What settings and GPU do you use to get 144FPS?

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06/01/2016 03:10 PMPosted by Technous285
I'm using a GTX980Ti with an Acer XG270HU set to 144Hz, so I just make sure it's set to 144Hz then set Overwatch to 2560x1440 (143)(*) and make sure V-Sync is turned on (double/triple buffering is optional).

Never use v-sync on fps games, it causes massive input lag.
06/01/2016 04:48 PMPosted by Professor
It will depend on if you are trying to run 144hz at 1080p or 1440p and what in-game graphics settings you're using.

I have an XB271HU monitor, 2560x1440 resolution and it can do up to 144hz. It's much better to use ULMB mode for FPS games though, which is limited to 120hz. A single 980ti overclocked to 1.5ghz maintains 120fps for me on maximum settings. I don't play with maxed settings though. I use a mix of high/medium and get GPU usage of about 50-60%.

I'm sure you can run this game at decent settings at 2560x1440 144fps using a gtx 970 or a radeon 390 card. I can't see it needing more than that. If you want maximum settings 144hz 1440p, then a 980ti or 1080 is going to be needed. For 1080p 144fps, a 960 would probably do it at reduced settings and a 970 or 390 for maxed settings are my guesses.

IDK where people get this notion that your eyes can't discern the difference between 60fps and 120fps... lol is all I can say to that. I'm guessing it's the sort of 'lore' knowledge passed along on internet messaging boards. The difference is night and day.


Tried ULMB and the dimming really bugged me, you don't mind it? The blur might have been better, but everything feels dull with the brightness hit so hard.

Went back to 165 and g-synch.
Is using windowed mode breaking my video?

Specs (off the top of my head)

2 GeForce Titan X
4k Samsung TV as monitor
what other specs do you need?

I use 3800x2100 in windowed mode but only get 40-48 FPS on Epic.

What am I doing wrong?
People need to stop repeating the myth that humans can't see more than 60 fps. It's been busted time and time again. We can actually react to visual signals in less than 1 ms which corresponds to 1000 fps.

Check this test out and see the difference (if you have a monitor over 60Hz). http://testufo.com/
06/01/2016 04:52 PMPosted by Nitrox
06/01/2016 03:10 PMPosted by Technous285
I'm using a GTX980Ti with an Acer XG270HU set to 144Hz, so I just make sure it's set to 144Hz then set Overwatch to 2560x1440 (143)(*) and make sure V-Sync is turned on (double/triple buffering is optional).

Never use v-sync on fps games, it causes massive input lag.


When running 144Hz/fps on my 980Ti + XG270HU with Overwatch, I've not noticed any input lag yet, at least not compared to letting TF2 run hogwild uncapped at 300fps (presumably the max a Source Engine game will run at) on my older 60Hz 1080p Flatron E2441's (currently serving as secondary & tertiary monitors).
06/01/2016 04:58 PMPosted by Yoshihito
People need to stop repeating the myth that humans can't see more than 60 fps. It's been busted time and time again. We can actually react to visual signals in less than 1 ms which corresponds to 1000 fps.

Check this test out and see the difference (if you have a monitor over 60Hz). http://testufo.com/


Agree but 1 correction: if you are using a 60 hz monitor then there is no difference. So people need to go 144 hz to feel more happy in fast pace games!! :)
Thank you for the kind information about why the desire for the higher fps.
FX 8350 stock speed, and GTX 970 OC to +150, Ultra preset, 1080p, around 140fps
06/01/2016 04:56 PMPosted by Fang
06/01/2016 04:48 PMPosted by Professor
It will depend on if you are trying to run 144hz at 1080p or 1440p and what in-game graphics settings you're using.

I have an XB271HU monitor, 2560x1440 resolution and it can do up to 144hz. It's much better to use ULMB mode for FPS games though, which is limited to 120hz. A single 980ti overclocked to 1.5ghz maintains 120fps for me on maximum settings. I don't play with maxed settings though. I use a mix of high/medium and get GPU usage of about 50-60%.

I'm sure you can run this game at decent settings at 2560x1440 144fps using a gtx 970 or a radeon 390 card. I can't see it needing more than that. If you want maximum settings 144hz 1440p, then a 980ti or 1080 is going to be needed. For 1080p 144fps, a 960 would probably do it at reduced settings and a 970 or 390 for maxed settings are my guesses.

IDK where people get this notion that your eyes can't discern the difference between 60fps and 120fps... lol is all I can say to that. I'm guessing it's the sort of 'lore' knowledge passed along on internet messaging boards. The difference is night and day.


Tried ULMB and the dimming really bugged me, you don't mind it? The blur might have been better, but everything feels dull with the brightness hit so hard.

Went back to 165 and g-synch.


The dimming is a drawback of the technology, but the blur is much improved. I'm assuming the dimming is a result of the strobing of the backlight to create the low blur effect. You can try to turn up your monitor's brightness to negate it, but it won't completely fix it. It's definitely not as vibrant as standard or gsync mode is.

