and doesn't drop to 30. Used to do this playing Rage on a TV, used Vsync and capped fps to 59 to get rid of input lag. Using fraps at the time to monitor fps said 59.
V-Sync adds lag. I’ve used FPS capping on TV’s and 60Hz monitors at 58-59 as a way of not needing to switch on V-Sync and introducing the lag while eliminating most screen tearing. I’d say at least try with and without v-sync.
 

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I still had a bit of tearing without vsync. Was smoother for me anyway. As said, try both ways.

Afaik, i believe vsync input lag happens because it's working right on the refresh threshold. Triple buffering was meant to help minimise the effects but not really.
 
I still had a bit of tearing without vsync. Was smoother for me anyway. As said, try both ways.

Afaik, i believe vsync input lag happens because it's working right on the refresh threshold. Triple buffering was meant to help minimise the effects but not really.
From what I read it’s the triple buffering that causes the lag but is required for V-Sync to work.
 
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If my GPU can always maintain high FPS than my screen's Refresh rate then would it be a problem to enable V-Sync? I know the issue of Input lag but Will it be noticeable specially in single player games?
 
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If my GPU can always maintain high FPS than my screen's Refresh rate then would it be a problem to enable V-Sync? I know the issue of Input lag but Will it be noticeable specially in single player games?
 

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