What a frame per second actually is...

What a frame per second actually is...

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Snipawolf
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What a frame per second actually is...

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A FPS(Frame per Second) is the speed per second which pixels change color to make something move...

The frame is the color on the screen...

What you are currently reading is light, its colored though, pixels can change color, because pixels are what the light is in....

Most people DON'T know what this is!

Suprising, eh?
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Post by AF »

It's how many times the image is updated on the screen in a second.

This is directly related to the refresh rate of your monitor, aka a 60Hz display wont show anything above 60 fps because it's impossible.

VSync in nvidia cards is where the framerate is prevented from exceeding the refresh rate of the monitor.
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Post by Snipawolf »

Well, in simpler terms yes :P

Edit: thats what vsync does....
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Post by smoth »

most people don't know what a rectal prolapse is. That doesn't mean they really need you to explain it.
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Well it was for people who cared :P
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oh god, thats a horrible picture ahk.

hotdogs for homophobes!
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Post by Charlemagne »

Now that we do know what an fps is, the only questions remaining are: 1) what does it want us? 2) can we make money and/or have sex with it and 3) just what is a rectal prolapse?
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I am extra intersted in the answer of number two, part two.
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Triple post? Is such a thing possible!
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Triple post? Is such a thing possible!
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Post by Charlemagne »

Stop spamming and go play speedmetal noob.

EDIT: Sorry, I am a little jumpy. Haven't had my morning cigarettes and coffee yet.
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Post by Zoombie »

I am dreadfully sorry. I really did NOT mean to post three times. It was a ugly shock. Also I'm fairly certain I'm not a noob (Seeing as how I've been here for slightly more then a year and a day) and I detest Speedmetal with a passion.

Sorry about the triple posts. If i knew how to delete them, I would.
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Post by Charlemagne »

Well... just don't do it again!

Nah, serisouly, no major harm done. As I said, little jumpy. Oh well, time for work. Bye bye.
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Post by Zoombie »

Right. The forum seems to have stopped giving me annoying debug messeges. Have fun at work.
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Post by SwiftSpear »

FPS is more advanced then just your pixles changing color. For most games your instant calculations are preformed every frame, so a higher FPS effects other things then just render speed.
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