- 42 months ago
Does screen tearing only occur when your fps shoots above the Monitors Hz? Or can it also occur if it gets too low below the Monitors Hz? For Example, if I hit an average of 60fps even though my Monitor is set to 144Hz, can screen tearing occur?
I ask this because I plan to build a new Gaming Computer with the GTX 1070, and I know the GTX 1070 will never hit near 144fps on max settings with many of todays games. If screen tearing only occurs when FPS shoots above 144Hz, then I will know for certain that I won't need G Sync to avoid it, thus saving me about $200ish.
I want to have a monitor that lets me enjoy the game visuals, has good response rate, and no screen tearing (I notice it, and it bugs me). If it truly is worth getting G Sync, then I might very well just go for it.
Another option I'm considering is going for a 1080p 144Hz version with G Sync, but is TN instead (no such thing as a 1080p IPS 144Hz sadly). Is TN vs IPS that much of a difference in terms of visual quality? Or Can I still enjoy the visuals of a game on a 1080p game with Max Graphics from a game like, lets say, Tomb Raider, GTA V, Gears of War 4, or Battlefield 1? (I play a variety of different types of games)
For a 1080p monitor, I'm considering the Acer Predator XB241H For 1440p, I'm considering the Acer Predator XB271HU or the Acer XB270HU
PS: I would also like to play PlayStation 4 on this monitor, but I'm aware it doesn't scale to 1440p, and I also wonder how ugly it might look on it.