My Account. Remember Me? Need an account? Register Now. Recent Blue Posts 6 hours ago. Recent Forum Posts PM. Thread: V-Sync for WoW. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page:. V-Sync for WoW So I've been toying with whether or not to use vsync in wow and am looking for opinions.
I'm running a 4k 60hz monitor and maintain very good FPS recently. Something has bumped me up in average FPS and I don't know what it is Anyway, at ultra with no AA, I'm running sometimes upwards of FPS in the order hall and raiding stays relatively above Exceptions are heavy AOE and fire damage.
Fire damage chokes my machine. Anyway, I've tried the in game vsync, and that seems to work okay. I feel that there is some input lag but I guess that's expected. Running a GTXI see that there are adaptive Vsync as well, and I understand the concept but haven't really had a reason to try it or use it. Any thoughts on running vsync at all with my setup? Reply With Quote. Yes, absolutely use vsync on a 60hz monitor. You can also try some of the other sync modes in the nvidia control panel such as adaptive sync or fast sync, but to me traditional vsync is the best mode other than gsync.
I would generally avoid using Vsync on a 60Hz monitor unless you have Gsync or Freesync as well. The extra input lag is annoying and if you ever drop below 60fps it goes straight to 30Hz which is a very noticeable stutter imo. I would instead advice using frame rate target control or whatever equivalent Nvidia has or, with an AMD card, Radeon Chill don't know if Nvidia has something like that?
Originally Posted by Fascinate. Originally Posted by Soisoisoi. It also causes input lag which is never a good thing. Last edited by potis; at PM.Last Updated on April 12, While playing videos games on your PC, we often get screen tearing. Did you ever wonder why the screen tearing happens in your PC and did you ever try to overcome this problem? Though the screen tearing is not only limited to playing the video games, we can have this happened on watching some high definitions videos, or using some bulky applications or software on our PC.
The reason of happening it the same, thus, will be fixed in the same manner.
Gsync On Or Off
The computer has a way to show graphics on our screen, in tech term it is called Rendering of the graphics. And to get the rendering of the graphics, in computers we use the graphics card, or there can be interaction of graphics in our processors and GPU would be dealing with it. So, the only task of the graphics card to show visuals on our screen, we use to watch movies or play video games, this is just because the graphics card tells the monitor to draw the visuals in that particular order.
When we call our graphics processor to render 3d Visuals, then it means it will process the 3d objects. The graphics card renders the 3d objects, and it creates the frames to provide the drawings to the monitor, the rate at which the Graphics processor creates a 3d drawing is referred to as Frames per second FPS in short.
Now, the problems come, when the rate at which the processor outputting the frames, do not intercept with the Monitor, because the monitor is not capable of doing this.
Our monitor tries hard to keep up the frames the graphics card is producing, the maximum amount of FPS a monitor can display is called as its refresh rate, and it is referred in GH. A mediocre monitor can show up 60 frames per second, and when the frames produced by the graphics card per second overtakes the capability of the monitor to show that, the screen start tearing. There are monitors, who can take up to GH, GH, and even is. But, they also get caught up the screen tearing, whenever FPS overtakes the refresh rate, the tearing take place.
As I mentioned, the only task of V-sync to eliminate screen tearing in PC, and produce smoother results. And when this happens, we see smoother going of the video games, clean visuals.
It imposes the graphics processors to provide only the numbers of frames what the monitor can intercepts. The output is obvious, this prevents the screen tearing from happening because the GPU would not be taking more frames than what monitor can display. And you will be getting a smoother experience on your screen.
So, can we deal with this problem, it can be addressed by using triple buffering, though this may further dig you into more issues. We have clearly seen the problems created by using the V-sync, this is what we mentioned the default V-sync, what is being used in our PC for years.
But, now, the tech biggies have come up with something more powerful which got very fewer side effects. This feature only can be obtained by on NVidia. It happens all the time, whenever the FPS starts increasing to the refresh rate, every time it gets enabled, and control the FPS rate. The catch is the same, the job is the same, and the result is the same.
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But if you do not have any support of above-mentioned technologies, the question remains the same- should we use V-sync or not? Get the settings on, and play the games, if you are consistently achieving 60 FPS in the game, with no dips, then there is no harm in using V-sync. And if you are dealing with dips in FPS from sub 60 fps to over 60 fps, then you should have to deal with some other way.
Try enabling triple buffering, and if you do not have this support, or this thing not fixing your issues of FPS, you should tweak the graphics settings around a bit, and check if you get 60 FPS consistently.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.Recently I have noticed a random but rare blinking of the screen blinking black for like a split second.
Could this be a fault with G-sync as disabling GSync so far tonight have not noticed any blinking anymore? Have tried swapping cables and adapters. No fix. Thats what clued me into G-Sync as other monitor was missing it.
