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Tearing occurs when the graphics card's buffer is sent to the monitor while that same buffer is being changed. You still get tearing even if the FPS is limited to the refresh rate of the monitor because those things aren't locked together without vertical sync enabled. Think of it like you're in a classroom, where the teacher is writing notes on the board. ...


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V-Sync is short for "Vertical Synchronization"; its only purpose is to avoid screen tearing in games. What is screen tearing? Image by Vanessaezekowitz, via Wikimedia Commons. Used under the CC-By-SA 3.0 license. Screen tearing happens, because your GPU sends a frame to your screen when the latter hasn't yet finished displaying its previous frame. ...


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In normal rendering, you have light sources, solid surfaces that are being lit, and ambient light. The brightness of a surface is calculated depending on distance and angle relative to the light source, possibly colored tint of the light added, the entire brightness adjusted by ambient (omnipresent) light level, then maybe some other effects added, or ...


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Traditionally, home computer games have employed a technique called rasterization. In rasterization, objects are described as meshes, composed of polygons which are either quads (4 vertices) or tris (3 vertices). Nowadays, its almost exclusively tris. You can attach additional information to this - what texture to use, what color to use, whats the normal etc....


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Because even if your fps is the same as refresh rate of the monitor, it doesn't mean the frames are synchronized with the refresh rate. Screen tearing can happen at any fps, if vsync is off.


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Blizzard is aware that some older DirectX 11 cards without Shader Model 5 support are no longer compatible after the updates. They are working on a fix that will allow players to continue to play on older cards, but it will take a couple weeks for them to implement this. https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/issues-with-older-gpus/193865 For the last few ...


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This option will allow your GPU (graphics processing unit) to process certain video data, instead of your CPU doing it. This is a good thing if your GPU will do a better job than your CPU - it will take load off the CPU and hopefully make the application run smoother. However if your GPU is old and/or not very good, it may not be wise to enable this ...


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More VRAM allows your computer to load more and higher resolution textures or 3D meshes onto your GPU, as well as render images at higher resolutions (multiple monitors is the same as having a higher resolution). When your GPU does not feature enough VRAM, it will load its ressources onto the system RAM instead. However, due to the system RAM's distance to ...


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So, considering the discussion in the comments, and my opinion, possible causes of the FPS drop and screen tearing for the specific game in question, CS:GO, would be (in order of likeliness) Corrupt configuration files on CS:GO. (OP already reset them, discarded) CSGO or Source Engine update issues (No updates were released at the time of the incidents) ...


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Issue resolved. The problem was with the charger, it was not giving the rated output. Learning If drivers and a hard reset do not fix the problem, temperatures are normal, clock speed is not limited but utilization is less, power supply could be a problem. Since I was in a hurry, I asked a question which does not belongs to this site, here is the ...


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The current predominant method for rendering 3D graphics is called rasterisation. It's a relatively imprecise way of rendering 3D, but it's extremely fast compared to all other methods of 3D rendering. This speed is what enabled 3D graphics to come to consumer PCs when they did, considering the capabilities (or lack of) of hardware at the time. But one of ...


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Unfortunately there isn't really a concrete way to look at models numbers and know how they will perform or which is better. Model names are arbitrary and naming schemes may change from time to time. However, manufacturers have some incentive to have at least some kind of coherent naming scheme at any given time for marketing purposes. If you want to compare ...


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I eventually found out that the game was "missing assets", meaning textures and images it needed because not all the necessary files were downloaded. By "verifying" my steam installation, it updated the needed assets and the problem went away.


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Games that currently support: Deep Learning Super-Sampling AND RTX ray tracing: Metro Exodus 1 Battlefield V 1. Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3 Wolfenstein: Youngblood 4 Control 8 DLSS only: Anthem 5 Final Fantasy XV (Windows Edition) 6 Monster Hunter: World 2 RTX ray tracing only: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7 Quake II RTX 9 Stay in the Light 10 Both ...


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I went to a shop looking to buy a newer card, but they told me that most likely my old computer's motherboard would not support the current generation of graphics cards. That's a half-truth and possibly an attempt to upsell you. FIRST OF ALL: figure out what motherboard you have. PCIe 2.0 was introduced in 2007 so there is a very high chance that you have ...


