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01-21-2014, 05:28 AM
NVIDIA's Adaptive V-Sync

Let's clear something up about NVIDIA's Adaptive V-Sync. First of all it does not stop tearing under your monitors refresh rate, it only stops screen tearing above your monitor refresh rate., so if you get 60fps in AC Black flag, v-sync is turned on to stop tear and turned off if your frame-rate drops below your screen refresh(which is 60Hz in this example). If you have a 120Hz monitor you need to be getting 120fps for Adaptive V-Sync to turn on V-Sync, although you will probably see less screen tear at such Hz and above.

120Hz Monitors and Above

Those of you who have a 120Hz monitor(or 144Hz) you can get 120Hz in the game by setting a custom resolution via your graphics driver panel. It will then show 120Hz in the resolution settings. So what's the point of 120Hz if you don't get even close to that fps? Well, 120Hz is much better on your eyes, 60Hz is generally bad for long periods on your eyes and you can see flickering if your eyes are sensitive enough, 120Hz doesn't flicker.

Please find out your monitor refresh rates via your instructions or manufactures website.

NVIDIA users go to NVIDIA Control Panel>Display>Change Resolution and click the Customise button. Click Create Custom Resolution, set the refresh Rate(Hz) in the box to 120hz ,click test and it will save if successful. You will now see your screen resolution and custom refresh rate in AC Black Flag(all any other games).

01-21-2014, 07:07 AM
LCD display panel does not flicker at any refresh rate. The only thing flickering there is backlighting. Cheap displays have low frequency LEDs and they go even lower if you reduce brightness. There is no dependency on image refresh rate.