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Does High FPS make you a better gamer? Ft. Shroud - Final Answer

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  1. AlexMax
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    I remember the switch to LCD monitors, and it was a game-changer for me in two respects. One, I no longer needed to lug that heavy monitor around. But two, the 60hz cap freed me from having to...

    I remember the switch to LCD monitors, and it was a game-changer for me in two respects. One, I no longer needed to lug that heavy monitor around. But two, the 60hz cap freed me from having to chase super-duper-high framerates. It was kind of a relief to be able to get away with getting cheaper graphics cards, since once I had a steady >60fps I was "done" and didn't need to worry about anything higher, not to mention that 60hz on an LCD was much easier on my eyes than the equivalent on a CRT.

    I suppose Pandora's box couldn't stay closed forever. The results of the video aren't too surprising, and although I'm quite happy with my current 60hz monitor, my next build is probably going to be done with the intention of getting a VR headset, which means I'm going to be once again chasing acceptable framerates with both high refresh rates and large resolutions. Good times.

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  2. JXM
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    I work in television production and occasionally we need to get some footage from 20 years ago off of a VHS tape, which means pulling the 50 lb Sony Trinitron broadcast monitor out of the closet...

    I no longer needed to lug that heavy monitor around.

    I work in television production and occasionally we need to get some footage from 20 years ago off of a VHS tape, which means pulling the 50 lb Sony Trinitron broadcast monitor out of the closet and hooking up a VCR. The monitor is so heavy that it comes in a storage case with wheels.

    I definitely do not miss the days of having to lug those around.

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    jwong
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    That was an entertaining video, but for all the build-up to being statistically confident, they didn't do much to mitigate the testers getting better at the tasks, or knowing which setup they were...

    That was an entertaining video, but for all the build-up to being statistically confident, they didn't do much to mitigate the testers getting better at the tasks, or knowing which setup they were on beforehand.

    Was also disappointed that there wasn't a conclusion or recommendation of upgrading. Would have been nice to have a list of weighted benefits to their cost. From what Shroud was saying, it seemed like the following might be best "bank for buck":

    • GPU first, if you struggle to hit 60 FPS @ 60hz
    • Monitor second if you're already hitting 144fps & supporting GPU
    • 240Hz & supporting GPU if price is no object, and you just want best
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    1. JXM
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      True, but with their sample size, it wouldn't have mattered even if they randomized the order.

      True, but with their sample size, it wouldn't have mattered even if they randomized the order.

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