NVIDIA presents the second detailed study in our ongoing efforts to understand how graphics performance affects competitive gaming and esports in a new study titled “Why Does High FPS Matter for Competitive Gaming?”
In the first study, titled “Unlock Your Full Potential – How Higher Frame Rates Can Give You An Edge In Battle Royale Games” NVIDIA product manager Gerardo Delgado outlined how having the right hardware, a fast GPU and a high refresh rate G-SYNC monitor can help you reach your full potential on the battlefield by enabling faster reaction times.
When playing competitive games like Fortnite, CS:GO, or PUBG, players often measure their skills based on their Kill/Death ratio (K/D ratio). A higher K/D ratio means that the player wins their battles a higher percentage of the time – securing the victory.
Digging deeper into discoveries from the first study, NVIDIA vice president of technical marketing Tony Tamasi shows a correlation between high FPS and better K/D Ratios. He discusses in detail why frame per second (FPS) well above 60 has clear benefits for playing your best, including:
- Smoother animations to help you track targets easier
- smaller ghosts and tears to help reduce distracting effects
- lower system latency to help you see targets earlier
With the high FPS achieved with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU and high refresh rate of a 240 Hz monitor, readers can see how these benefits provide an edge in competitive games!