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Screen Tearing
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My knowledge about these things is pretty limited and I would like to know what's the best fix for screen tearing.

I thought that going for a monitor that supports g-sync would do the job.
I saw this thread though https://www.teamfortress.tv/42578/is-nvidia-g-sync-worth-it

-Is g-sync really pointless if you run above 144 fps? Would it atleast fix the screen tearing issue?
-Would it cause input lag like v-sync would?
-Is there any other alternate fix to screen tearing apart from v-sync, g-sync or frame capping?

Thanks.

My knowledge about these things is pretty limited and I would like to know what's the best fix for screen tearing.

I thought that going for a monitor that supports g-sync would do the job.
I saw this thread though https://www.teamfortress.tv/42578/is-nvidia-g-sync-worth-it

-Is g-sync really pointless if you run above 144 fps? Would it atleast fix the screen tearing issue?
-Would it cause input lag like v-sync would?
-Is there any other alternate fix to screen tearing apart from v-sync, g-sync or frame capping?

Thanks.
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G-Sync is now supported on *all* freesync monitors.
This means you are able to buy a freesync monitor and enable gsync on that monitor and get benefits.
G-sync, from my knowledge, is only applicable up to 144hz. It's won't cause input lag, it just adjusts your refresh rate according to your fps, so if you're going from 120-144 fps range, you'll have 120-144 hz refresh to eliminate tearing.

G-Sync is now supported on *all* freesync monitors.
This means you are able to buy a freesync monitor and enable gsync on that monitor and get benefits.
G-sync, from my knowledge, is only applicable up to 144hz. It's won't cause input lag, it just adjusts your refresh rate according to your fps, so if you're going from 120-144 fps range, you'll have 120-144 hz refresh to eliminate tearing.
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Alright, thanks!

Alright, thanks!
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Make sure if you're going with g-sync, you're willing to fork up a heafty premium for it. Freesync monitors all *should* support g-sync, but you may get flickering, studdering, or it outright not even working on some monitors. Go through the monitor and forums to see which monitor works for you, especially if you're going for a low end budget. See what other people are saying about your said monitor and see if it's compatible.
If you already have 144hz monitor and can run the game fine steady at 144, g-sync is useless IMO.

Make sure if you're going with g-sync, you're willing to fork up a heafty premium for it. Freesync monitors all *should* support g-sync, but you may get flickering, studdering, or it outright not even working on some monitors. Go through the monitor and forums to see which monitor works for you, especially if you're going for a low end budget. See what other people are saying about your said monitor and see if it's compatible.
If you already have 144hz monitor and can run the game fine steady at 144, g-sync is useless IMO.
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I'm pretty certain my rig can handle a stable framerate above 144, my concern is the screen tearing.

I'm pretty certain my rig can handle a stable framerate above 144, my concern is the screen tearing.
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screen tear is due to rendering frames at a far faster pace than what your monitor is able to display, if you have 144hz and have average of 185 fps you shouldn't see any effects of tearing
freesync/gsync is also a thing marketed towards scenarios where your fps will dip and you're unable to play above 145 fps (ie more casual gamers and AAA games) if you know you're going to be able to p much never dip below 144 it's not worth getting a monitor for freesync/gsync

screen tear is due to rendering frames at a far faster pace than what your monitor is able to display, if you have 144hz and have average of 185 fps you shouldn't see any effects of tearing
freesync/gsync is also a thing marketed towards scenarios where your fps will dip and you're unable to play above 145 fps (ie more casual gamers and AAA games) if you know you're going to be able to p much never dip below 144 it's not worth getting a monitor for freesync/gsync
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