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amcw
05-14-2010, 06:08 AM
Like the title says, I'm getting moderate FPS drops when I look at the poison floors in some test chambers. Only when it's onscreen do I have a problem. I've never had this problem on XP (bootcamped), so it's definitely a driver/OS X issue. Anyone else getting this?

Bolteh
05-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Probably vsync that's enabled. It pretty much drops your FPS to 30 if the actual FPS drops only one below 60, this results in jaratepoor FPS, while your computer should be able to show it smoothly.

With vsync disabled, the water gives me 55-ish FPS, with vsync enabled it gives me 30fps.

In the end it comes down to what you prefer: choppy visuals without screen tearing, or smooth visuals with screen tearing (I for once don't notice screen tearing anymore).