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FPS Limiting based on monitor spec?

B Poot

Bronze Level Poster
I have had my PC Specialist computer for a couple of months now. It's great (spec below). I have been gaming on it with my ASUS monitor:

This has a maximum normal frame rate of 60Hz, but can be 'overclocked' to go higher (this is a monitor setting). I have heard recommendations that it is not worth doing this as it can introduce ghosting/tearing, even though GSync is turned on.

The main game that I have been playing recently is Borderlands 3. In the settings is the option to limit the frame rate. I have GSync switched on, but I thought that I might limit the frame rate to 120 FPS. This is double what the monitor is displaying to allow (quite a significant) margin. The reason that I did this is because otherwise my graphics card likes to show off and go significantly more than this, but heats up accordingly. I thought that as I am not displaying more than 60 FPS, there is not much point going much higher, as all I am likely to achieve is wearing out my graphics card faster and an expensive way to heat the house! I still wanted some margin to ensure that it had no trouble showing 60 FPS.

My question is - am I doing the right thing? Or should I choose a different limit (or no limit at all)? Does anyone have any experience of long gaming sessions with 'overclocked' monitors?


My build is as follows:
Case
COOLERMASTER MASTERBOX TD500 MESH ARGB GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 Ti - HDMI, DP
1st Storage Drive
2TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 980 PRO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 6900MB/R, 5000MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling
Corsair H150i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair K100 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, CORSAIR OPX Switch
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)

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B Poot

Bronze Level Poster
It's 144hz native and 170hz oveeclocked.
You are correct! Thanks! I thought it was when I bought it, but It seems there was a weird conflict going on between the hardware settings and Windows settings in software. I have corrected that now so that I am running at 144Hz with G-Sync on for gaming.

Specific numbers aside, my general question remains: Should you limit FPS to be a bit above the maximum FPS of your monitor (to protect the graphics card), or should you leave it uncapped?
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
You are correct! Thanks! I thought it was when I bought it, but It seems there was a weird conflict going on between the hardware settings and Windows settings in software. I have corrected that now so that I am running at 144Hz with G-Sync on for gaming.

Specific numbers aside, my general question remains: Should you limit FPS to be a bit above the maximum FPS of your monitor (to protect the graphics card), or should you leave it uncapped?
On any modern monitor it should be set with VRR and have freesync/gsync enabled. You don't set any refresh rate, that takes care of it all.
 
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