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Is 60 fps just placebo?

Yes, you wont notice a big difference 98 28.32%
 
No!!!!!! 248 71.68%
 
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Gamz said:
Depends. Tomb Raider no, Halo 5 yes, yes, yes!


Basically this.

 

Witcher 3 is fine with 30fps.

 

Forza Motorsport, Halo 5, FAST Racing Neo 60fps please.



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30fps is good enough.
60fps is better.

pretty graphics for the cost of 30fps. I'm ok with it. I like pretty graphics.



captain carot said:
Gamz said:
Depends. Tomb Raider no, Halo 5 yes, yes, yes!


Basically this.

 

Witcher 3 is fine with 30fps.

 

Forza Motorsport, Halo 5, FAST Racing Neo 60fps please.

I couldn't go back to 30fps playing shooters again.  It's a huge diffence.



Just for fun, I tried playing the original Super Mario Bros at 30fps. Even with that game, the difference was noticeable. Jumps were harder to time, and Mario's control felt more slippery. It matters for pretty much every game out there unless it's turn-based.



The difference is noticeable to me.
Any good gamer will be able to tell the difference right away as it influences things like reaction times/responsiveness. In fighters every move has a number of frames for example. Every frame can make the difference.
Every game benefits from it from a visual standpoint as every animation will be twice as smooth.

For a casual gamer that doesnt even try to execute well, yeah maybe they don't even bother to try and notice it. But i can tell that whoever says that 60fps doesnt matter, doesnt put much effort on their gaming. Because its a huge thing. If you honestly don't see the difference i can only conclude its a physical problem.



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I've played lots of racing and FPS at 30fps and is ok for me. I won't question the fact that 60 could give a better experience but i think 30 is ok if the game is well designed with that in mind.



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thepurplewalrus said:
Zkuq said:
thepurplewalrus said:

I'd say it definitely matters. I'd much rather have a game be 720p @60fps than 1080p @30fps.

This, very much this. It's not just about how it looks, it's also about how it feels. 30 FPS often has more input lag (in fact, in a simple case, it could be twice as much as 60 FPS).

Even 60 fps games can have quite a bit of input lag, but it'd still probably be less than a game at 30 fps. But what's definitely the worst is when developers feel the need to cram every bit of detail into a game so it looks pretty in screenshots and video, but then it can't even maintain a stable 30 fps as a result of all the detail. (I understand that this is primarily an issue on consoles, and not so much on PC)

True, it depends on how the game is programmed. But if I had to bet, I'd bet on the 60 FPS having less input lag. And I fully agree with your last statement.



I can notice the difference between 60 fps when going straight from one to the other, but after like 5 minutes you get used to it.

I don't think fps is alpha and omega. As long as it's decent I don't really care.



It's not made much of difference for me, but it seems that the games people list for where it matters are games I don't really play much, racing, fps and fighting



Platformers, shooters and racing games should be on 60fps. But TPS like Uncharted, action-RPGs like Dark Souls... can do well enough with 30fps. I think it depends on the game.