Disabling V-Sync

By Heavy_lvletal_
Aug 8, 2004
  1. Some friends told me that disabling vsync could help me get more fps in a game, but i dont kno how to disable it. the game is Joint Operations, my vid card is a gigabyte radeon 9200SE 64mb, cpu is amd 2800+ barton
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Disabling V-sync, unless you having problems or you are trying to benchmark your system, is a silly technique.

    Here's why...

    V-sync llimits your frame rate to your monitors refresh rate. This will always be over 60fps, which is very smooth. Need more FPS? Most monitors do 85Hz at typical resolutions, which is fairly standard these days. So you are limiting yourself to probably 85Hz.

    Many games have the option to disable v-sync. Also, if you go to Start / Control Panel / Display Properties / Settings / Advanced there will be an option to disable V-Sync using your video card's driver software (probably).

    If you are getting low FPS, then you should consider other useful methods, like updating drivers, updating your game, lower detail settings etc...
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    It's covered in our ATI Tweak guide. Disabling it can sometimes give the perception of a smoother frame rate though, can't say I do it myself though either really.
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