Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade

NVIDIA and Blizzard announce that the maximum framerate of upcoming shooter sequel Overwatch 2 is being bumped from 400 fps to 600 fps. This is because the horsepower of the newly announced RTX 40-series will offer significant performance improvements. This is probably amusing to PC gamers who've enjoyed the hobby since the arguments over whether the human eye can detect past 60 fps or not. Of course higher framerates also affect input latency, so this news is relevant to the world of esports. Oddly, the news comes with a WORLD PREMIERE video showing the game running at 360 fps, which would not necessitate this change. The description does not explain, either:
Watch the first ever Overwatch 2 gameplay on GeForce RTX 4090 at over 360 FPS and sub 10ms latency, running at 1440p resolution with NVIDIA Reflex and high settings. Thanks to the incredible power of the GeForce RTX 40 Series, Overwatch 2 has increased its framerate cap from 400 FPS to 600 FPS. With the power of GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs and NVIDIA Reflex, 360+ fps 1440p competitive gaming is now a reality.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 23, 2022, 02:48
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 23, 2022, 02:48
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Slick wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 10:41:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 09:35:
Agreed. I remember back from my semi pro Quake 2 and 3 playing days, a very good player with killer hand-eye coordination can easily feel the difference between 100FPS and 300FPS, above 400FPS though.....fuck me If I know, but I doubt it....

*disclaimer*

This was on 100+Hz CRT monitors, which IMO still can't be beat as far as image smoothness and latency is concerned. (Though image quality is another matter)

I recently switched from a 1440p 240hz IPS to a 4k 120hz OLED TV. And the motion smoothness almost feels the same with half the frame rate. OLED is the only tech that can provide CRT-level motion clarity thanks to the crazy low pixel response time. Once we have mass-market 240hz OLEDs at 4k I'll be happy for a really long time.

The added benefit is that I now use HDR on all games, as Windows 11 handles it perfectly. Haven't had a single issue. I leave it enabled all the time, don't have to switch back an forth in display settings. It displays SDR content just fine, and when I fire up an HDR video on Youtube or the Netflix app I get 4k HDR flawlessly. Windows 10 was awful for that.

Oh man I would kill for a 4k 120hz OLED TV as a gaming monitor. They are crazy expensive though, last time I checked....
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 12:08
Slick
 
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 12:08
Sep 22, 2022, 12:08
 Slick
 
Nucas wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 10:50:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 09:35:
Agreed. I remember back from my semi pro Quake 2 and 3 playing days, a very good player with killer hand-eye coordination can easily feel the difference between 100FPS and 300FPS, above 400FPS though.....fuck me If I know, but I doubt it....

*disclaimer*

This was on 100+Hz CRT monitors, which IMO still can't be beat as far as image smoothness and latency is concerned. (Though image quality is another matter)

i'm hoping those new QLED screens finally catch back up to the CRT monitors we had 20 years ago in this regard. LCDs have been a step forward in many ways but still lag behind decades old technology in others.

QLED is just LCD, You're probably talking about QD-OLED, which is the new hotness. Samsung is even considering going big into manufacturing QD-OLED and selling them to the cheap pbrands like TCL, so we might see QD-OLED screens on the cheap in the coming years.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 10:50
Nucas
 
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 10:50
Sep 22, 2022, 10:50
 Nucas
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 09:35:
Agreed. I remember back from my semi pro Quake 2 and 3 playing days, a very good player with killer hand-eye coordination can easily feel the difference between 100FPS and 300FPS, above 400FPS though.....fuck me If I know, but I doubt it....

*disclaimer*

This was on 100+Hz CRT monitors, which IMO still can't be beat as far as image smoothness and latency is concerned. (Though image quality is another matter)

i'm hoping those new QLED screens finally catch back up to the CRT monitors we had 20 years ago in this regard. LCDs have been a step forward in many ways but still lag behind decades old technology in others.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 10:41
Slick
 
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 10:41
Sep 22, 2022, 10:41
 Slick
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 09:35:
Agreed. I remember back from my semi pro Quake 2 and 3 playing days, a very good player with killer hand-eye coordination can easily feel the difference between 100FPS and 300FPS, above 400FPS though.....fuck me If I know, but I doubt it....

*disclaimer*

This was on 100+Hz CRT monitors, which IMO still can't be beat as far as image smoothness and latency is concerned. (Though image quality is another matter)

I recently switched from a 1440p 240hz IPS to a 4k 120hz OLED TV. And the motion smoothness almost feels the same with half the frame rate. OLED is the only tech that can provide CRT-level motion clarity thanks to the crazy low pixel response time. Once we have mass-market 240hz OLEDs at 4k I'll be happy for a really long time.

