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Does GTA IV require higher specs than GTA V?

GTA IV has a notoriously badly optimized PC port, so getting low FPS is to be expected (from personal experience: my current setup can run GTA V's singleplayer at constant 70+ frames with the graphics ...
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Is there any reason to limit my FPS?

Summary Generating more frames than your monitor can display is a waste of energy; frame-tearing can only be eliminated by video-syncing, but it can be minimized by capping FPS at the monitor ...
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Why does Jedi: Fallen Order runs so smooth?

Yes, it is normal. Your GTX 970 is faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. Nvidia GPUs are named after following scheme: Full Name Prefix Series Tier Revision Suffix GTX 970 GTX 9 7 0 GTX 1050 Ti GTX 10 5 0 ...
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Does GTA IV require higher specs than GTA V?

That is expected behavior and not due to an installation issue. GTA IV's PC port is very unoptimized.[1] [2] [3] Its successor, GTA V, will usually have better performance on the same PC. To improve ...
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Apex Legends stuck at 60 FPS (G-Sync 144hz monitor)

Apparently Dynamic Super Resolutions conflict with the driver reporting max refresh rate to the game, even if they are not in use. They MUST be disabled. Right click Desktop > nVidia Control Panel > ...
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Why does frame rate matter for speedruns in games with in-game timers?

I would think if the frame rate dipped, it would slow the timer down just as much. That's where you're mistaken. The in-game timer isn't a frame counter, it's a timer. Either it's driven by a timer ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

It depends. Everything that's running on your PC will make use of some resources, which means your game won't be able to access those resources. However, if your game doesn't actually need them, it ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

Let's start with the easy one. Can the human eye actually tell the difference between 60hz and 144hz? Yes. It's one of these "you gotta see it for yourself" thing. 144hz looks crazy smooth. Even ...
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III

The system requirements for Dark Souls 2: OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8. Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz. Memory: 2 ...
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What do the dots next to the fps counter mean?

Taken from the forums: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744844281 (which is quoting something posted on reddit, with no direct link to original post.) one dot means framerate is ...
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How do I get rid of this funny number at the top left of the screen?

While I can't say which program is adding the On-Screen Display for FPS (Frames per Second), I can confirm that it's not coming from Overwatch/D3. (Or the Blizzard launcher for that matter.) The font ...
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Why set framerate higher than your display's?

Uncapping your framerate is a common way to minimize input lag. Even though your monitor's refresh rate may be constrained to 60Hz, for instance, frames can actually be delivered more frequently than ...
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What is Dark Souls' frame rate on PS3 and Xbox 360?

I don't know about Xbox 360 but on PS3 it has 30 fps at 720p.
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Rocket league does not show frame rate when using a steam controller on PC

You're probably in Big Picture mode, which does not have an FPS counter, even if it's on in the main/non Big Picture mode. If you use a Steam Controller or an Xbox/PS4/other controller with ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

Data is from http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php. As you can see, your GPU is not even half the rating of the minimum requirements (if compared to the GeForce). You should not expect to ...
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Improve FPS in Fallout 4

You can supposedly do this by changing an INI file though this causes some people's games to crash. Alternately, if you're not averse to it, whenever the rain starts up, press ~ to open the terminal ...
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How do I get rid of this funny number at the top left of the screen?

I found the problem. It's overwolf. An unrelated software to capture stuffs. I turned it off and it's fixed.
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How do I find the framerate I am playing my game at?

There are multiple ways to display FPS in game as explained here. Best option is to rely on the game itself. If there is no option, I guess relying on Steam overlay or GeForce Experience would be ...
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GTA not using full GPU capacity

Despite my GPU having 2048MB of VRAM, why am I not able to run GTA 4 on high with no frame drops and lag? GTA IV's PC port is very unoptimized.[1] [2] [3] Its successor, GTA V, will usually have ...
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Skyrim FPS drops when close to objects

By now, I've found out that the problem was caused by Skyrim's incompability with Windows 10. If I run the game in Windows 7 compatibility mode, everything works fine.
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BorderLands 2 VS BorderLands 1

It really depends on more things than on the amount of MB. Some GPU have different algorithms implemented to calculate for example shaders. If you set the Options to max, Borderlands 2 has the higher ...
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How can I increase my frame rate?

There is no real way to increase the frames except make it the only program running and change the settings to a minimum. A tutorial on how to do this is provided here. Hardware can also be improved ...
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III

Since you're on a laptop, it is very possible that you are using the integrated gpu, rather than the much more powerful dedicated nvidia gpu. You can change it in the nvidia control panel in the "...
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Forcing NVIDIA on CS:GO

Instead of changing your global settings in nvidia drivers you have to change it for the particular game (in this case - CS:GO). The gpu set in the Program Settings will override the global settings ...
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Is variable framerate still distracting with G-sync/Freesync?

The main purpose of GSync/Freesync is precisely to prevent you from noticing such fluctuations (which you usually notice by sudden lag spikes). In addition adaptive sync prevents screen tearing from ...
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Why do i get Tearing/Graphics lag when FPS >= 60 on Rainbow Six Game / All games?

Tearing The only way i can play right now is with Vsync on That's because it is literally the only way to eliminate screen tearing. For more information about tearing, see: https://gaming....
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Is there any reason to not limit a games framerate to your monitors refresh rate?

There are a couple of advantages: Reduced input lag (the time between pressing a button, and seeing the game react to it). This requires V-sync to be turned off, which may cause heavy tearing. You ...
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Can modern CPUs run PhysX with high FPS?

If you watch PhysX CPU vs GPU vs GPU PhysX then you'll see that PhysX on CPU is still abysmal even just 4 years ago reducing framerate 50-90% less than just running it on the GPU itself. Most games ...
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What is Dark Souls' frame rate on PS3 and Xbox 360?

Locked at 30fps according to Digital Foundry (performance analysis video): [...] at a locked 30 frames per second, just as with the PS3 and 360 entries.
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

Let me just focus on this one: why is refresh rate considered important beyond 60hz? A framerate of around 24hz suffices in theory to see a series of frames as a continuous signal. At that rate we ...
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