LCD is still a compromise in technology compared to the old school CRTs. But it has advantages like a much smaller footprint, higher resolutions, less power usage etc. OLED monitors should bring in flat panels with high refresh rates, true blacks, super fast response times and fix much of LCD's problems. I think OLED PC monitors at somewhat reasonable prices will be on the market within 1-2 years.
evga gtx 760 sc
6700k
16gb ram

vsync off
dynamic reflections off
frame limit off
medium settings

120fps+

dont use vsync in fps games
06/01/2016 05:31 PMPosted by PABIGAN
evga gtx 760 sc
6700k
16gb ram

vsync off
dynamic reflections off
frame limit off
medium settings

120fps+

dont use vsync in fps games


Resolution?
If you are looking for a GPU would Just wait for the Next Generation they are all beginning to release them now
06/01/2016 05:18 PMPosted by Gromp
Thank you for the kind information about why the desire for the higher fps.

It's alright, it's alright.

there was another thing I forgot to mention when it comes to frame rates and gaming, that somewhat ties into game resolution:
The higher the frame rate, the more per-second work your GPU has to put into rendering the game. Same thing goes for the higher the resolution.

1 second of footage at 1080p120 (120fps) is double the frame (and pixel) count of 1 second of 1080p60 and quadruple that of 1080p30, but is the same rendered pixel count of 1 second of 2160p30 (30fps 3820x2160, "4K") as 2160p is 4 times the pixel count of 1080p (think of a 28" 2160p/4K screen as a 2x2 grid of 14" 1080p screens).

So rendering gameplay at 2160p60 takes (basically) 4 times the processing power as 1080p60, twice that of 1080p120 or the same as 1080p240. And similarly for 1440p to 720p (1440p60 ≈ 720p240).
06/01/2016 05:38 PMPosted by Drspock
If you are looking for a GPU would Just wait for the Next Generation they are all beginning to release them now


Exactly. If you have a really slow card, and you are looking for the next, wait for pascal to be more widely available. But if You already have your GTX980, don't jump on the next generation yet :) Your card will be still good for quite some time. Skip to the next generation after this directly. Whatever the next will be. I always do that, and I never regretted it. It's one thing to have higher specs, and it's another to have many many games that actually can cripple your current hardware. You save some money and you don't spend it where it is not needed. I jumped directly to Maxwell from my old GTX560OC in the middle of the last year. Just as soon as I saw some need for it. (Witcher 3 came out :P)
06/01/2016 05:23 PMPosted by Professor
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Tried ULMB and the dimming really bugged me, you don't mind it? The blur might have been better, but everything feels dull with the brightness hit so hard.

Went back to 165 and g-synch.


The dimming is a drawback of the technology, but the blur is much improved. I'm assuming the dimming is a result of the strobing of the backlight to create the low blur effect. You can try to turn up your monitor's brightness to negate it, but it won't completely fix it. It's definitely not as vibrant as standard or gsync mode is.

LCD is still a compromise in technology compared to the old school CRTs. But it has advantages like a much smaller footprint, higher resolutions, less power usage etc. OLED monitors should bring in flat panels with high refresh rates, true blacks, super fast response times and fix much of LCD's problems. I think OLED PC monitors at somewhat reasonable prices will be on the market within 1-2 years.


Yeah, messed with it for a bit, but in the end did not like the lack of vibrancy. Turning up the brightness in-game was weak and washed everything out, and using the OSD would just make it bad outside of games.

So I went back. I'll take my 165Hz g-sync and be happy :)
In need of assistance. Just built the rig beloq and was expecting to hit 144hz at 1440p on the epic preset, but the reality is closer to 100 to 120. Is this just a limitation of my equipment or am I missing something.

GPU 1080
Cpu i7 6700k ocd to 4.6
27 inch predator xb271hu 1440p 144hz with gysnc
16gb or 3200 trident z
Asus hero VII
Samsung evo sata 3 HD
Make sure you enable 144 hz in the monitor settings. I have a very similar setup using the Acer Predator and am getting 144 all the time on Ultra.
gtx 780 Reference here
with 16gig ram and i7-4790k
1440P @ 144hz

Settings preset Low
Textures to high
Texture filter to ultra
AA- Medium
Render scale 75%

Game looks great, says over 144fps almost always.
06/01/2016 04:48 PMPosted by Professor
It will depend on if you are trying to run 144hz at 1080p or 1440p and what in-game graphics settings you're using.

I have an XB271HU monitor, 2560x1440 resolution and it can do up to 144hz. It's much better to use ULMB mode for FPS games though, which is limited to 120hz. A single 980ti overclocked to 1.5ghz maintains 120fps for me on maximum settings. I don't play with maxed settings though. I use a mix of high/medium and get GPU usage of about 50-60%.

I'm sure you can run this game at decent settings at 2560x1440 144fps using a gtx 970 or a radeon 390 card. I can't see it needing more than that. If you want maximum settings 144hz 1440p, then a 980ti or 1080 is going to be needed. For 1080p 144fps, a 960 would probably do it at reduced settings and a 970 or 390 for maxed settings are my guesses.

IDK where people get this notion that your eyes can't discern the difference between 60fps and 120fps... lol is all I can say to that. I'm guessing it's the sort of 'lore' knowledge passed along on internet messaging boards. The difference is night and day.


yeah I have A 970 gtx , ingame u can change render from 25 % to 200 % that can change ure fps a lot , i tried with epic settings all maxed out => 30 to 50 fps on a 144 hz with 200% render on a normal cpu (i7 6700k) hero 8

i prefer 150 %render to play the game smoothly on a high settings , give me 85 to 144 fps around :-)

btw if u minimize ure settings i got HUGE fps like 300 - 500 cap oO every game xD

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