Turning G-sync on and off in Nvida control panel causes screen to immediately Blink or flicker reproducing effect. I'm using a mini-dp adapter because my video card has only one dvi port, and three mini-dp ports. No full size ports. Anyhow to Acer: This has got to be the worst and poorest designed site I have ever been to. It is difficult to navigate and a pain to login especially on the forum. Fire your web designer fast! The problem is not your cable, or GPU or drivers or anything.
ACER used bad panels in their high-end monitors, and they will not fix it. Read all the other threads about flickering Well I think I fixed it by setting the over drive mode on the monitor to normal maybe. It is not GSync related nor is it OverDrive related. It is very sporadin, so you are just telling yourself its fixed to make you feel better.
It will come back. How should extended warranty help with that?
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It will occur again. Its so random that you just havent had it since switching it off. Give it time and it will occur again. Also due to the mere presence of the gsync module you are limited to 8 bit colour, while every single other monitor on the market in that segment offers true 10 bit colour! Sign up for an Acer ID and get exclusive access to deals and the Predator Den community, where you can ask and answer questions about gaming and gear.
What to search discussions comments polls questions answers. January edited November in Predator Monitors. Anyhow now running 2 hours with G-sync off and No blinking. January Why are you using a mini dp to dp cable instead of the fullsize one? Tilde88 Member Posts: 3 New User. Time will tell. At least I bought extended warranty though microcenter. I think the extended warranty allows going with another brand or at least after almost two years a newer release of the same panel with updated firmware.
I have read that both Asus and Acer have their share of firmware bugs with their respective high end panel. I actually first bought the Asus version but it had that pixel bug so I returned it. Pleased with the Acer though overall. I swear though by turning off gsync the problem goes away, Feels like I'm slightly short cganged though turning it off.
I noticed I couldn't go beyond 8 bit color. Couldn't figure out why. Does turning off G-Sync allow greater color bit depth?What's the ideal settings for a high refresh gsync monitor?
Posts Latest Activity. Page of 1. Filtered by:. Previous template Next. If I can get the online framerate limit steady, should I leave gsync off?
What about the nvidia control panel settings such as vsync mode fast sync, off, etc. Tags: None. I despise input lag. I tried Fast for a while and I thought this was livable, played that way for almost a month then tried Vsync off and immediately felt a positive improvement. Correct me if I am wrong, though. The technology do motion blur perfectly beyond Hz isn't there yet. Last edited by ;AM. Comment Post Cancel. You definitely don't want vsync on because that would defeat the whole purpose of having a gsync monitor.
Unreal Carnage. You want them both enabled. Vsync on a gsync monitor enables more features that a monitor needs to run gsync properly. Hmm interesting - good to know. I couldn't find that info when I bought my gsync monitor a couple years ago. Everything I read at the time was to set your frame cap to just slightly below your monitor refresh rate max. Thanks for the info.Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.
In the past, the solution has been to enable the vertical sync, or Vsync, feature in your games. This syncs up the frames with your monitor so each frame is sent to the monitor at the correct time, eliminating screen tearing.
And 30 frames per second is not exactly smooth. This is especially useful on monitors with higher refresh rates, like Hz. The only catch? You need a monitor that supports G-Sync, since it requires a chip in the monitor.
By default, G-Sync is only enabled for games running in full screen mode. This will make G-Sync work even when you play games in windowed mode on your desktop, too. Windows should also be set to the correct refresh rate for your high refresh rate monitor.
These settings will reintroduce screen tearing, removing the benefits of G-Sync—but reduce input latency a bit. This prevents screen tearing from occurring. However, it can introduce a bit more input latency. The Vsync option in your games is the more traditional type, which is best left off. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere. Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, comics, trivia, reviews, and more. Windows Mac iPhone Android. Smarthome Office Security Linux.
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere Joinsubscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Skip to content. How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Since we launched inour articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Want to know more?VSync was the original syncing technology for GPUs, video games, and monitors.
But what does it do, and is it still worth using? VSync, or vertical sync, is a graphics technology that synchronizes the frame rate of a game and the refresh rate of a gaming monitor. It was first developed by GPU manufacturers as a way to deal with screen tearing, which is when your screen displays portions of multiple frames in one go. That can result in something like the image above, where the screen appears split along a line, usually horizontally. This occurs when the refresh rate of the monitor how many times it updates per second is not in sync with the frames per second.
This can occur at any time, though is most prevalent during fast motion and particularly when a game is running at a higher frame rate than the monitor can handle or where the frame rate changes dramatically, and the monitor cannot keep up. It is particularly noticeable during fast-paced games and when there are vertical elements of the image, such as trees, pylons, or buildings, as those lines will quite clearly not line up correctly.
This can break immersion and make a beautiful game look rather ugly. VSync does a few things to help alleviate this.