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I was testing and playing with the config file (desperately), and in my specific case the solution was to use Windowed Mode, so I can't run at Full-Screen but Windowed mode works perfectly. Just open (or copy from Host OS) the config file D3Prefs.txt stored at %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Diablo III and change this value DisplayModeWindowMode "0" From False (0)...


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Your question seems a bit absurd. You can't download a graphic card. Maybe what you actually mean is download a driver for a graphic card which is better than the one you have installed. If you have the wrong driver for your graphic card, it simply won't work. You can't magically turn your graphics hardware into a better one by installing different ...


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None of the posted images look off when compared to any and all released footage of the gameplay in online videos (both official trailers and let's plays). I'm discounting the first image as the scopes specifically add an additional filter to the graphics, while also blowing up the resolution of the assets in view (and TOW does not improve texture quality ...


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This may not answer the question exactly, but could help determine if the nvidia card is being switched to during high load (which is part of what the question is about). Optimus State Viewer Using this tool you could be sure about whether the optimus technology is actually working and you may not have to force anything since its for the best. But if you ...


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In addition to the excellent answers already here, I'd like to mention the relatively new SMAA, or "Subpixel Morphological Antialiasing", which is, like FXAA, a post-process antialiasing method. In many cases it outperforms other AA methods in terms of the image quality/cost ratio. WHAT IS SMAA? In the words of the developers Jorge Jimenez, Jose I. ...


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Yes, it is possible, though it's horrendously unintuitive and weird to configure. I've tried to find it out many times, but wasn't able, so I stayed with this small window for years. But I've finally manged to find the solution! The following guide is based on two forum threads (big thanks to those guys!). I believe it is valid for both 640M (including LE) ...


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The nVidia 950M is dedicated yes, but also a budget card and subject to how the laptop was laid out. For your specific issues, remember you're talking about a game that was released in 2000, nearly 17 years ago - long before the features today were possible. But, similar questions have been asked on GOG and Steam, as well as Vampire Masquerade-centric ...


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It's actually very simple: back in the era of early DOS laptops (late eighties to early ninties) there were various implementations of CGA laptop screens, including small CRT monitors, plasma monitors and early LCDs. Some of these LCDs were fairly crude monochrome monitors and would display inversed colors. Examples include, but are not limited to: SONY ...


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The solution turned out to be simpler than I expected: installing libtxc_dxtn.i686 (the 32-bit version, to be exact), a texture-related package, solved all issues in the 3 games: sudo dnf install libtxc_dxtn.i686 It turns out that the issues were related to compressed textures - S3TC, to be more exact - and, for some reason, that package was never ...


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The DSR article is about a 1080 display benefitting from 4K rendering, which is the opposite of your use case. The image is a fair idea, except that 1080 is 1920x1080 and 4k is 4096x2160. 4096/2 is NOT 1920. For gaming, you're just going to want to use the monitor's native resolution so that the monitor doesn't tamper with the image. Certain displays are ...


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You must install driver for your GPU "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter (32-Bit)", otherwise it won't open, as OpenGL comes with drivers. As this is a generic GPU, you probably should install all drivers of your computer, your vendor probably packed it with your drivers. (also, it is time to upgrade, GPUs of some smartwatches and most phones are as powerful ...


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If you're looking for a "quick and dirty" ballpark guess, here are two tests you can run: Use a system monitor or profiling tool to compare CPU to GPU usage and see if one is significantly underutilized. My suggestion is GPUView. Perform all GPU bottleneck tests at the same time and see if performance improves: Reduce color/depth buffer bit depths. Use ...


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VSync is a feature that affects your FPS (Frames per Second). Instead of wasting power trying to achieve a higher FPS than your monitor can handle, it detects the refresh rate of your monitor, (in my case, 60 Hz), and then automatically restricts your FPS to that number. So if you have multiple monitors, and you use Minecraft between them, by using this ...


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Model number of the laptop would help but on my packard either you can open intel integrated graphics settings and turn off "switching gpu to save power" or goto the power settings and turn off the change graphics card to save power. Right clicking on desktop and selecting "configure switchable graphics" also works on my machine Most laptops switch to ...


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