How Many Frames Is Enough?

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by Stone Star, May 1, 2016.

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  1. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    How many frames per second do you think is playable?

    I personally think that really demanding games that look good are fine at 30 fps as long as they are not first person shooters.

    I do need 60 in games like CSGO for obvious reasons.

    A lot of people might disagree with me however, I prefer 30 fps and better visuals to 60 fps.
  2. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    Honestly as long as the frame rate is consistent and 30 or above I am happy.
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  3. Mat_Cauthon

    Mat_Cauthon Member

    I like to have 60, but I count anything above about 25-30 as quite playable.
  4. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    Ive had to live with low 20's, but I think 30 fps should be playable for most games, except very fast paced ones (csgo) that should have 60 and up.
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  5. PumpkinDoodle

    PumpkinDoodle Member

    We perceive things to be fluid at 18 FPS, but that means the picture is blurry. But to perceive things as fluid, crisp and sharp you're looking at 50FPS. So it depends which game you're playing. If you're playing an action game definitely 50 FPS +, but if you're playing LoL or something 18+ is fine.
  6. Go back 15 years or so and 30 was the standard frame for things to be smooth, now I like to have 60 and if I see a drop to like 40 it's very noticeable. So I shoot for 60 across the board unless it's like a online shooter then you want the highest as humanly possible.
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  7. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    I think anything bellow 30 is unplayable.
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  8. 9377519279

    9377519279 Active Member

    I honestly think that on a 144 hz monitor I stop being able to tell at around 75 fps. So I would say a 75 Hz refresh rate w/ gsync at 75 fps is perfect. I know for a fact there is a huge difference in smoothness to me between 60-75, but that's the pc master race in me talking. I however will stop playing a game on the pc if it drops below 40. Anything below 40 is unacceptable to me.
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  9. PumpkinDoodle

    PumpkinDoodle Member

    I'm just saying, if you can't afford it, don't worry these are enough, but obviously more is better.
  10. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    <40 fps for me is unplayable. I know some people that will play games with fps dropping down to <20 but i just can't do it to myself :/. 144hz and >144fps = win
  11. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    What? You peasants. 240hz or bust.

    Lol, seriously though. Someone needs to do a study and find out the maximum fps rate a screen can have before the human eye cannot distinguish between frames anymore, or at least a point of diminishing returns. Kind of like Retina, but for frames instead of pixels.
  12. Destrok

    Destrok Well-Known Member

    I don't think I have even seen a 240 hz monitor.....
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  13. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    It totally depends on the blurring effect
    If you have blurring effect on then you need a minimum 18fps for the image transition to look fluid but if there is no motion blur then a minimum of 24fps is needed to make things look smooth. I find 60fps the smoothest and anything above that is a waste of money and resource because you need a sharp eye to notice the difference even though your eyes can see up to 1000fps technically.
    25 is what I find a playable fps and 60 is the required fps for smooth gaming.
    This was the first 240Hz monitor and was released in 2013
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  14. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Haha, the Eizo one.
  15. DennyW

    DennyW Active Member

    I don't think I'd be able to play LoL at anything lower than 60 fps. Whenever my frames drop below 60 I can easily notice the difference. I remembered I used to be really bad at LoL when I had my old computer and I was playing with 25 fps idle and <10 fps during teamfights. Now I'm getting consistent 60+ fps and my I have improve tremendously. Still really bad though. Just not as bad.
  16. Wonginator88

    Wonginator88 Member

    30 frames is playable but 60 frames is optimal
  17. Chris_Chong

    Chris_Chong Active Member

    The small loan of 5k at 30 frames
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  18. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    This is the mind set I like to see from people. I go to bed early and cry whenever I hear someone call 60 fps unplayable.
  19. 9377519279

    9377519279 Active Member

    30 FPS is for console peasants. 60 fps is for the ascended. 144 fps is for the master race elite.
  20. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    What am I then?
    I hover at 12-20fps
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