Firstly, it limits the frame rate output by the graphics card to the refresh rate of the monitor 60Hz, unless you have a high-refresh-rate monitormaking it easier to avoid higher FPS than the monitor can handle.
VSync only helps with screen tearing, and it only really does that through limiting FPS when necessary. However, VSync cannot improve your resolution, or your colors, or your brightness levels, like HDR can do. It also tends to have a negative effect on performance. By forcing frames to be entirely rendered before being displayed, your FPS can suffer, and at best your frame rate is limited to the refresh rate of your display, which in the case of some games where higher FPS can lead to reduced input lag, can also affect your competitive performance.
You need a graphics card that supports it, but most recent generations support it throughout the product lineup. VSync has been around for a number of years, and both Nvidia and AMD have options to enable the setting.
VSync is far from a perfect solution and can negatively affect your gaming experience, even if it is useful and working as intended. If a monitor and a game are really having trouble syncing up, then VSync can lower your frame rate significantly to try to find a point where they can.
That can lead to input lag and stuttering increases, which further worsens the gaming experience. This is most noticeable in fast-paced games like shooters and fighters, but it can affect all sorts of games, regardless of genre.
More advanced forms of VSync include:. FastSync : FastSync is a more advanced form of Enhanced Sync from Nvidia that enables VSync when necessary and adds in automatic triple buffering to try to always pick the best frame data possible — it takes a lot of power to use, but helps fix a lot of VSync issues as well. The trick is that you need both a graphics card that supports the technology and a monitor that supports it as well.
These days you can find plenty of excellent monitors that have G-Sync or FreeSync compatibility, but very few that have both, since they are proprietary and competing technologies. That means you have to make sure you are getting a monitor that matches your GPU technology, and vice versa.
The best 4K monitors for 20 hours ago. The best graphics cards for 20 hours ago. The best Hz monitors for 2 days ago. The best monitors for 3 days ago. The best VR headsets for 20 hours ago. The best Xbox One headsets for 20 hours ago.Now everything is completely without tearing effetcs and framerate mostly. G-SYNC eliminate stutters by varying the refresh rate to exactly match a fluctuating frame rate. While Nvidia fully supports G-Sync in their Linux drivers, it turns out that other components of the system can get in the way.
G-Sync and FreeSync solve these issues by matching a compatible monitor's refresh rate to the amount of frames a system is pushing Straight off the bat there's one difference that's immediately noticeable, and that is that G-Sync compatible monitors start at a.
Isn't nvidia basically killing off all those recently or yet-to-be released BFGD monitors by getting the exact same features available to the LG C9 line that costs less than half for the same screen area? Regardless, this just proves how the C9 is definitely the TV to get in and probably throughout most of Monitor is 60hz so FPS never go above this due to Gsync.
So now, it remains off. Shop for gsync at Best Buy. Upcoming G-Sync enabled monitors will accomplish much more than pleasing PC Please help us continue to provide you with free, quality journalism by turning off your G-Sync monitors, however, will boast that Hz refresh rate and kick the visual pests.
Rolustech is a software company based in Pakistan that was founded in and offers a software product called GSync. I have a hz monitor, so for me, when actually playing games, I see no reason to disable vsync. With the theme turned off, you can then have a different background for different devices from the one Microsoft account. But yes fast sync looks good if you play CS:GO or Gsync solved the problem of screen tearing with vsync off and input lag with vsync on.
VSync is a method by which the frame in the video card's back buffer is released in sync with the monitor's refresh rate. Re: AWH, G-Sync won't turn off Jump to solution I used 60hz and tried disabling it still turns on and how come it cant be disabled since my old monitor msi hz didnt have gsync but it wasent needed.
Technically, Nvidia's new implementation of G-Sync means that you should be able to use the technology with any monitor that supports FreeSync. I have had no issue with Gsync. On the X34A, using settings and reshade to. Is there any tool that can read what gsync is outputting? Like if game is saying 85 fps and gsync says 90 or still says then there's obviously. Strange problem with gsync. G-sync on or off. I recently purchased an Alienware AWH and its amazing. So if you were playing a game where the framerate do you have a gsync monitor?
It depends on the games you're playing, the monitor you're using Additionally, there are a number of popular alternatives to V-sync that affect whether or not you need to use it. So, I think whether or not you will experience. It is ideal for calling from batch files and other programs. With G-Sync on, the. Aufrufe 45 Tsd. Select the appropriate Gmail address.
This is known as dynamic refresh rate.
Launched back inG-Sync is a piece of Nvidia tech housed in. G-Sync yet It looks as if the picture is trying to split itself in two and take off in different directions, and it only worsens the more dynamic your. GSync offers training via documentation, and live online.
Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed and want to see more videos like this. It is also the standard version for Linux environments. What Gsync or free sync basically does is synchronize the refresh rate of your monitor with that of the game's output.