More FPS Leads To Higher K/D Ratio In Games According Nvidia

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It is no doubt that most people believe that playing at 60 frames per second (or fps) is more advantageous than playing at 30 fps. But, is it true when we talk about triple-digit numbers like 144 fps and 240 fps? Does it make a world of difference in comparison to 60 fps? According to Nvidia, it does make a difference. A recent study from Nvidia stated that pairing a high-end monitor with a faster graphics card can help in improving your K/D ratio. 

The graphics card company has been somewhat referring to this claim over the past several months. With this recent study, Nvidia showcased a graph that draws a correlation between higher framerates and K/D ratio in games. 

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This shows the data the Nvidia has collected from its study that it conducted earlier this year. According to the graph, it is clear that those who play at 180 fps have approximately 90% better K/D ratio than people who play at 60 fps. 

"On its own, correlation doesn’t mean causation of course. But put in the context of fps benefits such as animation smoothness, reduced ghosting and tearing, and lower system latency outlined in the article, the positive relationship is shown in the chart makes a bit of sense," Nvidia wrote in an article.

The article from Nvidia goes on to explain how higher refresh rate monitors and higher fps help in eliminating ghosting, the effect higher framerates have on latency, and a few other interesting things. You should consider checking it out for more in-depth reading. 

Now, it is obvious that Nvidia does have some vested interest when publishing these studies, as the company sells both GPUs and expensive G-Sync monitors. However, it does not mean that Nvidia is wrong about this information. 

Back in March, the GPU manufacturer also stated, "For many years, esports pros have tuned their hardware for ultra-high frame rates—144 or even 240 fps—and they pair their hardware with high refresh rate monitors. In fact, ProSettings.net and BattleRoyaleSettings.com report that 99 percent of Battle Royale Pros (Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends) are using 144Hz monitors or above, and 30 percent are using 240Hz monitors."

Following this claim, YouTuber Linus Tech Tips has been testing the hardware to see if Nvidia's statement holds up. Check out the video below.

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