In defence of 60 FPS - watch this, then decide

High frame rate media has had a wobbly couple of years. I'm here to convince you that it's nothing to be afraid of. Read my words, watch this video of Uncharted 3 in 60 FPS, then decide for yourself.

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darthv721451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

side by side of chrome on one screen running this in 720p/60 and the other screen with firefox running it at 720p/30.

It reminds me of when i watched the movie cars on my LG LCD @ 120hz for the first time and the video setting on medium made the animation so much smoother as compared to my samsung plasma @ 60hz. Same movie, same player but the difference in TV was like night and day.

ger23961451d ago

Don't plasma run @ 600hz? They also don't suffer from motion blur. I'm not disputing your claim, just making an observation.

Freeball1451d ago

Yes they do. I'm guessing he is just impressed by the motion judder effect that creates the "daytime soap" look to things. Plasmas offer the same tech usually, but perhaps his old set didn't have it.

darthv721451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

i have an older samsung plasma. :( It has better color and contrast ratio than the LCD but that little trumotion feature in the LCD is cool on animated films. it does nothing to live action though...or i just dont notice it.

Hard8times1451d ago

Plasma hz is based on sub field there are 10 sub field squares on a plasma screen each running at 60hz thus 600hz

Irishguy951451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

Depends on the age man, a good modern plasma rapes LCDs of course

@Jimmy down below, what stopped you in the first place? It's very simple, 60 FPS will always be better than 30FPS in every possible way, for gaming. The only ones who deny this have been fanboys and developers, of course...suddenly when deevelopers are able to get up to 60 they suddenly change their mind(Looking at you Last of us). That cinematic '30 fps' is just a load of BS

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ABizzel11450d ago

Just looked at both side by side, and I have to agree. I prefer aiming for 60fps in games, although I don't mind 30fps.

However, when it comes to movies I must have 24 fps.

PersonMan1451d ago

Doesn't look natural at 60fps. You can easily see the flaws in the animations at 60fps.

You have to admit, 30fps hides more graphical errors in games. You also don't see pop-in as easily at 30fps.

I'll stick to 30fps.


I will agree with you that animation flaws are easily more noticeable @ 60fps as far as animations, but MOST games do still look better @ 60fps IMO

slasaru011451d ago

Look at those downvotes. Seems like pc users doing that

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1451d ago

Man...I can't believe what I'm reading. So let's get this right, you want 30 fps because, you don't want developers to work hard? If animations look bad, and there are graphical errors at 60fps that's the development teams problem, not the issue of 60fps.

N311V1450d ago

I guess you haven't played The Last of Us Remastered or Tomb Raider Definitive Edition. I'm not sure about Crydtal Dynamics but Naughty Dog had to remake all animations for 60fps unlike this video of Uncharted 3. It's been difficult to go back to 30fps after playing games that were actually developed to target 60fps.

PersonMan1450d ago

Instead of going directly from 60 to 30, try setting the game to 30fps and start it from the beginning. Once your eyes adjust to the 30fps refresh, the game will be fine just like all of the uncharted games that nobody had a problem with.

There comes a time when developers just can't achieve their vision at 60fps and must drop down to 30fps. There's only so much you can do with 60fps but with twice the render time for each frame, you can have so much more.

I'd rather have a game with DRIVECLUB visuals ar 30fps than Battlefield 4 visuals at 60fps. DRIVECLUB makes battlefield 4 look like a last gen game.

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u4one1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

I think 60 fps is great if the game needs it or it enhances the game somehow. Sometimes I actually prefer 30 though because it feels more like film, doesn't look quite has "home video" like and you get the added bonus of post processing effects like motion blur etc. sometimes that feels more real to me.

iRocket1451d ago

I'd take that 60 FPS all day every day. It is just so smooth...

floetry1011451d ago

I'm surprised that people still try to convince others that 30fps is better than 60. The doubled frame-rate doesn't just allow for smoother visual representation, but controller latency is cut down to almost a one-to-one motion. It FEELS better and doesn't strain the eyes in action sequences. There is no comparison, cinematic or otherwise that justifies a halved frame-rate.

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