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Is 60Hz enough for games?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Camu Mahubah, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

    Nov 11, 2010
    Do I really 120Hz or more for video games or is H0hz good enough? Wanting to play Black Ops and need to know how many hertz I need.

  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I'm going to say yes. I have a Dell 24" monitor and it is set at 60 and I have FSX with all the sliders to the left. This simulation is a hog on PC resources but I did put 3 gigs of ram and get 30+ FPS.

  3. zigzagg321

    zigzagg321 clever quip

    Jul 21, 2010
    S Oh
    my 46'' 60Hz TV does any game just dandy.
  4. strangepork


    Jul 10, 2009
    Guys, I'm pretty sure he's talking about clock speed.

    And to the OP: Yes, 60Hz should be sufficient for playing Black Ops. :supergrin:
  5. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

    Nov 11, 2010
    No...I'm needing a new TV for the PS3. Sorry if it was confusing. I keep seeing 60Hz 120 Hz and 240Hz and need to know if 60Hz will work for playing Black Ops on PS3.

    I gave my PS3 to my lil bro and am gonna get a new one because...well because I miss killing Zombies...
  6. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    60hz should be fine for 99% of stuff out there 120hz would be more ideal but yea I don't think you will really see much if any ghosting affect. I am told thought if you watch a lot of sports that can cause a ghosting affect with 60hz tv's more often. I don't watch sports so I can verify this as fact.
  7. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    If I am not mistaken, the PS3 outputs video at 60hz during gameplay, so I don't see where a 120hz ability would give you any advantage.

    I do know that when watching some LCD tvs, I get a headache if I am watching fast moving action on anything less than 120hz. Probably one of the most telling sequences you can really see the refresh rate affect is when you watch a football game - at kickoff, as they follow the ball and the camera pans across the crowd, you will likely see some of the clipping that people describe.

    I play my PS3 on a 65" Plasma, but the TV tells me that the video input is receiving at 60hz with the PS3.
  8. Hauptmann6


    May 22, 2002
    Portage, MI
    I don't know about TV but on the computer I like at least 72. At 60 I can see some flicker occasionally depending on the lighting.
  9. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

    Jul 14, 2005
    With Amber Lamps
    I believe 120Hz is not desired for computer games. I think the 120Hz TV's have a "gaming mode" that switches to 60Hz. The advantage of 120Hz on digital TV's only when watching analog movies and TV shows that have been converted to digital. The ones recorded in digital look fine at 60Hz. I forget how it works but I believe 120Hz won't display computer games properly and that's why a gaming mode is required.