These are my PC gaming recommendations for those who want to benefit from freesync and motion interpolation:
- if you can get stable 60 FPS in 4K resolution, turn freesync off so you can turn motion interpolation on. If you enable Vsync, TV will interpolate and you will get an experience close to 4K 120 hz.
- if you cannot reach 60 FPS in 4K, then there are two options - go 1440p with 60 FPS vsync cap with motion interpolation to get experience close to 1440p 120 hz. Or turn the freesync on. Freesync is good for games with very unstable framerate, however it starts looking quite laggy below 50 or 40 fps anyway. The image however keeps synced down to 20 FPS or so. In 1440p, there is usualy no problem, because the game always chooses 1440p 120 hz mode.
- if 1440p is still too high resolution for you and you need to go down to fullHD, then troubles appear. It's sometimes really tricky to force the game to run in 120 hz mode instead of 60 hz mode - you always need to browse PCgamingwiki to find out if that's even possible. And sometimes you simply don't suceed at forcing the game to run 120 hz mode. Unfortunately, all 60 hz modes (4k, 1440p or fullHD) are useless for freesync because the freesync range is too small and you go out of this range very often which results in super ugly tearing. Did anybody try to increase this range? I tried with CRU but I didn't suceed.
What drives me crazy is the problem that sometimes the TV doesn't respect the resolution I choose. I select 1440p in game (which should be 120 hz) but the TV says it works in 2160p 60 hz. It results into 48-60 FPS freesync range which is not good. Sometimes you have to alt+tab the game several times, sometimes you have to restart PC, sometimes you simply don't achieve what you want. Anyway, it's always better to select the desktop resolution to the same values you want to play the game in. It's quite annoying to switch the windows resolution every time you want to play a particular game, but that's the price we have to pay.
Any other suggestions for PC games from you, guys?