Playable game frame rates?

By mathewkaneQ4
Sep 2, 2011
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  1. What frame rate is considered playable for first person shooter games like Quake4, crysis, call of duty, medal of honor etc.
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,609   +295

    30 and upwards, 60 and above being the ideal level.

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 207

    from my long experience i notice that all games will be running at its normal speed as long as you gain fps more than 25
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If it looks fine to you.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    That's it right there. The spoiled will demand 60 w/vsync or much higher without.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Yes I'm very spoiled with my 9600gt.
    Ideally I have 200fps, and my 9600gt can spit it out.
  7. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    if you want COMPLETE smooth gameplay i would get 45-50fps MINIMUM but anything around 40's will do
  8. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

  9. ninso

    ninso TS Rookie Posts: 29

    anything above 28 is good realy
  10. CJ Casanova

    CJ Casanova TS Rookie Posts: 17


    I have played 20FPS and thats about as low as i can stand, Average is 30-60fps (eyes can see 65 i think)
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,609   +295

    Yes, that's a point in my opinion. I want a higher average than 20s because if something causes a drop in FPS(big bad boss level, special effects.. used to be smoke grenades in Counterstrike back in the day) suddenly your playing in Powerpoint slideshow world. I've played a lot of games in mid 40s and it's fine. Don't really see a huge difference between that and 60 but having that higher average means you don't end up rage quitting games when you lose due to FPS problems.
  12. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    HK, what games are you playing to get those frame rates? Until I build my new system I am running my current build with a 9600GT as well but I do notice lag on certain games.
  13. My friend has been playing all the C.O.D's online and been averaging between 30 and 40 frames and that's never stopped him from having fun.
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Like...starcraft LOL. CS:S. A lot of settings in CS are toned to appropriate settings. Nothing new; I don't have a magical 9600gt. I haven't really been playing too much recently.
  15. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    StarCraft used to **** all over my system back in the day, being a young chipper lad with my Dad's discarded parts :(

    40+ is about where I settle as playable, but if the game is amazing I'll happily settle for less, no less than 20 but :eek:

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