The added benefit is that I now use HDR on all games, as Windows 11 handles it perfectly. Haven't had a single issue. I leave it enabled all the time, don't have to switch back an forth in display settings. It displays SDR content just fine, and when I fire up an HDR video on Youtube or the Netflix app I get 4k HDR flawlessly. Windows 10 was awful for that.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 10:17
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 10:17
Sep 22, 2022, 10:17
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 08:02:
I think the 400-600 cap change is due to people playing at lower image quality/resolution to hit stupid framerates. Still, this IS just marketing bullshit. Set even a Pro gamer down in front of a 200hz screen, lock the game at 150 or 200, and see if that gamer can reliably tell you which it’s locked at.
What a stupid comment. Anyone who spends any amount of time playing a video game will instantly recognize any reduced performance. It's surprising how little people who don't play games understand this.

Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 08:12:
Funny, the human eye cannot tell the difference beyond 200 fps.
you get this off a box of crackerjacks? the internet and science will tell you the human eye can't tell the difference of anything over 60 even though the air force proved long ago none of this is true.
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Sep 22, 2022, 09:35
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Sep 22, 2022, 09:35
 
Slick wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 09:03:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 08:12:
Funny, the human eye cannot tell the difference beyond 200 fps.

It's kinda like a subwoofer, past 200hz you don't really "see" much different, but it does "feel" different. And that's not in like a hippy-dippy "Hey Maaaaaaan" kinda way.

Agreed. I remember back from my semi pro Quake 2 and 3 playing days, a very good player with killer hand-eye coordination can easily feel the difference between 100FPS and 300FPS, above 400FPS though.....fuck me If I know, but I doubt it....

*disclaimer*

This was on 100+Hz CRT monitors, which IMO still can't be beat as far as image smoothness and latency is concerned. (Though image quality is another matter)
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 09:03
Slick
 
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 09:03
Sep 22, 2022, 09:03
 Slick
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 08:12:
Funny, the human eye cannot tell the difference beyond 200 fps.

It's kinda like a subwoofer, past 200hz you don't really "see" much different, but it does "feel" different. And that's not in like a hippy-dippy "Hey Maaaaaaan" kinda way.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 08:12
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 08:12
Sep 22, 2022, 08:12
 
Funny, the human eye cannot tell the difference beyond 200 fps.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 08:03
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 08:03
Sep 22, 2022, 08:03
 
120hz/fps at 4k with HDR, on a 40" to 65" screen is the sweet spot imo.

Smooth, crisp and beautiful. Any extra fps is not worth losing resolution or image and color quality
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
 
I think the 400-600 cap change is due to people playing at lower image quality/resolution to hit stupid framerates. Still, this IS just marketing bullshit. Set even a Pro gamer down in front of a 200hz screen, lock the game at 150 or 200, and see if that gamer can reliably tell you which it’s locked at.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 03:46
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 03:46
Sep 22, 2022, 03:46
 
For a brief moment I actually wanted to check the calendar to make sure we weren't doing April Fool's. After that moment I then felt compelled to check the article's source to see if it was article off 'The Onion' or "The Sun". Somebody help me out here - I feel like I'm going a wee bit nuts.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 02:19
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Sep 22, 2022, 02:19
 
Someone should do a video with a 3090 for comparison. With DLSS 3.0 turned off. Want to be the frames would be almost exactly the same?
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 01:27
Wolfen
 
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Sep 22, 2022, 01:27
 Wolfen
 
Is this an early April fools joke?
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 21:16
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 21, 2022, 21:16
Sep 21, 2022, 21:16
 
Awesome, because anything under 457 FPS gives me room clearing gas, tennis elbow and shin splints.
Now my pups won't have to vacate the area while i game.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 21:08
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 21, 2022, 21:08
Sep 21, 2022, 21:08
 
These people can COMPLETELY fuck the fuck off.

who gives a shit about 600fps or 400 fps or 200 fps or even 120 fps....

get real with this bull shit.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 21:03
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Sep 21, 2022, 21:03
 
no one wants to reveal that these high frame rates dont mean shit when your server tick rate is 63hz?
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 20:56
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Sep 21, 2022, 20:56
 
I currently play OW1 at 220 FPS
server says 30ms latency (which often seems like a lie, especially since it's always exactly 30)
and the IND which I assume is input delay is always at 20ms
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 20:50
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Sep 21, 2022, 20:50
 
Be astonished at how crisp and clear you can witness the server latency screwing you over!
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 20:46
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Sep 21, 2022, 20:46
 
I'm super cool with 90-120, so I'll get to run my gpu's low power and heat.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 20:15
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Sep 21, 2022, 20:15
 
600fps? Gotta sell those new $1600 USD cards somehow (i.e. with bragging rights), I guess.
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