Reignman wrote: ↑
16 Sep 2020 22:00
Yeah I don't know if I'm cursed or what. I made it all the way to the payment screen with the $175 price, but I decided to think about it some more. A minute later I went back to check and the entire part picker site was down lol. When it finally came back up, the 3600 still says $175 at Walmart, but now when I click on it, it says $250 like last time. I'm probably set on waiting until October no matter what, but that's just weird.
Ok I think I have a theory on that now. I only ever see Walmart listed on the Amazon part picker site when they're selling the 3600 at $175. After they sell out at $175, they disappear from the list until they get a new shipment, and they always sell out in the matter of minutes, which is why we only see dots on the graph instead of a continues line like the other sellers. When I click the buy link at $175 and get the $250 option, it means they've already sold out at $175. Unfortunately you can't back order at that price point.
There might be some good news regarding the 3600 though. Prices might be coming down already. Amazon itself is now selling them at $175. Haven't seen that in over a month. And even though they're sold out at that price, I can still back order one at that price, unlike Walmart. I'm still going to wait however. I'm waiting for GPU and RAM prices to drop anyway.
Crocko From Oz wrote: ↑
16 Sep 2020 22:03
The MAX fps depends on the refresh-rate of your screen. V-sync ties into that refresh-rate to stop tearing. For what its worth, your eyes-brain won't notice any difference between 60fps (60Hz screen) and 144fps (144Hz screen)
Yeah sorta, max FPS depends on the refresh rate (Hz) of your monitor, if you have vsync on (no tearing unless your FPS is below your refresh rate), but you can still technically push more FPS with vsync off, but like you said you'll see tearing because the monitor can't display the faster FPS of your GPU fast enough, so it's probably better to have it on if your GPU can push more frames than the refresh rate.
Adaptive sync (g-sync and free-sync) monitors do the opposite. They adjust the refresh rate of your monitor to match the FPS of your GPU. I bought a 144Hz adaptive sync monitor, so I'll be able to push up to 144 FPS without tearing. And like you pointed out, most of us humans won't notice the difference ... but my OCD will be aware of it lol. The real crazies are the ones who need a 265Hz monitor haha.
I wasn't necessarily looking for a 144Hz adaptive sync monitor, I just wanted an affordable monitor capable of delivering 1080p, but I found a great deal on this one, and even though I probably won't notice the quality, I would still like to take advantage of it as much as I can, to appease the OCD demon in me xD. If the 1660 Super GPU can do that, then it would be good enough for me, but if not, I'd like to get the next best card, the RTX 2060, so I'm still trying to figure that out while I wait for prices to come down.
Linus Tech Tips did some interesting testing with frame rates and how it affects reaction time and performance with people of varying skill levels. (skip to the end for results)
They have other videos where they did some testing to see if people could even tell the difference between certain frame rates, refresh rates, and even resolution. Spoiler alert: humans struggled to tell the difference just by looking at it, but the reaction tests prove there is a difference. To be fair, it probably only matters to professional or competitive gamers in first person shooters. It's not helping anyone is ATS lol. I've been playing it just fine with medium settings in 720p at 18 FPS for almost a year. Having said that, it's time for an upgrade, and even though I've tolerated low quality for so long, it doesn't mean I can't now spoil myself with the best quality I can squeeze into at my budgets lol.