RealNC wrote:Professionals play with v-sync off and want very high frame rates. (I'll overlook the fact here that there's no professional WoW players, so I don't know what they're all about.)
The esport game I'm familiar with is Counter-Strike. People play with 300FPS or more (500FPS is not uncommon in big LAN tournaments). This is completely outside the G-Sync range. When playing a game with money and a career being at stake, professionals want every last little benefit they can get, no matter how minuscule of an advantage it gives them. G-Sync operates within the monitor's refresh rates, so that means lower FPS, and it introduces a small amount of input lag*, so it's not an option for most pros.
G-Sync's point is to make games more enjoyable by reducing stutter, getting rid of vsync input lag, and eliminating tearing at the same time. Professionals don't care about "enjoyable", they care about performing better. Driving a Formula 1 car for example is not an enjoyable experience. Quite the opposite. You need special training to even be able to endure it. G-Sync is more like a luxury Mercedes, designed for enjoyment and comfort.
It should be noted that many pro gamers DO have g-sync monitors. They just don't activate G-Sync in their games.
* G-Sync has greatly reduced input lag compared to vsync, but it's still not as low as vsync off.
RealNC wrote:* G-Sync has greatly reduced input lag compared to vsync, but it's still not as low as vsync off.
jorimt wrote:It's debatable whether or not that is a true advantage in real-world gaming scenarios, but it's likely enough of a reason for competitive gamers to be super safe, and opt for unsynced over G-SYNC.
RealNC wrote:That's pretty much it, really. Who needs 500FPS on a 144Hz display? Not me, of course. But the pros want it. I don't know of any empirical evidence about whether or not this actually makes a difference in their competitive performance, but the numbers are there and pros want the better numbers.
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